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Old 16th April 2016, 15:38   #8341
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Sorry for the late update( with respect to post 8311), I was badly caught up.
We claimed the additional add on insurance( Elite- Bajaj Allianz).
The bill came up to Rs 2705.
It took three days- day 1( April 11) was for dropping the car, day 2 was for inspection and day 3 was for replacement and delivery.
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Old 18th April 2016, 19:03   #8342
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Hello BHPians, Need your advise on a new problem I am facing with my 3 year old Vento TDI. I recently completed the 45,000 KM service and the car is 3 years 3 months old. I did a 750 KM round trip single day run a week ago. This was between Bangalore and Tirrupur, so the roads are pretty decent all the way through. However, on the way back, I noticed that the front suspension sort of creeks (or groans, if I can describe it that way) when I go over a hump.

Here is the thing, If I go over undulations at normal driving speed or if I go over humps in a cautious slow manner, it behaves fine, but if I sort of go over the hump after braking close to it (which results in a sudden pressure on the front suspensions), i hear it. Now its pretty audible when I go over the small humps in my apartment complex road. Earlier all I will hear is a hiss (typical of the gas filled suspensions), now, i hear that plus this creaking / groaning sound. The rear thunk is an omni-present issue in my Vento since the day i brought it.

I believe my suspensions are shot or at least on its way to the grave. Also the ride is not as flat as it was with my first Vento (which was from the initial batch of cars). Can some expert advise me on this and what can be done.

[EDIT - One of the things the SA changed in the recent service, a month ago, was the rear suspension bush. It did look pretty worn out and it cost me 1000 Rs to change the rear pair. It has made a little difference to the way the car handles, but now this new problem with the front suspensions]

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Hello BHPians, Need your advise on a new problem I am facing with my 3 year old Vento TDI. I recently completed the 45,000 KM service and the car is 3 years 3 months old. I did a 750 KM round trip single day run a week ago. This was between Bangalore and Tirrupur, so the roads are pretty decent all the way through. However, on the way back, I noticed that the front suspension sort of creeks (or groans, if I can describe it that way) when I go over a hump.

[EDIT - One of the things the SA changed in the recent service, a month ago, was the rear suspension bush. It did look pretty worn out and it cost me 1000 Rs to change the rear pair. It has made a little difference to the way the car handles, but now this new problem with the front suspensions]
I too got my rear suspension bush changed in my 45k service. After this I see my front suspension is misbehaving. However I had my brake pads changed as well. But no noise or anything of that sort.

Another thing is that my battery had gone kaput. Any pointers towards any good batteries? Are Amaron batteries any good!? Vehicle is under extended warranty. Can I change the battery in a battery shop or have to go to the VW A.S.S?

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Here is the thing, If I go over undulations at normal driving speed or if I go over humps in a cautious slow manner, it behaves fine, but if I sort of go over the hump after braking close to it (which results in a sudden pressure on the front suspensions), i hear it. Now its pretty audible when I go over the small humps in my apartment complex road. Earlier all I will hear is a hiss (typical of the gas filled suspensions), now, i hear that plus this creaking / groaning sound. The rear thunk is an omni-present issue in my Vento since the day i brought it.

I believe my suspensions are shot or at least on its way to the grave. Also the ride is not as flat as it was with my first Vento (which was from the initial batch of cars). Can some expert advise me on this and what can be done.

[EDIT - One of the things the SA changed in the recent service, a month ago, was the rear suspension bush. It did look pretty worn out and it cost me 1000 Rs to change the rear pair. It has made a little difference to the way the car handles, but now this new problem with the front suspensions]
I am not an expert in any way but after going through the forum, this is what I can tell you.

Just don't procrastinate it and take the car to the service centre ASAP. If it's something small, like a bush, you could save the other parts ( like the struts) from further damage, if attended to immediately.

Coming to the finer points. If you want a flat ride without the thud, you can get yourself the TRW struts. Refer Coolboy007's thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-vw-vento.html (Installed! TRW Struts in my VW Vento)
Do refer to the pros and cons of the various setups he's tried.

