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  • MK-4 Jetta
    MK-4 Jetta - 2003 Volkswagen Jetta - Engine - 11/18/2014
    Timing belt stripped
    I have been told because my car has a turbo my engine has low compression therefore my valves my not have bent when my belt stripped is this accurate
     
    • CVO
      11/18/2014 CVO
      2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4-Cyl. 1.8 L
      Application Product Type Part # Comments
      Air Intake System
      Air Intake & Emission Control Hose
      Pipe To Intercooler (Hot Side)
      Turbocharger Hose (Molded - Standard) 26206

      Belt Drive System
      Front End Accessory Drive Components
      Serpentine; W/A.C.
      Automotive Dual-Sided V-Ribbed Belt DK060472
      Tensioner Assy.
      Belt Drive Tensioner 38148
      Alt. Decoupler Pulley; Alt. OEM Part No. 038903023(K, L, Q, R or S), 028903029G, 028903028E, 03890301(8 or 8B)
      Decoupler Pulley 37013P
      Tensioner Pulley
      Belt Drive Pulley 38018
      Timing Belts & Components
      Timing Component Kit
      Timing Belt Component Kit TCK306 Interference engine application; Does not include cam. tensioner hyd. assy.
      Timing Component Kit; W/Plastic Impeller
      Timing Belt Component Kit W/Water Pump TCKWP306 Interference engine application
      Timing Component Kit; W/Metal Impeller
      Timing Belt Component Kit W/Water Pump TCKWP306M Interference engine application
      High Performance Timing Belt Component Kit W/Water Pump TCKWP306MRB (Blue) Interference engine application
      Cam. Belt
      Automotive Timing Belt T306 Interference engine application
      High Performance Automotive Timing Belt T306RB (Blue) Interference engine application
      Cam. Idler Pulley
      Timing Belt Pulley T42019 Interference engine application
      Cam. Tensioner Pulley
      Timing Belt Tensioner T43017 Interference engine application; Does not include cam. tensioner hyd. assy.
      Cam. Tensioner Hyd. Assy.
      Timing Belt Tensioner T43025 Interference engine application
      Cam. Seal
      Timing Component Seal KS12724 Interference engine application; 2 Required
      Crankshaft Seal
      Timing Component Seal KS13709 Interference engine application

      Cooling System
      Coolant Hose
      Upper - Rad. To Tee; W/O Aux. W.P.
      Molded Coolant Hose 22879
      Upper - Tee To Eng.; W/O Aux. W.P.
      Molded Coolant Hose 22880
      Upper - Rad. To Tee; W/Aux. W.P.; W/Auto. Trans.
      Molded Coolant Hose 21533 Cut to fit
      Upper - Tee-1 To Tee-2; W/Aux. W.P.; W/Auto. Trans.
      Molded Coolant Hose 21942 Cut to fit
      Upper - Tee-2 To Tee-3; W/Aux. W.P.; W/Auto. Trans.
      Molded Coolant Hose 22880
      Lower; W/Man. Trans.
      Molded Coolant Hose 24070
      Connector To Pipe; W/Man. Trans.
      Molded Heater Hose 19997
      Connector To Pipe; W/Auto. Trans.
      Molded Heater Hose 19987
      Heater Hose Assembly
      Molded Coolant Hose 23739
      Aux. W.P. To Upper Hose
      Molded Heater Hose 12036
      Pipe To Trans. Oil Cooler; W/Auto. Trans.
      Molded Heater Hose 19983
      Tee To Pipe; W/Man. Trans.
      Molded Heater Hose 12020
      Tee To Pipe; W/Auto. Trans.
      Molded Heater Hose 12030
      Radiator Caps & Testers
      Radiator Cap
      OE Type Radiator Cap 31529 (22 psi)
      Cap Adapter
      Radiator Cap/Cooling System Tester Adapter 31434
      Cooling System Adapter
      Radiator Cap/Cooling System Tester Adapter 31433
      Thermostats, Seals & Gaskets
      Thermostat
      OE Type Thermostat 33923 (190ยบ) OE Temperature
      Thermostat Seal
      Thermostat Seal 33607
      Water Pumps & Components
      Water Pump; W/Plastic Impeller
      Water Pump (Standard) 41127 Interference engine application; Timing Belt Driven
      Water Pump; W/Metal Impeller
      Water Pump (Standard) 41127M Interference engine application; Timing Belt Driven
      Water Pump - Aux.; W/Auto. Trans.
      Water Pump (Electric) 41511E

