Questions tagged [jetta]

Volkswagen model. Produced from 1979 to present. Named Vento and Bora in Europe for one generation each.

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First gear grind

So I have a manual 2003 vw jetta and I just put on the transmission. I couldn’t put in fifth gear so I adjusted the cables but first gear grinds for some reason. I can easily put it into first gear ...
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Turning Off VW's Hill Hold Assist

I have a 2019 Jetta S (US version), and find VW's Hill Hold Assist just awful. I'm an experienced manual-gearbox user, and would much prefer that the brakes release when I take my foot off the brake ...
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How to figure out the light bulb part number?

I have done quite a bit of research and still can't figure it out, so I feel stupid about this. I have also failed to take out the particular bulb myself, so I can't see back of the bulb. I need to ...
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vw jetta 2008 starting problem - idle problem

I have a VW Jetta 1.4tsi 122 (2008) and it has a strange behavior. First of all, a have noticed that it doesn’t keep the same rpm when runs on idle. For example, when I stop at the first traffic ...
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Why does my 2012 VW jetta light's turn on all by themselves in the colder months?

I've noticed that my 2012 VW jetta SE lights turn on by themselves and eventually drains the battery in the colder months of Minnesota. when I turn the car on and off, it doesn't fix the issue, but ...
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Camshaft Sensor Position problem or Oil Related problem

I have a 2014 VW Jetta SE. Recently my engine began making an off and on Growling noise while driving around. At the same time, my engine light came on. Took the car to get checked and the reading ...
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2002 VW Jetta TDI Starter replacement 4 times

I have a 2002 VW Jetta TDI. I have replaced the starter 4 times within the last 6 months, and I have also replaced the battery. The pinion gear on the starters are getting grinned out. it will start ...
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2012, VW Jetta, stalls intermittently, restart after about 20 minutes. No code

My daughters 2012 VW Jetta stalls intermittently while driving. We've had it towed several times, and by the time it reaches the house it starts up again with no problem. Other times when it hasn't ...
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Can I use 15w40 synthetic engine oil in my 2015 vw tdi and how long can you go between oil changes?

Can I use 15w40 synthetic oil in my 2015 vw jetta tdi and how long can go between oil changes?
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VW Jetta GLI making intermittent grinding noise on launch

I just saw a 2007 GLI with 120,000 kms that I was interested in purchasing today. There were 3 issues that I need help with: Upon launching the car (gas pedal floored) I could hear some kind of ...
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Broken Coil Spring - How urgent is the repair? [duplicate]

My 2005 Jetta TDI Wagon started making a "spring like sound" that was coming from the right rear corner - I pulled the wheel and found this: I'm trying to decide if I need to "ground" the car or if ...
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What is the name of this?

My car is hard to shift gears and found out this was the reason. Any idea what’s the name of this part?
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Something with the turbo

My Vw Jetta 2005 tdi 1.9L has trouble accelerating in low gears. For instance as soon as I switch gear the car accelerates slow and when the rpm reaches around 2-3 it has that power, sometimes. In the ...
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Trouble starting my car

In the morning my Vw Jetta doesn’t start. Later in the afternoon it starts and works perfectly fine. What could be the problem?
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Does anyone know the name of this part?

My Vw Jetta 2005 (manual transmission) is having a hard time switching gears. Found out this was the problem. Does anyone know the name of this? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/JrgMR.jpg)
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Error Stabilization Control (ESC)/ ABS warning shown on my car dashboard

My Volkswagen Jetta shows Error Stabilization Control (ESC)/ABS warning message on the dashboard. The problem first appeared a few weeks ago. At first it only appeared randomly, but for these few days ...
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Why does my car only start when in first or reverse gear?

I have an old (1992) VW Jetta and it only starts if the transmission is in gear (and of course the clutch is pressed in.) it will not start if the clutch is engaged but the car is NOT in gear. Why is ...
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2012 VW Jetta Intermittent Start

My wife and I have a 2012 VW Jetta w/ 100K miles on it. We have an issue where the car will not start when we drive it and then let it sit for an hour or two, but will start fine after sitting for ...
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Reverse is now 1st gear on manual transmission

Reverse no longer works...when I shift into Reverse it goes into 1st gear. All other gears work fine. 2002 Jetta TDI 1.9 what could the problem be?
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Fuse won't push into slot

Why won't my fuse push into its slot? Yes I'm using the correct fuse but it is very loose and won't snap in. This for my 12V plug in the trunk of my 2007 Jetta. Also, a put a new fuse in for the ...
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Trying to Figure all this out before I spend a lot of money

I have a 2008 VW Jetta 2.5L Automatic , Recently the battery was dead and my car would not start. I charged it up and got it to turn over and let it run for about 15 min on its own. and everything ...
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Could someone give me an idea on why my car won't go over 20 mph?

