2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI Repair and Maintenance

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

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2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI Problems

Engine Oil Leaks

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

Odor from HVAC vents

A musty odor may be noted from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more due to condensation in the heater case. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is available for the heater case and the drain system should be checked for debris.

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.

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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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