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    Thread: Whats wrong with your VW today?

    1. Member Guitarman355's Avatar
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      09-29-2010 11:44 AM #1
      So mine has been in the shop for almost a week and a half.
      Behold:
      Both door latches
      Broken Lock Cylinder (keyless and the radio didnt turn off when the car did)
      Fan control module
      Tiptronic Switches
      Timing belt, water pump, tensioner etc etc replaced
      Serpentine belt
      cv boot
      cam adjuster and valve cover gaskets need to be replaced
      power steering leak
      Rear axle beam is bent, so i need a new one of those and the sub axels and wheel hubs and yadda yadda for that
      Warranty only covered the fan control, door latches and the tiptronic switch.
      Timing belt and all that is replaced, the only thing that isnt done is the gaskets, and rear axel beam. its gonna be expensive enough.
      But hey, I love my vw. lol

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      09-29-2010 11:48 AM #2
      my traction control light is on and won't go off. it's something with a steering sensor or something. can't remember what exactly but that's it for now thank god
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      i just put "kidnap alexandriak" in my planner for the spring season

    3. Junior Member ggarza75's Avatar
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      09-29-2010 11:53 AM #3
      Just a few minor things:

      1) Trunk wont open because a small plastic piece that the motor pushes on is broken.
      2) Passenger door wont open. Will need to take apart panels to connect whatever is loose.
      3) Driver side window control, one button broke
      4) Arm rest hinges broke, so whole thing just pops off.
      5) Glove compartment hinge is also broke, supported by only one.

      Just replaced #3 ignition coil. Now runs like a champ.

    4. Member Guitarman355's Avatar
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      09-29-2010 11:55 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ggarza75 View Post
      Just a few minor things:

      1) Trunk wont open because a small plastic piece that the motor pushes on is broken.
      2) Passenger door wont open. Will need to take apart panels to connect whatever is loose.
      3) Driver side window control, one button broke
      4) Arm rest hinges broke, so whole thing just pops off.
      5) Glove compartment hinge is also broke, supported by only one.

      Just replaced #3 ignition coil. Now runs like a champ.
      The best soloution for random misfires, is buy some bolt down hitachi coils from ecstuning, and some new sparkplugs and you will be golden. I love the feeling of new spark+coils.

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      09-29-2010 11:56 AM #5
      Mine isnt low enough.

    6. 09-29-2010 11:57 AM #6
      *Won't reverse
      *Doesn't make power in 5th
      *Head liner starting to come off
      *Steering wheel column vibrates and squeaks
      *No radio reception
      *Only getting 21 mpg
      *Doors don't always like to lock
      ...there's more, i'm just getting depressed so i'll stop.
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      ...You get about the same performance gains from a good dump before driving due to the weight loss then you do from a CAI...

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      09-29-2010 11:58 AM #7
      both front tires wont hold any air, don't know if anything else is wrong haven't driven it for a few weeks

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      09-29-2010 11:58 AM #8
      1) Check engine light is on for "cooling system performance"
      2) Im rubbing sway bar
      3) i have some sort of electrical shortage making my passenger side tail light and blinker not turn on.
      4) its dirty
      5) its naht low enough!

      i could go on for hours.....

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      09-29-2010 12:02 PM #9
      This thread has mad potential.

      Intermittent coolant light on cold startups
      sagging headliner
      chipped paint on the rear bumper
      not low enough
      not on "baller wheels"
      front plate holes need to be filled
      front grill blacked out (looking for a cheep stock replacement)
      Im sure theres more but I cant think of them right now.
      Past vehicles: 2004 Ford Focus ZX3, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8t

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      09-29-2010 12:02 PM #10
      Also need to add,

      1) Leak in rear passenger tire.
      2) Someone stole my two small front grills. BASTARDS!

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      09-29-2010 12:20 PM #11
      my jetta has been in the collision shop for 3 days already.....
      new:
      rear valence
      bumper
      exhaust system
      unibody fixed
      trunk
      driver side rear panel
      new rear suspension(struts, 4 wheel alignment, maybe more damage)
      also getting 2 dents fixed(not crash related)

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      09-29-2010 12:29 PM #12
      **** it, i'll give in...I've seen a thread like this before though...

