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#6168 of 6655 problems with my jetta tdi
Sep 03, 2009 (10:41 am)
I have a 2005 jetta tdi-i absolutely loved this car in the beginning, but it now has 97000 miles, we hae the extended warranty until 100000 miles....my question is my car has been at a volkswagen dealership getting repaired at least 5 times in the past 3 months....the latest started 3 weeks ago, flywheel broken which caused damage to my clutch plate which the warranty would not cover. So, my cost for repairs was around $500.00. My husband went to pick it up and they said there were more problems. When they washed it prior to us picking it up, they couldn't get it re-started. They gave us a loaner for 5 days and then claimed that the car was fixed and ready to be picked up. That was last Friday. I picked it up in the morning but the car was back at the shop because it would just die on me for no apparent reason. I am extremely leary because they have had it since last Friday and have had to call Volkswagen of America because they cannot find out what is wrong with it. I am afriad that my car that was running a little rough when I brought it in (due to the broken flywheel) will never be the same and I am going to be stuck with it
Anything I can do?
#6169 of 6655 1 of 2 fans that cool engine stopped working.
Sep 09, 2009 (4:10 pm)
The larger of the two fans doesn't work. When the car is off and I spin the fan blade a few rotations it then gets hard to spin like its rusty. I heard that it might be a fan relay, or a fan switch but I just hope that it isn't that fan motor itself. It still blows cold air, but once in a while it gets a little warm, and the temp gauge went up to 190 but that was just once.I just would like a few opinions before I start replacing switches and relays and what not. Thanks.
#6170 of 6655 1 of 2 fans that cool engine is not working.
Sep 10, 2009 (3:02 pm)
The larger of the two fans doesn't work. When the car is off and I spin the fan blade a few rotations it then gets hard to spin like its rusty. I heard that it might be a fan relay, or a fan switch but I just hope that it isn't that fan motor itself. It still blows cold air, but once in a while it gets a little warm, and the temp gauge went up to 260 but that was just once.I just would like a few opinions before I start replacing switches and relays and what not. Thanks.
#6171 of 6655 Re: 1 of 2 fans that cool engine is not working. [nigel9]
Sep 10, 2009 (5:22 pm)
I'm guessing that this is a VW Jetta/Golf. What year? The easiest way to check the fan motor is to supply battery voltage to jump it. This way you bypass all the switches and relays involved. Get or borrow a repair manual if you don't know how to do this. It does explain how to do it.
Sounds more like the fan motor or bearings have went bad. Unplug the wire harness from the fan motor. If you spin the fan and it gets hard after a few turns, it's probably not the switch or relay.
Warning.....The fans are always "live". Don't mess around with them when the fans are connected or if the battery isn't disconnected. The fans can come on without warning.
#6172 of 6655 Jetta 2007 Shaking Balance problem while moving
Sep 14, 2009 (2:35 am)
Dear all need your help, about a couple of weeks now i have been noticing an un ususal shaking in the car while driving. i had the engine checked in the dealership and they have recomended to change the catalyzer(lambda sensor) and it costs a fortune. also i have changed the tyres with new continental tyres and checked the alignment and still this problem persists. i feel when am driving that there is something pushing the car slightly and you look at your arms or legs and you feel they are vibrating. its not sever but still alarming. the car have only 28K KM on the milage only.
I need your recomendations to what might be the problem and what do i need to check.
I feel it might be the spark plugs but the the symptoms are not visible when the car is still.
awaiting your feedback, thx
#6173 of 6655 Re: Jetta 2007 Shaking Balance problem while moving [cairo_man]
Sep 14, 2009 (6:53 am)
"the dealership and they have recomended to change the catalyzer(lambda sensor) and it costs a fortune"
It's still under the full 4 year 50K mi warranty, isn't it? Wouldn't this repair (whatever it is) be covered by the warranty?
#6174 of 6655 Re: Jetta 2007 Shaking Balance problem while moving [jeffyscott]
Sep 15, 2009 (12:44 am)
unfortunatelly the warranty for Egypt covers only two years and it ran out last May.
#6175 of 6655 Timing belt and what else?
Sep 15, 2009 (5:38 pm)
I am taking my 06 Jetta TDI to the dealer in two weeks for the 100,000 mile service. I've read in posts that while changing the timing belt it is wise to also do other items. Can someone tell me exactly what parts I should replace?
#6176 of 6655 Re: Timing belt and what else? [driverbern]
Sep 15, 2009 (5:53 pm)
There is a "kit" available that contains ALL the necessarry parts. To get a sense for what is in a "kit", you can go to TDI parts and click on "Timing belt Kits".... then click on the "kit" for your specific 3-letter engine code. There is a complete list of the kit contents.
Essentually, there are 'must be replaced' bolts, pullies, tensionors, waterpump and even the seals for the crankshaft and camshaft. (many quality kits come with BRASS IMPELLER waterpump!)
#6177 of 6655 Re: 2002 VW Jetta [cjlloyd]
Sep 16, 2009 (6:42 am)
So my car finally died.... It shut down at a stop light and the EPC light came on. It started up again after sitting for 20 minutes and I drove the 2 miles necessary to get it home. There was nothing left, even the remote locks wouldn't work. I got a jump start and it drove 40ft before it died again.
I caved and had it towed to the dealership. They said my two year old battery was bad and needed to be replaced. They also needed to reset it once installed. Well, that was two weeks and $400 ago. So far it seems fine but I can't help but drive with some trepidation. I think it is too soon to tell as the problem was always intermittent. I will keep you posted if the problem returns. Keep your fingers crossed that this was it. Thanks for posting.