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    rough idle and driving with oil light on

    I cannot hear any knocking or other noise. Engine shakes way more than usual at idle. Revs easily to redline with no shaking. As soon as I bring it back to idle it shakes more than usual. If I try to drive away it stalls.
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    rough idle and driving with oil light on

    The car starts fine and there is no weird sound. When I step on the gas no smoke come out of the exhaust. The only apparent symptom is rough idle. When you say worst, do you mean camshaft and lifter or is there something more?
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    rough idle and driving with oil light on

    I own a 2003 jetta tdi with alh engine. I hit a rock and about 15 minutes later oil light came on while driving. Pulled over after driving few miles at low speed to see what was wrong. Noticed cracked oil pan and no oil on dip stick. Towed car home. Replaced oil pan and put in new oil. Engine...
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    cruise control not working properly

    Solved! Turns out that when the relay was installed for the transmission swap, the adjacent relay 451 became slightly dislodged. The horn, cruise control and radio controls on the multifunction steering wheel connect to relay 451. I pushed it in all the way and everything works properly. Thanks
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    cruise control not working properly

    So I checked fuse 5,14,43 and all are ok. I also drove to work with the heat turned down and still the cruise control stopped working. I did however notice something. When the cruise control stops working, the horn also stops working. I have a multifunction steering wheel with the cruise and the...
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    cruise control not working properly

    Maybe I'll try driving to work with the heat off to see it it makes a difference The light on the dash stays on when it stops working. I tried shutting off the car to see it it will work normally and it doesn't. There have been times that I could drive without ever touching the brake pedal or...
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    cruise control not working properly

    Ever since I had my Jetta MK4 converted to a manual transmission, the cruise control does not work properly. 1st thing in the morning as I am heading down the highway, the cruise control works perfectly fine. After about 30 minutes, the "reset +" stops working. I can press that button a million...
  8. J

    Only one tail light is out. Not the bulb

    Spend 2hrs trying to figure out why one side taillight not working. Fuse 22 gone. Thank you
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    car dead

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    car dead

    I pulled the valve cover and it looks like the valve at cylinder 1 is broken. The timing belt is not broken. I checked all the teeth and none are missing. No recent work was done on the car. No oil light came on at time of breakdown. Any idea why it failed or is 535000km a reasonable lifespan...
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    car dead

    Here is the picture of the glow plugs. The one on the bottom is shorter and slightly bent. [/url][/IMG]
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    car dead

    The timing belt has about 250 000 km on it. It was way over due for a change. I can only see part of the belt. Teeth look ok from the part that I can see. I can't turn the engine over to see the rest of the belt. I will take a photo of the slightly bent glow plug. This glow plug is also a few...
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    car dead

    Ok, I was driving on the highway and suddenly my 2003 jetta tdi with 540000Km lost power and dead. I tried to restart it and the starter only went "click". I checked the timing belt and it looks to be ok. I pulled the glow plugs and one appears slightly bent at the tip. It pulled off the...
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