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Maverick, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi guys ,i hv a polo bby engine that ive just overhauled,car starts nd idles bit roughly but wont rev up. What needs to done ? Pls pls pls....

Submitted: 18/09/2017 15:50:04 | ID: 143684

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benni, North Lincolnshire

Volkswagen Polo

will my car star if 12 of my airflow pipe is broken from the filter cover to engine

Submitted: 15/09/2017 17:45:46 | ID: 143644

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john, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

My VW Polo wont restart after driving i should wait for 1hour for it to start what is the problem

Submitted: 15/09/2017 13:57:57 | ID: 143638

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Peter, West Midlands

Volkswagen Polo

hi my vw polo 1994 idles very rough i think its gets worse if the engine hot i have changed the spark plugs and ht leads and coil pack and air filters but its sill the same have you any idea what could be the problem thanks.

Submitted: 14/09/2017 20:06:34 | ID: 143634

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dicky Arendse, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

When starting my polo classic 1999 it gerks for a while and ther rev counter and petrol guage goes to nil and back couple of times and my plugs always wet when i check it

Submitted: 09/09/2017 22:56:12 | ID: 143553

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rashid, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I bought a polo classic 1998 model ,after a couple weeks I could hear a grinding noise in the engine bay ,on close inspection I discovered that its one of the ac pulley bearing ,now I need to take out the ac compressor but I don't know where to start can anybody help me out

Submitted: 01/09/2017 19:23:53 | ID: 143428

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MC, New Zealand

Volkswagen Polo

I purchased Polo new in 2013 and had numerous problems with CV joints. Does anyone else have similar problems with the model?

Submitted: 30/08/2017 01:57:52 | ID: 143384

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Nthuseng Sebapu, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My question is that on my car a VW Polo 2013 comfort line cluster the light does switch on but where time and Km and fuel available in car the screen is black and does not display anything. My question is could it be a fuse or maybe there is a light globe that has to be changed.

Submitted: 27/08/2017 17:45:40 | ID: 143352

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Mthokozisi Mthethwa, City of Dundee

Volkswagen Polo

My polo vivo 2016 hatchback was on accident and the airbag comes out and i replace the dashboard with airbag and sterring with airbag and the airbag sign is still displayed the dashboard screen but my sterring is too heavy and i dont know what to do thanx

Submitted: 25/08/2017 10:14:22 | ID: 143312

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Samora, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

i drive a polo classic 2001. the car was fine yesterday during mid day, only later when i took my partners for some lesson. we stop a petrol station nand the car did not start.....evin this morning its does the same, it just giving me a noise the start doeas not kick at all what could b a problem

Submitted: 21/08/2017 09:18:29 | ID: 143217

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victor, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

How many km can Polo play a drive with a 5l petrol?

Submitted: 15/08/2017 16:22:46 | ID: 143123

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sean, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My polo just stalled and upon investigation I found that there is no power to the fuel pump or the injectors, however the fuel pump relay is working and all the fuses are good. I tested by spraying fuel into the throttle body and it starts, so from that its not lack of fire. what could be a possible problem.

Submitted: 06/08/2017 10:20:28 | ID: 142933

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Ali Elmokadem, Egypt

Volkswagen Polo

Is it normal that the engine revs increase when the radiator fan starts - Volkswagen Polo 2005 Sedan? Also why does the car ignition only clicks but doesn't start the car when it is hot! Thank you

Submitted: 02/08/2017 10:06:40 | ID: 142863

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teboho, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I HAVE A POLO GTI MY CAR STOP WHILE IM ON THE ROAD IT JUST LOOS POWER IT DOESN'T WANT TO START BUT THE WAS THE KNOCK ON THE ENGINE . I DONT KNOW WHAT IS THE PROBLEM ONE OFF MY VALVE IS DAMAGE .

Submitted: 01/08/2017 11:20:40 | ID: 142842

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Marilynn Houston, Hampshire

Volkswagen Polo

Car is flooded in passenger foot well where you place your feet and passenger reported feeling drips on her feet when air conditioning was on.. Cannot find where it is coming from.

Submitted: 28/07/2017 08:55:00 | ID: 142776

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Anteneh Getachew , Ethiopia

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, my car is VW polo classic variant. Recently i replaced the belt and the hydraulic pump, i did not drive the car for two weeks and after i got the belt and hydraulic pump fixed, i started the engine. Usually, the low oil indicator goes off in few seconds after start. But this time, it did not. Sometimes It blinks and at times, it stays without blinking. And it goes off qnd comes back again.The level on the dip stick is normal. The first day, i heard strange noise when the light goes on and disappears as the light goes off. Now after few days, the light is still on but no noise. Engine runs smoothly. But the blinking comes back and forth and i have no clue what exactly i should do.

