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#4370 of 6629 Re: 1997 Jetta Transmission Dying!!! [smittykitty]
Feb 01, 2006 (6:14 pm)
Get a new car! I have a 1997 Jetta Trek, but with a manual transmission. Based on my years of experience with VWs, I would avoid the earlier automatic transmission VWs like the plague. Since the majority of VWs sold around the world during the 1974 through early 2002 model years have been manual transmission models. The majority of automatic slushbox models were sold in the U.S.
The only exception during the 2000+ years is the Tiptronic transmission, which has been quite reliable (the transmissions were sourced by Aisin of Japan). The current DSG and Tiptronic transmissions are sourced by Aisin.
#4371 of 6629 Engine compatibility - 2002 in 2003 vehicle
Feb 01, 2006 (8:23 pm)
I had to have the engine replaced in our 2003 Jetta. They put in a 2002 recycled engine. Now we are having one problem after the other - the instruments fail (fuel gauge, sppedometer), the catalytic converter was replaced, the torque converter in the transmission is supposed to be bad and the transmission is supposed to come out. Is a 2002 engine even compatible with the 2003 vehicle (the transmission and the computer)? Any input on this subject will be appreciated.
#4372 of 6629 Re: A key won't lock car [jeffyscott]
Feb 03, 2006 (7:48 pm)
Yeah, but it is a student car so it is also used for storage. And it is considered a hot car in Northern New Hampshire...its got heated seats and is under 300k in miles.
You and I are on the same page. "But Dad, a homeless person could camp out in it down in the parking lot if it is not locked.
Feb 04, 2006 (3:16 pm)
Looking to buy a used car and found a 2002 Volkswagen GTI with 95k for 9k. The car looks great, well maintained, etc.....though being my background is in turboed Hondas is this car worth buying for the price? I just need to commute back and forth to work but don't mind the little pep at all.....
Umm anybody have any thoughts?
#4375 of 6629 98 jetta vacuum problem
Feb 04, 2006 (4:01 pm)
I have a 98 jetta 2.0L GL. Its had one owner besides myself and its a great car. Shortly after I bought it the cruse control started working intermittently and eventually stopped working altogether. I just let it go for along time. But recently I bought one of thoughs handie do it yourself books and looked up the cruse components. I started poking around the vacuum pump located on the front driver side behind the bug wash fluid tank. I found a white vacuum line that was caped off with a bolt. I also think it was cut so it wont even reach the vacuum pump itself. In fact Im not even sure any lines on the vacuum pump are hooked up properly. Can someone please tell me how to hook it up properly and where I should hook up that white line.
#4376 of 6629 Re: 98 jetta vacuum problem [rrandallc]
Feb 04, 2006 (8:04 pm)
It would be FARRR easier to find another ~98 2.0L and check that one out to see the hose-routings. -- Alternately, look for a sticker under the hood somwhere, somtimes there is a hose-routing chart.
#4377 of 6629 98 jetta radio stuck in safe mode
Feb 05, 2006 (1:01 am)
i have a 98 jetta which has had the battery replaced so the radio which appears to be the original is stuck in safe i have the code but dont know how to enter them does anyone know how to do this?
#4378 of 6629 Re: 98 jetta radio stuck in safe mode [patrick31774]
Feb 06, 2006 (10:24 am)
If I remember correctly --- and assuming your '98 radio operates like the radio in my '96 Jetta did -- you should hit the "1" preset button repeatedly to change the first radio code number, "2" for second number...and so on. Hope that works
#4379 of 6629 Re: 97 headlight/accessories problem [longborderd]
Feb 06, 2006 (4:09 pm)
Exact same problem! The dealer actually replaced for $220.00 + Tax. Sounds like this was a "problem" with 97 Jettas.... When I just mentioned what was happening, he immediately knew it was the ignition.