2000 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Volkswagen Jetta
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta ProblemsHigh 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.
The jetta 2.8L VR6 uses a metal timing chain, intended to last the life of the car. But the chain rides, and is tensioned by several plastic guide rails. It is common for the guide rails to fail before 100,000 miles. When they fail, the timing chain will at best make a lot of noise - like marbles in a can. But the risk of the chain skipping a tooth or more on the sprockets is high and will throw off the timing. This will cause the car to run r...
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.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta QuestionsWhat could be the main cause of my issue? (1 answer)
CAr starts then starts to run sluggish n won't accelerate even when pedal is to the ground then eventually stALLS. CHANGED FUEL FILTER STILL SAME THING THEN TOOK FUEL PUMP OUT AND IT WAS CLOGGED WITH THIVK SLIME CLEANED UP AND RAN GREAT NOW ITS DOING it Again but now I noticed white substance...
I was sitting at an intersection and car just stopped. No stuttering. Cannot start vehicle now, although it's as if the car is running with no motor. Pulled all fuses, nothing parasitic draining the battery. What is going on???
Car wouldn't turn over, no noise. Wallace VW said diagnosed couldn't read ( new identity ). Said they don't make the parts anymore. said it was unable to fix because each car has only 1 and should be junked. It still looks good and until this was running great. Should I junk it?
2000 Volkswagen Jetta RecallsVolkswagen Recalls 1998-2002 Models Due to Malfunctioning Brake Light Switch
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1999-2002 Jetta and 1998-2002 Beetle models because a brake light switch may malfunction if incorrectly installed during a safety recall. This can cause the brake lights to become inoperative or remain on. Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge.
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1999-2002 Jettas because a brake light switch may malfunction. This can cause the brake lights to become inoperative or remain on. This recall has been superseded by 06V-183. Owners who have had a remedy performed under this recall should return to their dealer for the redesigned remedy.