Re: 2001 golf, changed timing belt, now car only goes to...
Check that you havent bent a valve in the cylinder head. Do a compression check on each of the cylinders if it is low on any this more than likely a bent valve resulting in no power from that cylinder. ****
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Most likely the valves are bent, VW engines are interference engines. Send the head to a reputable engine shop and have it thoroughly checked over. Make sure you replace the head bolts, they are not reusable.
The 2.4l and 2.5l engines are interference engines, meaning it is highly likely that you bent your valves when your timing belt broke. Besides the timing belt, you may need a new belt tensioner and pulleys. I would replace the water pump too.
"I have a 1996 Golf III GSX. I had the timing belt
Problem with the 2001 Volkswagen Golf"
Can you confirm whether your car is 1996 or 2001, I am assuming from GSX it is a 2.0 inj?
If 1996 I would say quite simply an air leak on the inlet side (likely to be the inlet manifold gasket or a small pipe that has come disconnected)
If 2001 try a throttle body reset, it could be a calibration fault.
Come back to me with more details / questions if you wish
change the pedal sensors if fitted ,not sure it has them though i cannot remember everything ,nothing in my alldata book about a fault with this particular model .but this is a common sort of problem with vehicles with pedal sensors
Should be on your 2nd timing belt. If you have the 4cyl engine there is a balance belt that needs to be changed also. Mitsubishi recomends replacement at every 60,000 miles, your 10k over. Most of the time these motors are not interferance engines, But I have seen a few that broke a belt at high rpm that did bent valves......
I would go to auto zone and get a diagram and the timing belt and do it yourself and the water pump (no it does not have to be changed everytime the timing belt is changed but if the car has over 60,000miles then it is best to change them both) it is not that hard especially if the car is not out of time just make sure you disconnect the negative side of the battery