      1. My intercooler is ghetto rigged until I get a new hardpipe made, looks super sketchy.
      2. First time in 3 years I have gone 50 miles with no CEL
      3. FSB bushings need lunrication
      4. No intake on SAI breather
      5. fuel pressure is at 36 psi and I have no idea why
      6. interior is in shambles, headliner approaching head.
      7. car is dirty, interior is dirty.
      8. dents all over
      9. interior trunk unlock/gas door popper does not work
      10. interior smells like mold from water intrusion



      that's my top ten for today

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      09-29-2010 12:29 PM #13
      I just fill up my gas tank and the gas light still on

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      09-29-2010 12:33 PM #14
      Shes perfect. I love her!!

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      09-29-2010 12:36 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by x_GTI_x View Post
      Mine isnt low enough.
      x2

      ..but I will fix that
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      So my new girlfriend doesn't give Dome?
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      You spelled ex-girlfriend wrong.

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      09-29-2010 12:39 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by AThom92 View Post
      1) Check engine light is on for "cooling system performance"
      had this problem. got a new thermostat and problem was solved
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      Quote Originally Posted by static.20v View Post
      i just put "kidnap alexandriak" in my planner for the spring season

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      09-29-2010 12:40 PM #17
      door card inserts are sagging
      plate holes in rubstrip

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      09-29-2010 12:55 PM #18
      hatch Wont lock, and its an 8V

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      09-29-2010 12:59 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by swagger rob View Post
      **** it, i'll give in...I've seen a thread like this before though...

      1. My intercooler is ghetto rigged until I get a new hardpipe made, looks super sketchy.
      2. First time in 3 years I have gone 50 miles with no CEL
      3. FSB bushings need lunrication
      4. No intake on SAI breather
      5. fuel pressure is at 36 psi and I have no idea why
      6. interior is in shambles, headliner approaching head.
      7. car is dirty, interior is dirty.
      8. dents all over
      9. interior trunk unlock/gas door popper does not work
      10. interior smells like mold from water intrusion



      that's my top ten for today
      I like how 50 miles of no CEL is a problem

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      09-29-2010 12:59 PM #20
      My door speakers don't sound (previous owner made a mess with speaker cables)
      blinker light won't turn on, only blink for turns and when hazards are on
      it's dirty
      one seat is making sound when driving, I'm sure its the spring that I suddenly found, not sure

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      09-29-2010 01:02 PM #21
      cv boot needs to be replaced
      both front wheels bent on the inner side driver side leaks air
      sagging headliner
      20th ae rep lip kit(front lip is cracked)
      driver side window regulator is gone as well as window switches and switch cover broken(i have all parts ready to be replaced this weekend school gets in the way)
      needs an alignment
      needs some maintnance

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      09-29-2010 01:02 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by guitarer1229 View Post
      I like how 50 miles of no CEL is a problem
      I've got 67k on my GTI..and have NEVER had the CEL come on

      ...(knocks on wood desk at work)
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      So my new girlfriend doesn't give Dome?
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8Tquattro View Post
      You spelled ex-girlfriend wrong.

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      09-29-2010 01:03 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIGirlDriver View Post
      I've got 67k on my GTI..and have NEVER had the CEL come on

      ...(knocks on wood desk at work)
      bet it comes on within the next 200 miles
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      Quote Originally Posted by static.20v View Post
      i just put "kidnap alexandriak" in my planner for the spring season

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      09-29-2010 01:04 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIGirlDriver View Post
      I've got 67k on my GTI..and have NEVER had the CEL come on

      ...(knocks on wood desk at work)
      .. only thing that was wrong with mine untill 2-3 days ago was the cel for missing o2 sensors because i ripped one off on a speed bump =P but all is good now no cel no nothing =P
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      09-29-2010 01:06 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by alexandriak View Post
      bet it comes on within the next 200 miles
      ^^i bet you're right. I'll let you know lol
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      So my new girlfriend doesn't give Dome?
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      You spelled ex-girlfriend wrong.

