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Old 3rd June 2019, 01:50   #3346
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Yes. It's the water pump. Got the timing kit changed as well. Total cost 19446 including labour and all parts of timing kit, bolts and water pump. Let's hope this one runs for another 90000kms.
I've the same issue now. Could you please share your bill? The guys in Hyderabad are quoting too much. My car is now at 79k. Water pump was previously changed at 59k in 2017. They charged 11k back then. Now they're quoting around 35-40k including the timing kit with the water pump. I'm attaching a picture of the same :
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That is expensive. I remember paying around 35-40k for both the water pump and the timing belt replacement, I changed them at 60k, i was told by the SA not to change , I bought my car used and this was the first one of major spend i did. This was simply for peace of mind. Probably not necessary at the time.

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I gave my car for repair at the authorized service center for a central locking issue. The SC said that the rear door latch needs replacement and it costs Rs.9000 and I need to wait for 2-3 weeks for the part to arrive.Does anyone know if I can buy it online? I feel 9k is too expensive for a door latch.
Perennial Jetta problem, i have had to replace the driver side door lock and also the passenger side. Price seems about right, i chose the service station simply as it related to safety aspect.
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So today as soon as I cranked up the engine and moved a few meters ahead, it started making an alarm sound with a blinking coolant light on the MFD. I immediately switched the engine off and checked the coolant level. I could see a little in the coolant tank. I started it back again and parked the car. (The total distance must've been 5m forward and 5m reverse) However, this time around it didn't make that sound. Could this be the water pump giving up? It was already changed once. The car is a 2011 model with 79k kms. What could be the symptoms of a water pump failure? Or could it be something else?
I have had this exact same issue on my Jetta around the typical mileage of 79K, In my case i had to replace my radiator, i also had some link rod related issue as well. I was able to procure the radiator from an FNG.

In general some typical Jetta related problems - Which i felt are common

1. Judder at High speeds - My solution get a competent wheel alignment - Problem Solved
2. Coolant Leakage issue - I had to replace my Radiator, it did have a leakage. Leakage is hard to detect - I topped up twice and then in 4 weeks light was back.
3. Link rod issues - I have now seen 2 Jetta's which have crossed 80K in mileage have this issue. Got it done in FNG
4. Central Locking Issue - This is also common, if you have a remap, they will write the original software back when fixing the locks.
5. Timing Belt and Water pump - In my case was purely preventive, VW suggested it was not needed.
6. I have also had an auxiliary fuel pump leakage - This was replaced for very stupid reasons - You may be able to solve them with Jubilee clips as well, but VW being VW will recommend replacement.


All said above, it has been a practical owned still, mine is nearing 90K in mileage.
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That is expensive. I remember paying around 35-40k for both the water pump and the timing belt replacement, I changed them at 60k, i was told by the SA not to change , I bought my car used and this was the first one of major spend i did. This was simply for peace of mind. Probably not necessary at the time.

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I changed this at a FNG with all OEM parts. Parts costed 10k and another 3k for labour.
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I have had this exact same issue on my Jetta around the typical mileage of 79K, In my case i had to replace my radiator, i also had some link rod related issue as well. I was able to procure the radiator from an FNG.

In general some typical Jetta related problems - Which i felt are common

1. Judder at High speeds - My solution get a competent wheel alignment - Problem Solved
2. Coolant Leakage issue - I had to replace my Radiator, it did have a leakage. Leakage is hard to detect - I topped up twice and then in 4 weeks light was back.
3. Link rod issues - I have now seen 2 Jetta's which have crossed 80K in mileage have this issue. Got it done in FNG
4. Central Locking Issue - This is also common, if you have a remap, they will write the original software back when fixing the locks.
5. Timing Belt and Water pump - In my case was purely preventive, VW suggested it was not needed.
6. I have also had an auxiliary fuel pump leakage - This was replaced for very stupid reasons - You may be able to solve them with Jubilee clips as well, but VW being VW will recommend replacement.


All said above, it has been a practical owned still, mine is nearing 90K in mileage.
How much for the radiator change? I've had the link rod issue as well. I have the judder too. Looking for good options in Hyderabad.
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How much for the radiator change? I've had the link rod issue as well. I have the judder too. Looking for good options in Hyderabad.
I was able to get the Original VW radiator from Mumbai parts dealer for around 19K (I could be off a little off), for the link rod related issues - also review rubber bushings - change at the same time to avoid labour spend again. Judder just get good wheel balancing and alignment.

