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Accessing the 1st and 2nd cylinder ignition coils in VW Golf MK5 (55 kw)

I am replacing all of the ignition coils in my MK5 Golf as they keep they have all started to fail recently as per this question I have managed to change them with the exception of 1 and 2 because I ...
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Cylinder misfires since having a full service on Golf MK5 2005

I took my VW Golf MK5 2005 (130,000 miles) to have a full service the other week which included changing all 4 spark plugs. Whilst driving home the engine management light came on and I lost some ...
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Rear windscreen wiper on VW Golf MK5 not working

I have a VW Golf MK5 2005 and since buying it second hand the rear windscreen wiper has not worked. The rear washer is working however. I have read various questions and answers on online forums ...
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Do I have a MK5 or MK6 golf? How do I tell the difference?

I have a 2008 1.9L VW Golf TDI Edition. Based on this car sale add I'm fairly sure it's an MK5, but it would be nice to have some kind of reliable resource as I'm going to start buying parts online ...
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Cranking start from time to time on a VW Golf mk4

My VW Golf mk 4 has been cranking from time to time for the last 2 or 3 years, or perhaps a little bit more. It's not something that always happen and I believe that it's specially prone to do it when ...
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Water on the left side of the trunk on a VW Golf mk4

I've found water on the left side of the trunk on my Golf mk4 and I'm suspecting that it's coming from the tail lights that there are not longer tightly sealed. How can I check that? I'm thinking on ...
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Driver's door not closing on VW Golf mk4

The driver's door on my VW Golf mk4 is not closing from time to time specially when it's specially cold. The door opens just fine, but then I'm not able to close it unless I reposition the hook on the ...
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How could a battery issue lead failures in ABS, Cruise control, stop-start, etc?

We have a 2014 VW Golf (diesel automatic) and recently we have started getting sporadic "christmas tree" errors when starting it. A few seconds after starting the engine, we get error after error ...
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Vague steering, feels slow to respnd

The car is a `93 Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet. I've been getting a vague feeling in the steering when making slight turns. It almost feels like there is a very slight delay when you pull the wheel on ...
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Cleaning mold from windows

This been a quite humid winter here in Finland, and temps have been going over and below zero a lot of times. Something, that at least in the area were I live wasn't common. I just notice than some ...
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Trunk's lock gets frozen

I have mk4 VW Golf from 2002 and this winter the trunk's lock has gotten frozen twice and I can't open the trunk. It's not like other winters that the door gets frozen. This year is been the lock ...
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Torn out nut insert on hatchback lift strut anchor

Car: 2001 VW Golf It was late at night, I was in a hurry and like an idiot I forced the hatchback closed. I tore out the nut insert (don't know what else to call it) that one end of the hydraulic ...
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Golf mk3 1.4 ABD doesn't stay at 90ºC

my first time in this forum and in hope someone had a similar problem or could help me. So i restored a golf mk3, took the engine out and swapped for an used one with 75k km, the old radiator was ...
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Remote key fob doesn't work unless the steering wheel is locked?

I recently bought a 2010 Golf Plus (based on Golf Mk6), and I'm having a weird problem. The dealer gave me a classic remote key fob, but he also made another key without the remote function, just a ...
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What causes power steering “moaning cow” sound?

( This may be a duplicate – but I did a search and "moaning cow" didn't come up ;-) I have a 2001 VW Golf. I just had a lot of work done on it and they "topped off" the power steering fluid because I ...
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Rear passenger wheel smoking and hot

So I was driving and upon returning home I noticed the rear passenger wheel was smoking a fair bit and was very hot, this was accompanied by a nasty rubbery burning smell. I have a vw golf 1.9 tdi ...
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Golf mk3 front suspension mount protrudes from turret

Tried googling this but couldn't find the answer, so here goes.. As said above - top bit of the strut mounting is protruding from the turret. If i jack the car up it drops to rest on the turret again....
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Golf sti 2016. Air con, fan won't work and heater on

