Last post on Jun 08, 2011 at 9:34 AM
You are in the Volkswagen GTI
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Volkswagen GTI, Engine, Hatchback
#24 of 82 Re: what GTI should i get? [frank908]
Jun 20, 2008 (8:37 am)
I can certainly identify with what your saying. Point well taken that VW uses cheap parts......which is why they can offer attractive lease rates that seem almost too good to be true. They do a great job of making the car look good, but I would definitley say that having an extended warranty is a safe investment with these cars. In my case, both of my VW's (a 2002 Jetta GLS & 2003 GTI) were purchased from owners that abused these cars and thus needed work when I bought them. However, since having the work done I have had no other problems with either car (I will keep my fingers crossed!). I have been in the automotive repair business over 20 years and what I have been seeing is not good for the consumer. Government squeezing car manufacturers to build cleaner burning & more fuel efficient cars/trucks, which means end costs to consumers will rise accordingly. The reactionary response from the manufacturers will inevitably be cheaper materials being used and car manufacturers denying more and more legitimate warranty claims by consumers. I litigated a 2100.00 repair bill to replace the motor in my 2003 GTI and I am waiting for the decision in the mail to see if judgment was for or against me. In my opinion what I think we as consumers can expect is for warranty claims to be denied more frequently as car manufacturers try to minimize their losses. Large, heavily funded car manufacturers squaring off with consumers in court......you can do the math.
#26 of 82 Coil issues?
Sep 22, 2007 (10:58 am)
I have a 2003 1.8T. About a month ago I had to have the engine replaced because I bottomed out and cracked the oil pan. Anyway before I realized what I did it was too late. A little while after the engine was replaced I notice that while driving on the highway at about 70mph with the peddle to the floor it was accelerating properly. It would kind of accelerate, lose a little bit a of power repeat(kind of like if you've ever driven with someone who just pumps the peddle to keep the same speed). Well a little while after that while accelerating up a hill my car lost alot of power and the check engine light came on. I took it in they replaced a coil(i understand there are 4 of these?) and said it was fine. Well another week or so went by and I notice this would happen still when accelerating out of 1st into 2nd. I took it back and they replaced the other 2. Now all of them should have been replaced as they replaced one when they first put the new engine in. Now, I'm still having this issue. Is there anything else that could be causeing this problem or could be causing these coils to go bad?
#27 of 82 Re: 2002 VW GTI "ARS" BUTTON [kennethsteen]
Aug 29, 2008 (5:31 pm)
It means "Acceleration Slip Regulation." It can briefly apply the brakes to a spinning wheel under acceleration to divert traction to the wheel with traction via the differential. (This action is referred to by VW as "EDL," or Electronic Differential Lock.") The other function of ASR is to cut the throttle if the brakes application function isn't effective or when driving at higher speeds.
#28 of 82 oil pressure problem!
Sep 18, 2008 (4:00 pm)
I have a 2000 Vw golf gti 2.8L and recentely my oil pressure light turned on and i havent driven it eversense. im guessing i have a bad oil pressure sensor or bad oil pump. if anyone can suggest some ways to diagnose that please help. oil level is fine and the engine still ran fine with out any knockings or unusual sounds. could the type of oil effect it?
#29 of 82 Volkswagon "STARTING PROBLEM"
Mar 15, 2009 (12:31 pm)
The car acts as if it has a dead battery and does the click click click, but it starts after several attempts. It is not the alternator or battery had those checked. I have taken it to the VW dealership and they found nothing wrong and had no suggestions, but of coarse it did not act up for them. There is no pattern for hot vs cold weather, morning vs. night, consecutive days vs. time of day. Nothing, it is just weird. I need help to see if anyone else with a VW has experienced an issue like this. Anything will help. Thank you for you time.
Apr 22, 2009 (10:02 pm)
I need to find a smog pump for a VR6 Turbo? I'm the tacoma area, no part stores have listings 2004 VR6 turbo's
#31 of 82 Volkswagen GTI major problems, PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
Dec 01, 2009 (3:48 am)
My 85 VW GTI is sputtering and sputtering. It starts and runs fine till it gets warmed up.
If I shut her off then start her up again she will run like crap till I get through the gears and she blows black smoke like there is no tomorrow. Also does it if I mat her to full throttle.
I have changed plugs, wires, cap, button, distributor, air filter, fuel filter, and had it put back in time, also had the plunger on the cis system adjusted.
I've gone thought 3 sets of plugs in the last week cause they keep getting carbon build up on them.
#32 of 82 Re: Volkswagen GTI major problems, PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! [hewins]
Dec 04, 2009 (8:53 am)
Time to put her out to pasture...
Sounds like she had a good run, almost 25 years.
#33 of 82 Re: 2003 Golf GT TDI [ally21]
Apr 01, 2010 (5:29 pm)
I'm guessing since this post is so old that you've probably gotten it taken care of, but in case someone else has similar issues I thought I'd reply. My car was doing the same thing (it's a 98 GTI, not turbo) and I put some HEET in the gas tank. That solved it (I actually just put it in because I live in WI and it's what we do in the winter, but there must've been some moisture in the gas line causing the shuddering. It was an unexpected bonus, and super cheap fix!).