2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI ProblemsLoss 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.
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.
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI QuestionsTransmission slips in 3rd gear after driving it for an hour. (1 answer)
I just bought a 02 Jetta TDI with 90,000 miles. For the first hour after I bought it it drove and shifted fine. Then I noticed that it felt like it slipped a little in 3rd gear but not bad. While getting on the interstate I noticed it seamed a little worse. Buy the time I got home it was doing so...
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