Junkyards that have Jetta TDI's for parts.

Ton

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Free Union,VA
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early 2001 jetta
I'm probably putting this in the wrong section of the forum but it's probably going to be a road trip for me to find parts. So I thought why not? Anyway do you people know which junkyards have TDI's available to pull parts off of? Thank you for your help and time!
 

blacksi

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Nov 3, 2008
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Dayton
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Jetta
Typically there is no Junk yard that has them available. At least with pull your own yards, you have to have alerts set on your phone about arrivals and be the 1st one in because they don't last long.
 
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JordanTr

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There are still some out west. Tragically, the other week, I saw an ALH golf go straight to the crusher complete because they had ~5 in the yard already… :(
I did manage to hack off the glow plug harness before she went (was on reconnaissance without tools that day).
 

hskrdu

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Maryland and New England
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2003 Golf GLS 4D 5M, 2015 GSW SE 6M
There are two yards in VA that post pictures of their cars, and most LKQ yards have multiple pictures along with a short description. Check photos for the engine / badges and double check the dates. LKQ in Baltimore had a silver Mk4 TDI wagon with 5M last month- first one Ive ever seen. Otherwise, TDIs only pop up a few times a year.
 

The Cream Dolphin

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Fernie, B.C. originally Dwight, ON
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02 VW Golf TDI ALH 245k
There are still some out west. Tragically, the other week, I saw an ALH golf go straight to the crusher complete because they had ~5 in the yard already… :(
I did manage to hack off the glow plug harness before she went (was on reconnaissance without tools that day).
No way, where is this?? I want a yard around here, I am from Fernie, with an ALH golf, always searching for parts. Was it Farbrook? I contacted them with no reply.
 

JordanTr

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Yep, Farbrook. Same day I saw a complete ALH wagon but the heart was torn out on my next visit.
 
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The Cream Dolphin

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Fernie, B.C. originally Dwight, ON
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02 VW Golf TDI ALH 245k
Oh man you have me pretty excited now. I want to check that out. I am picking my Mum up from the airport end of February, I will lump this in. Some less worn leather heated 2door front seats would make me very happy😳 I am excited to go. I originally got my golf when I lived in Vancouver, and I miss the culture of people parting out their personal ones. Just go on craigslist, contact a bunch of folks, and cruise backyard to backyard chatting with tdi people, pulling bits. It was a good time. The best part of Vancouver, really.
 
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blacksi

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Dayton
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Jetta
Oh man you have me pretty excited now. I want to check that out. I am picking my Mum up from the airport end of February, I will lump this in. Some less worn leather heated 2door front seats would make me very happy😳 I am excited to go. I originally got my golf when I lived in Vancouver, and I miss the culture of people parting out their personal ones. Just go on craigslist, contact a bunch of folks, and cruise backyard to backyard chatting with tdi people, pulling bits. It was a good time. The best part of Vancouver, really.
You can find plenty of gassers in the yards if you are just looking for body and interior parts. But, if yours is broke most likely the one in the yard is broke too, but sometimes you get lucky. I got a new to me black leather heated hardy worn at all drivers seat last year.
 
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The Cream Dolphin

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Fernie, B.C. originally Dwight, ON
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02 VW Golf TDI ALH 245k
You can find plenty of gassers in the yards if you are just looking for body and interior parts. But, if yours is broke most likely the one in the yard is broke too, but sometimes you get lucky. I got a new to me black leather heated hardy worn at all drivers seat last year.
Ooo I am so excited to make a trip, especially after that! I am after some new heated black seats you have me jealous. It is largely interior bits I want, so yeah just any mark 4s is good for me. I specifically want a fold down 2door seat so my bed works better in there.
 

hillwi9095

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Oceanside, CA
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06 Jetta TDI 1.9L
I'm probably putting this in the wrong section of the forum but it's probably going to be a road trip for me to find parts. So I thought why not? Anyway do you people know which junkyards have TDI's available to pull parts off of? Thank you for your help and time!
I scrapped an 06 TDI with a perfect running engine at LKQ in Tulsa a few years back.
 
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turbodieseldyke

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Free Mustache Rides
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98 jetta
I just saw a cjaa wagon where someone had snipped all 4 injector wires leaving maybe 1-2cm or wire hanging off the connectors. And then they never touched the injectors. Probably the same guy who took all the glow plugs (but didn't snip those wires).
 

94cobra2615

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ohio
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2002 Black Wagon
'12 wagon tdi at the lkq pick ur part yard in Cincinnati. Engine is still in it.
 
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94cobra2615

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ohio
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2002 Black Wagon
It's a tdi. Dark Grey. It's a '14 and not a '12 like I posted.
They had a red wagen that was gas but appears to be gone now.
 

blacksi

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Dayton
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Jetta
Wow I just found a TDI 2012 in a pull a part near me! I may be making a junk yard trip today. Looks like there are plenty of gassers out there with the 6 speed dsgs in them. I feel like I should pull one just for back up.
 
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Ton

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Free Union,VA
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early 2001 jetta
There are two yards in VA that post pictures of their cars, and most LKQ yards have multiple pictures along with a short description. Check photos for the engine / badges and double check the dates. LKQ in Baltimore had a silver Mk4 TDI wagon with 5M last month- first one Ive ever seen. Otherwise, TDIs only pop up a few times a year.
Thank you for the tips!
 

jimbote

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Jul 10, 2006
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spiral arm, milky way (aka central NC)
TDI
Tacoma 4x4 converted to TDI
LKQ pyp. Pulled many tdi motors, transmissions, and other parts over the years. Check inventory daily and be ready. Seen multiple TDI cars at a single location at the same time. Raleigh, durham, greensboro are all equidistant from me.
 

Ton

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Free Union,VA
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early 2001 jetta
LKQ pyp. Pulled many tdi motors, transmissions, and other parts over the years. Check inventory daily and be ready. Seen multiple TDI cars at a single location at the same time. Raleigh, durham, greensboro are all equidistant from me.
Thank you for the tips!
 

turbodieseldyke

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Free Mustache Rides
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98 jetta
Lately i've been seeing engines abused at the yards by dpf scavengers. One ran their sawzall after the V-band clamp and into the valve cover (i got the turbo from that car). Today i saw 2 more where they removed all 3 mounts + subframe + disconnected the steering column, which left the engine+tranny on the ground, or *almost* on the ground, supported by grounding cable + bent A/C hoses + the left axle.
 

Ton

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Free Union,VA
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early 2001 jetta
There's a Jetta station wagon @ the shredder yard in Stanley,VA. It's a TSI - gasser. 2012 or newer.
 
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privateTDIjet

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Montreal, Canada
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2009 Jetta 2.0 TDI and 2014 Passat 2.0 TDI / Ive got a MK5 bentley manual, message me for a free diagram
Probably irrelevant but if you cross the border north, we have a chain of scrap yards called Kenny-U-pull and you can check the cars on the website, including the trim, a photo of it and the date of arrival. I see a lot of TDIs on the website.
 

pyromancer

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Seattle, WA
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2001 Jetta TDI
https://row52.com/ setup an alert for model and years you are looking for near you and be ready to try to get in the same day something shows up. When they email you links you will need to click in them to check the engine code, but I managed to snag two 11mm pumps off a couple ALH's and have an extra set of injectors on the shelf. Have also snagged other misc stuff.

I don't need many more parts to take up shelf space right now but still have the alerts set and still see stuff once in awhile in fact there's an ALH at the Lynnwood, WA pick n pull right now. Been there since the 5th so injectors and pump are likely gone by now, but I tend to see one about once every 2-3months. I imagine the PDs come through as well.
 
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