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#4755 of 6655 Re: 2002 VW Jetta 2.0 (A) NEED ADVICE! WILL DO ANYTHING111 [vwregretta]
Aug 29, 2006 (5:22 am)
check this out, My friend "gave" me his Volkwagen Jetta III GL as a gift. The only problem was that the transmission was bad in it. I thought Ok i'll just go to the junkyard and buy one, get it thrown in for a couple of hundred bucks and drive the sucker. It only had 110k on it, ran good for about a month, then go figure the transmission started acting funny. Now you can manually shift this "automatic" transmission into 1st second and third. The transmission doesn't have this whole "automatic" thing down anymore. When you put it in drive it stays in 3rd. I'm lost, anyone think maybe another transmission, or is it possibly some module of sorts....please help.
#4756 of 6655 XM memory and display problems
Aug 29, 2006 (3:26 pm)
I've got a 2006 Jetta GLI with nav and XM, with three XM related problems:
1. XM is constantly "Updating Channel Listings" (>50% of time) so you have no idea what is playing nor can you change channels.
2. Car sometimes forgets that it has XM, cant find XM, requiring restart of car to "remember" it.
3. Field where title and artist are displayed is only ~3 inches wide, while screen is twice that width, but all the extra space is just wasted. So instead of getting Artist, Song Title, and Album Title information, all I get is part of the artist, and part of the song title.
Anyone know of any other occurences of issues 1 or 2, or any solutions to #3?
as usual, any helpful comments or hilariously sarcastic replies are appreciated.
#4757 of 6655 Re: 2001 Jetta 1.8t rough idle [pannell]
Aug 30, 2006 (3:34 pm)
If you sprayed "carb cleaner" thru the MAF.... you may have affected the MAF in a negative way. As I said before, the MAF wants clean air and only clean air to pass over its delicate surface. Any foriegn substance (such as oil from ait-filter or carb cleaner) can really mess up the MAF.
Here are some links to help you better understand the MAF, how it works and how to diagnose problems.
#4758 of 6655 VR6 engine wobble at 1000 rpm
Sep 01, 2006 (12:54 pm)
My daughter bought an '03 GLI VR6. The engine idles smoothly, but as you apply throttle the engine wobbles/shakes quite noticeably as it passes thru around 1000 rpm, then smooths out again. Dealer svc characteristically says no condition!?! Any ideas what this may be due to? Thanks in advance.
#4759 of 6655 Re: VR6 engine wobble at 1000 rpm [alcc]
Sep 01, 2006 (3:22 pm)
Suspect COP since they were known to be troublesome on VR6 engines. (COP = CoilOnPlug ignition coil)
#4760 of 6655 Transmission in limp mode
Sep 03, 2006 (7:03 am)
My transmission is in limp mode. It won't ever go out of limp mode (stays in 3rd gear). I turn it off...turn it on. nothing.. Needless to say it just sits around now. The only weird this I see is that the indicator for the gears says that it is in all gears after about 30 seconds. The only thing I noticed out of the ordinary was that the engine coolant was extremely low. I've heard that this can cause limp mode, but no extreme change in the temperature ever occurred. I was wondering if I unplug the battery for 30 minutes, would it reset the computer? Possibly takeing it out of limp mode even if for just a couple of minutes. I would like to know if it's electrical or mechanical.
#4761 of 6655 2002 Jetta fender rusting
Sep 04, 2006 (10:55 am)
I own 2 2002 Jetta TDI wagons. On both cars the front fenders are rusting badly at the wheel well. The dealer (and VW Customer Service) tell me this is not warranty work, yet the body shop insists that it is "perforation" which is covered by the warranty. I am getting angry and wonder if anyone else has this problem and if they were able to get VW to honor their warranty? thanks
#4762 of 6655 Re: VR6 engine wobble at 1000 rpm [alcc]
Sep 05, 2006 (8:56 am)
I have been experiencing the same problem the "chugging" and the dealership couldn't care less. I have an '03 1.8T. I have taken my car into my dealership about 5 times for the same problem and they have not been able to fix it. They basically tell me there is "no problem." Actually I just had my car towed this morning to the dealership for the same problem. On top of that my car died over the weekend. I just replaced the battery a month ago and my alternater is just fine but I have no power in the car.
I am betting the computer in the car needs to be replaced or reprogrammed. My plan is to sell my car as soon as I get it back from the shop. My advice for you is the same! I will never ever buy another VW again. Because since I have had my car, after buying it brand new in 2003 my car has been in the shop almost 30 times and that is not an exageration. Good luck!
#4763 of 6655 Re: 2001 Jetta GL, Auto Trans, 66,500 mileage [jbradford2]
Sep 06, 2006 (3:11 pm)
I am having the same problem....what was the solution? Thanks.
#4764 of 6655 Re: Help! 2005 Jetta chugging in morning..dealer can't "duplicate problem"
Sep 07, 2006 (10:27 am)
That sounds like an O2 sensor to me. I had exact same symptoms on a Grand Am and my current A4. The problem is that sometimes no codes are thrown and sometimes there are several things that have similar symptoms. Sometimes the failure of one thing can lead to the failure of something else.
The biggest headache with newer cars is that EVERYTHING is electronic and/or computerized. The alternator on my A4 went out while driving to work the other day and everything shut down one by one. In the end, the engine was still running, but the car would not even move because the throttle is electronic. 10 or 15 years ago if your alternator went out, you could keep driving...even maybe a day or two before you realized there was a problem. Even then, you probably think it was the battery or a solenoid. Not anymore. Batteries are not powerful enough to power modern cars without the alternator.