For a garage in Hyderabad - I have used New Mars in Kukatpally, my VRS used to go there, i was reasonably happy. This was 5 years back, so i dont have a recent feedback.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/other...hyderabad.html (Independent garage : New Mars (Kukatpally, Hyderabad))
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Oops. I forgot to add "alignment". I meant I'm looking for good options for alignment in Hyderabad. My bad.

About the garage and mechanic, I go to Siraj Motors in Masab Tank. They have always been good with the service and only changing parts that are absolutely necessary.
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3. Link rod issues - I have now seen 2 Jetta's which have crossed 80K in mileage have this issue. Got it done in FNG.
Off late my 90k KM's run Jetta has been making some clunking sounds near the front end when driving over speed humps in the morning and after driving in traffic for around an hour or two, the front side starts creaking and clunking when I slightly move the steering either left or right. The suspension I feel is completely fine as other than the scenarios mentioned before, the car makes absolutely no noise even when going over the usual Bangalore roads (which are not very good).

VW says the front suspension mounts are on their way out but I don't believe them one bit as they sell the whole front suspension as one unit and don't change just the mounts. After going through some threads on the internet, I think the problem might be with the link rods but I'm not exactly sure. If it is an inexpensive fix at a local FNG, I might as well give it a try. Can you please share the FNG details? And do these symptoms relate to link rods or is this something else altogether?
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Off late my 90k KM's run Jetta has been making some clunking sounds near the front end when driving over speed humps in the morning and after driving in traffic for around an hour or two, the front side starts creaking and clunking when I slightly move the steering either left or right. The suspension I feel is completely fine as other than the scenarios mentioned before, the car makes absolutely no noise even when going over the usual Bangalore roads (which are not very good).

VW says the front suspension mounts are on their way out but I don't believe them one bit as they sell the whole front suspension as one unit and don't change just the mounts. After going through some threads on the internet, I think the problem might be with the link rods but I'm not exactly sure. If it is an inexpensive fix at a local FNG, I might as well give it a try. Can you please share the FNG details? And do these symptoms relate to link rods or is this something else altogether?
This can be the mounts, any of the bushes, or the link rods. Start by checking with lower arm bushes at a trusted FNG.
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This can be the mounts, any of the bushes, or the link rods. Start by checking with lower arm bushes at a trusted FNG.
Don't know any VAG specialist in Bangalore. Have been getting things done at the authorised service centres since time immemorial. But after their recent goofups with my car and their complete lack of any troubleshooting skills/technical know-how, I'm ready to look at options.

Any leads to a good FNG in Bangalore?
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Don't know any VAG specialist in Bangalore. Have been getting things done at the authorised service centres since time immemorial. But after their recent goofups with my car and their complete lack of any troubleshooting skills/technical know-how, I'm ready to look at options.

Any leads to a good FNG in Bangalore?
Try Bay6 Motorworks off Sarjapur raod. Had been there for some work and liked their service.

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Jetta owners - I am facing a rather peculiar issue with my Jetta. I am experiencing slight shake/vibrations on the steering when the speed of the car goes beyond 100. The vibrations increase at 120, and progressively thereafter.
We had a similar problem in our 2015 Jetta. We were suggested by the service center that the tires are the culprit. Could not understand the logic though but changed anyways (the tire had some life left but will require replacement soon). After the change to (Primacy 3ST), the problem disappeared.
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We had a similar problem in our 2015 Jetta. We were suggested by the service center that the tires are the culprit. Could not understand the logic though but changed anyways (the tire had some life left but will require replacement soon). After the change to (Primacy 3ST), the problem disappeared.
It seems almost always hardened tyres leads to these symptoms. When I faced similar situation couple of months back (plus very uncomfortable ride within city), the SA suggested the same. I did some reading (to convince myself) and had to let go all the 4 JK after 29K (and with seemingly another 15K left on it). The Primacy 4ST (yes, they have 4ST now) is a different experience altogether!!!
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It seems almost always hardened tyres leads to these symptoms. When I faced similar situation couple of months back (plus very uncomfortable ride within city), the SA suggested the same. I did some reading (to convince myself) and had to let go all the 4 JK after 29K (and with seemingly another 15K left on it). The Primacy 4ST (yes, they have 4ST now) is a different experience altogether!!!
Wow, thank you. That's new info. Bad sad to see the tyres harden with life left making it unusable. But, never faced this (or never realized) in any of the other cars we have making it look like problem is isolated to Jetta or VW (though never felt it in Polo).
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