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#154 of 273 Re: 1994 Jetta [cz3sn1]
Jul 17, 2010 (4:10 pm)
VW has been using fuel-injection since the 1970s..... hence, there is no "carburetor" in your 1994 VW.
However, when you turn the key on, (not starting engine) you should hear the hummmm of the fuelpump which is located within the fuel tank. (It will hummm for about 4 seconds and stop if you do not start the engine.) It is the fuel-pump which "pressurizes" the fuel-system prior to starting the engine.
#155 of 273 2010 Jetta Stalling
Aug 13, 2010 (9:54 am)
I just got a 2010 Jetta with a 5 speed manual. I've driven manual my whole life but have stalled the Jetta a dozen times getting into first gear in the two days I've had it. Anyone else experiencing this issue? Maybe I just need to get used to it but any suggestions would be great.
#156 of 273 010 Jetta with a 5 speed manual
Aug 13, 2010 (1:38 pm)
Just keep your foot away from the brake when you apply gas
#157 of 273 My 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition just Dies
Oct 15, 2010 (8:42 pm)
it usually happens after i drive it for 5 or 6 hours...it dies...i put it on park turn it off then turn it back on and it starts 8 times out of 10...i have had the fuel pump replaced a week ago and it is still doing it...it does it when i have driven the car all day....does anyone have anyting like this happen to them
#158 of 273 Cant figure out the problem
Oct 18, 2010 (1:53 pm)
I have a 2006 jetta. i am wondering if anybody else has had the same problem i've been having.
I've had to have my car towed 4 times in the past month to the dealership because my car keeps dying on me. and every time the dealership cant "duplicate the problem" so they send me on my way after keeping my car for 2-3 days, and like clockwork, my car will die again a week later and i'll have it towed back in.
What's been happening is that i will be coming off of the interstate and will come to a light. after about 2 lights my car will feel like it cant kick into the 2nd or 3rd gear. and by the third stoplight my car will just lock up and die. a battery light will flash for a few seconds but that's all that happends on the dash. i can normally start my car back up and drive it into a gas station. but it will continue to shut off, flash the battery light. I will have it towed in to the dealership, and when they look at the car they cant find anything wrong. they drive it 40+ miles, called the vw techs, run tests..etc..and nothing. they replaced the battery thinking it may help. but nope. car died again. i have no idea what could be wrong. the vw dealership is at a loss too because they cant figure out what is wrong. i do not feel safe in this car, but i feel stuck with it. HELP!!!
#159 of 273 Re: Cant figure out the problem [badjettabad]
Oct 18, 2010 (3:54 pm)
We had a similar problem. Car would lose power on the freeway, not die but unable to accelerate 10 to 15 seconds later would get power back. In at dealer 4 x for them to look at. The 4th time they said they fixed it, I traded it in that very second. We bought another jetta and no problems, yet.
#160 of 273 Re: My 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition just Dies [jessemartinez]
Oct 19, 2010 (6:32 am)
This sounds like what is happening to my 2006 Jetta. It usually happens mid evening on my way home from work when i am getting off the interstate, and it will just die. i can normally start it up again but it will end up dying shortly after. My battery light flashes right before it completly shuts off. (just replaced battery, so this isnt the problem). the VW techs are baffled. they have no idea what is wrong with the car, because when they get a chance to look at it the next day after it was towed in, it is fine.
#161 of 273 Re: 99 Jetta starter Problem [enken]
Nov 10, 2010 (5:45 am)
Try pushing up on the key slightly when starting in that siuation. differen temps can cause ignition problems in the switch, sounds crazy but try it
#162 of 273 Re: My 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition just Dies [badjettabad]
Nov 10, 2010 (6:32 pm)
Your stalling issue is obviously not the battery - the reason the battery light flashes is thus...
That is not a "battery" light... but a "charge indicator light". If the alternator is not charging the battery, then the lite comes on. When your engine is spinning sssoooo sssllooowwwlllyyy that the alternator is not putting out enough power, the light will begin to illuminate.
In other words, that light has very little to do with your battery at all besides tellin you when it is not being charged.
So - the real question is how does one troubleshoot such an elusive stalling problem?
ANSWER - Use laptop computer to monitor critical engine sensors while driving. The computer will take a 'snapshot' of all sensor conditions every second or so.The next time the stall occurs, the computer will have "captured" all the data leading up to when the problem happened.
The computer can graph all the data on the screen for human consumption.
Any reasonably intelligent tech should be able to troubleshoot the problem using this technique.
#163 of 273 Starting engine
Dec 15, 2010 (12:26 pm)
I have a 2002 jetta and when I turn the car on it makes a sound that sounds like when you turn the key when the car is already on. What can it be?