      Fuel System
      Fuel Caps & Testers
      Fuel Cap; W/Central Locking Fuel Cap
      OE Equivalent Fuel Cap 31833
      Regular Locking Fuel Cap 31781
      Fuel Cap; W/O Central Locking Fuel Cap
      OE Equivalent Fuel Cap 31613
      Regular Locking Fuel Cap 31708
      Fuel Cap Tester Adapter
      Fuel Cap/System Tester Adapter 12423 (Light Green)

      Oil & Lubrication System
      Oil Caps
      Oil Filler Cap
      Oil Filler Cap 31100

      Steering System
      Power Steering Hose
      Pressure; W/Auto. Trans.
      Pressure Line Assembly 365857
      Pressure; W/5-Speed Man. Trans.
      Pressure Line Assembly 365729
      Power Steering Repair Kits
      Rack & Pinion Seal Kit
      Power Steering Repair Kit 348502

      Note : this vehicle has an interference engine application, it means if the timing belt breaks, the head valves and the top piston cylinders will collide together.
      CVO
      11/18/2014 CVO
      " my valves my not have bent when my belt stripped is this accurate ", no it isn't accurate
  • JWerner
    JWerner - 2003 Volkswagen Passat - Engine - 11/9/2014
    Why does my htr/ac unit only blow hot air and only blow cool air if on low? Why does fan sp. incr. when I incr temp?
    *I have a slow coolant leak somewhere and occasionally get a faint smell of coolant in car and out of car. 1 qt/month *Heat is set to LO it is the only time I get cool air to blow. Even then, sometimes it blasts hot air. Blows hot air when off and I am driving. ...
     
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  • JWerner
    JWerner - 2003 Volkswagen Passat - Engine - 11/9/2014
    Why does my htr/ac unit only blow hot air and only blow cool air if on low? Why does fan sp. incr. when I incr temp?
    *I have a slow coolant leak somewhere and occasionally get a faint smell of coolant in car and out of car. 1 qt/month *Heat is set to LO it is the only time I get cool air to blow. Even then, sometimes it blasts hot air. Blows hot air when off and I am driving. ...
     
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  • recursion17
    recursion17 - 1996 Volkswagen Jetta - Engine - 10/30/2014
    Dead battery or something worse?
    My car battery is old so I understand it dying. But when it died the first time Auto Zone recharged it and it worked fine for about a week. All of a sudden it died again and then when I went to open the driver side door, the battery was alive again or something ...
     
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  • bigbruno222
    bigbruno222 - 1989 Volkswagen Fox - Engine - 10/30/2014
    What could be the issue?
    Car ran rich when first got ran a bunch of cleaners through it now it sounds good when warming up and after a knocking comes from just above where the air box it... Might be the actuator valve... There is a plate in there that I think isn't rising... Any advice?
     
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  • bigbruno222
    bigbruno222 - 1989 Volkswagen Fox - Engine - 10/30/2014
    What could be the issue?
    Car ran rich when first got ran a bunch of cleaners through it now it sounds good when warming up and after a knocking comes from just above where the air box it... Might be the actuator valve... There is a plate in there that I think isn't rising... Any advice?
     
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  • duke thornton
    duke thornton - 2004 Volkswagen Beetle - Engine - 10/28/2014
    Engine warning light, what are common problems which cause it to come on?
    80,000 miles, recently serviced. AC recently worked on.
     
    • Jimm
      10/28/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      There are literally hundreds of possible fault codes - this first step is important to resolving the issue.
  • Henrique
    Henrique - 2013 Volkswagen CC - Engine - 10/19/2014
    Fuel pump module connector corroded ?
    55k miles, fuel module conector rusted and burnt. Dealer said no warranty. And need to replace fuel pump, module and fix the harness. Is it common problem on VW?
     
    • alex
      10/19/2014 alex
      i haven't heard of it but the connection was probably loose from the factory causing your problem. once you fix it it won't be a problem again. i have worked on tractors that have a plug like that with as little as 44 hours on them.
  • Warner
    Warner - 2003 Volkswagen Jetta - Engine - 10/16/2014
    Why does my car smoke when accelerating up hills, my rpms jump high, and I loose power/speed.
    Bought the car in March, replaced the catalectic convertor, and starter a month later. check engine light is always on, code said cam positioning censer. Replaced that. Next code said miss fire, they were random. Replaced the spark plugs Newest code O2 censer. ...
     
