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  1. VW Jetta MKII 1985–1992
    I can jump my car and it starts but soon the voltage drops. Just replaced the alternator with a 90 amp one. The battery is not new but I was hoping it would be a short other than this battery. The radiator fan stays on sometimes which kills the battery. As soon as I turn on the lights the...
  2. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Anyone know where someone in the Bakersfield area of California can find a nice, cheap 1.8t engine for a MKIV? I checked craigslist but nothing. I'm planning to go down to the junkyard soon to see if i can get my hands on anything decent but dont know when i'll have the time to go.
  3. Jetta Troubleshooting
    just yesterday, my cars EPC light came on after stalling out in a puddled road. I was slowly moving thru the road at less then walking speed. now it will not start, turn over, no primer from the fuel pump, nothing. it seems to be in a locked down mode. Cars lights (dash, head lights, turn...
  4. VW Jetta MKV 2005.5–2010
    Maybe it's because I'm a girl and dumb when it comes to cars, but I just want to see if anyone has had similar problems to myself. So PLEASE bear with me when it comes to questions and answers because I may just have no idea. In Feb 2012 I bought a 2009 Jetta SE (2.5L Tiptronic). What a...
  5. Jetta Troubleshooting
    I'm new to these forum deals so please bear with me here. I drive a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL with 210,XXX miles. Friday, my car was acting really strange. After studdering, and hesitating when i press the acceleration pedal, my car shut off completely. I managed to limp into a parking lot...
  6. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    I recently purchased a 96 jetta that the previous owner had to add a push button for the ignition. It started every time until today when i didn't have the key all the way in the on position. It instantly killed all power to the car, then all my gauges started bouncing up and down. The tach and...
  7. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey guys so yesterday while driving my car started shaking really hard and when i drove the rpms wouldnt go past like3000. Got it checked out aparently my #3 piston is shot and there is no way to replace it cause it blew out some of the wall on the inside(not a big engine person so dont know...
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