My 1997 VW Golf GL has rattle as I accelerate in first and second
I was overseas for almost 5 years while my 97 VW Golf GL was sitting in my mom's garage in Michigan. It was driven from time to time around the block and down the road, but sat most of the time. I've had a couple of minor problems. Rear brake line leakage which is not surprizing for as long as it was sitting. There is also a rattle in the front when I go over bumps or rough roads. There is now a random sound when I accelerate in first and second which sounds like rattling tin. Do you think it is my exhaust which is looking pretty rusty. I remember replacing the connector pipe 5 years ago due to corrosion. But the sound isn't there when I'm parked and reving the engine, only when I'm moving.
Re: My 1997 VW Golf GL has rattle as I accelerate in...
I am going through the exact same problem with my 1997 golf 2.0 I-4. I am making the assumption that this noise is loudest at about 1200-1500 rpm, or atleast most noticeable. It could be attributed to a faulty catalytic converter which is a necesarry fix (in order to smog), and being that your O2 sensor is hooked into that whole system, you could be potentially giving away a few mpg. This a relatively easy issue to deal with, and noise should go away when the converter is replaced.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
struts in the front and shocks in the rear, the rear shocks have coil springs over the shocks, like the front struts, but you dont need to use a spring compressor tool on them which is neccessary on struts
It sounds like the hydraulic lifters are bleeding down after sitting for a while... there are ball checks which are supposed to prevent this... Try using a good engine flush (a product that frees sticky lifters) and replace the oil with a good synthetic... Hope this helps...;-)
i have a 1997 Golf GTI 2.0 liter engine the motor was replace and has 40,000 on it but the body has close to 150,000 on it everytime i shift 1st to 2nd somethings hitting the ground somewhere and secondly the intake maniflold has like a rattle in it or something of that sort and i dont know where its coming from its sounds like a missfire but im not 100% sure yet can someone help me and oo and 4th and 5th gear the clutch makes a biut of grinding noise like not loud and only when your fully in gear and the clutch is all the way out any ideas
Changing the automatic transmission fluid on this vehicle takes special fluid and equipment which includes a scan tool that can read transmission fluid temperature. I would recommend going to a VW dealer or service center that works on VW’s