2003 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

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Fortunately I do not need a smog check this year but if I still have the car I will need one in 2015
Told I needed them within the next 3 to 4 months
I was diving and a knocking noise started,,come to find out I blew a spark plug
I have a 2003 wolsburg edition. Its a 5 speed manual. after taking the car out of gear and turning the key off the whole car loses power (radio turns off without taking the key out and head lights turn off without turning off the switch) so you can not start it and if you hit the brake at all, all the lights will dim. The only way to correct the problem that I have found is by disconnecting the battery which resets everything thus allowing the car to start right back up. any info on this would be awesome.
The code comes up as po413 vacuum leak. Does anyone know how to remove the push rod from the. Pedal without having to buy the t10006a tool? How ridiculous to have to spend $59 on a tool that u won't ever use again! Any ideas?
At first i had a problem with the temperature light,it was blonking so i change the coolant sensor temp now my engine light is on and i can't drive the car...i press the gas but the car feels like it's dying under me
it's a red light,i think its the temperature light but the car isn't over heating.It just doesnt go up at all.It occurs when i start the car
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.
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