Submitted: 25/07/2017 01:10:05 | ID: 142726

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Linda, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 1.4i Polo classic keeps cutting out whilst driving. I have to wait about 15 minutes then it will start again, but only goes for about a kilometer then cuts out again. It has been into the garage to fix several times, it has ne plugs and wires, new distributor new oil filter new air filter everthing possible has been changed even the fuel pump but the problem does not go away, What else could it be. Electronis have also been checked. Plse help

Submitted: 22/07/2017 11:27:39 | ID: 142686

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david, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

why is the bright sign always on in the dashboard,even when the lights are on dimm

Submitted: 21/07/2017 20:58:14 | ID: 142679

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gill kirsopp, Tyne and Wear

Volkswagen Polo

when driving,the car seems to lose power,then feels as if the brakes lock then unlock within seconds,i am scared to drive on the motor way in case it brakes fully

Submitted: 14/07/2017 12:54:40 | ID: 142554

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James McGregor, Derbyshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi Folks, I have a '59 plate POLO with some strange habits. The speedo is jerky and sometimes reads too high and the rev gauge sits at 2000 when the engine is stopped and indicates idle at 3000 (its running fine and the idle speed is correct), and then runs up to red line as per the engine speed. The car has only done 21K in 7 years and has been stood for 3 months. The lights are also on when switch off but only if the ignition is turned on. Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Submitted: 12/07/2017 11:01:22 | ID: 142501

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Ayesha, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I just bought a second hand 2014 polo 1.6 tiptronic 72000km from Barons Mastercars. Car drives like a dream. Just a question as I don't know much about cars. The car idles quietly but when I accelerate it makes a loud rough sound. Is this normal? I hear a similar rough sound on my sister's 2014 manual polo vivo.

Submitted: 11/07/2017 08:01:14 | ID: 142486

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Lynn, Armagh

Volkswagen Polo

Clutch plate replaced,now hear a knocking sound like something rattling around,not sure if it is the cv joints.

Submitted: 10/07/2017 20:24:39 | ID: 142478

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roarx, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

The problem is when I open the driver door the petrol pump starts and after starting the engine the car smoke but not for long and run for 170 km and kills the spark plugs it's a 1.4 Polo 2007

Submitted: 06/07/2017 20:11:22 | ID: 142409

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Piet, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 2010 Polo 1.4 trendline is giving problems. Whiles driving the ABS light will come on the sortly followed by the breake light flashing and then the emmision light comes on and the car dies. Please help what could be faulty coz now diagnostics machines wont pic up my car. What's wrong with my ???

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I had a similar problem with my Mercedes C240 There are a few symptoms .that cause this. 1) Check your brake linings and disks for wear. 2) Check that the sensors on the wheels are in good order and no loose or broken wires 3) When last did you flush your brake system and replace with new brake fluid? 4) Check the ABS connector on your brake booster is in order ( not loose) Should all be in order and the problem remains it could possibly be a faulty ABS pump and that would have to be replaced by a specialist. My problem was resolved by draining and flushing my brake system with new brake fluid. Hope this helps. Joe from South Africa

Submitted: 28/06/2017 22:43:24 | ID: 142245

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Sharon berry, Bournemouth

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have just bought a VW polo 53 plate, when I'm accelerating I can hear a wiring noise from the engine. On idle it's quiet as a mouse. It's there even when I turn the steering wheel and change gears. Wondering if it's a bad pulley? The car has done about 117000, serviced regularly, mot due next Jan, no advisers. Thanks.

Submitted: 25/06/2017 16:49:18 | ID: 142158

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kabelo, South Ayrshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I am driving a 2007 polo 1.4 and these days it starts and wont rev please help me what could be the problem ?

Submitted: 24/06/2017 12:49:46 | ID: 142123

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kabelo, South Ayrshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi my polo 1.4 DOES START AND REVS OKAY BUT THE PROBLEM IT WIILL JUST CUT THE POWER AND WONT REV WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM PLEASE HELP

Submitted: 24/06/2017 12:45:28 | ID: 142122

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ronelda, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hey i need advice please I have an polo 1,4 2003 model petrol it's an BBY engine We have redone the engine,at first its seems fine but when we drive it the car mist so we saw that the nr 3 coil doesnt make spack so we replace it with a new one , but just after that ideling is Good but the car doesnt want to ref up what could be problem be can anyone help me please

Submitted: 24/06/2017 09:12:38 | ID: 142118

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Joey, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good day guys. my polo playa1.6i 2001 model. keeps on burning the plugs and when I take the plugs out its wet ,ill replace them and drive for 500m then the car will lose power and starts jurking.what could be the problem?

