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you have change alot of parts but the crank sensor and the cam sensor,these control the ignition if these 2 don't work one or other you will have problems if the crank does not work then there is no signal to ecu to when to spark. cam sensor if it stops working properly it will limit its revs and go into limp mode. but will still run, they can go at the same time. you would have an engine light on. this will tell you the codes what the ecu is not reading anymore. has an ob2 connection so the ecu can be read.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 03, 2017

sounds like either the spark plugs weren't gapped right or the wires are in the wrong locations.
Google search the firing order and check the wires/loactions first, then if they are correct, have a look at the spark plug gaps.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Dec 28, 2016

Can you be a bit more specific on this problem ?

When they go out, do they stay out ?

Any other problems with other components in the car when this problem happens ?

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 04, 2016

THis is common Too common. As I posted before.

As I posted in the Passat questions.

The jetta may slightly differ.

Yes. If your window has fallen down and will not roll up.
99% Chance you car is suffering the Infamous VW plastic clip.

The door panel comes off With a T-10 torx or a Hex (Allen) wrench
that will fit and A large Philips Screw Driver..

Remove the Plastic cover on the inside Door handle.
And the Screw or Screw along the Bottom of the door panel.
Then remove the screws that hold the handle the the door.
They are located behind the Plastic plate you removed with a tiny screw driver earlier... Be careful not the mark up the cover whaytprying it up. It is best to pry from underneath. Where marks if made can not be seen

After the screws are out 4 I believe. The Use of a CLip tool ir best.
For getting behind the panel to pop it off. A screw driver will work.

After all the clips are released. Pull the light at the bottom of the panel down and out. Disconnect it ur push it back thought the hole it came from..

Now you need a 10mm socket, or wrench to remove the 12 bolts that hold the metal plate to the Door. Remove all the 10mm bolts, If the widow has not already fallen in the door. It should be released. By removing the Black 2" plugs. THe loosen the bolts that clamp the window the the arms. DO NOT LOOSEN THEM ALL the way, .
Disconect the all the wiring.. THe Door lock cable,can be a pain.
I think it pulls down,.
Next remove the Metal plate. that is the regulator.

reverse to install


1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 29, 2015

When the vehicle will not start when you spray water on the plug wires, that means that the insulation around the plug wires has failed. Replace the plug wires.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 14, 2015

Thay have relays each one for it self becouse roof is asking for its own relay,should not be on the same relay.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 02, 2014

Hi. Your best bet is to go to ErWin, Google it. Have your vin ready.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 23, 2014

The vw alarms cannot be disconnected.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 23, 2014

Hi. the vw alarm cannot be disabled.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 23, 2014

Hi. To stop this you need to power up the car and activate the ignition. If the battery voltage gets too low when the alarm is armered then the alarm thinks you have disconnected the battery in a theft attempt and the siren activates. The easiest repair is to repalce the battery or repair any currnet draw issues.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 29, 2014

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