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1987 VolksWagen Golf Distributor Problem

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Question From Shakey12 on 1987 VolksWagen Golf Distributor Problem


Here is a picture of the Distributor in my WolksWagen Golf (1987)

Can anyone tell me where to fit the Rotor Arm onto this, or is there anything missing from it ?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Just searched out a rotor for this and for both gasoline engines available it looked like the one above? The organge item in your pic look like the it's a rotor for that distributor. Don't know for sure but that could be a cap and rotor combo that was or is used together for perhaps models not sold in the US or some hi-performance set up for the original. Hard to say why it looks like that - perhpaps take your in to parts store and match it up??


1988 volkswagen jetta gl

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Question From Guest on 1988 volkswagen jetta gl

I have a 1988 volkswagen jetta gl 16 valve 1.8 ltr
There is a cap missing off what I think is for the clutch fluid anyone know where to locate where the fluid goes? The clutch is not working as well as it should be

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Cover it with foil for the moment but get one soon and bleed all the fluid out at the other end which should work by gravity alone just fine. They almost all use DOT 3 brake fluid which will go bad if exposed to air too long. It is hydroscopic fluid and needs to be changed when you get a new cap. T

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Coolant Leak

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Question From owencain on 1999 Volkswagen Jetta Coolant Leak

I am interested in purchasing a 1999 volkswagen jetta from a seller on kijiji, but they told me that the car was parked in the garage over the winter and said there was a small amount of coolant on the ground and that they believed it was online a dried or cracked line. I asked them to take a better look at it and they told me they werent able to identify where exactly the leak was coming from but said it hadnt leaked very much over the past week. Could you give me some insight as to what is happening and what my best/worst case scenarios would be?

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

The system needs to be pressure tested to look for the leak.

2004 Volkswagen Passat transmisssion issue

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Question From Greensleves on 2004 Volkswagen Passat transmisssion issue

I just had my left front axel and rear brakes replaced on my 2004 Volkswagen Passat. It is a front wheel drive turbo. They also had to replace my CV driveshaft RF. Next day, my transmission is not working and makes noises. I had to get it pushed to a parking space. My husband said it was like moving a ton of lead. Not the normal "in neutral" push. Did they screw up my transmission while replacing my axel and CV driveshaft along with the rear brakes? Or is it a separate issue?

Thanksfor a response in advance, Jeannie

Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

Without being there to look at it, it is too difficult to give you an accurate answer. Could be an axle disengaged from the transmission because of improper installation or defective part.

Response From Greensleves

Hello, and thank you so much for your awesome response. I called the repair shop today and relayed that the problem more than likely was the axle not fitting into the transmission correctly or the wrong cv drive shaft. They towed my car to the repair shop and found that the CV drive shaft that they had ordered was indeed not the right size. Needless to say, they re-ordered the correct size to fit. They brought the car back to me and all is well You're the man!!! Thank you!!!

Response From Discretesignals

Glad to read you got your problem resolved. Thanks for the follow up

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1993 Volkswagen Fox Stereo

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Question From sebasche on 1993 Volkswagen Fox Stereo

Hi my name is sebastien. I need help with my 1993 volkswagen fox. what happened is that my old stereo stopped working even though the light on the left is blinking that theirs power going to it. is this a technical issue or is it that the stereo is about 18 years old. also i want to change the stereo can i use any kind of pioneer stereo or is there only specific types.

thanks for the help

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Hey Sebastien: They make an adaptor (interface) such that you don't need to mess with wiring existing in the car. I'm not a sound system nut but do collect old cars (older than this) and don't want a maze of cut wires and hacked splicing.

Lucky that locally I have a shop that does nothing but this stuff and two of old sound systems have quit and couldn't be repaired or bought new originals and I would have paid the insane price but not possible. My only beef with the aftermarket stuff is the controls are not as user friendly as originals such that you need to look at what you are doing vs the originals but sound fine.

Suggestion is not to mess with the car's original wiring,


Response From sebasche Top Rated Answer

Hello tom,

I wouldnt mind messing with the electronics though i might not want to. What kind of adaptor interface is it that your talking about.
do i need this adaptor or can i just connect a stereo to my current cables in this car.

thanks for the help

Response From kenray

Unless you would definitely prefer to replace your old radio, I would suggest you check all of your fuses first. Most radios these days require two power sources. The blinking light suggests that your constant power source is probably fine, but that you may not have power going to the switched wire.

Response From sebasche

hey kenray,

How would i find the second power source and how would i know if its still working. because i dont want to find out that the power source is the problem and when i buy a new stereo that, that was it.

thanks for the help