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#2 of 31 Just bought 97 Golf, its great but I have a question
Jul 25, 2007 (7:45 am)
When I am sitting idle wether in park or drive with my foot on the brake the rpms fluctuate, not by much but they do. It also feels as though it wants to stall. Does any one know what could be causing this?
#3 of 31 1999 Golf Problems HELP!
Apr 30, 2007 (5:35 pm)
#4 of 31 1999 Golf Problems HELP!
Apr 08, 2007 (10:54 am)
Recently I have been having some weird problems with 99 Golf (old body)
Like when I left the gas, there is a loud sound like as if ur sticking a baseball card in a bike tire and it's only when i let of the gas or if i am in neutral or braking coming to a stop and it sounds like its coming from right in front of me inside the engine area. At first my friend and I thought it was a wheel bearing, until yesterday. I was driving home from my friends house and my car was shaking like crazy when accelerating and it sounded as if something was dropping out every few seconds, like it was a big bang and then it would jump a bit. I came to another stop sign and went to put in first and let off the clutch and nothing happens i just revved the engine. So i tried it again, same thing, so i turned it off and tried again, nothing. So i put it in neutral and my friend pushed me to the side of the rode. I tried from second, nothing and then my friend pushing me got it rolling it a bit and i tried third, and nothing again. Then when we were sitting at a stop again, we noticed that when u let out the clutch all the way, while your in gear that the car doesn't even stall. So then I let out the clutch again and tried to go, and i revved the engine, and still nothing, but then we noticed that the Speedometer hit 30mph and i was sitting still. I don't think its the clutch because I just had a new one put on when I bought it 4 months ago. I think the place I bought it from sold me a piece of crap if you ask me, b/c i had to replace the clutch that same week, also i had to get my reverse fixed b/c when i would try to put it in reverse it would jump out of gear, so after i got that fixed the next day the check engine light comes on and i got it check out and my mechanic says the code is in Evaporated Emissions, also recently it when starting theres a squaling noise coming from the engine area and it sounds like its the air pump (which go for 849.99 brand new) and now this. The dealership i bought it from told me the evaporated emissions is my problem b/c thats something they don't cover so tough luck for me he told me. The car is just about to hit 100,000 miles... Anyone have any suggestions of what i can do?
#5 of 31 Re: 1999 Golf Problems HELP! [emmauslax31]
Apr 14, 2007 (9:18 am)
Alright, i have a 1999 jetta with the 5 speed manual. Probably the same car as what you have. It started making the same noises yours is making. I just sunk $2200 into a tranny rebuild and it wasnt the problem, the noise has gotten a bit more quiet, but is still there. I havent gotten the shaking, but my car has 66k on it. It may be a wheel bearing, i havent looked into that for mine yet, i was thinking about taking it apart but im trading the car in tuesday for a legacy gt. But i will tell you this, any part for that car, is very expensive...so save up before it goes into the shop. And i bet you...with your clutch not grabbing, look and see if they replaced the pressure plate, or flywheel, that could be a problem.
you can message me back here or on aim at mael686
#6 of 31 Re: 1999 Golf Problems HELP! [mael686]
Apr 30, 2007 (5:35 pm)
I just baught my 99 Golf and it has 86000 km and all of the sudden its making that same noise you guys are describing, ( like a card in a bike spoke) did you guys ever figure out what the noise was? i would like to find out sooner than later before it gets worse!! any info would be much appreiciated! Thanks Danielle
#7 of 31 vw 1997 golf 5 speed stuck in third
Mar 29, 2007 (6:42 am)
#8 of 31 vw 1997 golf 5 speed stuck in third
Mar 29, 2007 (6:42 am)
help, my 97 golf has 160,000 miles and running great. Lately if i shift quickly tfrom 3 to 4 it would grind slightly, and has been making a whirring sound in neutral. I suspected a aging synchro.WHile driving around town,the trans stuck in third, cannot move shifter at all.When i decelerate in gear the shifter actually pulls even more forward against arm pressure.Any ideas what went wrong, or time for a new gearbox
? thanks bill r
#9 of 31 changing my 96 automatic to manual
Oct 16, 2008 (3:20 pm)
so i got this 96 golf just in march and it started this weird bucking thing when i would accelerate a few weeks after i bought it. so blah blah go through a bunch of shit and just end up taking it to somehwere to check out the transmission. turns out its that and torque coverter and some other small shit but i figure i need a whole new transmission. was trying to find out if it would be cheaper to get a used manual transmission (unless it would just be the same price as a used automatic transmission) and then just do the rest to change it over. a freinds mom of mine had a 06 beetle that crashed out with all the parts for it but i dont know if they were convert because its so much later than my golf. what do you guys think? its a pain in the butt and i need to do this at as low a cost as possible... if yall can think or know if they are interchangeable let me know! thanksssss
#10 of 31 HEEEEELLLLPPPP
Oct 17, 2008 (4:02 pm)
IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT VOLKSWAGONS AND INTERCHANGEABLE PARTS BETWEEN OLDER AND NEW MODLES PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP IM SCARED MY CARS JUST GONNA FAIL ON ME ONE OF THESE DAYS TRYING TO CONVERT THIS TO STICK SHIFT ASAP IF ITS LOGICAL.
#11 of 31 Re: 99 golf 5 speed tranny trouble [len31]
Oct 26, 2008 (9:20 am)
Did you ever find out what the problem was as I have exactly the same problem on 98 model I bought recently?