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  1. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey guys! first post here! I have a 2.0 Jetta just got a tune up done like 3 moths ago, and like 2 months ago CE light came on, mechanic said it was something related to the Throttle Body, and that it was causing the car to be very unstable while on Idle. Sometimes the RPMS are on 1100 then they...
  2. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey guys, My 2003 jetta recently died out on me, while driving home from school it died out 5 times. I was able to turn it off and on until I got it home. I managed to park it and now I'm afraid of driving it. At first the A/C gave out earlier in the morning but didn't really bother me, but...
  3. Blog
    Hello, I'm getting a misfire on my 04 jetta 1.8t, i started it and it would die immediately unless i gave it gas. then the rpm will bounce somewhat and sort of steady out, i pulled codes p0507, p0303 aand p0304, along with p0102... I disconnected the battery for a while and reset. I waited on...
  4. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    I have a 1998 jetta. 2.0L 4 door Auto Here is the problem.. Will start and idle. However, if you give it any gas at all it shudders and stalls. All gears work but car will not rev high enough to move vehicle With researching this problem, I have replaced. • New fuel • Spark-plugs • Spark-plug...
  5. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    Okay, so ive got a 96' jetta gl, 2.0l sohc; up until a couple weeks ago my car was running strong, then suddenly while driving my car shut off. while it wasnt running i did a number of things to the engine; i replaced the coil the distributor and the head gasket and head bolts (found out they...
  6. FAQs
    I have a 92 Jetta, and this is what I have done: - Problem started about 5 month ago. - Sometimes when the car was parked on a ramp sideways, andI start it, a smell of gas will come from the engine and inside the car. I openthe hood and I don't see any leakage, the smell will go away after...
  7. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    99' Jetta automatic 2.0 liter 160,000 miles Problems: (1) while the car is in idle after starting it, you can hear it misses a "heart beat" and is not consistent with running sound. seems to happen every 20 secs or so maybe. I changed the starter coil last year, but not the spark plugs or...
  8. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    Sorry in advance.. im a new member that needs help ASAP and i dont have time to rummage thru or the knowlage to read all posts to see if this problem has been met. i have a 1998 jetta. 2.0L 4 door Auto i just got it. first VW iv owned.. here is the problem.. will start and idle.. but if you...
  9. FAQs
    2001 jetta...1st time I kept it outside overnight in the cold. Went to start it this morning, it started up but then died out after about 1-2 seconds. Tried 5 times, would not continue running. Finally I gave it some gas once it started and it continued to run. Once engine was warmed up it...
  10. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    Agh! I just bought a 1997 Jetta, with the 2.0L and a standard 5-speed transmission. The car seems to idle funny after it warms up. I will start the car from cold, and after 20 seconds, the idle doesn't hunt.. But it sounds "off".. I replaced the spark plugs, spark wires, distributor cap, and...
  11. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    its nothing that im too worried about but.. when i get off a highway exit and im sitting at a stop light for some period of time my idle drops and it seems my car wants to die for a split second then the idle shoots back up to near 1k then levels out.. anyone else have this issue? or does anyone...
  12. Blog
    I have a 2001 vr6 jetta and my idle has been high recently. :( almost up to one. I had it taken to the shop but he didn't do much. Any help?
  13. Jetta Troubleshooting
    A few weeks ago I had my spark plugs and plug wires replaced and ever since then my MPG has decreased big time (18mpg on my last tank)and it idles REALLY low and sometimes dies if the idle sits too long or drops too fast. I also noticed that when it does this at night my headlights will dim when...
  14. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hi,I've got a rather annoying problem with my 2001 1.8T Jetta... It's having a hard time idling and sometimes stalls out while attempting to idle. The OBDII codes are P1126 and PO172. Other forums/posts have suggested this could be an issue with the engine coils, which I've replaced with brand...
  15. VW Jetta MKII 1985–1992
    Hello All, Long story short - 90 Jetta GLI 16 v 2.0 WB, ran over puddle fried something. Car starts and idles rough. My Mechanic had ti for 5 days and $800 later could not figure out problem. I have checked ignition, connectors, grounds, alt, new battery, etc. Any help or thoughts would be...
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