Last post on Oct 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#12737 of 12749 Re: 2005 Jetta 2.5 lease buyout? [fleased]
Jun 16, 2009 (2:54 pm)
First, if you are serious about buying the car, call the leasing company (is it VW?) and see if they will negotiate on the buyout. I was able to do that with the last leased car that I purchased at lease end, a Nissan that was leased from NMAC. The buyout price isn't too bad, and I've seen Jettas of similar vintage at around $10-11k at local dealers, but there may be some room to negotiate. It would only take a few minutes of your time to find out.
Second, a 2009 Sonata GLS with AT can be had for around $15k + T&L depending on where you live, and I see Civic LXes with AT selling for under $16k + T&L on the Edmunds.com Prices Paid discussions. Anyway, the Elantra is more comparable to the Jetta and Civic in size, and those can be had for under $14k +T&L. So a new car wouldn't cost $18k, but it would be more than $10k. The benefit of the new car is of course you'd have no out-of-pocket costs except regular maintenance for at least 5 years or 60k miles (in the case of the Hyundais). However, neither the Sonata or Civic (or Elantra) will feel like your Jetta (I own a Rabbit and have driven the Civic, Sonata, and Elantra quite a bit so I feel qualified to make that comparison).
#12738 of 12749 2004 Jetta overheating but not when idling
Sep 18, 2009 (7:57 am)
Can anyone tell me the next step I should take to troubleshoot my jetta with an overheating problem? It runs at proper temp when in idle but heats up when I drive it a block or two. I have replaced the thermostat, the two fans by the radiator run when its hot, i checked the small top hose going to the ball-shaped resevoir but no antifreeze comes out when idling and its cool. Now what? thanks in advance!
#12739 of 12749 1999 Jetta 2.0: ABA vs. AEG engine
Oct 05, 2009 (8:20 am)
Hi all: Does anyone know how to determine whether a 2.0 engine is an "ABA" vs. an "AEG"? Can you get that from the VIN...or what? Thanks, vwdawg
#12740 of 12749 Re: 2004 Jetta overheating but not when idling [meef]
Oct 05, 2009 (3:03 pm)
The factory waterpump with plastic impeller is known to "come apart". Once the impeller is not connected to the shaft.... it does not pump coolant like it should.
The waterpump is SUPPOSED to be replaced when timing-belt is replaced... I would expect your 2004 is close to needing this procedure anyway. The cost is the labor to get in there so you should replace EVERY MOVING PART that the timing-belt touches.
oh.... many folks have a BRASS IMPELLER waterpump installed when the TB is replaced... that is what I did.
#12741 of 12749 Re: 1999 Jetta 2.0: ABA vs. AEG engine [vwdawg]
Oct 05, 2009 (3:05 pm)
There is sticker on engine with the 3-letter engine designation. It is usually on the timing-belt cover.
#12742 of 12749 Re: 1999 Jetta 2.0: ABA vs. AEG engine [bpeebles]
Oct 06, 2009 (1:33 pm)
Thanks, bpeebles, for the FYI...appreciate it! vwdawg
#12743 of 12749 Battery died and now car doesnt run right
May 18, 2010 (9:21 am)
My girl left her light on in her 2001 jetta from fri-tues while at the beach. when we got back the battery was completely dead and wouldnt start with a jump. i put the battery outta my truck into it and it started fine however it is running very very ruff at idle and will not accelerate until it has ran for a while. I can stomp the gas and it will only run at 2000 RPM. anybody have a clue? any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
#12744 of 12749 Re: Battery died and now car doesnt run right [bew21]
May 19, 2010 (5:19 pm)
wont go over 2000 RPM... the computer has fallen into "limp mode".
The onboard computer "learns" as you drive and stores the 'learned' settings in memory so the engine is always finely tuned. If the battery was COMPLETELY dead, the "rememberd" settings are lost and one needs to drive for awhile so the relearning can occour.
Additionaly, I would expect the radio may be in "safe" mode too.
You may need to perform some of the other "basic settings" to re-teach the computer so it comes out of "limp mode".
#12745 of 12749 Re: Battery died and now car doesnt run right [bpeebles]
May 22, 2010 (8:07 am)
Thanks it is running better already. But i think i do need to perform some more settings bc she drove it to Atlanta yesterday which is a good 100-120 miles and then today it went into limp mode again in an intersection and after about 2 minutes she said it took off and drove right again. how do i make those setting changes?
#12746 of 12749 Re: vwguild [blueguydotcom]
Oct 08, 2011 (7:26 pm)
hey just wondering where I can get a cheap timing belt for a 03 jetta 1.8 gl turbo, and at low labor costs?