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  1. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey all, I'm new here. So I have to drive my cousins 99.5 2.0L Jetta for a little while because I can't risk the miles on my 2010 TDI (Timing belt is 12K over the factory recommended change interval and i have to drive the thing to the dealer so i can get my buyback money... so it's parked...
  2. Jetta Troubleshooting
    Hi everybody! I just recently bought my 07 Jetta 2.5L, rebuilt with no A/C.(knowingly). The compressor works but no cold air would ever blow out even after freon charge. Upon further inspection there is a huge hole in the high side line where the freon is leaking out from. I charged freon again...
  3. VW Jetta MKV 2005.5–2010
    I have a leak in my transmission. Since it is a sealed system, what do I need to do? I can feel the car idle harder when i'm at a light. When i put it in neutral its fine. Ideas? costs? :/ thanks!
  4. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Coolant is dripping from the passenger side coming down the oil pan and the block but I don't understand why. I heard it could be the crack pipe cause it can drip down to the passenger side. The water pump was replaced A year ago and I don't think it would fail this quickly. I dont hear any...
  5. Jetta Troubleshooting
    Hey guys, new to working on cars, I have a 2001 Jetta Tdi that I'd leaking a massive amount of coolant. I have checked the hoses (heater and radiator) but cannot find it. Now, from what I've seen, is it is leaving from the engine block somewhere. I'm hoping it's just a freeze plug, but I don't...
  6. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    In the past i had a small leak in my jetta and it would go through a bowl of coolant in about 2 weeks and i had to refill. Just recently i was driving and heard a loud sound of steam and the entire engine bay filled with steam and took away my vision while driving. I drove it hope and noticed a...
  7. Jetta Troubleshooting
    My car was sitting in the driveway yesterday and I was about to go somewhere when I noticed a lot of fluid on the driveway, turns out it was antifreeze. I had to take my car to the body shop this morning (unrelated fender bender) I put water in it just so it wouldn't overheat, there definitely a...
  8. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    What is this black thing sticking out of my engine block and why is it leaking oil??
  9. Blog
    I just purchased a 1999 VW Jetta, its has 95,000...and when I park it for a few hours. I come back to oil on the floor, not a lot, but enough to make a car guy stop in his tracks...is it normal for a jetta to start leaking around this milage..What could the problem be, I just gave it a oil...
  10. Blog
    I have a 2002 jetta vr6 that is slowly Leaking coolant from the area where the thermostat mates to the engine. I found coolant residue on the engine that I cannot remove using brake cleaner and a Scotch brite pad. Is it safe to use a razor blade to gently scrape off this residue? I can email...
  11. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    car is a 2004 Jetta GLI and has 71k miles. so i noticed a exhaust leak up in the engine bay today. i think its coming out in between the turbo and the downpipe. i have a k03 turbo and a apr 2.5" Turbo back exhaust. is there a gasket that can be replaced or do these just bolt together with no...
  12. Jetta Troubleshooting
    hello everyone, thanks in advance to anyone who has advice! here's the problem: yesterday I noticed my Jetta was leaking a fluid from what looked like the middle of the car. I checked it out, and it appeared to be water/coolant . I didnt drive it, and rechecked it this morning (my jetta has...
  13. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    ook here it is i have a 96 glx vr6. my car has no over heating problems. but when i turn the vehicle off right away there is a gurgling kinda noise under the hood/dash sounds like its from a colant line like its letting air in or something.. also when i turn the vehicle off there is a small pump...
  14. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hi, new to jetta junkies I drive a jetta GLS 2.0 . I just have 2 questions I'd like to ask. First is, what would happen to the engine if you cancel out the coolant? also, how is it possible to see how oil would get inside the coolant? thanks.
  15. Jetta Troubleshooting
    hey guys, had a rough experience today, was driving thru an intersection and applied normal brake pressure when suddenly i felt a *pop* in the brake pedal and it went to the floor and lost all brake pressure. scared the bejesus outta me, long story short its sitting at home now and i tracked...
  16. Jetta Troubleshooting
    Sorry in advance for the really simple question, and feel free to redirect me to another thread if this has been asked/answered before! After a tune up to find out why my engine light has been on, my mechanic told me it was because of a vacuum leak (which explains a lot, considering my car's...
  17. FAQs
    I have a 2002 Jetta GL. My coolant light comes on daily regardless of how much coolant I add. It only looses coolant when running, and there is a puddle in the bottom of the area just above and to the right of the engine but I can not find the source of the problem. Any ideas what could have...
  18. Jetta Troubleshooting
    Friday night I was about 1/2 mile from my house and i got a big red STOP and oil lights came on...parked at home, car was ticking very very loud. I knew all my oil was gone. Today poured a quart in it and it all immediately leaked out. I retraced my steps and found where the leak started...
  19. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    the question of this post will come a little later on in the post, after some backstory. I work at Mike's Carwash in indiana, and as such, i get a free carwash per week. The last time i took advantage of this, i had water dripping down into my car during the wash, leaking in from the sunroof...
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