Last post on Oct 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#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?
#12747 of 12749 Re: vwguild [lindsay1488]
Oct 10, 2011 (4:36 pm)
I dont know about "cheap" but you can get a "kit" which includes Timing-belt, pullies, tensionors, waterpump, bolts....etc
As for labor, you can call around and locate someone you trust for the price.
I am kinda skittish that you are looking for "cheap". Are you aware that if not done properly, your engine can become an instant boat-anchor. This also means if JUST the belt is replaced... you are risking big problems.
You should have KNOWN the timing-belt and all related components needed replacement - it is no surprise. You have had years to save $10 a month to pay for this needed service. Pony up and get it done properly....else suffer the consequences.
#12748 of 12749 Type of fuse in engine compartment of '02 Jetta
Oct 10, 2011 (12:37 pm)
#12749 of 12749 Type of fuse in engine compartment of '02 Jetta
Oct 10, 2011 (12:37 pm)
Anybody know what type of fuse it is that's in the engine compartment of an '02 Jetta GLS 1.8T? I need to replace one but I can't seem find any info on what kind of fuse it is. I've looked online at O'Reiley's and all they seem to carry (online) are the fuses that go inside the passenger compartment; those aren't the same type are they?