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#6246 of 6629 Re: 02 jetta battery drain [heather26]
Nov 20, 2009 (10:46 am)
I have the same car. VW Jetta, 2002, the low-end version. It too now suffers this problem. I took the car to a mechanic who looked for a parasitic battery draw on the car after the key was taken out and he saw nothing drawing power. But, yet have a week of sitting without use, the battery tends to be drained and can't turn over the engine. Battery is only 1 year old. Anyone have any ideas ?
#6247 of 6629 Re: 2002 jetta seat problem [golfergreen]
Nov 20, 2009 (11:46 am)
I have had the same problem with my '00 Jetta. There is a metal pin that slides in and out of a sleeve. That's the adjustment. Pin out the seat will slide. When the seat is adjusted, the pin goes into a hole and your seat is locked in. Easiest way to fix this is to clean out the pin/sleeve assembly. A lot of dirt down there and it gets into the workings and causes the pin to stick. It does work itself loose. That's why it does go back into position all the way forward and back. You can snap up on the adjust handle, but that will only tear up stuff. Try cleaning the assy with some spray cleaner. I used dry lub after the pin was loose.
#6248 of 6629 2001 Jetta Head Light and Tail Light
Nov 22, 2009 (7:46 pm)
Hi folks, one of the headlights and tail lights of my 2001 Jetta does not work. Where should I turn to help? Where should I buy the bulbs? Is it possible to change it by myself?
Thanks a lot!!
#6249 of 6629 Re: 2001 Jetta Head Light and Tail Light [ohbaobei]
Nov 23, 2009 (7:55 am)
headlight is a very common/standard bulb.
any auto parts store has a little book / computer-thing that will tell you the exact model #. also it's listed in the owners manual.
it's easy to replace too, a nifty/easy/suavely-engineered little plastic turn-the-cover-thingy makes it easy, but you do have to bend your wrist. be sure not to touch the bulb glass with bare fingers - oil from fingers can cause it to later crack.
taillight is probably easy too - probably similar/easy to brakelight that i just swapped on 06 jetta. also a very common bulb.
#6250 of 6629 1998 Jetta GLS won't idle
Nov 28, 2009 (9:57 am)
I'm trying to help my sister, she has a 1998 VW Jetta GLS 4dr automatic trans. She's a single mother and just lost her job, so things are really tough right now and I want to help her for the holidays if I can.
She came out to start her Jetta the other day and it started up but sputtered and died. If she continuously pumps the gas pedal the engine will run rough but will die the moment she stops pumping the gas pedal. I need to find an engine schematic so I can identify each component (fuel, ignition, electrical). I'm not a mechanic but very mechanically inclined and capable of fixing just about anything with a little guidance.
Any suggestions as to where I should start? Does anyone know where I can find an online engine schematic.
I'm very thankful for this forum.......Joey
#6251 of 6629 Re: 1998 Jetta GLS won't idle [sandiegojoey]
Nov 28, 2009 (10:01 am)
I just thought of something to add. If anyone out there has a carfax account and is willing to research it for us, her VIN# is 3VWSB81H2WM259498
I thought perhaps there might be some usefull information in the vehicle's history, but we cannot afford the added expense right now.
#6252 of 6629 Re: 1998 Jetta GLS won't idle [sandiegojoey]
Nov 28, 2009 (2:54 pm)
I'm guessing that the check engine light is on/blinking. That would be the best place to start. It sounds like it has some sort of misfire, so you should get some helpful codes.
But, if I were to guess, I'd say something with the ignition system is faulty. I had the #1 spark plug go bad and the engine ran terrible, if it ran. One bad spark plug made my wife think the whole engine was toast. Not to say that this is your sisters problem, but one little part can cause serious problems.
Has any of the ignition parts ever been replaced?
#6253 of 6629 Re: 1998 Jetta GLS won't idle [sandiegojoey]
Nov 28, 2009 (3:07 pm)
You really did not give us enough details... Are ALL the cylinders misfiring? Does it run rough when it does run? Did you observe any smoke from the tailpipe (what color? white/black) Was it reciently refuled (bad batch of gas?). Does it run any different when the MAF is disconected....etc
As eluded-to above, the very best way to diagnose a modern fuel-injected engine is start with the troublecodes stored in the onboard computer. They will point you where you need to look.
You can use some of the 'tools' on the internet to locate someone with VagCom.
Alternatly, many auto-parts stores will run the diagnostics for free and tell you the troublecodes which are stored in the onboard computer.
Once you have the troublecodes, you can post them here and we may be able to help isolate the problem.
#6254 of 6629 Re: 1998 Jetta GLS won't idle [bpeebles]
Nov 28, 2009 (5:52 pm)
You can rent a loaner tool from Autozone. It is expensive but you get all your money back when you return the tool. It is an OBDII scan tool. Ask how to use it. I presume that you can not get the car to the parts store for them to scan it free.
Nov 30, 2009 (3:38 pm)
I have an 00 jetta (low end model). It seems as though everytime I replace the headlight the other one goes out or the same headlight goes back out... not to mention taillights... Wondering if anyone else has had these types of recurring issues and if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks.