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#6602 of 6636 ERROR flashes when I turn my jetta on
Sep 25, 2012 (4:59 pm)
Everytime I start my 2006 Jetta, ERROR flashes. It'll go off a few miles down the road. Does anyone know it means?
#6603 of 6636 2008 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition
Sep 26, 2012 (6:51 am)
Anybody else having paint issues? Keep my car immaculate, but have noticed three new spots appearing where it looks like the clear coat has just come off. No rock or door ding associated with it, but it looks like it it is just flaking off. the worst one is now the right rear door. Looks horrible. Has there been any official notice? ( doubtful).
#6604 of 6636 Knocking Sound with Timing Belt
Sep 26, 2012 (9:25 am)
So the other day I went to start my 1997 Jetta GLS 2.0, and it didn't want to turn over, but finally did, only to have it stall one second later, and have a puff of white smoke come from my engine. When I looked, the timing belt had snapped off. With this car it has a dual V belt setup. The thicker belt had snapped off. (The one on the crank, alternator, and ac compressor).
I went to try and start the car again, and it started right up, perfectly. Sound clean, and drove smooth.
I bought a new timing belt and put it on, and now the car struggles to start up again, and when it is on, there is a LOUD knocking sound coming from the area of the belt. Also, the car and electronics feel like it has surges or energy. Lights dim, idle goes down, etc.
Keep in mind though, that when the belt was off, the car was fine.
What could this be?
#6605 of 6636 Re: Knocking Sound with Timing Belt [jeremi1023]
Sep 27, 2012 (6:43 pm)
WOOOOAAAHHH - that is *not* the timing-belt. It is simply an accessory belt which drives some external items.
The timing-belt is under a cover and not viable by just looking at the engine.
If your timing-belt had snapped, then your engine would likely be a suitable boat-anchor. (because the valves would have crashed into the pistons.)
---- Now - on to your question...
If it were mine, I would remove those 2 accessory drive-belts and try to MANUALLY spin each of the accessories. (alternator, power-steering pump, AC compressor...etc) If anything does not spin freely, then you found the problem.
#6606 of 6636 Re: Oil pressure warning light and coolant temp indicator malfunction [dastamm]
Sep 29, 2012 (5:21 am)
sounds like oil pump itself may require replacement too.
many of the symptoms sound like they can be caused by flaky-ground-wire somewhere, or wildly varying voltage going above 14V or below 10V maybe. possibly the voltage regulator is flaky...
Also if not done already, check or replace the ground wire that goes from negative battery post to the negative post on the starter motor, or the ground to chassis wire from there. I suppose the master-mechanic dude must have checked that already though! are battery cables or either post heavily corroded? again, mechanic must have checked/fixed that already?
#6607 of 6636 Re: Oil pressure warning light and coolant temp indicator malfunction [elias]
Sep 29, 2012 (7:50 am)
Thanks for your response. After my posting and with a planned road trip of about 1100 miles, I did have the oil pump replaced. In doing so, the oil was changed to 20W-50. I had had 15W-40 in for the Summer. I've been using 10W-30 for Winters. Since that time in the shop, the problem with oil pressure has stopped, and the pressure was fine throughout the trip. With more than 205 000 miles on the car now, I'm thinking of using higher-viscosity oils, both Summer and Winter.
For the malfunctioning gauge for engine coolant temperature, I plan to have the voltage checked the next time I have the car in the shop.
ĄThanks for your help!
#6608 of 6636 Re: Oil pressure warning light and coolant temp indicator malfunction [dastamm]
Sep 29, 2012 (12:19 pm)
you are most welcome, dastamm - happy & safe motoring...
#6609 of 6636 Re: Jetta? No Thank you. [flowerfarmer]
Oct 21, 2012 (11:28 pm)
I agree with you. VW jettas are crap!!!!! My 2002 vw jetta is always breaking down. Problem after problem after problem!! I'm sick of it