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  1. VW Jetta MKV 2005.5–2010
    Thanks for any help deciphering exactly what the mechanic's final notes indicate (notes at very bottom) 2008 Jetta 2.5. 2 or 3 times over the course of a week- My car cracked fine in the morning. Then after stopping to get gas, the post office, etc ... I get back in my car and it would not...
  2. Jetta Troubleshooting
    i need help on my jetta....its driving me nuts not knowing what is wrong.....long story short...replaced alternator, battery, coils, and some relay for the alternator... car starts and runs but for short distance...alternator over heats engine light comes on and car shuts off... i either have to...
  3. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    I own a 1998 jetta tdi with about 290,xxx miles… I drive the car over 100 miles per day and only had the described issue happen 3 sudden times. My car will not start. My lack of knowledge is preventing me from seeing the solution. Im sure the answer is right in front of me! Here is what I am...
  4. 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...
  5. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Help, My jetta is trying to start when the key is turned to the "On" position Help, My 2000 jetta 2.0 automatic is trying to start when the key is turned to the "On" position so the ignition has: Off, Accessory, On, and past that is where you turn it to crank the car up and engage the starter...
  6. Jetta Troubleshooting
    Hi All, I'm looking for some help in determining what the issue is on my 99.5 automatic jetta GLS. The car won't even turnover. There is no clicking sound coming from the solenoid when ignition is started either. I thought this meant it would be battery or fault somewhere in the trigger wire...
  7. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    1998 VW Jetta GL. So this is the second time this happened to me. I don't know much about cars but a friend does. so basically one day, my car just didn't turn over. I turn the ignition and the lights, radio, etc turn on fine but there is no clicking and no turning over from the engine. so i...
  8. Jetta Troubleshooting
    Ok i have a 99 jetta wolfburg old body style. Sometimes it just won't start. the electronics work fine, the windows, lights, radio etc. there is no sound when I turn the key nothing at all. The problem is not constant in fact most times it works just fine, though sometimes I am stranded for...
  9. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    I have a 2.0L GLS; this morning it wouldn't start although the lights, radio, etc. would work. I thought it could be the starter solenoid, but noticed that the trunk and windows wouldn't open. Checked and replaced fuse #6 for central locking system and it started perfectly.
  10. Jetta Troubleshooting
    I have replaced the starter three times now as the solenoid craps out. The Bosch starters are lasting a couple of weeks. What might be the cause of the failed solenoids?
  11. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    It sometimes happens that when i start my 2001 jetta 1.8turbo, i get a screeching/grinding noise that sounds like an engine would when you turn the key to the stat position after the engine is already on. it's not any belts, the sound is different. I also notice that the car sometimes idles a...
  12. 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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