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#5884 of 6655 Re: Replacing thermostat in 2001 2.0L Jetta [bpeebles]
Nov 25, 2008 (9:44 am)
Thank you for your comments specially your intake manifold design desription. I figured you did not need to remove the manifold to get to the plugs. I don't have water pump problem. My point was a bad plastic impeller design and I do have every intention of using brass impeller W/P when I do the TB and W/P next summer.
I think you got confused about what issue I had. I just had an erratic hot engine where the temp gage climbed, so I replaced the thermostat.
I do like VW's for the way they drive and handle. Their reliability is nothing to brag about but the way they handle no Honda or Toyota can touch. I had a brand new 1985 Jetta 5 speed, put 180K miles on it. It was a great car. The gearing ratio makes the RPM run high. You feel like you need a 6th gear. I had a 92 325i that has similar gearing.
Taking about oil filter changes... I have had two Accords. I rather jack up the car and get to the filter than drip over power steering hoses and engine block with the filter sitting in the front. Filter changes are messier in 2.0L VW than in Hondas. I don't know about other VW engines. My 85 Jetta did not have power steering or spalsh guards to mess with, but the filter in it was in the same place. Actually it could be the same filter.
I do have issues with items that are lifetime like coolants or automatic transmissions that they claim it never requires service.....really?
Will report back on my son's Jetta if any Prestone coolant related issue comes up. If I learn a lesson, I would like you all to know.
#5885 of 6655 Re: Stalling [xlaurax362]
Nov 25, 2008 (6:37 pm)
The coil pack may be the culprit. The earlier coilpacks have been known to crack, allowing moisture to enter. This can cause the car to either stall, or shut down completely. Check and replace the coilpack, and that should resolve the stalling issue.
#5886 of 6655 Re: Replacing thermostat in 2001 2.0L Jetta [jodar96]
Nov 26, 2008 (12:13 pm)
I think the comments were offered up on (my) the assumption that no body on this thread wants to see have that kind of experience.
#5887 of 6655 2002 VW Jetta
Nov 29, 2008 (3:53 pm)
I have a 2002 VW Jetta with 100,000 miles on it. I bought the car used. Sense i have owned the car i have had troble with it shifting (its an automatic). When i accelerate it seems to stumble or jerk in to gear. It doesn't do this every time and its normally around 3 gear or so. I have taken it to several shops and they have told me nothing is wrong with my transmission. Recently i have had and issue with my electrical system. It started a few months ago when i noticed that my tripomeder was reset to 0 miles and my clock was reset when i got in the car. then it progressed to were im driving down the road coming to a stop or already stopped and the car loses compete electrical power and the engine turns off. The electric comes back on and i can put my car in park and it turns on with out any problem. It does not happen all the time and it has happen both during the day and at night. And still sometimes when i park my car and then come back to it at the end of the day and i see that the time and the tripomider is reset. I was told that it could be something with my fuel injector that causes the stumbling and for the engine to stall but that does not explain why i lose electrical power does it? I appreciate any insight you can provide to me!
#5888 of 6655 Re: 2002 VW Jetta [cjlloyd]
Nov 29, 2008 (5:26 pm)
I had the same problem. I also have a 2002 jetta GLS. It is probably a transmission sensor. There are a few sensors. My car was not switching speeds correctly which makes the car jump when it is changing shifts. Unfortunately only the dealer can fix this problem. My problem was the sensor inside the tramsmission, which meant that they had to drop the tranny to replace sensor. If you're lucky it wont be that one.
#5889 of 6655 Re: 2002 VW Jetta [brooklyntech]
Nov 29, 2008 (6:20 pm)
Im sorry but i don't know to much about cars, but wouldn't some kind of error come up when you scan the cars computer. Also would they check the sensors when i bring my car in complaining about transmission problems? I was told by several master techs that i didn't have a transmission problem. But thanks for the advice i will try to look more into that and other advice on my post would be great especially the turning off issue i am having. Thanks again for your quick responses.
#5890 of 6655 Re: Flooded Driver Side floor [myfirstvw]
Nov 30, 2008 (5:20 am)
I had the same problem with my 04 jetta, After going to the STEALERSHIP and leaving with no answer I went my mechanic who simply said the drain plugs were clogged and being so the rain water or if you went through a car wash, the water needed a place to go. To fix this problem locate your drain plugs, then drive to a local gas station using the air house put it up against the plugs and blow. My mechanic told me leaves or dirt builds up and after awhile stops the flow of the plugs. This will fix your problem of a wet drivers side floor board.
#5891 of 6655 2001 Jetta not starting
Nov 30, 2008 (6:57 am)
Does anyone know what is the issue here?
The 2.0L manual has 93K miles. It had on and off starting problem. No cranking at all. when you turn the key all light are dim and when you turn the key to crank position, all lights just fade and you hear a click click click inside and NOT atthe starter. When you are outside the car, and push the remote the light are very dim.
My mechanic gone through all kind of connection cleaning and tightening for $270. When the car acted up again, he came to my house and checked everything again and said it is for sure the starter.
I replaced the starter myself back on Oct 5th. since then the car has been prefect with every crank. two days ago, it started acting up again. He came over again, and checked the battery, check the ignition wire going to the starter, and the ground to starter. Everything checked OK. but when we plugged the starter wire back to to the starter, all lights were strong, and it started right up. He said I will be wasting money by replacing a year old battery or the ignition switch.
He is to check on line with other VW mechanics to see what they can tell him.
Nov 30, 2008 (9:42 am)
I was wondering, I noticed that some mkiv Jettas have the steeringwheel audio controls and what not. two of the cars i test drove had them. Unfortunately, they only had the cassette deck.
I was wondering if I were to get a new audio system with CD player and Aux jack, would the I still be able to use the steering wheel audio controls? I searched the web but mostly found info about changing steering wheels.
Any Info appriciated. THX!!
Btw, they were 2001 Jetta GLS 2.0 4AT. The 02 did not have them.
#5893 of 6655 Re: 2001 Jetta not starting [jodar96]
Nov 30, 2008 (9:54 am)
I ACTUALLY KNOW THIS ONE!! DEAD or almost dead battery.
I was cleaning my neighbors Beetle's interior. I needed to vaccum the car so I pluged it up and turned the key to the on position. Little did I know, the DRLs(Daytime Running Lights) were on the entire time! Ok anywho, the radio dimmed out, the lights inside faded away, and the power windows reminded me of my 95 accord's (SUPER SLOW). Then I tried to start the car and it was just loud clicking almost sounding like the Wheel of (mis)fortune and the car wouldn't start.
I loooked that up online and saw that that is VW's way of having a dead/dying battery. Next we just jump started the car and all was fine. We just let it run for about 10mins before turning it off.
If this is constantly happening to you, I think that your altenator may need replacing because it will not hold a charge.
hope this helps!
BTW, the next day her beetle's key snapped in half... It was a make shift key, not the switchblade or old style key. Anyone know how to get the switchblade key for a reasonable price that doesn't include paying $350 to the dealership for ONE key? This would be good for her because she really needs a key and me because all the Jetta i've been shopping around for only have one switchblade key .