There's always the Bilsteins B6 which will transform the handling of the car. The ride could become bone jarring though. This is an option if budget permits.

If you want the stock suspension of the initial batches of the Vento, you can refer to last few posts on the above given link. halfbytecode was able to source it successfully from the service centre itself.
Hope it helps.
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Car battery started working again. Battery wala checked and said he is able to see 14A and that is good enough. Did you guys ever had this experience, where car fails to start, you are pushed to jump start and again the car starts without any issue?
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I have had this problem with my accord. I was suspecting the battery, while the problem was with contacts in the starter solenoid. The contacts are worn out, but in some positions it makes contact and allows the bendix to engage and start the car. If you are sure of the battery get the starter solenoid checked.
Does the engine crank when you turn the key or is there just a click noise?
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Old 24th April 2016, 16:31   #8347
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Off late my 2012 58k run vento highline TDI clutch has become very hard. I know that generally vag cars have hard clutch, but I think I may have to change it soon. Is there any after market better / easier clutch assembly that I can choose?
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Vento experts---I need your inputs please. My cousin's 2012 Vento TDI 1.6 is showing up some spiral symbol on the dash during highway drives at triple digit speeds. But if the engine is switched off and on, it does not spring up again for a while.

During his long drive to Calcultta recently from Vizag, the symbol sprang up many times, forcing him to repeat the off and on cycle. He says even the speed drops when the symbol comes up.

He showed it to the VW showroom in Vizag and he was told that it could be a sensor or wiring problem. But he is not facing the issue during city drives. Highway drives are rare for him. The car is under EW till October 2016.

Any suggestions please? As the car is under EW, are sensors and wiring covered?
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Vento experts---I need your inputs please. My cousin's 2012 Vento TDI 1.6 is showing up some spiral symbol on the dash during highway drives at triple digit speeds. But if the engine is switched off and on, it does not spring up again for a while.
Is it number 12 in the image below that your friend found illuminated?

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If yes, it is Glow plug malfunction - If the light is solid, the diesel engine pre-glow system is on. The light will flash if there is a diesel engine malfunction.

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Is it number 12 in the image below that your friend found illuminated?

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If yes, it is Glow plug malfunction - If the light is solid, the diesel engine pre-glow system is on. The light will flash if there is a diesel engine malfunction.
Yup, that's the one. Any suggestions? It glows yellow, not red.
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Yup, that's the one. Any suggestions? It glows yellow, not red.
Hey vnabhi, its almost a given that all VW 1.6 TDI engines have to go through this fix at least one!!

Well. I have gone through this on my GT 1.6 TDI and so have few others who have owned this engine. I have posted my experience of this problem and you can refer the link below:

Link (From 'G'e'T'z to VW Polo GT TDI - 30,000 kms/2nd service update)


P.S - It is a real blessing that your friend has EW, else I have been told that this unit cost upwards of 45k !!
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Yup, that's the one. Any suggestions? It glows yellow, not red.
Yellow it is.

Take the car to VW ASC and ask them to check the four glow plugs each and their functioning. Also get the scan done using VAG COM.
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I had faced this once. VW Service told me that it was due to a lot of dust accumulated in air flow sensor and they had cleaned it. Had not seen the issue after that. But I have never felt any power/pull/speed drop during the glow plug symbol.
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I have had this problem with my accord. I was suspecting the battery, while the problem was with contacts in the starter solenoid. The contacts are worn out, but in some positions it makes contact and allows the bendix to engage and start the car. If you are sure of the battery get the starter solenoid checked.
Does the engine crank when you turn the key or is there just a click noise?
Engine had a faint cranking noise. You can feel it struggling. Car running fine after that. Touch wood.
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Hi guys. Needing your help and advice to clear a small doubt.
Since recently, the Vento 1.6 TDI I drive, had started acting weirdly. Whenever I brake, towards the end of the car stopping, the car jerks (to and fro motion) into a stop. This also happens ( vibration) if I brake from high speeds, say, 90-100 Kmph. What might be the problem? Does it has something to do with the brake pads? Because it has run 42000 kms and yet to be replaced. I am a bit worried and paranoid since the problem is concerning brakes. Please help.
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