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If your engine is fouling the plugs after 500km it could be because it is using excessive oil due to worn rings / bores etc in which case it will be using oil. If not, it could be excess fuel caused by (for example) faulty coolant sensor telling the ECU the engine is still cold and needs excess fuel or else the air filter is choked up or the fuel injection system is faulty. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 08/06/2017 11:00:29 | ID: 141793

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Dr.Vijith m p, India

Volkswagen Polo

How to overcome the fog that appears on the front glass?

Submitted: 04/06/2017 19:38:36 | ID: 141728

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Deveraux, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good Day I have a 2016 Polo Vivo 1.4i.It has been in an accident, the airbags popped and I fixed the car and replaced the airbags. The EPC and Airbags lights are on and the car cranks but doesn't want to start. I changed the Crank Sensor and still it doesn't want to start. Please assist.

Submitted: 26/05/2017 11:20:06 | ID: 141555

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mandzo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, My car aircon is not working and I realised that the fan when I pop up the boot is not spinning when the car starts or is in motion. Can one assist what could be the problem?

Submitted: 19/05/2017 09:45:16 | ID: 141386

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Dhiraj, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi all, I started my car this morning and drove to work but when I got to my office park the car suddenly cut off when I accelerated. I have checked the fuel lines going into the engine and it seems fine, checked the spark plugs also and they were all good as well. What could be the problem??

Submitted: 17/05/2017 12:19:00 | ID: 141352

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Tolbize, Mauritius

Volkswagen Polo

I had a problem with my stoplight. I finally come to know the problem came from the brakelight switch. I would like to know if I can use the same switch than for a Volkswagen MK4 2002-2005 or is it specific to each model. thank you in advance.

Submitted: 13/05/2017 05:42:29 | ID: 141278

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mark, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

good day i have a polo classic 98 model 1.6i and i want to replace my transmission drive flange that is where the cv inner connects to the gearbox please explain to me how to handle the job as i do not have time to remove the gearbox

Submitted: 08/05/2017 18:24:19 | ID: 141173

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andile, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a polo classic 1998 model it starts but it doesn't take gears when its on but when its switched off it does take gears so what could be the cause of this

Submitted: 28/04/2017 08:22:02 | ID: 140973

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John, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi ...My vw polo can start and idle well but it can not ref...please help

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I don't know the answer,that is why I need help from you John from South Africa

Submitted: 26/04/2017 15:13:26 | ID: 140928

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John, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi...My vw polo classic 2.0 engin 1998-2000 can start and idle well but it can not ref or drive.please help

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You mean your car was driving OK and then all of a sudden it's like this? If you've been driving your Polo too hard and braking violently or been in a crash it will bring on the EPC warning light and the symptoms you describe. However there are things you can look at. Disconnect the battery for 15 minutes then reconnect to see if you can reset the ECU. Check the spark plugs, if they are black and sooty then the ECU is overfuielling the engine and needs resetting or overhauling. The accelerator pedal has a micro switch that may have gone faulty and need replaced. The engine knock sensors may have activated and caused fault lights to come on. A faulty brake light switch can cause the EPC light to come on and give you problems so check and see if your brake lights are working and not staying on when your foot is off the brake. There's other things but you need to get it scanned for fault codes otherwise you're just guessing. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 26/04/2017 14:38:06 | ID: 140926

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Crispen, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have a vw polo 2011 model, when I am driving it , the high temperature warning sign appeares on the dash but temperature gauge is on the normal position it stays when the car is running. What could be the problem

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That used to be a well known problem with VW's there was a diode (or some other electronic gizmo) failure in the overheat warning light system which caused the light to come on even though the temp was OK. It meant taking out the dash and taking the instrument cluster to a repair shop, the fix was fairly cheap. Either thast or some people used to just put a big o black tape over the instrument glass (pespex). Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/04/2017 19:49:59 | ID: 140903

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Megan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi could someone tell me i need to take my polo for its manor sirvice ...what do they need to service .....

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Any reputable garage will tell you what is involved in a major service with your particular car, it should also be shown in your car handbook. If they are now willing to provide a written quote then don't go there. The VW dealer will service your car per the VW service schedule which is dependent on mileage, type of vehicle, whether petrol or diesel etc. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Correction: I should have said ".... if they are NOT willing to provide a written quote ...." Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/04/2017 09:58:05 | ID: 140880

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