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by VWJettaGuy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Jetta & Golf, fourth generation, 1998-2005
Topic: Fault Code P0420
Replies: 0
Views: 959

Fault Code P0420

This year the check engine light comes one. ODBC scanner reports 'P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1'. Cleared code several times and returns a few weeks later. Used Chevron Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner and no check engine for at least 3 months. Check engine light reappe...
by VWJettaGuy
Tue May 02, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Jetta & Golf, fourth generation, 1998-2005
Topic: Engine Cut off (when tank below 1/4)
Replies: 2
Views: 1102

Re: Engine Cut off (when tank below 1/4)

Fixed problem after replacing the fuel pump that went out. Experienced no engine cut off after a month of driving including fuel levels below 1/4 full tank.

04 VW Jetta GLS
2.0L L4 SOHC 20V
WAGON 4-DR
Engine Code BEV
by VWJettaGuy
Tue May 02, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Jetta & Golf, fourth generation, 1998-2005
Topic: Starter Noise
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: Starter Noise

Update - removed the starter, lubricated the starter gear mating surfaces with grease, checked main gear retraction, and reinstalled the starter. Starter noise is less but makes noise on colder days and no noise on warm/hot days. I'll have to live with the irritation until have to replace the starte...
by VWJettaGuy
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Jetta & Golf, fourth generation, 1998-2005
Topic: Starter Noise
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Starter Noise

This week ... a screeching noise after each start up. Possible dirty starter problem. Just finished replacing the fuel pump. Looks like spending another weekend under the hood.

04 VW Jetta GLS
2.0L L4 SOHC 20V
WAGON 4-DR
Engine Code BEV
by VWJettaGuy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Jetta & Golf, fourth generation, 1998-2005
Topic: No Dashboard Lights - fixed
Replies: 0
Views: 910

No Dashboard Lights - fixed

Experienced no or intermittent dash/console lights for the last three years. Comes on only during the summer. All fuses checked and passed. Finally replaced the dimmer switch ... and all lights are working! Next issue popped up last month: Engine Code - P0240 'Catalyst System Efficiency Below Thresh...
by VWJettaGuy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Jetta & Golf, fourth generation, 1998-2005
Topic: Cranks, No Start
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Re: Cranks, No Start

Replaced fuel pump .... VW on the road again. Found pick-a-part lot and checked at least 12 cars before finding two working fuel pumps ... $25 each. Related Issue: Engine Cut off (when tank below 1/4) ... waiting to see if different fuel pump fixed the issue. 04 Jetta GLS 2.0 Wagon Engine Code: BEV
by VWJettaGuy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Jetta & Golf, fourth generation, 1998-2005
Topic: Cranks, No Start
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Cranks, No Start

Car cranks and will not start. Best guess is bad fuel pump. Looking for a used fuel pump for plastic fuel tank. Here's what I tested so far ... - Car battery 12v - PASSED - Checked Fuses #15, 28, 32 - PASSED - Noise from fuel pump when door is opened and/or key turned- FAILED - Relay (409) clicking ...
by VWJettaGuy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Jetta & Golf, fourth generation, 1998-2005
Topic: Engine Cut off (when tank below 1/4)
Replies: 2
Views: 1102

Engine Cut off (when tank below 1/4)

Engine cut out (shut off) while at highway speed (or idling) and came right back on after 2-3 seconds with no issues. It seemed to happen when the tank was below 1/4 and never happened above that. Problem started after replaced fuel pump .... living with problem for over 2 years. Jetta GLS WAGON 4-D...
by VWJettaGuy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Jetta & Golf, fourth generation, 1998-2005
Topic: Front Wheel Bearing Noise
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Front Wheel Bearing Noise - Fixed

Replaced passenger (right-side) front wheel bearings - fixed the problem. Diagnose technique - raise both front wheels off the ground, place one hand on the front coil spring and rotate wheel using the other hand. Repeat process for the other wheel. Hand on the coil spring will sense difference in v...
by VWJettaGuy
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Jetta & Golf, fourth generation, 1998-2005
Topic: Front Wheel Bearing Noise
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Front Wheel Bearing Noise

Replaced driver side front wheel bearing and recently noticed noise gets louder when I turn to the left. Do I need to replace the passenger side front wheel bearing or did the drive side bearing go bad?

2004 VW Jetta GLS Wagon.