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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

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Took 2003 jetta to a VW dealer. Thought I needed transmision control module. Dealer said I need the heat sensor for TCM. Cost would be $1500.00

Any suggestions? Am I getting ripped off?

Exhaust is gouged open just in front of converter. Tried patching with no success.

my jetts is in shop getting some front end body repairs, they had to disconnect ac condenser, when they reconnect gas lines does it require a special sealent on the connections or not.

It all started out with my car shutting off in the rain. It will start back up but o really need to Rev the engine well and let it sit idoling for a few minutes before I can drive again. I plugged in a code reader and the 2 codes were P0118 and P0102. When I spoke to vw they said the mass air flow sensor doesn't matter and that its probably on because of the aftermatket AEM intake. Well recently my car started doing this on any given day. My EPC light is on and so is my ESP light. I am at a loss what to do. Vw wants me to bring it on for a full diagnostic for 130 per hour! Any suggestions before I waste money on vw taking their sweet ass time to take advantage of a young girl like myself. I am mechanically inclined but I'm at a loss. Any suggestions (besides sending it to the junk yard) would be greatly appreciated.

Ran fine to go downtown and then I started home and the shifting was so hard I thought I'd go thru the window

Automatic transmission has been stuck in first gear ever since it turned on. What might be causing this? This happened 2 weeks after I had the transmission repaired.

I have an 03 Jetta GLS Wagon 2.0 not turbo. I need to replace the exhaust pipe coming off the engine. What is that pipe called? I have searched and searched the internet and Auto Zones website and cannot figure it out? Also, what doi need to keep in mind when weighing my options of pipe to buy?
Thanks for all your help

My alternator went out, we had it replaced and my stereo stopped working as well as my clock and odometer looses it's memory after turning the engine off. My needles do not go back down to zero after shutting the car off either.

These were a new set of Hawk ceramic pads that work great. I'd really like to keep them. Can I somehow bypass/jump the sensor. I thought there would be an easy solution. Am sure I underestimated this. Be kind. Thanks

I had a check engine light and the had to replace the o2 sensor. I also changed my plugs and cleaned the fuel injectors recently. I have driven 1000+ miles highway and local after changing the o2 sensor, But the EVAP and air flow cycles are note complete and I cannot get my inspection done.
Thank you in advance for all your help

I recently replaced the thermostat on my 2003 Jetta 4 cylinder. The engine temperature is normal at 190F. However, I cannot adjust the inside blower temperature. It is always hot. The fan works and the heat can be directed to defrost, vent and floor.

I replaced the catalytic converter about 3 months ago. When I accelerate quickly the malfunction indicator light that is on starts flashing. The car hesitates but once I let up on the accelerator & keep an even speed it stops blinking is just lit up. My manual says a blinking indicator light is an emission issue with my catalytic converter but the 413 code says secondary air pump open circuit.

happened one time before but then started.

car makes noise if I go over 74 mph and the RPMs are running around 3500 at that speed.

car automatically restarts but usually will does it three times then will go for thirty minutes then will repeat. I have had two different VW shops try to find problem no luck. dealership wants to change out ABS module at $$$$$.