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  1. VW Golf went dead

    Europe
    Hi I just bought a 2013 VW golf TDI (1.6L). It was running fine: I drove it back from the dealer on an hour drive and no issues. Then I stopped at some lights later in the day and when I was about to prepare to take off again the car was dead. No power to anything, wouldn't even turn on the...
  2. 01 Golf 2.0, possible cracked head?

    MK4
    I have a 2001 golf 2.0 engine, auto trans, has roughly 180,000 miles. I bought it in the spring and it was my daily driver until a month ago. I filled it up with gas, drove about 50 miles, and after I pulled off the exit ramp from the interstate and stopped at a light, the car sputtered and died...
  3. Another "It Quit Running and Won't start" Thread

    MK3
    Yes another one. I have been trolling the past threads on the issue and have learned a lot about the MK3 from you all. Here is my story, hopefully someone can put me on the hunt for the fix. I have recently bought a used 1997 Golf GL 4 door, automatic MK3. I was driving along and everything was...
  4. Starter Gets 12v Signal But Still Wont Start

    MK4
    Please Help: 2001 VW jetta VR6 Problem: Starter Will not activate using normal key in the ignition. Things I tried: 1) Battery is charged and good. terminals clean and tight. 2) It is a 5 sp so I can roll jump start it fine. runs great. 3) tried both sets of keys 4) disconnected 12v wire to...
  5. 96 MkIII Jetta electrical failure; stalled while driving, dash smoke, won't start

    MK3
    Greetings. I did some searching and could not find a thread as specific as I needed for help with this issue. To start, all of these parts are new within last 2 years i've owned the Jetta: -Fuel pump, starter, alternator, battery So, while driving in rush hour going ~25mph in gear...
  6. I really need help (01 Jetta 2.0L)...

    General Volkswagen Discussion
    i have a 2001 VW Jetta GL 2.0L manual 5 spd. I replaced the catalytic converter and o2 sensors appx 2 mos ago. since then, it would randomly not start/crank at times. it would take me about 5-6 tries before it would finally start, but it would idle really funny, either really low or idle...
  7. 98 jetta gls manual wont start/popping out of gear

    MK3
    Please help! I was driving the car and went into a business for about an hour and a half, when I came out the car wouldn't start. I noticed the headlights were in the on position. When i turned them off, the gauges went haywire and then there was a clicking noise coming from the area behind the...
  8. '04 Cranks but Won't Start

    Passat
    My 2004 Passat wagon is cranking but won't start. It has a new battery (1 month old). After googling the symptoms, I saw it may be the engine speed sensor. Does that sound possible? If so, where is this sensor and is it easy to replace? My other option is to get it towed to the shop where...
  9. ECM Issues. Need Help

    MK3
    I have a 95 jetta III celeb edition. It's an automatic with a 2.0. I just recently bought it and got a good deal cause it wasn't running. I figured i needed an ECM. Piece of cake right? WRONG! I took it to a shop that had the euro hookups to run a diagnostic. The Shop said that all the Wires...
  10. vw beetle turns over but wont start PLEASE HELP!!

    Air-cooled
    Hi i have a 1973 1200 beetle, it was starting fine until yesterday when i tried to start it and it turned over but just wont seem to catch.:confused: I thought it might have been out of fuel but i have topped it up about an hour ago and it still will not start.....and like the car im not sure...
  11. Engine died while driving: 1997 VW Golf 2.0 (Gas)

    MK3
    Hello, I'm hoping for suggestions on what could be wrong with my 1997 VW Golf. It has the 2.0 gasoline 4 cylinder engine. The car stalled out while I was exiting off the freeway at about 40mph and will not restart, even weeks after. The car turns over fine just like it always has and it has...
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