Recharge battrey on my 2016 golf sti. Everything is fine but the stop/start is not working (not bothered) but a/c, fan not working and the heat is on. No lights on controls for them and can't turn the ...
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My car won't start after recharging battery

I have a 2016 golf sti. I had to recharge my battery due to a stupid mistake I made. I'v only got an old 4amp charger. After 4 hours I get all the warnings my manual said would happen but the it won't ...
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Car struggles to start when warm (fine when cold)

Car is a Mk1 Golf Cabriolet with JH1 injected engine. The car struggles to catch when the engine is warm. It turns over easily but will start to fire on only 1 or 2 cylinders for a while before ...
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Golf MK7 clunk/klik while engaging or disengaging the clutch

I have a manual transmission Golf 7 TSI from 2015 and when shifting in the lower gears(1->2, 2->3, 3->4) there is an audible clunk when engaging or disengaging the clutch. This however only happens ...
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How do I remove an engine mount within a metal bracket?

This is from a Mk1 VW Golf and is the transmission side engine mount. I've remove the bracket, but the mount is stuck within it. I've soaked it in WD40 and whacked it a few times with the hammer with ...
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VW Golf Mk7 TSI Electronic Stabilty Control (ESC) error light on

I have a VW Golf Mk7 TSI Comfortline 1.4. My ESC error light is on, though I've had no recent work done on the car. I have taken the battery out and sent the car to a super service technician who ...
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i bought a new car and its idling at 1000rpm

i bought a new 2019 Volkswagen golf 1.5 blue motion 130 hp with Dsg. i bought the car with 10 Miles. i drove home and realised it was idling at a very high rpm. i thought the car had to break in and i ...
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MK2 Golf 1.3 1985 cuts out after starting

I have a 1.3 VW Golf running a Pierburg 2e3 carb which has been off the road for at least 7 years. The problem I currently have is that the engine immediately cuts out when the key is in the run ...
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Folding & Heating function not working on wing mirror

Car is a VW Golf GTI Mk5 (2006). The folding and heating function on passenger mirror isn't working. Everything else works, including electronic mirror adjustment and puddle light. Heating/folding ...
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Car just start then cut out

The car just start then cuts out can't seem to keep it idealing check the pump check for spark that's all there because it starts up first time but just die its a 1300 carb mk1 1998 model car have a ...
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Occasionally starter will turn engine over very slowly. Dying starter motor?

Car is a '93 Mk1 Gold Cabriolet. I have this problem where the starter motor will sound like its struggling to turn the engine over. It sounds very much like a dead or dying battery but this is not ...
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VW Golf MK4 1.6 to 2.0 engine swap: which ECU to use?

i successfully changed my engine from 1.6 to 2.0 in a MK4 Golf 2001 the engine 2.0 start fine and run soft, but i am using the engine ecu from the 1.6. my question is if i can change the ecu from 1.6 ...
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VW Golf wont move in first but is fine in other gears?

My 08 plate Golf has literally just developed this problem, no other signs previous to now. I'm going to take it to the garage in the morning but in the meantime am curious as to what might be ...
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Volkswagen Golf 2.0 01 Automatic Transmission

I have a 2001 Automatic. Golf mk4. With 166,000 on it. My transmission suddenly went out. About a few months after having it serviced ,started slipping , would feel loss of power , delay in ...
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What is the side lining near the bottom of a car frame called

On my car, a golf rabbit 2007, there is a lining on both sides near the bottom of the frame. Its surface is rougher than the rest of the body panel surfaces Anyone have an idea what this part is ...
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Volkswagen golf 6 won't start after battery replacement

I have a Golf 6 which stayed in the garage for 6 months untouched. I knew the battery was dead so I replaced it with a Golf 4 battery. After a few keys the engine coughed a couple of times, then the ...
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VW Golf 2012 DSG auto transmission runs fine but accelerate very slowly with the D1 gear

A month ago, I changed my DSG auto 7-speed transmission's mechatronic because of another issue and after that everything was working just fine. Recently I found that when I start my car and switch my ...
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Any special considerations for bleeding a modern vehicle with ABS and hill hold

After attempting to replace the rear discs and pads on my Mk6 2012 VW Golf 1.6 TDI, I've encountered a stuck piston on the off-side rear (the car is right hand drive). I'm at the point where I'm ...
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How can I manually open the gas cap on a 2002 VW Golf?

