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#1 of 45 What is this annoying noise?
Apr 19, 2006 (4:45 pm)
Hello- I have a 2004 VW Jetta. If the front windows are rolled up and the back windows are rolled down it makes a horrible/annoying noise. At first I thought I had a flat tire (that is what is sounds like. Does anyone else have this problem? Is it how this car is designed?
#2 of 45 Re: What is this annoying noise? [amyjones2002]
Apr 20, 2006 (12:31 am)
It's a vaccum related issue. If you open one or both of the front windows a little or tilt the sunroof up if you have one, it will solve the problem.
#3 of 45 Re: What is this annoying noise? [amyjones2002]
Apr 20, 2006 (3:28 am)
Actually, in almost all cars with sunroofs you can find this kind of resonance (which is related to the way a recorder/flute makes its sound). The two most common ways to fix it is to (1) not open the sunroof to its fullest position, and (2) to open some of the other windows, usually the front windows, slightly.
There are aftermarket devices available that attach to your roof (and don't look very pretty) that work, as well.
#4 of 45 Re: What is this annoying noise? [lastory]
Apr 24, 2006 (4:37 pm)
Thank you. My car does not have a sun roof and you are right, the only way I have been able to resolve it is by opening the front windows. I have never had a car that does this.
#5 of 45 1998 Jetta Door locks
May 31, 2006 (11:53 am)
Recently I have encountered a number of annoying problems. For one my doors will lock occasionally on there own. I have removed the batteries from my remote but that didn't solve the problem. When this happens I can not exit the car without setting off the alarm. Anyone have any suggestions.
#6 of 45 Re: 1998 Jetta Door locks [rsenger1]
Jul 05, 2006 (4:38 pm)
I AM NOT SURE IF THE 98 IS THE SAME AS MY 95 BUT THE LOCKS ARE OPERATED BY A VACUUM PUMP LOCATED ON THE INNER WHEEL WELL
THE THE TRUNK ON THE DRIVERS SIDE. THE COMPUTER MUST BE TELLING THE PUMP TO OPERATE WHEN IT SHOULD NOT. IF YOU DISCONNECT & PLUG THE VACUUM FROM THE PUMP ,THAT SHOULD STOP THE LOCKS FROM OPERATING.
LIKE I SAID NOT SURE IF THEY ARE THE SAME.
#7 of 45 Annoying Noise
Feb 02, 2007 (2:08 pm)
i recently bought a 1999 VW Jetta 2.0 Auto, and while idling, i hear this annoying "clicking" noise from the engine, is this normal?, someone was telling me that my hydraulic lifters need to be replaced, and someone else has told me that this is normal VW operating noise (they are "noisy cars"), can someone help me figure this out?
also, there is another clicking noise coming from under the car, near the C. converter area...any ideas anyone??
May 09, 2007 (12:20 pm)
i need help ASAP .. I JUST BOUGHT A vw jetta 2001 vr6 . i dont know anything about cars i have a strange noise from the engine and also a strong vibration under the car when i hit the breaks or when i am driving with 30 miles/h stady speed.
i was yesterdays to two differnt dealers and they told me diferent problems
first one said electric fan dosent work and timing chains needs replaced and the second dealer said some valve in the engine its making the noise ( sometimes the noise is every time , sometimes just when you accelerate)..
none of the dealers drove the car .. and they didnt heard the big noise ( when you slow downd or u drive with 30 miles/h ) for me what noise comes from a tire.. its stranage to explain the noise.. is rithmical
i dont know anything about cars and i dont know ho to trust and.. i need help !!
#9 of 45 Re: help [dragom_dan]
Aug 09, 2007 (11:52 am)
I think I might have had the same problem. However, I heard a high pitched squealing noise coming from the front of my car. After many hours of it being at the dealer being road tested, inspected and cleaned, it turns out that it was the break pads rubbing against the rust ridge of the rotor. They are able to fix it for about $400 or I can deal with the sound until I need new break pads.
#10 of 45 burning smelling rear wheel
Dec 10, 2007 (7:09 pm)
I have a 04 jetta 5 speed, lately after driving for 20 min at highway speeds I have begun to smell a burning smell coming from the driver side rear wheel. I checked the area for plastic, none. I inspected brake shoes and found wear is equal on both breaks (disks). I am not very savy on things like axels, could this be a bearing problem? Does anyone have any ideas?