2002 Volkswagen Golf TDI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Volkswagen Golf TDI

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2002 Volkswagen Golf TDI Problems

Oil Leaks From Camshaft Chain Tensioner and Valve Cover Gaskets

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

Use correct oil/filter to prevent sludge accumulation
To avoid sludge accumulation inside the engine, our technicians recommend using the proper synthetic oil with the appropriate oil filter.
Power Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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2002 Volkswagen Golf TDI Questions

Two different error codes on my 2002 VW Golf TDI 1.9L. PO234 & PO402 (1 answer)

The first Code(po234) is a turbo over boost I was told. My mechanic is not sure how to address the repair and I have a certain disdain for VW dealers so...the second code is exactly what your forum described it as. Again, multiple troubleshooting steps listed but maybe that list can be narrowed...

alternator??? (1 answer)

my car starts just fine, but when i test out the volts level on the battery it says 12.31. what does this mean. do i need a new alternator? or is it something else?

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2002 Volkswagen Golf TDI Reviews

Economical to operate and I like the 10,000 mile oil change intervals, but it is a cheap interior and the repairs are quite expensive. I look forward to the diesel electric hybrid.

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