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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

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I touch some wiring 10 sec then nothing.

2.0 engine back fires then dies

Lights stays on and occasionally goes off but, concerned due to up coming trip.

I just got the car as a gift I know nothing about volkswagons ,I'm not sure about what happened to the car when the last person drove it hoping its a minor fix but I'm sure with my luck its transmission or clutch

I replaced the starter twice. Each time after putting the new starter in it started right up. Drove it, but after turning it off it would not start again. This happened both times. When you turn the key everything comes on lights, dash, radio..... but nothing turns over.

the computer board starts to get warm and it shuts the car off fast. No matter where you are, but usually happens shortly after starting it.

Me and my fiancé are buying a car together. The guy said that when you shift in to about 3 or 4 it starts making a knocking noise. I think it's the piston but I'm not %100 sure. I just want to figure out if it's to much to even stress over. Thank you for the help!

have owned this car for 4 years.it was bought used in NH.had to drive it to fix for sister.tranny takes an abnormally long time to shift gears.it has 167k miles.won't shift into o/d until over 55 mph.all other gears are at higher than normal speeds too.problem is ?

I bought a new radio and harness for my Jetta. When I connected all the radio wires to the harness and plugged only the harness in, all of my dash lights turned on and the chime when the door is open goes haywire even when the car isn't running. I'm not sure why all this is happening, and apparently no one else does either. Would this be from an electrical problem? Or is it simply from not having the right harness?

Its also currently started by a push switch when I bought the car from a family member and it the first time the key has been stuck

I Replaced Crank Sensor still No Start. OBD-II Codes are P0705-P0322-P0440-P1500-P1225-P1226-P1227-P1228-P1425. Pending P0705-P1611. Their is No Injector Pulsing and No Coil Fire. Coil Fires when Slave Triggered with Bypass Power. Very Frustrating. Ran Fine and this was My Finding the Net Morning.

When it doesn't start I tap on the relay box on the tight hand side rear of the engine I think it's called the engine control module and spray contact cleaner and let it dry and it will start fine for a few days then it will do it again should I switch the relays?