20 Most Recent 1999 Volkswagen New Jetta - Page 9 Questions & Answers

This is a "Drive by wire" car on the throttle. There is no accelerator cable, it has an electrical sensor that tells the engine computer when you accelerate.

Sounds like the sensor is going bad. Take it to a shop and get it replaced.

Volkswagen New... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009

The treansmission could be low on fluid, might need to change the filter, or the transmission itself. I would check fluid and filter first.

I found a complete repair manual for your vehicle. You can download it in ebook format here: http://www.myacrobatpdf.com/6673/vw-golf--jetta-service-and-repair-manual.html

Volkswagen New... | Answered on Sep 24, 2009

It could be several things.. It could be the modulator.. That is what tells it when to shift and is controlled by both electronic and vacuum..
It could be a bad vacuum line..
If you are not really technical and have experience - it makes allot of sense to bring it to a trani shop.. Allot of them will offer free estimates..

Good luck

Volkswagen New... | Answered on Sep 19, 2009

No, the mirror is just a friction fit. You will need a new mirror.

Volkswagen New... | Answered on Sep 17, 2009

could be a number of things. valve clearnce wrong, timing belt broke or has jumped time.engine too tight(internally). I'd take it back to your mechanic and let him fix it.

Volkswagen New... | Answered on Sep 01, 2009

Hi There,

Replacing the battery of a Jetta is different than most cars.

  1. Under the hood look for a plastic cover with a light bulb picture on it, located between the battery case and the front grill. It has 4 screws that needs to be unscrewed. You would notice 2 pieces, in some cases you may have to remove both.
  2. To separate the 2 pieces, twist it slightly and move one piece up and the other down.
  3. Unscrew the large bolt on the middle front of the battery casing.
  4. Have the metal piece that holds the battery removed.
  5. Remove the battery but keep in mind that at its back it is being held by a plastic lip piece. The new one needs to slide under it.

To put the new one in, do above in reverse.

Volkswagen New... | Answered on Aug 17, 2009

hi ateliergab,

thank you for using fixya.

the code is all about over boost, try resetting the ECU by removing the battery terminals and touchingthe positive lead(red wire) to the negative battery post. It mightspark a little, this is just the capacitors discharging, resetting yourECU and starting over. It's like restarting your personal computer

else, you may want to refer to the link below for more information.

Volkswagen Jetta Hesitation, Loss Of Power



Volkswagen New... | Answered on Aug 02, 2009

Smoke through the vents indicates a heater core issue. If you are losing coolant and / or getting coolant inside the car (check the floor boards) this would tend to confirm a heater core. Best of luck to you.

Volkswagen New... | Answered on May 09, 2009

Take the radio to an Authorized VW dealer with a receipt, or go back and look around the right rear wheel well.


Volkswagen New... | Answered on May 03, 2009

this is a check engine light, the problem will be covered under the emissions warranty most likey, contact the dealer for deatils of this special warranty.

Volkswagen New... | Answered on Apr 30, 2009

well i believe the a/c pulls quite a bit of (load) power so that may be the pulling. Your rheostat may be bad internally or your compressor may be shot like a hole in it does you reservoir have any coolant in it any more? Is there green/blue fluid on the ground/sprayed all over the hood. Is that cap in the very front of the engine (coming from coolant reservoir) on tight or loose dont open it after running it its very hot.

Volkswagen New... | Answered on Aug 11, 2008

Did you actually check the power supply to the pump or just assume there is no power because the fuse was ok?

If there really is no power in the fuel pump circuit it might be a function of the immobiliser to cut the power until it is disarmed but if there is power, proved by the use of a test lamp, the pump is probably defective.

In depth troubleshooting isn't practical without reference to a wiring diagram.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered 2 days ago

There isn't one. The oil light is part of the instrument cluster display, just lights.


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Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Nov 15, 2020

A memory saver when changing the battery is a good idea and helps avoid such problems.

The most likely cause of the problem is the vehicle immobiliser...

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Oct 31, 2020

First go back to the battery and check the cables, make sure they're all there and that they're clean and tight. If you changed the battery because it didn't start you probably have a bad starter. If you can get to the starter make sure to stay clear in case the car moves then tap the starter with a hammer while someone turns the switch to start if it goes the starter need to be replaced if it doesn't start use a test light to check for voltage at the starter battery stud then move the light to the smaller wire marked "S" and have someone turn the switch to start if the light lights The starter is bad if no light. The problem will be the ignition switch or the neutral safety switch or transmission range switch.
I hope this helps. Take care.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Aug 20, 2020

See diagram
1) Power steering pump
2) Alternator
3) Serpentine belt idler
4) Serpentine belt
5) Crankshaft
6) A/C belt
7) A/C compressor
8) A/C belt tensioner
9) Serpentine belt tensioner
10) Water pump

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Aug 20, 2020

Handbook supplied with the vehicle is the most reliable source of fusebox specs.

Repair manuals and other sources tend to provide aggregate information barely allowing for changes made due to territory and trim level.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jul 27, 2020

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