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      09-29-2010 01:06 PM #26
      Just saw today someone left a nickle sized scuff/chip in my front bumper
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      09-29-2010 01:07 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIGirlDriver View Post
      ^^i bet you're right. I'll let you know lol
      haha sounds good. it'll suck if it does but thats the way it goes
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      Quote Originally Posted by static.20v View Post
      i just put "kidnap alexandriak" in my planner for the spring season

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      09-29-2010 01:12 PM #28
      2004 VW Jetta GLI 1.8T

      My OEM exhaust hanger broke on my custom exhaust and i had to fix it myself,,, TODAY

      In general..!


      Air bag light has been on for a year,,,,CRAP!!

      Head liner is coming down....stapled it back..

      Need to rotate the tires...

      The door cards are coming apart..

      Sunroof slide needs to be replaced
      ...clips got mangled up...

      Glove box latch is broken..


      lot of minor things

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      09-29-2010 01:31 PM #29
      rubbing swaybar
      liner for the sunroof headliner panel unglueing itself
      sunroof motor cover saging (someone previously broke the taps tha hold it in place)
      front passenger door won't unlock unless you tap the door
      exhuast hits the rear axle when the A/C is on while stopped (annoying tatatatata.... sound)
      ocassionaly doesn't want to get into gear
      armrest hinge broke, fixed it by screwing in small metal hinges

      But I won't trade her for the world

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      09-29-2010 01:38 PM #30
      Thankfully mostly cosmetic (amazing for having 113k)

      No CEL
      recently dropped and need another alignment, pulls to the right
      Key fobs dont unlock doors
      both front fogs bulbs are fried
      drivers side rubs need to be replaced
      plate holes in front rub so I cant cleanly pull off a front plate delete
      one wheel needs repainting
      a few spots of dried up compund on the inside trim of headlights (from recent diy refinish job)

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      09-29-2010 01:53 PM #31
      drivers side rubstrip's paint is chipped to hell
      brand new dent on top of the trunk thanks to an acorn tree
      stitching on the drivers recaro is ripping
      seatbelt light wont go off when i have my seatbelt on
      theres also a giant screw in the left rear tire
      i could go on...

    32. 09-29-2010 01:59 PM #32
      hail damage.
      2 big 2 in chips in the front rubstrips.
      traction control light wont go off.
      abs light is on.
      brake light is flashing but works fine.
      brake pads light is on.
      airbag light is on.
      in this past month i blew at least 6 coil packs. and last night i blew another 2 more.
      need alignment.
      need new wheel bearings.
      ticking noise in engine. thinking its the timing chain.

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      09-29-2010 02:44 PM #33
      It's a VW!

      -Reverse lights don't work
      -Burnt taillight
      -Sometimes my car does'nt register the driver's door is open
      -Not low!!!!

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      09-29-2010 02:46 PM #34
      Owned for 4 weeks, here's my list:

      PO's spraypaint touch up spots along passenger side and roof
      No cupholder
      Needs new brake pads/rotors
      Remote key needs new batteries or reprogrammed
      Cracked windshield
      It's a 2.0

      ...But I still love it
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      09-29-2010 10:12 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Incubusions View Post
      Thankfully mostly cosmetic (amazing for having 113k)

      No CEL
      recently dropped and need another alignment, pulls to the right
      Key fobs dont unlock doors
      both front fogs bulbs are fried
      drivers side rubs need to be replaced
      plate holes in front rub so I cant cleanly pull off a front plate delete
      one wheel needs repainting
      a few spots of dried up compound on the inside trim of headlights (from recent diy refinish job)
      I hate to ask the obvious, but do your fobs have new/good batts in them?
      And if they do (and this was my case) then it might be your ignition cylinder. Mine had some cable not aligned or something and it wouldn't go back to full lock when you turn the car off. So my key less didn't work and my radio wouldn't turn off and neither would my clock and odo.

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