2 issues - coolant leak & electrical problem
2002 GTI VR6 5 speed Just turned 100K
so rencently my positive battery termanal clamp has been loose. I go to start the car and I have no power. I wiggle the clamp and then it starts up. I couldnt tighten the clamp anymore and when ever this happened, I would have massive idiot lights. all the doors were open according to the computer, even the right rear and left rear which I obviously dont even have on a GTI. So i replace the clamp and now my headlights, turn signals, wipers and blower dont work. It did this once before then stopped. I assumed it was due to the clamp. now it is tight as can be, so is it the ignition switch? It comes and goes with no rhyme or reason. if it is indeed the switch what kind of job is that?
so in the last week or so I have used some coolant. and after leaving my car parked for 2 days there is a puddle and a leak. I have noticed some whining when usually at lower speeds in lower gears when turning the wheel. it has gotten worse and now the leak. I dont know if maybe the water pump is going out or if it will whine when it does go bad. or if it is a different problem all together. If the water pump is going out, what kind of job is that? I typically dont enjoy changing them and that bay is packed...
2002 GTI VR6
Black on Black