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VW Golf Engine Problems



  • sekanasekana Posts: 1
    Hi1 I`m Jasmin.
    I have same problem on golf 01 hatchback. I went in a vw. garage, they connect engine to the computer and it said temp. coolant switch.( 29.euro). After two days, light was on again. They connect car again and it said number one oxigen sensor.(210.euro) Golf has also no.2 oxigen sensor and few more sensors.Mecanic guy said maybe it`s no.1, maybe no.2 sensors they can`t know untill they change everything showed on the screen.He told me this light are usualy for golf and this sensors are mess very often, sometimes with no reason.I paid 166 euro for tem. cool.sensor(29 e), cleaning body and litlle bit coolant.I`m waiting to get ox. sensor from my garage (it`s under varainty)and when it`s done to see was this sensor caused problems or another one.I can`t imagin how much this will cost me but I can`t drive my car like that, forever.
    I tried to get price for air condition and fitting but can`t fine it on any web pages. If you know anything,please text me.Thank you And sorry for my spelling.
  • ramsey4ramsey4 Posts: 1
    the impeller on the water pump has sheered off in side the motor
  • I have a 91 golf it runs good down the road but when I stop at a light the car idles rought and most of the time but not all the time it will stall I was wondering what I should do any help would be great thanks Tyler
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,854
    Could be a number of things, but the first thing that came to my mind was a fuel problem. Either bad fuel injectors or a problem with fuel pump/fuel filter.

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  • Is it a big project to change the injectors is there a chance that it could be a tps . the only other problem i can think of is if the car sits for awhile or its very cold out is when it has a problem starting I changed fuel filter and did a tune up plugs ,wires , cap , rotor but made no noticable change its kind of a pain to two foot it at a stop light thanks for a place to start
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,854
    You might want to spend $20 or so and get yourself a Chilton's repair manual for the Golf.
    Spending that money now could save you some down the road.

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  • i bought a vw golf 1993 model and it has been running great untill recently it would not start so i change the fuel pump also the coil got a new ignition fitted now it starts runs great for a short while then just stops i have to wait a few minutes before trying to start it again but it takes about 30 attempts then it does start just to stop further down the road has any one got any ideas what could be the problem as i am at my wits end
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,854
    Since it starts, that sounds like the electrical work you did is functioning. Running for a while and then stopping, but having trouble starting sure sounds like a fuel issue.

    A couple of things come to mind. The fuel pump you put in is bad, you got some kind of crud in a fuel line that's blocking fuel flow now and then, the fuel filter might need to be replaced. I'm all for going after the obvious first. Look at the fuel system. I'd bet on that being the location of the problem with what you've said.

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  • Hi

    I'm new here. Just trying to post my problem. Don't know if I'm in the right area? Well I have a 1996 VW GOLF Diesel. Just today the panel indecated an LED 'SERVICE2'? Normally it says SERVICE1 when the annual service is due and the orange coil icon is fashing none stop? It will turn over, but not start up? Sounds like its out of gas? Tank is full.

    Anyone have a clue what it might be?
    Thanks for your help!
  • sorry i am new i did change the fuel filter too could it be the immoboliser as a few people have said it could be thanks for the help anyway will try and check the fuel line
  • i have a 97 vw gti golf.. everything on it was fine until one day i ran out of gas, i put more fuel but now it sounds as if the fuel pump doesn't even come on.. can anyone help please.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,854
    Fuel pumps are electric and sit inside the fuel tank. The fuel is what cools off the pump. Running you tank dry, or even very low, can cause the pump to overheat. Given the age of your Golf, you may have fried the pump.

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  • Sometimes it takes several times for plugs to warm up, and after a few days, the battery runs flat, the lights are still bright, but i do a 20 minute drive to work and then try to start again and its dead, and sometime it starts ok, am wondering if there is a sneak circuit somewhere? Also could a dirty air filter make starting difficult?
  • How often should glow plugs be changed and is it a fairly easy job to do? I have had the car for a year now, and have changed fuel and oil filter.
  • I recently purchased a 97 Golf Trek Edition and I'm experiencing higher than normal rpms when in 5th gear. I'm crusing at about 110km/hr and I'm reving at about 2800-3000 rpm. I don't think this is normal. Can anyone please give me an idea of what the problem could be and a solution? My fuel milage is suffering.

    I have a V8 truck that only rpm's at 2000rpm on the highway.


    ValleyVW :confuse:
  • 2002 2.0L Miss-fire Cyl #4
    A constant issue.
    I put new plugs in, it still misfired, but cleared up. car sat for a week, then its misfiring all the time on cyl4, if I try to drive it, then cyl3 misfires. then i loses sooo much power it can barely get up to 35mph.
    Any ideas?
    Replaced the fuel filter, tried injector cleaner, and new plugs...
    it actually ran great for a little while. it happens all the time, but before when it wasn't bad it was in the mid-range and mid throttle.
  • I am going to put in a new O2 sensor, hope that works. Also, might look for a shop that can do the out of car injector cleaning, then if that still doesn't work, then i am going to replace the ignition system.
    This little car was nice when it ran, very under powered, but i liked the 30mpg, and the heated seats.
    This is certainly my last VW Gas. I would look in to a TDI jetta wagon for the wife (pre 2007). Aside from that, i hate the 2.0L engine, with its aluminium oil pan and steel drain bolt. The threads stripped out, so i used an over sized plug. and its oil consumption of 1qt every 1500miles is not acceptable (VW said its normal). So, if I change the oil every 7K like factory states, it will be empty.
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  • Is there a pressure release valve when fuel is at or less than 1/4 tank? Was driving the other day and found gas leaking under fuel tank. When I got the car home all leaking stopped. And has not leaked since.
  • mintykmintyk Posts: 1
    hi i wonder if any 1 can help i have a 1.6 fsi mk 5 golf & the engine managment light came on, the code which came up was 19498 heat regulation (P3042)
    the dealership advised me it was the cam belt which i got changed, but a week later it has come up again
    Does any one now what that code means?
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