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Just bought a VW Jetta with a 2.0L engine and 69,000 miles.. Does this engine have a timing belt or chain and when does VW RECOMMEND replacement

I just bought a VW Jetta with a 2.0L engine, and 69000 miles. when does VW recommend you change the timing belt? I can't find it in owners manual...Thanks in advance

I took my car in for inspection sticker and when I got it back all three of my power plugs (cigarette lighters) stopped working. I checked the fuses and all are good. Can you tell me what else I should check or what it could be causing this problem. I use them all the time for GPS and Phone charge, etc. thank you!

car is weak no power runs on three cylinders

The heater and fan along with the front windshield defroster do not work.

what is the average cost of a starter replacement

My radiator seems to be damaged, the car overheated and when I opened the hood it was smoking and the fluid reserve was boiling and leaking. I tried letting it cool off then putting more fluid in the resivoir but it just goes from half full to empty. Can't findd the thermostat. It was fine, 156k miles, yesterday it just went all crazy. Overheats in about 15 min, sometimes it goes back down, but then eventually overheats again. Sometimes radiator light comes on when temp gauge seems fine. Always flashes when temp is high. I'M LOST, READY TO DRIVE IT IN THE RIVER!

is the torque converter clutch circuit on the outside of the transmission.

I have 12 OBD codes that indicate shorts to the ground. I want to remove a plastic cover in my engine compartment that houses the elecrtical wires from there through the fire wall. I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove it. It is behind the Air-filter housing and is curved upward. The upper lip goes under the hood liner. My Haynes manual does not tell me how to remove this item. Please help.

front bumper on my 99 jetta new body style came lose on both sides when I accidentally went over misplaced parking bar. Can I repair this myself ? and if not how much should it cost me ?

I have a 94 jetta and i cant get in it. I have the keys but my batterys dead and now the power locks dont work to open it. And i cant jump the battery becuase i cant get in to pop the hood. I have no passenger side lock so i cant open from that side. How do i get in?

I have a 1994 Volkswagen jetta and my doors will not open there is no key slot of the passenger side and it has power locks and when i put the key in the hole on the drivers side to unlock the door it will not becuase i believe my battery is dead and wont work the power locks and i cant pop the hood to charge the battery unless is get in the car? How do i get in my car?

I have a 2002 Volkswagon Jetta it was trying to run hot but never did. We had a freeze last week and my heater stopped blowin hot air just cold air. And it seem like it was trying to run hot even more. I received severally different opinons from different mechanics. They said it could either be my thermostate, the heating cord, and i they all said i had a leak. So i brung it to a mechanic that said he knows how to fix it. He changed the thermostate and changed the part that was leaking. But my car is still running hot. So he changed the thermostate again due to the first one he used was not a high performing thermostate. But my car is still running hot. He then said that he didnot know what the problem could be. He said it might be the water pump but he is not sure. I told him that another mechanic said it might be the heater cord. But he said he was sure that it wasnt the heater cord. But my heater only blow hot air when the car is running hot. I dont know what else to do, i have brung my car home and dont know what else to do.

Will not pass emissions. High NOX. everyone suggests cat converter. other ideas?

tightening pattern on valve cover screws

No or low cabin heat even though the coolant temp gauge indicates normal operating temp(190 deg F). Heater core back flushed last year, thermstat replaced.

We recently moved from WI to Houston, TX and have found that our Jetta has become increasingly harder to start in the morning. Sometimes it takes more than one attempt to keep it running, and we have to use the accelerator to keep the revs up enough to prevent the engine from dying. After the first start it is fine for the rest of the day, however we do notice that the revs dip initially after the engine turns over, and then return to a steady idle, as if some sensor is kicking in. Just wondered if anyone has dealt with this, or if they know what the problem is.
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Hi, I had my engine light coming on and the dealerhsip didn't know why. (Note: my car was running fine) Finally after the 3rd time they said my fuel pump was leaking. Had it replaced. Within the week my car started riding rough, after the car would warm up, it would start jerking/sputtering at different speeds. Ive taken it back multiple times, had multiple things replaced (fuel filter, spark plugs, diffrent tests done, etc... Ive spent over $1800 with zero results because they say they can't find anything wrong with the car. I've asked to replace the pump since their labor has a two year warranty and ive been told no becuase their test come back negative on something being wrong with the fuel pump. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Btw, I live in Germany and my car is American Specs.

loud whining noise when car starts. when driving and turning whining noise. What is the correct type and cost to replace spark plugs someone quoted me $200 for spark plugs replacement he said use the most expensive ones around $20 a piece.

passenger one side deployed airbag and on the whole interior of the rib of the car. on the passenger side only. How much at a good pricing for my jetta 2001 of 119,000 ml.

I have the parts and am curious how much it is to have control arm bushings installed on a 96 VW Jetta?

I have replced the sensor and still have the same code coming on?

I an unable to locate the engine coil in the jetta. I'm told it is under an engine cover... where in the compartment can this be located. Is a photo available

Why does my oil light keep turning on when my oil level is good?

Check Engine Light on when we scan we get
cam position actuator a bank 1 timing over-advanced
we just but rebuild head Cylinder
Check Engine Light still on

Is it possible to replace the rubber boots on the stearing rack. The stearing rack is fine...no noise just leaking through one of the boot that is cracked.

I can turn the car on it will crank but wont turn over. Had it checked by friend with PC told me that it was ECU we replaced it still no start. PC says only oxygen sensor needs replacing but it would still start if that were the case. What is wrong PC says nothing else

I am replacing the brake pads on the rear of the car. How do i ratchet open the parking brake?

REPLACED IGNITION COIL, BATTERY AND CONNECTIONS, AND FUEL FILTER. TURNS OVER BUT STILL WONT START.

My car was running great the other day, then I was running low fuel, so I got some gas (93 octane as always). After leaving the gas station, I immediately noticed hesitation while accelerating. I drove for about a 1/2 mile, parked and turned the car off. Restarted, car still hesitated when driving. Drove for about 1 mile then the car started acting really bad. Finally, it gave up. As I pressed the gas more, it lost speed. I pulled over to the side of the road, and it just quit. For the next hour I was able to crank it, and it would run for about a second, then cut off. If I put the car in neutral (lower RPMs) it ran for about 2-3 seconds. Today, the car won't start, but was able to crank. I believe I have water in my gas, but I'm not totally sure.