Changed out my alternator last evening with help from Oliver Wegener. Actually Oliver did the job, he really knows what he's doing. Symptoms were alternator light was on although system voltage varied between 11.9 and 13.5. Belt damper was making strange noises although puller seemed to be good...
Had an old truck which had rusty coolant I could never clean up by flushing. Added a bypass coolant filter in the supply line to the heater. After running for a month or so, coolant is now clear and no more rust.
Agree on using a 50/50 mix of the recommended anti-freeze and...
Rebuilt the front end on my 2003 over the last 2 weeks a little at a time. Tie rod ends, control arms, sway bar links, and struts. Changed the 01M trans fluid and filter since I had to remove the pan to get one of the control arm bolts out.
Will be doing an alignment tomorrow using the...
Oliver did my 2003 Jetta's timing belt today. He seems like a nice guy and a good mechanic. Did a good job, while I waited and answered several questions I had about the car and engine. His price was very reasonable and I would recomend him. I would certainly use him for work again.
He is a good friend, although misinformed, and I would say true friends are harder to find than decent cars.
Any way, thanks for the information. I can get my new battery and change it with out any worries.
A friend of mine told me that if the battery goes totally dead or is disconnected on my 2003 Jetta TDI that the program in the computer will be lost and need to be reflashed at a dealer. My battery is getting weak and I need to replace it and don't want to mess any thing up.
Can any one...
Have a small leak coming from the area of the coolant temperature sender. Can't see if it's the "O" ring seal or the sender itself leaking. Any body else had this problem and what was actually leaking? Hate to buy a sender if I only need an "O" ring.
Thanks for the help.
Any body have a procedure for changing the power steering fluid on a 2003 Jetta? Only a small amount of the fluid is in the resovoir; most is in the system. I didn't see any hoses to remove to drain more out; any suggestions?
I need a sun visor for the driver's side of a 2003 Jetta. The broken one has a mirror and is beige in color. However one without is OK.
I live near BelAir, Maryland but will pay for shipping.