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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#4082 of 6655 Re: Volkswagon Jetta 1997 "Will not Idle" [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 09, 2005 (4:27 pm)
Expensive is a relitive term. I paid about $250 for my VagCom. I already had a laptop computer so I did not consider that part of the cost.
However, since there are currently 3 VWs in our family and I have used VagCom on all 3 cars for various reasons, that cost should be "amortized" based on several things.
1) It costs at least $50 just to have a dealership plug his computer into your car. (even if they do not fix anything)
2) I have already diagnosed and corrected several issues with 2 of the VWs in the family.
3) The VagCom tool can also read codes from virtually any car with OBDII.
4) I can "reporgram" the cars to behave exactlty as the owners wish (beep when lock, automatically lock when driving, turn on DRL....etc)
5) I can reprogram the key-fobs when I replace batterys (dealers charge $$ for this service)
I figure my VagCom will more than pay for itself within 2 years. Given that I have been working on cars since I was old enough to hold a wrench, I see my VagCom as another tool in my toolbox. No longer do I have to "guess" why the CEL is on or why the engine stumbles at idle when one of my daughters asks me to look at her car.
With todays cars, just replacing the battery can cause the radio to go into "safe mode" and the onboard computer may need to be "reset" to keep the xmission from shifting poorly. Without a means to communicate with the onboard electronics, a trip to the dealership would be required.
#4083 of 6655 Re: loud clicking sound by altenator [grand4444]
Oct 10, 2005 (4:59 am)
Did you get this car inspected by a 3rd party mechanic prior to the purchase? I am sorry you are so "DESPERATE".
#4084 of 6655 1996 Manual Tranny Issue
Oct 10, 2005 (11:44 am)
Over the last 12 months, the car has been driven very little. When we start the car and try to drive - we are having more and more trouble getting it into gear. Any insight is greatly appreciated.
#4085 of 6655 Re: loud clicking sound by altenator [grand4444]
Oct 10, 2005 (4:31 pm)
Your description sounds like idler wheel bearing to me.
#4086 of 6655 Re: 1996 Manual Tranny Issue [aefaboy]
Oct 10, 2005 (4:33 pm)
It sounds as if your clutch is not disenguaging all the way. If you have hydrolic clutch, this would be a prolbem with either the master or slave cylinder.
#4087 of 6655 2001 Jetta Check Engine Light
Oct 14, 2005 (4:41 am)
I have a 2001 Wolfsburg Jetta with 61,000 miles. The car has been running well, but just as I pulled into work today the check engine light came on. What are some of the causes for this? I am a little over due for an oil change, and I just had the driver side mirror replaced due to an accident. I know they had to disconnect the electrical system for that. However, I have been driving it since Monday with no problems until today. thanks for your help.
#4088 of 6655 Re: 2001 Jetta Check Engine Light [etown1]
Oct 14, 2005 (8:14 am)
Do you drive a 1.8t? If you have made it a habit to go over on your oil changes regulary, then you might have a sludge issue. How often and what kind of oil have you been using?
#4089 of 6655 Jetta problems
Oct 14, 2005 (8:53 am)
I am having a problem with my 1999 New Jetta GLX, VR6 model. There may be something electronically wrong with the transmission, which my dealer is not sure about yet and I am supposed to just "drive around" to see if it happens again, which so far it hasn't seemed to, although I am not sure if this is related, but today I was stopped on a hill and my car just jerked. That really is the only way I can describe it. Now, unless the car behind me hit me and I didn't realize it, I have no idea why it would suddenly just jerk like that. Has anyone else had these types of problems? I bought this car used almost a year and a half ago with 54,000 miles and no problems. Now all of a sudden since about 67,000 miles in June, it has been having problems. Not sure what to do...
#4090 of 6655 Re: 2001 Jetta Check Engine Light [fish8]
Oct 14, 2005 (9:18 am)
I do have a 1.8t. I don't normally go over on my oil changes. I change every 5000, per instructions. However, I'm at 6500 at the moment. I use Castrol Syntec oil. 5w-30. Thanks for your help. Should I take it to the dealer tonight? It's still under warranty.
#4091 of 6655 Re: Volkswagon Jetta, Idle Problems ?? [farmhome]
Oct 14, 2005 (1:13 pm)
Try looking near the throttle body, there should be a tention screw on it ( screw in and out for lower and higher idle) idle speed stablizer or idle speed control, is on or near the throttle body ( diferant years i dont know) but thats where it SHOULD be. My ISS was my "supposed" problem on 2 diff cars with same problem. It "should" look like somthing you can un-screw a few screws and replace with ease ( black on mine) but there are a hand full of ways to screw it back on with differing results ( resulting in yet more ways to adjust your idle) It should be very in expensive to replace and is a hard plastic electrical part not mechanical, looks like this on both my cars ( a jetta and a dodge stealth) O= with the "=" being a place thats plugged in and the O being screwed to throttle body. :confuse: I don`t know if dif years in jettas have dif locals for the iss or dif tech specs, but it should be realtivly the same.Replacing my iss on my jetta along with adjusting the idle ( hand and hand anyways) solved my problems. give it a good look to find it, its very hard to notice off-hand, i dont know how to test it though?? anyone else know how? very valuable to know "just in-case" on any car ( idle speed stablizer, idle speed control, and idle speed servo, same thing, dif tech names ), ~*and heres a secret.. for new cars.. the gas in the winter time/colder states.. the gas b4 you get it, was stored in the underground tanks at the station.. collects frost, gets in your car and its now gas and water, messes everything up...... buy some "heat" if your sick of stalling out,loosing or slipping gears and just plain old power lose *~ ?? was probaly no help at all, oh well