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Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#1394 of 1529 Re: 2000 VW Golf will randomly not start [garger]
Jul 12, 2007 (5:01 pm)
Well, one of my posts shows my ignorance on definitions! The crack they found was on the fuel rail and when I asked for the part they didn't have it any longer. The repair was completed on a Saturday and I didn't pickup until Tuesday so I can understand that it was thrown away/disposed of.
However, not one person in the service area could explain to me how a "small" crack appeared on the "Fuel Rail".
Again, they replaced the plastic nipple on the fuel line but that was close to the fuel tank itself.
We've had the car for 3 days and it continues to start but....that doesn't mean much based on past history.
It still bothers me that they performed a recall and then this issue cropped up.
The entire recall was based on too much tension on the fuel line causing cracks in the plastic nipple at the fuel tank and issues with the fuel pump.
It has been an expensive experience as well! I'll let you know any updates as they occur.
Aug 08, 2007 (7:16 am)
i have been having a problem with my 00 golf it as 100k even and when it runs its flawless but it can cut of at any time and its been kind of agrivating me i can go when its cold turn it on and it will run fine start easy but after it gets warm im driving on the highway or sitting still and boom cuts off i have changer fuel pump fuel filter in rear new coil pack new fuel pump relay im all out of ideas someone please help me
#1396 of 1529 90 VW Golf 1.8 clutch problems
Sep 08, 2007 (12:18 pm)
Put a clutch in a golf now got no pedal, and no pressure on clutch lever. Any ideas about what I missed?
#1397 of 1529 Re: 90 VW Golf 1.8 clutch problems [lorddrago1]
Sep 08, 2007 (5:38 pm)
A wild guess -- Did you miss bleeding the clutch hydrolic system?
#1398 of 1529 Re: 90 VW Golf 1.8 clutch problems [bpeebles]
Sep 08, 2007 (6:15 pm)
It's not hydrolic. It's works with a cable. I need to know if there is spacer or something on the push rod?
#1399 of 1529 Re: 90 VW Golf 1.8 clutch problems [lorddrago1]
Sep 08, 2007 (7:03 pm)
Whoops -- all the newer VWs are hydrolic...
I know my 1979 Scirocco was cable as was my 1981 Rabbit-pickup truck.... but by 2001 they are all hydrolic. Since the clutch is SHARED with the brake-fluid, some folks forget that they are hydrolic.
Jan 13, 2008 (10:23 am)
sorry for a what is probably a stupid question but when i start my golf a light comes on near the miage that says, 'service inspect' it stays on for a minute or so and then turns off. does the car need a service? i have no booklet and don't know cars. thanks.
#1402 of 1529 Electrical Issues
Feb 12, 2008 (1:07 pm)
We got a 2001 VW Golf GLS and had a CD player installed before we brought it home. We moved out of state and I started noticing that the front console lighting would flicker on and off, very distracting at night! I mentioned this when I was taking the car into the dealerships for routine maintenance and no one could ever figure out the cause. I suggested a short in wiring from when the CD player was installed but no one listened.
About a year and a half a go, one dealer mechanic said he knew what the problem was and could fix it, but because my car is no longer under warranty, it would cost me almost $1000.
The past few weeks, I have been having my car not start. I get in, put the key in but when I turn to start the car, everything turns off. My first thought was the battery died, I live in AZ and batteries do not last long. But while I was waiting for someone to help me jump my car, I sit in the front seat and notice my clock is back on. I put the key in the ignition and it starts right up! This happened again a week later, and then happened again yesterday, 11 days from the last time.
Anybody have any suggestions? I called VW customer care and the employee documented everything but because my warranty is expired they cannot do anything, THOUGH I have the option of taking it to a dealer and having it diagnosed (but paying for it myself!) I am concerned that there will be a problem when I am driving and it could cause an accident hurting myself and other innocent people.
I am ready for a new car, but I owe so much still because of a stupid ex-husband who thought it was a good idea to lease and then separates from me when the lease is up, and since he didn't pay the alimony he was supposed to left me no option but finance and buy the stupid thing.
I need a safe ride but cannot afford to pay for repairs when I don't feel I've done anything wrong. I just wish VW would diagnose the thing and if they believe the problem is unrelated to the CD player installation then I will pay for repairs or get rid of the car. It's just frustrating that they aren't willing to do anything but "document my concerns!"