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#5446 of 6655 2004 Jetta 1.8T clutch problems
Nov 23, 2007 (4:53 pm)
I have a 2004 Jetta 1.8T with 40.5k miles. Over the last 500 miles I noticed that the engine would rev up with no corresponding increase in speed, mostly in the 4th and 5th gear. Over the last 50 miles I noticed this problem in the 1st and 2nd gears too. I figured this was clutch slippage.
I was planning on getting my 40k service done and this problem prompted me to go get my 40k service done at the dealership. Took it to Russel VW in Baltimore, Maryland today(the cheapest quote I got in the DC metro area - $500). Got a call a bit earlier that the "clutch kit" needs to be replaced for $1300. It seems the kit is mostly the cable leading to the clutch. Was told that the clutch itself is in good shape, but that any delay in replacing the "kit" would damage the clutch which would cost about $3000. Gave me such a shock that I didn't ask much, but just told them to hold off on any repairs. I will call tomorrow and ask about the exact problem, but in the meantime I want to check on this "clutch kit" problem. Never heard of this before. I had braced myself for problems with the clutch, but this is really ridiculous.
I am not going to get any work done at the dealership. Any suggestions for a good VW repair place in the Columbia/Baltimore area? How much should I expect to pay for replacing a clutch or the "clutch kit" if that is a legitimate problem?
I have been driving a stick for the past ten years. Previous car was a 98 Jetta that I drove for 75k.
Thanks in advance.
#5447 of 6655 checking for brake-drag
Nov 23, 2007 (5:08 pm)
If you were able to spin the wheels by hand, there is not much drag.
One reason that the front wheels behave differently from the rears is because your car is a front wheel drive. The REAR wheels are essentually "along for the ride" and just spin on bearings. The FRONT wheels not only have bearings, they are also connected to the transmission thru constantVelocity joints and driveshafts. These components add some more rotational resistance to the front wheels when you spin them by hand.
#5448 of 6655 Cabin air filter for 2002 Jetta
Nov 25, 2007 (12:24 pm)
New to the site. Having scraps of a filter blowing out of the AC vents. Anyone know where the passenger cabin air filter is located? I'm sure this is the problem - old and falling apart. These are good to replace in all cars periodically. I can't find anything in the owner's manual as to where this is located.
#5449 of 6655 Re: Cabin air filter for 2002 Jetta [kkavanaugh]
Nov 25, 2007 (1:53 pm)
Open your hood, on your left of center (the passenger side) as you look at the engine right under the bottom tip of the windshield. Lift the weather stripping from (your )the left edge, app 12-15 in and it will be held down by a number of screws. It is hard to describe the exact motions it takes to both R/R the cabin filter. Suffice to say you need a certain amount of english, but not so much as to break off plastic pieces needed for proper operation.
#5450 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta Transmission Problems [akkjetta]
Nov 25, 2007 (4:56 pm)
I have an 02 vr6 automatic, i had the jerking for approximately 120000 kilometers on and off, I had the code read and it indicated that it was the shift solemoid which is about 1700 canadian to fix. its a computer problem not always the tranny.
#5451 of 6655 Re: Cabin air filter for 2002 Jetta [kkavanaugh]
Nov 25, 2007 (6:43 pm)
This webpage shows the basic location of the cabin filter.
This webpage shows step-by-step procedure to replace it.
When you get a cabin filter, most places will ask you if you want the one with the CHARCOAL or not. Although more expensive, the charcoal filter does a superiour job at removing outside odors. (exhaust fumes, skunk.... etc)
#5452 of 6655 Glow plug repalcement & wiring harness
Nov 27, 2007 (12:27 pm)
I have a 2003 VW Jetta Wagon TDI. Recently the check engine light came on and I went to dealer to have diagnostics done. I have one faulty glowplug and they want to replace all glowplugs and the wiring harness. Big bucks! Get second opinion or try something another VW TDI owner has tried and was successful. On a small income and don't want to put out this if I can put it off. But don't want to ruin engine either. Thanks for any info or suggestions.
#5453 of 6655 NEED HELP TO TURN OFF TOOL LIGHT
Nov 27, 2007 (6:52 pm)
I need help with the maintenance tool light on my VW jetta 2007. I just change my oil and I want to know if there is a way to reset the maintenance little tool light off.
can anyone help me please??
Thank you for any help
#5455 of 6655 Re: ABS light, dim lights on 2003 Jetta [isae]
Nov 28, 2007 (2:00 pm)
Just a heads up. A very reputable import mechanic said everything looked okay except the positive battery cable was loose. They replaced it and said that the car has not reproduced the symptoms since. (they are fixing something else on the car (unrelated). But when I get the car back I'll let you know if the problem was resolved by replacing/tightening the positive battery connection.