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  1. Timing marks on '96 VW Jetta 2.0L SOHC

    MK3
    Hey everybody, I'm Chuck and I have a '96 VW Jetta, 2.0L SOHC, and there's a weird issue with it. I recently replaced the cylinder head and gasket, and I'm trying to set the timing. Here's my problem: the Haynes manual I'm working from says this (with no pictures for my engine): "On the 2.0L...
  2. Keys... 2x96 Jetta's with no keys!

    MK3
    I am in one hell of a predicament. I have two 1996 VW Jettas. I have NO KEYS for either. So by my calculations: I need 1 ignition, 2 door locks and 1 trunk lock all keyed the same X 2 What would the VW gods suggest? Need to get these suckers running again, all I need is keys! Called...
  3. 96 Gti Vr6 Hatchback

    For Sale - Vehicles
    I bought this car to save money in fuel. it is getting 25 on the highway it has 148,000 miles fun car to drive . 5 speed needed some T.L.C when i bought it . within the last year has new battery ,starter, alternator, water pump, aux water pump, plug wires coil pack just name some of the...
  4. '96 golf vr6 problem!

    MK3
    Hi! So I purchased my first vw three days ago. It's a '96 Golf gti vr6 2.8 L 5 speed with about 150k miles on it. When I went to check it out i test drove it for about 15 mins and knew immediately that I wanted to buy. This car is completely stock except for the sway bars. Ok so here's my...
  5. VR6 Motor and Trans FOR SALE CHEAP

    For Sale - Parts
    For Sale 1996 2.8 Liter 12 Valve VR6 Motor and Transmission Engine Code "AAA" Was pulled at 130,XXX and ran great it still has compression it is sitting in my garage waiting for a buyer. I am asking 400 o.b.o. for everything. I was originally planning on doing a Vr swap myself but I am now...
  6. FS: 1996 GTI VR6 Part out

    For Sale - Parts
    Hi, unfortunately I recently rolled my 96 GTI VR6, so I am parting it out. It has 134k miles, completely stock, never tampered with. Motor and tranny are strong. The exterior is pretty banged up due to the rollover but everything else seems to be fine with exception to the interior getting a...
  7. '96 jetta 2.0 starter wiring

    MK3
    Forgot to make note of wire locations on starter motor before swaping it out with the new (reman)(warnty)(parts store) starter. Old starter from same parts store as new starter. New starter hooked up but brain dead on correct wiring from alternator to starter to battery. Alternator has a post...
  8. 96 1.6 Polo lumpy under deceleration

    Polo
    Hi Anyone got any ideas why my Polo starts hunting under deceleration? When coming down the revs between 1750 and 2000rpm the car starts lurching - in all gears. It is not too bad if braking through that range but if just rolling along it is horrible, shakes the car. Had a guy connect it to a...
  9. 96 Jetts Gl ... Timing? Injector issues (help) lol

    MK3
    Hey guys, i have a 96 AAZ Jetta Gl Turbo Diesel that i just had my head rebuilt after the timing belt let go . i put the head on last night n buttoned it all up .. i had to use quick start to get it goin but when the choke lever is all the way in it wont run right and just puff white smoke but...
  10. Need help with my 1996 VW GTI VR6

    MK3
    Ok, I bought this car two days ago. Besides an oil leak (that started at the oil pressure sender apparently, everything was fine. I am having a few minor problems though, and if I could get some help I would really appreciate it. First, the speedometer and tachometer only work 10 percent of...
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