I have a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta and it won't let me go over 20 mph at times but also after a little while it starts to drive normally. I'm confused as this is my first car and I feel like the place I ...
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Obd scanner requirements

My 1998 vw Jetta just died in my garage. Does it have to be running while using a obd scanner or will the electrical system still show the fault codes? Thank you
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2007 VW Jetta - Key won't turn - Steering wheel loose - Stuck in park

The vehicle has done this a number of times until finally now, the key won't turn at all. What parts do I need, and do I need to make sure the new part is ''paired'' to our existing key/fob? Thank ...
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High Mounted 3rd Brake Light Not Functioning

I have a 2013 Jetta TDI with 34k. The third brake light doesn't work, I tried the flashers ... still doesn't work. I don't have a meter, so I can't tell if there's power to the wires. I did take the ...
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Can’t find oil filter for 2019 Jetta

Doing the first oil change for a 2019 Jetta I just bought. Put the car on stands and now I can’t find the filter anywhere. I can’t find any videos of this car on youtube yet. Any one do an oil change ...
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2010 TDI Jetta Strange A/C Pressure Readings

I recently replaced the compressor and dryer at the suggestion of a nearby shop. I've charged the system and the high side reads a solid 100psi the low side cycles between 70 - 110. Cycle time is ...
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how much water can be safely added to a battery?

My 2008 Jetta SE 2.5L has the battery as follows: ENERTEC EMC // 1J0 915 105 AD // 12V 61 Ah 330A DIN // 540A EN/SAE. It would appear that the battery can no longer hold the starting charge after an ...
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How warm should a relay get?

I'm chasing a number of DTCs on our 2002 Jetta TDI (ALH engine, 3rd generation, late production, controls with 4-wire glow plugs). Most of the codes are from components that share a common power ...
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2001 VW Jetta 1.8T oil light on, but oil level is full

Basically the situation is as described in the title, the oil light comes on intermittently, but when I check the oil it appears full. What could be causing this?
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manual trans really hard to get into gear

I am currently having issues with my 2008 VW Jetta transmission. I am currently trying to diagnose the problem. My shifter has always had a lot of play while in gear since i got the car (with 170k ...
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Why did the light bulb burned shortly after being replaced?

So the marker light bulb next to the high beam was dead on my 2008 Jetta. I figured out the replacement and the mechanic I know replaced both sides with new bulbs. The light came on when I tested by ...
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2000 Volkswagen jetta won't move

in my 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 5-speed manual there's a burning smell coming from the motor I can shift into any Gear with or without using the clutch but yet it wont turn off or stall and it won't move ...
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Power cut while driving

I was wondering if you can advise regarding an issue with a vw jetta 2.0 tdi 140 bhp 2006. While driving on the motorway with 70 mph the car is loosing power like going into limp mode. After pulling ...
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Kindly please help my Jetta 4 tdi not starting after engine overhaul, showing the error codes below

My Jetta 4 tdi not starting showing those error codes
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Can I compress the strut spring while still attached to my 2011 Jetta?

Removing the strut is quite a task but if I could compress the spring with the right tool 'while still on the car', I think that the strut could come out of the steering knuckle with-out removing the ...
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Is starting idle RPM always lower in colder temperatures?

I've noticed that my 2008 Jetta 2.5L 5W40 generally starts up with an idle RPM of at most 1.2K RPM around the freezing temperature (say when the temp sensor reads 33°F), or even at just about 1K ...
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What does an actuator part look like?

I found out that one of my actuators is broken. I found this part corresponding to the door that needs to be fixed. It's called 'door latch', so not sure if this contains the actuator. I'd appreciate ...
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Car does not start first time

This is a 1.6 Mk4 Jetta that was losing power.I sent it in for fixing. After it came back the power problem is fixed but the car won't start first time as before the engine overhaul. It starts on the ...
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MK V (06) Jetta passenger window motor

I have a 2006 Jetta. The passenger window is moving slowly. I went to Autozone to see if I could order just the window motor and replace it, but they said I had to buy the whole regulator setup. I ...
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2011 vw Jetta 2.5 turn signal

When I turn my knob to make my dash lights come on for some reason it makes my back left turn signal stop working but if I turn car off take key out an start car again an leave dash light knob off the ...
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Car losing speed on hills

I have a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta sitting at around 124,000 miles. I recently was driving from St. Louis to Pittsburgh at my car would not accelerate properly and at around 70mph, if the rpm hit 4000, my ...
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The front impact sensor of my Jetta

The front impact sensor on my Jetta has its wires ripped out from a previous collision, is there a diagram that can help me rewire the harness?
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2001 vw jetta reverse loss

I have a 2001 Volkswagen jetta 2.0. I had it at the shop and the gears all worked as normal. They put a transmission mount on my car and when I got it back I couldnt get reverse. First has shifted ...
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2019 Jetta - How to Remove Grille?

I just purchased a 2019 VW Jetta, and would like to remove the grille. (The car has a wimpy horn, and removing the grill would allow access to the space between it and the radiator/AC condenser, ...
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08 Jetta automatic passenger axle replacement

Looking for a video or pictures of replacing an 08 jetta passenger side axle. Or a good writeup.
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Shift “Grinding” Issue?

Lately I've been noticing a grinding/resisting force and sound when I shift from first to second gear in my 2003 Jetta GLI. It is ruining driving for me because every time I shift from first to second ...
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Sound while turning wheel all the way. Just replaced struts and sway bar links

I have a 2010 jetta limited edition. I was told that the front coil springs were broken so they needed to replace the struts. While replacing struts, the mechanic said that the sway bar end link got ...
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Ac blowing hot air and only works when temp is below 80

I have 2016 VW Jetta S. My Ac blows warm air and only blows cold when the car temp says 80 or below. If it’s above that number it won’t get cold. I’ve changed the compressor, condenser, and evaporator....
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Clutch Problems with a VW Jetta Mk3

I have a 96 Jetta Mk3 diesel that I put a clutch in about two months ago and was working perfectly until the other day. EVERYTHING was replaced. pplate, disc, machine fw. I was driving it the other ...