The car has two switches on the bottom of the driver side door; one to open the gas cap, and one to open the trunk. Pressing the trunk button works fine, but pressing the gas cap button does not (it ...
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Any techniques to remove rust from inside fuel tank without removal

Last night I ran through the entire ignition system of my 1985 Mk1 Golf Cabriolet 1.6 (Carb) Auto and managed to get a nice strong healthy spark. This allowed me to start the car on Easy Start ...
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What does the green clock sign mean?

Wondering what the green clock sign means. It stays on even when the car is moving.
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Accidentally used Prestone 50/50 coolant (green) in my 2004 VW Golf with pink coolant

I'm pretty sure I had only used G12 prior. I bought the Prestone 50/50 "goes with everything" coolant because my coolant light had come on. I remembered not to mix colors as soon as I started pouring ...
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Volkswagen rear wiper motor compatibility

Is the rear wiper motor OEM number 6x0 955 711 d (taken from VW Polo 2002) compatible with Golf MkIV (current motor has OEM number 1j6 955 711 b? I do not own this kind of vehicle so I cannot try it ...
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TDI engine to SDI car

I have a question. Can I put a vw 1.9 TDI motor (golf mk4) into polo 1.9 SDi? I have to change the actual engine and I am confused . thank to everyone for your time ...
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VW GOLF MK4 Doors won’t open from inside or outside

I have just replaced my front passenger door actuator as the door was deadlocked shut. The door now unlocks with the key fob, however neither the inside or outside handles work and the door still ...
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VW Golf 2012 runs fine but won't accelerate from park without giving it gas

I was driving the car and suddenly trying to stop it (of course I pressed the brake). While the car was moving 5 KM per hour, I accidentally shift gear from D(drive) to P(parking) and hard a 'gar' '...
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VW Golf MK4 BCB engine vibrations at ~1850 RPM

I have gotten exhaust front-pipe (1J0254300P), and catalyst changed in my VW Golf MK4 BCB engine. The used part was an aftermarket part from BM-Catalysts. Since then it has some vibrations between ...
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Golf 5 stuck when shifting between 2 and 3 gear

While driving in 2nd gear, clutch down, try to go into 3rd (this happens like once in 30) the joystick kinda get stuck in the middle, like mid-way into the downwards 'state' as I would if I wanted to ...
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My 2010 VW Golf outside lights went Crazy

I was driving the other day an all of a sudden my car started popping up a bunch of warnings in my menu, 10 to be exact. All to do with my outside lights going out 1 headlight, 1 high beam , 1 brake ...
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Misfiring and loss of brake power

i have a 2004 VW Golf 4 which misfire and brake loss of power. i have bunch of codes which i don't know how to go forward. the codes are; 18321, 18034, 18020, 18014, 17839, 17924, 16725, 17580, 17952. ...
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New plugs, but problems starting (not firing on all cylinders) and poor fuel economy?

Car is a '93 Mk1 VW Cabriolet, 1.8lt injected. The car has had trouble starting - feels like only some of the cylinders are firing. If I rev the engine a little the problem goes away after a few ...
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Rear Coil Spring perch for Golf MK5 GTi - what part number?

According to the diagram at https://workshop-manuals.com/volkswagen/golf-mk5/running_gear_axles_steering/rear_suspension_drive_shaft/assembly_overview_shock_absorber_coil_spring_(front-wheel_drive)/ (...
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Golf Mk5 2007: Driver side mirror field of view weirdly different after repair

I sent my 2007 Golf Rabbit Mk5 for repairs after someone clipped and damaged the driver side/wing mirror beyond repair. When I got my car back after the mirror was replaced, I noticed something seemed ...