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#4431 of 6655 Re: 1997 Jetta Transmission Dying!!! [smittykitty]
Mar 02, 2006 (12:01 pm)
I have a 1997 Jetta GL with the same problem. I had a similar problem at 65000 miles and since my car was under warranty (Certified Used), it was fixed my VW. Now I have 128K+ and looks like I have a 'Torque Converter Lockup Clutch Mechanical Fault'. The VW service says that I have to replace the entire transmission. I can't believe that transmissions can't last beyond 65000 miles! I am yet to resolve it. I called VW customer service and they wouldn't help. The car is still at the VW dealer/service.
#4432 of 6655 Re: no start [jmr813]
Mar 03, 2006 (1:27 am)
From what I have heard about recent A3s, Jettas, GLIs and GTIs, there is at times a bit of a timing problem when using the iginition key too quickly. Try to inset the key a bit more slowly, taking your time before you actually turn it. This is not a joke - several things need to be initialized and primed before the engine can start. If the engine does not even try to turn over with a good battery --- this is a sure sign that something got skipped.
#4433 of 6655 Re: Jerking wheel downhill [mrjette]
Mar 04, 2006 (7:56 am)
Talked to my plow guy this morning. MechEng student at UNH, daughter's contemporary, think he is on break. "Oh yeah, going downhill jerks and all sorts of nonsence on my mother's Audi. We pulled the wheels a couple of times to get rid of the ice on the inside of the rims. You know we live on a dirt road and we think that contributes to the problem".
Why do I think mom's car is now parked every night in that nice heated slab floor garage that the "boys built" to work on toys.
#4434 of 6655 Re: Jerking wheel downhill [chrisnh]
Mar 04, 2006 (3:49 pm)
The simplest of solutions. Again, I kind of freaked and thought the worst when I suddenly experienced the carzy vibration. But, considering a small weight (like 1/4 oz.) can be used to create "balance", a frozen chunk of ice will certainly create "unbalance".
Glad it worked out for you.
#4435 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta Wagon - Disappearing Oil! [bluejet]
Mar 09, 2006 (8:46 pm)
We have the exact same problem with our 2002 Jetta. 45,000 miles. Losing lots of oil mysteriously every couple of thousand miles. Clean motor, no apparent leaks, no excessive smoking. Dealership has no clue what's going on with it. Offered a lame explanation saying that this is common for VWs to burn so much oil. Has anyone else out there experienced this? If so, any answers?
#4436 of 6655 01 Jetta turn signal/hazard switch problems
Mar 10, 2006 (8:01 am)
I have an 01 Jetta that has already had the hazard switch replaced by a recall a year ago. However, now when I complete a turn and the signal turns off, there is still a intermitant clicking. Sometimes it is fast and stops, sometimes it will click a few minutes later or while I am driving. I went to the dealer and bought a new switch to replace it and still have the problem. I have read that the signal will click faster when a bulb is out, could this be the culprit?
Any answer would be appreciated, because the clicking will drive me insane.
#4437 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta Wagon - Disappearing Oil! [rcolli02]
Mar 10, 2006 (8:00 pm)
The dealership was correct!! Some of the 2001-2002 2.0L engines do - in fact- consume oil.
Consuming oil - by itself - is not a big deal. HOWEVER: Allowing the oil to get so low that the pressure-light comes on may damage the engine.
My daughters each have a 2001 VW (Golf and NewBeetle). The Golf consumes oil while the NB consumes none at all.
Check your oil at every gas-fillup and carry a quart of 5w30 at all times.
Also, check your snowscreen and clean it often. Most of the oil is being sucked thru the intake (PCV system) and keeping the snowscreen clean can reduce the amount of vacuum in the intake plenum.
#4438 of 6655 Extended warranty- worth it?
Mar 13, 2006 (11:08 am)
I'm considering purchasing my leased 2002 Jetta Wagon GLS TDI. Does anyone know the cost of the extended warranty, what it covers and whether or not it's worth it? Anyone have experience with the VW extended warranty?
#4439 of 6655 Question about a problem
Mar 13, 2006 (5:09 pm)
I have a 2001 VW Jetta VR6 and have been havng a problem I was hoping one of you may have run acrossed. I haven't driven it for some and noticed recently as soon as I start it I hear kind of a whine for about 2 seconds. It does this everytime. The car seems to run fine otherwise. I lifted the hood and had a friend start it a couple of times as I listened. It does not seem to be a belt (though it does kind of sound that way). Seems to be coming from the back of the engine. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.
#4440 of 6655 Engine life with and without turbo
Mar 14, 2006 (3:08 pm)
I am in the market for a 2001 volkswagen jetta 1.8L Turbo. I was told that by having a turbo charger on any car engine would cut the engine life in half. I was wondering if this is true.