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  1. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Does anybody have any experience in replacing a heater control valve for a 2004 Jetta? My car's vents only blow hot, and I checked the cables and saw that the control arm was disconnected. I tried to put the cylinder piece back in and had some luck, but I can't get it to sit tightly in there and...
  2. VW JETTA DIY / HOW - TO / TIPS / TRICKS
    Hey everyone, Someone just hit my mirror today and it ripped it off from the door. Now it s hanging by the power cord.I did put tape around and it is thankfully staying in place, but eventually I will need to fix it/replace it. Anyone has any experience with this? I have a feeling I might...
  3. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hi guys, I'm new to JettaJunkie (as I just purchased my first Jetta!), and I am looking for a digital copy of either the Bentley or Haynes manuals. Heck, I'd take both if someone had them! I've got a 2005 Jetta Wagon GLS (2.0L) that threw multiple codes when I scanned it: P0030 HO2S Heater...
  4. VW JETTA DIY / HOW - TO / TIPS / TRICKS
    Hey Junkies, I was working on my MKIV yesterday and thought it would be helpful to make a few videos tracking my work. It may be useful for my fellow DIYers. If I start getting enough views I'll go ahead and make a separate channel. I'm not that great with filming yet so take it easy on me if...
  5. VW JETTA DIY / HOW - TO / TIPS / TRICKS
    Hey all, my 2001 Jetta 2.0 5-spd needs its front brake pads replaced. I've done some work on the vehicle in the past with help from the good people of this forum, and am hoping that someone on here has had some experience with this. Can anyone shed some light on whether this is a pretty...
  6. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey all! I've been having some issues with my 2002 Jetta and getting it started. It's the 1.8t. Basically, every so often it turns over just fine but does not start. Every time, thus far, it's started eventually but the wait can be anywhere from five minutes to six hours. Since owning I've...
  7. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey all! Sorry if this has been a "sticky" topic, but I'm terrible at sifting through threads to find what I need. I'm needing to replace the starter on my 02 Jetta. It's a 1.8t manual. I was wondering if any of you know of some great DIYs that I could get a link to. I'm pretty new to car...
  8. VW JETTA DIY / HOW - TO / TIPS / TRICKS
    I just got my Refurb kit for my injectors on my MK4. Works great only tools needed after removing the injectors from the fuel rail is a expensive ass filter remover or a 10mm wood screw and a pair of plyers. The screw came with the pack along with new 0 rings filters and retainer caps...save...
  9. VW JETTA DIY / HOW - TO / TIPS / TRICKS
    I created a PDF on how to fix your leaky Air pumphttp://jettajunkie.com/vw-jetta/images/smilies/cheesy.gif No more buying a expensive ass pump for no reason
  10. POWERTRAIN MODS - ENGINE / TRANS / TURBO / EXHAUST
    Hallo, wie geht es Ihnen, meine Herren? I've recently deduced a problem to the point where I figure my ECU is kaputt. I've been sniffing around Ebay for new ECUs but I'm shopping a bit blindly since I don't know exactly what I am looking for. I believe I need to know my engine code, which is...
  11. 2011-present VW Jetta MKVI
    Hi Gremlins I wanted to update you on 2012 GLI. Finally got my first Bolt On and installed last night Autotech Cold Air Intake It was not hard to install, just took some time. Crazy how much factory stuff comes out of the car, to put a better intake inside. The Mass Airflow Sensor issue...
  12. Jetta Troubleshooting
    My 2001 wolfsburg 1.8T is having issues. My temperature light keeps going off randomly even if it's not warm yet. and I haven't had it overheat or heard the coolant boiling. But i keep losing coolant even when it's not running it goes low. I'm not super familiar with a vw cooling system but i...
  13. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    I'm new to this I haven't found what I was looking for does anyone know and DIY on soldering cold joints on mk3 jettas? I want something with pictures it's my first time doing this so I'm a little nervous on messing up? Second question Okay my 98 jetta 5spd cluster seems to be working fine...
  14. VW JETTA DIY / HOW - TO / TIPS / TRICKS
    First off if you screw up anything it's your fault not mine, well with that being said lets begin For this process I have removed my headlights Tools needed: 2000 grit sand paper Not necessary but helps a sanding block Spray bottle with water For the spray bottle it can be found at any local...
  15. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey all, My 2001 2.0L jetta is just running through batteries. One finally died on July 2. The replacement died yesterday, July 10. I went to O'Reilly's initially, they refunded and replaced the one I bought on the 2nd. It was all well and good. They checked the battery and it had a 69% charge...
  16. VW JETTA DIY / HOW - TO / TIPS / TRICKS
    Alright I bought my first VW and want to be able to do basic maintenance at the very least if not some more major things like waterpump, chain, clutch later on. I am new to doing anything more than changing my own oil and extensive aftermarket audio work(ran a car audio shop for 2 years). I also...
  17. FAQs
    So i bought a 2000 vr6 like 2 weeks ago and i recently noticed when i got home the other day it has been leaking a little coolant. So i took it for a spin and it stopped leaking. The next day i go to work and come home, and go out side to check up on it and there is 2 medium size pools of green...
  18. VW JETTA DIY / HOW - TO / TIPS / TRICKS
    I took my TCM out and I cannot find one with the same numbers and letters. Mine is 01M 927 733 KT. Does anyone have one for sale or have one that is compatable? Any help will do thanks.
  19. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Now there's one. If you've been having issues with your cooling system, leaks, possibly bubbles in your coolant reservoir or any sort of problem, this DIY might answer some of your questions. Firstly lets get some stuff straight. ANY audi/vw engine in the mkiv era was designed to run on G12...
  20. VW JETTA DIY / HOW - TO / TIPS / TRICKS
    I'm a fairly new DIYer. Done simple things, replaced oil pan (and oil), swapped out an engine flange on an older Jetta, changed transmission fluid on my wife's PT Cruiser, that kinda job. But my cat is deader 'un Dickens on my 2000 2.0L and would love to swap it out (along with the two O2...
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