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  • Doug Stuckey
    Doug Stuckey - 2000 Volkswagen Jetta - Engine - 51 minutes ago
    Two cooling issues? Leaking fluid and fogging windshield
    Coolant is gathering under water pump. Also fogging in interior of cabin. Is this two issues?
     
  • laura
    laura - 1999 Volkswagen Beetle - Engine - 12/21/2014
    the system is not circulating the oil after replacement of the oil pan
    driver hit a rock and broke the oil pan, I have replaced the pan and the gasket and screw, the oil is not circulating through the engine
     
    0 answer
  • behringer2014
    behringer2014 - 1997 Volkswagen Jetta - Engine - 12/19/2014
    What is the car alarm trying to tell me
    when i got home from work the second i turned the key off the alarm set itself automatically. it didn't go off when i opened the door only when i tried to start the car. its been going off ever since. i had to disconnect the battery, ive also tried the alarm by pass ...
     
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  • behringer2014
    behringer2014 - 1997 Volkswagen Jetta - Engine - 12/19/2014
    What is the car alarm telling me, Is there a way to by pass the security alarm or to remove it completely from the car
    so i came home from work and the second i turned my car off the alarm set. (by itself). the next morning i went to start it and the alarm went off. i've had to disconnect the battery. i've tried the alarm by pass that's all over you tube, jumping the starter ...
     
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  • Old Lady Old Jetta
    Old Lady Old Jetta - 2001 Volkswagen Jetta - Engine - 12/16/2014
    I smell acitone around my car, what is that?
    After being parked a while
     
    • Teddy B
      12/16/2014 Teddy B
      Nothing related to an acetone smell-- on any vehicle

      Sure it is not a rotten egg or sulfur dioxide smell ?
  • dirtycummins
    dirtycummins - 2002 Volkswagen Beetle - Engine - 12/16/2014
    Vehicle turns over but will not start?
    i have wrecked my brain all day trying to figure out this issue and my wife want to give it away for 200 bucks now. Car turns over, has spark and fuel, code pulls for mis Fire 1st cyl but the spark is there. The check engine light comes on and off intermittently but ...
     
    • Nancy Long
      12/16/2014 Nancy Long
      Find out does your engine have fuel and does it have spark?
      Nancy Long
      12/16/2014 dirtycummins
      I verified that I have both. Fuel pressure is within specs and cyl 1 & 4 have spark.
  • Teniola
    Teniola - 2001 Volkswagen Jetta - Engine - 12/7/2014
    Why does the car overheat?
    The car got into wreck and the mechanics repaired the body work after which they changed the thermostat and the radiator but whenever I slow down, the car temperature rises and the car begins to overheat.
     
    • CVO
      12/7/2014 CVO
      Check the cooling fan, it's not working.
      Note: when the car is driving the ram air cools down the radiator, and when the car slows down it does need the cooling air from the fan.
  • 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. ...
     
    0 answer
  • 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?
     
    0 answer
  • 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.