2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI Problems

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

Loss of Power Due to Oil and Carbon Build Up in Intake Manifold

Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.

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2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI Questions

Can I damage my steering by driving in neutral down steep hills? (1 answer)

Not my car but my boss who insists he does it to save money by not engaging the gear system. This is the second steering column in one year. In my opinion it is a false economy but I am far removed from a mechanic

Manual Transmission needs to be replaced after 150,000mi-Is this a common issue? (3 answers)

I couldn't shift into the gears anymore on a drive down the coast a few weeks back, but after a while everything was fine. When I brought it to the shop (it's a reputable place) they said it costs $5500 to replace the transmission and the clutch as well as the tire rods on the drivers sid...

tdi golf (2 answers)

Were is the # 1 cylinder on a 05 vw golf tdi passenger side or drivers side.

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