Questions tagged [jetta]

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

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my engine over heated

I have a 2001 Jetta GLS automatic SOHC, and the engine overheated pretty bad. Inside the head, the cam cover was plastic and melted and went through all the coolant hoses. I am replacing the whole ...
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Jetta Mk4 TDI 1.9 - Hard to start when cold

My Jetta Mk4 TDI engine is hard to start in the mornings when the temperature is down around 16° F. When you turn on the key it goes like it's going to start, but the idle remains down. I continue ...
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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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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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P0305 cylinder 5 misfire detected

I have a jetta 2.5L 2006 and I have a P0305 check engine. The code says cylinder 5 misfire detected and the car shakes badly on iddle. I did have a look at the coil packs and they look all good and ...
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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 ...
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Let my VW idle for almost 2 hours, came out and engine smoking. Is it totaled?

I have a 2002 VW Jetta (so an MK4) and it's a GLS. I've been having problems with my battery dying. I checked the alternator and battery, both passed. Anyways, I decided to let it idle for a long ...
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Noise over bumps

My car (Volkswagen Jetta 2008 at 90k miles) makes noise like an old mattress springs right after going over a bump. I know I can put WD-40 to see if the noise goes away but there are dozens of smaller ...
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After perfoming tune up to my jetta 2.0

After performing tune up to the car due to misfiring replacing spark pugs new wires new gas filter When finished and started the car a lot of water came out of the exhaust like never saw it before. ...
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99 Jetta - ":Three Tones and Flashing Brake Light

We just bought a 99 Jetta - Working on the bugs. With the emergency brake OFF, once I exceed 15 mph I hear 3 tones and the "brake" light starts flashing. Am I right to think it may be from an emerg. ...
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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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How to replace 2011 Jetta 2.5 SE seat position airbag sensor

I need to replace the airbag seat position sensor on my 2011 VW Jetta. Can somebody please tell me how to ?
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Part number for intake warm air flap on VW Jetta MkII

The vacuum membrane of this device in my car is broken, so it does not work and also it leaks vacuum. The problem is that I do not know the proper name for it and also the part number is not written. ...
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Does VW T40057 drain all 6 litres of oil in 2008 Jetta 2.5L?

I came across the mention of the VW T40057 tool, that can be attached to the oil filter housing, and lets you drain the oil without creating a mess. However, it's not very clear whether or not 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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2015 jetta on highway in wrong gear

I'm embarrassed to say that I accidentally drove my 2015 Volkswagen Jetta in S gear under the D on my automatic, on the highway. The car was running smoothly, so I didn't notice until I heard a ...
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What should a mechanic charge for a breather valve replacement? [closed]

I just got an estimate for a CEL on my 2007 Jetta. The diagnosis was: valve cover with seal. Breather valve in valve cove has failed. Is this a serious issue that I should get fixed now? They ...
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Shifting: hard to pull out of reverse and sticks going into first and second

My 2006 diesel Jetta's manual gear shift is not working properly. It's hard to pull out of reverse and it sticks getting into first and second. After first and second shifting is simple. I'm sure it's ...
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Can the catalytic converter from a 2005 VW Beetle be used in a 2004 VW Jetta?

Someone I know just seriously damaged their 2005 VW Beetle and it may not be worth fixing (drove over a divider and at least broke the transmission). The car has approximately 34k miles on it, if I ...
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Starting Issues with Good Battery, Starter, and Alternator

I have a 2008 Jetta that refuses to start every now and then. When I turn the key it makes clicking noise like battery is dead. I had the battery, starter and alternator checked. All good. The car ...
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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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Volkswagen Jetta Interrmittent starting problem

I have a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, which recently (at 110,000 miles) has developed an intermittent no-start condition. The engine will turn over -- seems the starter is working, but can't start the ...
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Volkswagen Jetta 2005 2.5L timing chain replacement?

I went to a dealer shop because the engine has been shaking badly for several months. I don't know much about a car so I wonder if they diagnosed it honestly or not. This note is what I got from the ...
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synthetic oil change frequency

2004 VW Jetta GLS: always using full synthetic oil (Castro Edge 5w30) how often should the oil be changed? Can't find my manual or info online.
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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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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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Epc light after push starting VW Jetta 2001

I haven't used the car for over 3 months and I started it a couple days ago with no problem but today I couldn't manage to start the engine so I had to push start it. Since then, both the check ...
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I cannot find TDC window on Jetta 2013 2.0 engine

I'm fixing my father-in-law car, Jetta 2013 S 2.0, and I'm in hurry since I need to fix before he come back on Dec 29th. I really appreciate for everybody input. The car has bad camshaft position ...
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2006 VW Jetta Brake Rotor

I have a 2006 VW Jetta 2.5L with 1K in the VIN. there are 2 different size brake rotors for the front and the back. need to order without being able to measure as the car is at college.
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Engine stumble w/AC on

2014 Jetta GLI, 2.0L inline 4 cylinder, 16v turbocharged/intercooled TSI. Engine goes into "stumbling mode" when AC/defrost is engaged. Will not right itself by disengaging the AC while engine is ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 Won't Start

My 2001 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 will crank and crank but it will not start. I have replaced the fuel pump and the fuel pressure regulator. The fuel pump relay does work, and the number one spark plug ...
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What's Reserve Capacity, and how's it different from A⋅h?

My 1J0 915 105 AD OEM battery from a 2008 Jetta 2.5L SE is noted as having the capacity of 61 Ah, the only marking on the battery are as follows: e ENERTEC EMC 1J0 915 105 AD 12V 61 Ah 330A DIN 540A ...
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99 Jetta transmission trouble

My wife's 99 Jetta is very hard to get into 1st gear. 2 out of 3 times you will hit 3rd gear. She often has to start off from 2nd gear. Is there a way to adjust the linkage or something to allow more ...
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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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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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Upholstery Repair

The seams are starting to fail on the front seats of my '05 Jetta wagon - it looks like the leather may be failing in places as well - so I'm starting to research repair options. I'm wondering: How ...
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VW 2012 Jetta Sportwagon 2.0L TDI clunk in stearing wheel

I have a VW 2012 Jetta Sportwagon 2.0L TDI and have been dealing with a strange clunk/pop in the steering wheel. Have been to the dealership about this matter twice. The first response from the dealer ...
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2015 VW Jetta ODB codes

What would be the most likely cause of my 2015 Jetta throwing both the P0496 (Evaporative emission system high purge flow) and the P0442 (Evaporative emission system leak detected) codes?
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Key won't turn unless I physically move my car (2001 Jetta)

I have a 2001 Jetta that is standard. When I get in my car and try to turn the ignition, the key won't turn at all. This happens about 75% of the time when I am trying to start the car. The only thing ...
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2011 Jetta rear brake drum removal

Can anyone tell me how to remove rear brake drum from a 2011 VW Jetta? I can't tell if it should just pull off or does the center hub nut need to be removed. Thanks for any help.
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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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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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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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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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Is it always the side battery cells that need topup?

Adding distilled water to my car battery, I've noticed only the side cells very short of reaching the meniscus. The most positive cell, facing the front of my '08 Jetta 2.5L (which has empty space, ...
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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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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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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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2001 5 speed VW Jetta shutting off shifting to third

I just bought a 2001 VR6 manual 5 speed. For about the first month, it ran perfectly, but just last week, any time I shift into 3rd, the entire car shuts off for a split second and then comes back on. ...