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#142 of 266 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [biomass]
Apr 28, 2010 (8:46 pm)
We had a 2006 Jetta 2.5 with the same problem. Would be driving along and the power would cut out for up to 15-20 seconds. First time is was on the freeway at 80 mph. Had it into the shop 3 times. I was never able to reproduce the problem. Once we drove from California to Montana and back no problems for the entire trip until we were 10 miles from home and it happened again. Use Chevron gas with occasional Costco fill up. When we took it in the dealer could never find anything wrong. The last time they "fixed it" we traded it in (at 30k miles and took a huge $$loss) before driving it off the dealer lot! I felt it was dangerous for my wife to drive.
We did get another Jetta and so far no troubles.
#143 of 266 Re: 1999 Jetta Wolfsburg won't start in wet, cold or on incline [diyer]
May 03, 2010 (10:24 am)
I am having this problem with my 1999 jetta wolfsburg when it rains. It seems like when the tires splash the water puddles the water jumps up onto the engine. Once I opened the hood and realized that the water was on the lower parts of the engine I then realized that the water was puddleing on the engine. This is occuring on the driver side of the engine were there is a waffle or grid-like pattern made into the engine. THIS IS WERE WATER IS STAYING ON THE ENGINE AND CAUSEING A SHORT CERCUIT. The cars grounding seems to be weak when there is water pooling on the engine. After driving on a rainy day my car started to stall out. I opened the hood, saw the little water puddles on the engine (lower driver side belgin waffle shaped) I soaked up all the water with several paper towles and being carefull not to burn myself on the hot engine. Once all the water was out of all the puddles in this area the car started right up and didn't stall at all. Every time water pools in this area the car does the same thing untill i do the same thing. This works everytime. I feel that there should be something blocking the rain water from splashing into this area because the shape of the engine in this area is perfect for storeing water and causing a short cercuit. hope this works for you
Jun 16, 2010 (8:46 pm)
Was driving 01 jetta,2.0, It died no spark, Have tested cam sensor, eng. speed sensor,both tested good, replaced coil, did not help. replaced ecm, did not help, have tested wiring, all seem good, any ideas???
#145 of 266 Re: Jetta died.. [svangastel1]
Jun 20, 2010 (2:54 am)
I also have a '01 Jetta w/ 2.0 engine. Check Engine light came on a couple weeks ago and a few days ago the car lost power when I was coming to a stop & the battery light came on. Took it to mechanic, he tightened the ignition coil and I also had several things replaced (timing belt, thermostat, water pump) & got a tune-up & oil change.
The same day I got it back, the car lost power again when coming to a stop & the cops had to help me push my car to the side of the road. After telling the cops what happened, even the officer suggested that it sounded like a problem with the fuel pump. The next day I took it back to my mechanic, & he diagnosed the problem as a faulty speed sensor, so he reset the memory on it, and today was my first day back with the car.
Drove fine to my house, but a few hours later when I went to start it, it died out & battery light came on again. Restarted right after & no stalling when I drove it, but still, that dying out & battery light concerns me. Not looking forward to taking it back to the mechanic a 3rd time to pay for more work...
#146 of 266 Re: Jetta died.. [camille016]
Jun 20, 2010 (6:43 pm)
it sounds as if you already spent a lot of $$ on it (timing belt, thermostat, water pump) & got a tune-up & oil change. I estamate this was over $400.
However, they did not fix the original problem you took it in for. If it were me, I would take it back and be VERY explicit explaining that they did not fix the original problem and expect them to fix it. (you already spent a lot of money)
Some shops will gladly charge you so they can perform all kinds of expensive tasks on your car... but the bottom line is that you are complaining about "Engine dying". You should hold them to fixing the original problem. Fixing your car should not be a "trial and error" exercize at your expense.
Keep in mind that the battery light is EXPECTED to come on any time the engine is not running. This may not be a problem at all and instead is normal when engine dies.
If the battery lignt is coming on BEFORE the engine dies, that would be a concern.
#147 of 266 98 Jetta stalling/stuttering problems
Jun 21, 2010 (2:00 pm)
so my 98 jetta's engine stutters on the regular and recently its been having this wierd problem where about ever 2-7 seconds as im driving forward the gas pedal cuts out and i have to play with the clutch to get it to accelerate again. it doesnt do this when i reverse only on forward. its a manual transmission
#148 of 266 car wont start baffled
Jun 29, 2010 (2:48 pm)
my late model 99 jetta 2.0l wont start.
If i open the door the clock and odometer start flashing. if i turn the key or turn on the head lights the dash goes blank.
leading up to this the car randomly wouldn't start with out ether and at random times the check engine light would flash and the car would try to stall.
battery is fully charged checked the cables etc...
i am baffled.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
#149 of 266 98' jetta starting problem?
Jul 08, 2010 (9:52 pm)
i have a 98' vw jetta. 2.0 automatic, ran fine until a so called professional put a system in. little did i kno my anti theft system ran through it. he told me it wouldnt affect anything,. now my car doesnt wanna start. it occasionally starts but other than that it wont. i tried putting the old radio back in and the problem still continued. i replaced the starter, ignition, and many more and still nothing. Can anyone help?
#150 of 266 Trouble starting 99 Jetta
Jul 09, 2010 (10:38 am)
first start of day no issues, when the car is warn, sometime have to press on gas pedal to start?
Jul 09, 2010 (4:12 pm)
It still wont work., i think it has something to do with the anti theft system running through it,. i paid 200 to put in the system and i think the guy cut or shorted out the wire for it. tried abs everythin the car only starts sometimes wen i jiggle the key in the door for 30 mins if that.. when the little red light is on by my locks. but most of the time it wont even work