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#5567 of 6655 Re: brakes shudder (or stutter?) -- 2004 Jetta Stationwagon [syzygy00]
Feb 07, 2008 (11:08 am)
Thanks for the replies JeffyScott and Mr. Shiftright. You are right that it was just the ABS kicking in, so hooray, no repairs. I just took it to a mechanic right now. It happens in dry weather. I do not feel it in the steering wheel. My experience is that it is happening in the front bottom of the car.
I checked the coolant level a few times over the last month and it's always at the right level and the engine doesn't overheat. So I guess I will just ignore that light.
For those of you in the San Francisco area, I had a good experience with Advanced Audi Volkswagen repair on Michigan. Owner is Aaron.
#5568 of 6655 Re: brakes shudder (or stutter?) -- 2004 Jetta Stationwagon [syzygy00]
Feb 07, 2008 (6:26 pm)
That sure sounds like the ABS system kicking in to me. If you apply the brakes too hard on slippery surface (snow/sand) then the brake-pedal will kinda "vibrate" as the ABS system does its thing.
The antifreeze light is common when the coolant level is right on the cusp of being too low. When coolant is cold, it contracts and the sensor sees it as "too low".... as the coolant warms up, it expands and the level goes up so the antifreeze light extinguishes.
To fix that problem, add about 1/4 cup of DISTILLED water. (If you need to add any more liquid than that... MUST use proper VW antifreeze.)
Feb 08, 2008 (7:35 pm)
2001 Jetta 1.8 is flashing engine light and running rough on acceleration. It also has a rotten egg smell. ???
Feb 08, 2008 (8:00 pm)
Something is overloading your catalytic converter. You need to take it in right away and have the codes read. I think you are running rich, or the catalytic is plugging up.
#5571 of 6655 Re: HELP [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 09, 2008 (4:10 pm)
Thx so much for your speedy reply. Made a date with the man with a computer and program for this car. On another note, just finished doing a clutch change on this 2001 jetta. I must by into whips and chains and didn't even know it! Not wanting to do that job again!
Feb 09, 2008 (4:48 pm)
little tight in there ain't it?
#5573 of 6655 Power Steering
Feb 11, 2008 (11:28 am)
My 2001 Jetta with 51000 miles has been making power steering noise in the morning when it's cold. How do you check the fluid? and what's it cost to replace one. Any one else with this issue...Paul
#5574 of 6655 Re: brakes shudder (or stutter?) -- 2004 Jetta Stationwagon [bpeebles]
Feb 11, 2008 (8:52 pm)
Hi bpeebles, Thanks for writing back and explaining about the anti-freeze light. I have to take it in for 40,000 mile service soon, so hopefully, that will take care of it. Thanks again, Janice
#5575 of 6655 ECM Replacement
Feb 20, 2008 (12:16 pm)
I own a 1999 Jetta IV VR6 and I need to replace the ECM. Can I just get one from a used parts place? I understand that I might have to get it "reflashed". Does that meen that the car won't start with the replacement? It would seem to me that there must be a battery in the ECM to hold the memory or it is an EPROM chip, holding the info. I know that you would need to load the VIN number of the car, along with the milage.
I am planning on getting rid of this car shortly but I won't get much with the check engine light on and the ABS light on, and the break light flashing, which is why I don't want to spend the $1500 for a new ECM at the dealer.
Isn't there an easy way to solve this problem?
It would seem to me that someone should have an adapter cable to plub your laptop into the ECM plug and redo your required information. Sure you could change the milage, but on other cars, you can change the speedo, so what's the biggie?
#5576 of 6655 car shut off wont start
Feb 27, 2008 (5:48 am)
i have a 96 jetta the car shut off at the light after i was driving it for about a half hour didnt overheat and their is gas in the tank it turns over fine it but it seems that it isnt firing or no gas is getting to the plugs or something any help of what the problem may be