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  • Matt
    Matt - 2007 Volkswagen Passat - Engine - 10/12/2014
    Issues starting vehicle
    I have the passat wagon. This car has the key fob that you push into the slot and hold until the car starts then you release it. Over the past few months, when i go to start the vehicle it will turn over, but as the rpms then drop, it doesn't stabilize like it ...
     
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  • Lisc78
    Lisc78 - 2000 Volkswagen Golf - Engine - 10/6/2014
    Car stalls while revs low.
    Car stalling as turning. Has started since changed stereo and disconnected battery. Revs randomly jump while idle but not all the time. Please help
     
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  • ankur642patel
    ankur642patel - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta - Engine - 10/3/2014
    Engine crank bt does not start
    i checked wiring found ok check ckp & cmp sensor found pk ,check timing found ok, check ecm,cluster,key set ok,fuel system ok,check nozzle pk check high pressure pump ok,chek battery ok,check ckp sensor opposite ring found ok .check all ground wire ok,
     
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  • christymedley
    christymedley - 1999 Volkswagen Passat - Engine - 9/27/2014
    The car starts but will not stay running. I was told i might need throttle body
    the car will start stay runnig for a minute but cuts off
     
    • Jimm
      9/27/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; engine vacuum leak, vacuum hose disconnected, faulty throttle body, dirty throttle body (try a simple cleaning first).

      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Test these other items listed - before guessing / throwing money at the problem.
      Jimm
      9/27/2014 christymedley
      i did have it checked and it said throttle body but a mechanic came over to look at it and he said it is a sensor either air or crank shift sensor im not sure who to go with if i bring it to a shop do you think its going to be expensive? I changed the fuil filter already
      Jimm
      9/27/2014 christymedley
      also i cant get it to auto zone it starts but will not stay started if i step on the gas it will rev for a minute but then it cuts off
    • Jimm
      9/27/2014 Jimm
      Is there any question or concern with this detail?
      Jimm
      9/27/2014 christymedley
      what can it be ? i was also told to change the crank sensor or an air flow sensor. what does do you think
  • britt52896
    britt52896 - 1999 Volkswagen Beetle - Engine - 9/25/2014
    Engine heating light and bubbling in the Reservoir?
    I was driving home and had about a 20 minute drive to get back to my apartment. My engine heating light came on as it has in the past for two other issues. I had my water pump and my thermostat replaced in the past two months due to over heating in my engine. I ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/25/2014 Jimm
      The most common cause of overheating is because of an external leak from a water pump or a radiator or heater hose. The way to find the leak is to wait till it is overnight cold and maybe just pour water in and see if the leak is large enough to see it simply leak out from where it has a leak. if you pour in a half gallon or more and you still see no leak its time to pressure check the system.

      Here is a short list of possible causes for overheating;

      Low coolant level
      Leaking coolant
      Improper coolant concentration (not at recommended 50 / 50 mix of anti-freeze and water)
      Clogged radiator hoses
      Clogged heater hoses
      Clogged radiator passages
      Clogged heater core
      Faulty thermostat
      Faulty water pump
      Faulty radiator cooling fans
      Faulty radiator cooling fan switch (coolant temperature sensor)
      Faulty / worn serpentine drive belt
      Faulty / worn drive belt tensioner
  • britt52896
    britt52896 - 1999 Volkswagen Beetle - Engine - 9/25/2014
    Engine heating light and bubbling in the Reservoir?
    I was driving home and had about a 20 minute drive to get back to my apartment. My engine heating light came on as it has in the past for two other issues. I had my water pump and my thermostat replaced in the past two months due to over heating in my engine. I ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/25/2014 Jimm
      The most common cause of overheating is because of an external leak from a water pump or a radiator or heater hose. The way to find the leak is to wait till it is overnight cold and maybe just pour water in and see if the leak is large enough to see it simply leak out from where it has a leak. if you pour in a half gallon or more and you still see no leak its time to pressure check the system.

      Here is a short list of possible causes for overheating;

      Low coolant level
      Leaking coolant
      Improper coolant concentration (not at recommended 50 / 50 mix of anti-freeze and water)
      Clogged radiator hoses
      Clogged heater hoses
      Clogged radiator passages
      Clogged heater core
      Faulty thermostat
      Faulty water pump
      Faulty radiator cooling fans
      Faulty radiator cooling fan switch (coolant temperature sensor)
      Faulty / worn serpentine drive belt
      Faulty / worn drive belt tensioner