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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#6524 of 6655 tools for a transmission
Mar 31, 2011 (5:43 am)
so i have a 1997 vr6 jetta DOHC with 179 000km but my clutch failed and i am about to get my clutch replaced by a mechanic who lives far away for a cheap price, the only problem is that i need to know if i need any special VW Tools to install a clutch kit, clutch, pressure plate, gasket, bearing. i have been looking for a long time but no answer so far.
#6525 of 6655 Re: tools for a transmission 
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 31, 2011 (7:12 am)
Let's see....for the clutch itself:
You'll need a flywheel locking tool or equivalent (tool # 3067).
A clutch disk alignment (centering) tool # 3190A
If you remove the flywheel, you'll need new flywheel bolts
To remove the transaxle, you 'll need some kind of engine support bridge to hold the engine up temporarily.
Also, you'll need a transmission jack
I presume your mechanic has done this job before?
#6526 of 6655 Re: 1994 jetta III 2.0L - Oil Pan Removal Problems [finickycar]
Jun 02, 2011 (3:12 am)
i ran into this problem too and could not find a solution online anywhere it plagued me for days, but alas i have a solution. hidden to your eye is a windage try that is holding your pan up. it follows the shape of your oil pan so it looks like its a gasket but nay it is not. separate the two and it should come down.
#6527 of 6655 1996 Jetta Coolant Dump
Jun 08, 2011 (7:18 am)
My Girlfriend has a 96 Jetta VR6 Automatic. She dumped her coolant in my driveway made it about 5 miles and the car made a loud pop then died, she smelled rubber burning. The car never overheated. I filled the resrvoir with water and it did not leak out, as soon as she put it in gear to go it dumped it's fluid again she made it the 5 miles back to the house and it died in the driveway, I don't see any obvious leaks when the car sits. It's a real nice car for it's age but were not sure we want to have it towed just to find out that we are looking at a several thousand dollar repair. Any ideas on where to start with a home repair?
#6528 of 6655 Re: 1996 Jetta Coolant Dump [scottcoope]
Jun 08, 2011 (5:10 pm)
First of all, driving without antifreeze is NEVER a good thing... how can you possibly say "The car never overheated." ??? I hope you realize the temperature-gauge does not read properly when there is no antifreeze in the system so it cannot be used as a guide.
Next, figure out where the coolant is coming from. It should not be very difficult with such a large leak.
Finally, lets not forget VW *REQUIRES* special antifreeze. (substitutions are not a good idea because incompatibilities may cause gelling)
Obviously driving it AT ALL is asking for $$ problems like warped head.
#6530 of 6655 Re: Ignition Switch Replacement for 99 Jetta 2.0L [mariog2000]
Jul 01, 2011 (9:42 am)
Hi I just took out the switch on mine the two red color things ar paint balls use a small screwdriver dig out most of the paint and the screw sriver will catch the screws unscrew them out uper and lower ( K)
#6531 of 6655 2008 buzzing
Jul 07, 2011 (5:09 am)
I have a 2008 jetta. In the last couple of days when you start the car there is a buzzing noise coming from the right side of the car. Does anyone know what this is. or should i take it in asap ?
#6532 of 6655 Rust on the hood
Jul 09, 2011 (11:48 am)
I have 46,000 miles on my 2009 SE. I have some bubbling paint on the front edge and underside of my hood. The dealer says it is a paint problem and not covered anymore since the warranty has ended. However, the car has a 12 year unlimited mileage corrosion perforation warranty. The dealer was going to have the area rep come down but now it seems he is not coming based on a conversation he had with the dealer.
I went to a body shop and they said it is definitely rust coming through the paint. The paint thickness measures 4.9 mils.
I can see this being a major headache to fight VW on this claim. I have read where VW Customer Service is pretty bad. The service advisor is already giving me the run around. This is the last VW I buy, I'm switching back to Japanese (Subaru, Honda, Toyota).
#6533 of 6655 Re: 2008 buzzing [tdilove]
Jul 11, 2011 (8:48 am)
Can not diagnose it for sure from here.
Could be a bad speaker, or speaker wire.
Try to isolate where the buzzing is coming from and re-post.