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  1. MKIII golf 2.0

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    Hi everyone have received help on multiple occasions and now am back again for your wisdom. Im working on a 96 golf with the 2.0 litter engine. Just did a top end rebuild on it and now for some reason it wont start, The starter just clicks. put a brand new starter in and still the same thing...
  2. 1998 Jetta...complete mystery, ANY info helpful

    MK3
    Let me start with a quick rundown of how i came into this Jetta. 1998 Jetta 2.0, 5spd, 175k At some point in 2012 a guy put this 1998 Jetta into pawn. Not a sale...an actual pawn. The guy then went on to make payments for nearly a year, then defaulted...bye bye car. The pawnshop owner was...
  3. Dudes... some advice quick

    MK3
    I need my car for work (96 jetta glx vr6) :mad::( and the bloody 01M crapped out. :-x:mad: Guy down the road has an 01M from a MKIV VR6. :D I wanna buy it and have my car on the road by monday (doing the shet myself). :| Is it true that I just need to swap sensors and it'll mount up...
  4. Supercharger kits for the 2.0 8v?

    MK3
    I've been looking for a little while now. but it seems that a lot have been discontinued, just hard to find or way to expensive. like this one. Bahn Brenner Motorsport - BBM Supercharger Kit MKIII 2.0L even if i could find some where that has used parts or chips. I'm gonna keep looking. let...
  5. Cluster fail

    MK3
    Okay, I'm thinking this is a short in wiring because when the cluster freezes and the LCDs go blank the transmission goes into LIMP MODE. I know the cluster is working because when I park it, pull the negative battery cable, wait 30 seconds and reattach it, the cluster will dance like my native...
  6. So... being the GENIUS that I am...

    MK3
    I swapped an ODB2 VR6 into a 96 Jetta GLX that came with the ODB1. However, I didn't swap ECUs. It runs like poo, runs SUPER-RICH and I get contact gas highs when I drive it longer than 3 or 4 miles. My automatic transmission only runs in 2nd & 4th, and I had to pull the TCM fuse so that I...
  7. Swap Noob

    MK3
    Hey all... Like I said in my intro post, I'm swapping a bad motor this weekend and I'm curious if there are any pitfalls regarding swapping my transmission (auto) from my bad engine to the other. I've got a 96 Jetta GLX VR6 with an automatic transmission, riddled with electronic quirks...
  8. MKIII Switchblade Key

    MK3
    So, I hope I'm not alone in my envy of MKIV drivers and their switchblade style keys. I'm interested in somehow converting my key from the standard style to a switchblade style. After about 3.5 hours of research, it's still a bit fuzzy to me. So I figure I'd start a new thread to consolidate...
  9. MKIII Exhaust

    MK3
    Hey guys Got a '99 wolfsburg edition Jetta (2.0L 5 speed), just replaced alot of parts (front struts, engine mounts, the list goes on and on), and it has a stock exhaust that sounds kinda raspy. Not looking to replace the exhaust immediately, but probably sometime in the near future. Any...
  10. MKIII Electrical Gremlins!!

    MK3
    Hey guys, New to the forum here, I've been lookin around and haven't really found much info on what I need help with. I just bought a 1999 Jetta MKIII, needs a little love. I'm in the process of trying to fix the back windows and I think I'm in the grasps of one of the infamous gremlins :( The...
  11. Tons of Water Leaking into Passenger Side under the glove box

    MK3
    hey guys, i have 94 golf III with a slight problem "I think". every time the A/C is on, and i turn the wheel to the left, water comes pourin out from where appears to be coming from the back of the firewall, or the rain gutters. it hasnt rained for ever, and it only happens when the A/C is on...
  12. need some help

    MK3
    ok im new to the this fourm and i need some help already lol well i swap out the gauge cluster and now im getting the old reading from the donor car so if someone could tell me how to get my actual milage that would be great
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