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  1. 02 vw 5 spd jetta 1.8t won't start

    Volkswagen Technical Discussions - General
    Hey everyone, I am new to this group so hopefully I do this right.. I have a Jetta that started randomly stalling at red lights and stop signs. Sometimes I would get lucky and it would fire right back up other times I would have to sit there for a while and keep trying.. noticed if I repeatedly...
  2. Pirelli Sidewall Bubble

    I have a 2018 VW Tiguan with 11,000 miles on it. I just noticed today that my passenger side front tire has a bubble in it. I didn’t buy the tire warranty from the dealership. What are my options on what to do, help! The tires are scorpion Pirelli
  3. Turbo replacement

    My 2013 Tiguan is in need of a turbocharger after the dreaded P0299 code and having a shop inspection revieled the worst case senerio. I've found a great private shop to deal with to avoid paying enormous costs at the dealership. My question is does anyone know which part manufacture was the...
  4. 2013 TDI golf

    TDI / Diesel Owners Club
    I just got my 13 TDI golf from the body shop they had it for 6 weeks out of the 6 weeks 33 days the battery was disconnected now no cruise control break lights stay on all, glow plug light is on radio keeps going off, was told the break light switch is bad so I changed it still have the same...
  5. 1985 1.8L 20w50 to 15w40 thoughts?

    Hi all, I have been running Castrol 20w50 since we bought the car in 2016 and I am thinking of switching to Shell Rotella T4 15w40. I notice on cold starts the car runs a little rough and we seem to get smoke out of the tailpipe that we didn't have for the first few years. After it warms up for...
  6. bent rear axle beam

    Jetta Owners Club
    Hi everyone, I have a repair shop n Connecticut. have come across problem with 'bent' rear beam causing excess camber-in wearing tires a simple fix, cheap too, no purchased, saws-all, twist jack, wire feed welder, hand level. takes less...
  7. Tiguan Stumbling

    We have a 2018 Tiguan that has developed a problem. First the first 7-8 mos. and about 7-8K miles it was perfect. Then, upon acceleration from a standing stop, it stumbles, or seems to bog down, rather than smoothly accelerating. On a couple of occasions, we had plenty of time to cross a...
  8. W8 Engine/Phaser question...

    Passat Owners Club
    Hey there, I'm new to VW, but am 52 and a Mechanic/Shop owner for ever. I'd like to post some pics on here of the teardown etc... because I've received a really nice car, in trade for a 280k Accord, so he could get a job. He couldn't afford a timing job on his low mile 03 Passat Sedan W8. I'm...
  9. 1.6l block corner broke

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Can this be fixed?
  10. broken spring!!

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    a few years back I replaced my struts and mounts, and I made the terrible mistake of replacing my springs, thinking that the 30 year old ones would be getting soft enough by now to be worth replacing. now I have a broken driver side spring, and Im considering replacing it with my old spring, as...
  11. 1998 VW Beetle - Mexicana plant

    Beetle Newbs / FAQs
    Any suggestions on where to obtain a full shop manual for my new project VW Needs a few parts like Front bumper spoiler, heater core and driver side headlight assembly but not in bad shape appreciate any help since this I the first one since the 1969 model I had in high school
  12. 2012 Golf Check Engine Light:

    Golf MK6 / 2009 -2014
    Had my longtime, very reliable local shop check it out. Genuinely shocked at what they said but: The code comes up as a MAP sensor, but the mechanic said that VW had known about this problem for many years--it's a computer issue! The computer needs to be reflashed. He even showed me on his...
  13. Stereo Advice

    Passat B7 Forums
    Hi everyone. I have 2016 S. I'd like to add a sub and possibly upgrade the mids. I *would* like to keep the head unit/steering wheel controls. Suggestions ? Trunk-mounted sub with inline amp ? Suggestions on those ? I've cranked it a few times with the stock stereo and think *maybe* the mids...
  14. AWD system of VW "Syncro"

    General Volkswagen Discussion
    Hello everyone,, I am in the process of converting/retrofitting my 1984 Quantum to AWD, and I know that the 'Syncro" system was offered on Quantum in 1986, as well as some other VW models. That system uses viscous coupling for the center differential. Since my car came with the Audi 5-cyl...
  15. 2010 Routan Climate Control Issue

    Routan Owners Club
    I have a 2010 Routan SEL with the automatic climate control. I get irregular heat from the system. This started a year ago. I flushed the system, replaced the thermostat, replaced the front and rear heater core, and replaced the water pump. I get 180 deg F going into the front heater core...
  16. HELP!!! Need shop recommendation for rusty floor panels VW Rabbit 77 bay area!!!!!

    SouthWest: Calif., Ariz., N.Mex, Colo., Nev., Utah
    Hey guys, I am new in this forum. I just bought a vw rabbit 77 and I just noticed that both of my front floor panels are badly rusted​, I have seen some threads of people doing the job themselves but unfortunately I don't have the space. Can anyone recommend a reliable and affordable shop or...
  17. Seat Belt Replacement Needed

    Passat B5 Forums
    For some reason, the pretensioner for one of the rear seat belts in my 2000 Passat spontaneously activated. Has anyone had that happen? So, I need to replace the belt. Specifically, I need to buy an outer seat belt assembly, beige, for the left rear seat for a 2000 Passat sedan, Part No.3B5...
  18. 1200 engine rebuilds

    Beetle Owners Club
    Hello all, thought I would start here. New to the forum! I have a 1200 Beetle motor that needs rebuilding, can anyone recommend a good rebuilder in the Vancouver area? I have it out and all apart. Back quite a few years now, I knew of a great guy named Lenny who had a VW body shop on Great...
  19. Freshly rebuilt injection pump won't build pressure

    MK1 Rabbit Engine
    Hi everyone, I'm having a problem getting my injection pump to move fuel. It's a freshly rebuilt pump by the only reputable shop in my area. The car is a 1979 1.5 rocking a 1.6 yellow dot. I set the timing to 1.15ish and timed the cam and flywheel correctly. Solenoid ticks and gets 9.77 volts...
  20. Who repairs sunroof leaks?

    My Tiguan SEL appears to have a leaky sunroof. Would it be best to find a windshield repair shop or a general repair garage to take care of it? I called a windshield place first and they said they don't work on sunroofs.