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collen, South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Polo

am driving a polo 2005 recently changed the clutch kit, I do 80km or 100 on gear 5 . please help

Submitted: 02/07/2015 07:52:56 | ID: 117930

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Joseph Schembri, Malta

Volkswagen Polo

My problem on my Polo 2003 model 1.4 16v is about the hazard/indicator ticking noise, which is not ticking. I suspected the hazard switch, which I replaced and problem persists, ie. no sound while using either of which. All bulbs flashing and also flashing on dash, only no ticking. Any idea what it might be? Thanks

Submitted: 01/07/2015 18:40:55 | ID: 117908

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David, Oxfordshire

Volkswagen Polo

My Polo 1.4 TDI won't start today . There are 2 messages on the info screen that says low tyre pressure and ESC not active . When I go to the car menu it won't let me change to sport mode and it also tells me that the ACC is not active . I depress the clutch turn the key but nothing happens .. I believe it may be a relay fault as the car drove beautifully the day before . Anybody know for sure and is there some way I can disable something to drive to a garage .. yes I have checked that I don't have a puncture . Thanks .

Submitted: 27/06/2015 06:59:47 | ID: 117761

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Sophie Bucksey, Kent

Volkswagen Polo

Can you tell me at what level of oil should the warning light come on, also if it has brake pad warning lights and at what worn % should they come on and also head light warning lights. Could you tell me if when going down a hill the car stays in second gear doesn't what to go into3rd gear which makes the cars increase is this a feature of dsg gearbox if not what damage could this do to the engine This also happens sometimes when pulling away or slowing down to allow another car to pasS which makes the car shoot forward

Submitted: 25/06/2015 00:01:47 | ID: 117667

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samuel okumu, Kenya

Volkswagen Polo

I have a 1998 polo classic, got it as a project car because they're just splendid little cars. my problem is with the front suspension. the steering is stiff and feels like the power steering pump isn't fully working. had it checked and the pump was fine, so changed the steering rack instead....didn't help, steering's still stiff and the noise it makes is truly maddening. funny thing is, at speed, the steering works quite fine, its slow driving that's the problem. what could be the problem? could my mechanic have been wrong?(wouldn't be a first). Anyone? anyone at all, please help.

Submitted: 24/06/2015 14:26:27 | ID: 117646

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bongani, Bedfordshire

Volkswagen Polo

hi ther iam driving a polo playa 2001 today when stated it it took out a white smoke on the exhaust .what could be the problem

Submitted: 23/06/2015 07:15:19 | ID: 117577

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K COUSINS, Tyne and Wear

Volkswagen Polo

show me glow plug relay and where it is thank you

Submitted: 22/06/2015 12:55:10 | ID: 117531

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willem, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I have a polo classic 1600 2002. When I pull away the car don't have power till it got to 5000rpm the u can feel the power is back it does it every time I have put new spark plugs new spark plug wairing new fuel filter have done the injecktors and have check the timming and new distrupertor cap what can the problem be please help

Submitted: 21/06/2015 09:43:45 | ID: 117479

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wayne hendricks, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I've got a polo vivo. When I put car in gear don't want to move to the front or reverse.

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check ur cv joint o clutch plate sello from South Africa

Submitted: 20/06/2015 12:00:23 | ID: 117435

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Dumisani, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi im driving a polo 2004 model when i drive on the wet road or if it raining my car is jerking and miss firing what might b the course

Submitted: 16/06/2015 19:00:16 | ID: 117294

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Vusi Mthombeni, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi'All, My car is idling,but when i rev it,nothing is happening.All this started after i've replaced the cambelt,tensioner and displaying.. EPC .

Submitted: 16/06/2015 18:17:15 | ID: 117290

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Matisi, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi my polo does not warm up at high speed. The temperature gauge drops at high speed and the car does not get warm inside even if the heater is switched on. The temperature gauge goes to 90 degrees at idle and as soon as i drive off it start to drop. It is possible that my thermostat is the problem?or what could be the cause?

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I think tht is factry fault I hv noticed car wth the name of polo u put new thermo strat heater dsnt wrk sello from South Africa

Submitted: 10/06/2015 17:12:17 | ID: 117038

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Yusuf, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Polo Vivo 2013 1.4 How to enable alarm engaging/unlocking beeps

Submitted: 09/06/2015 14:48:39 | ID: 116995

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vusi, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

im driving 2008 polo 1.4 trendline.original music discs,discs I know don't have scratches it wont play and display disc error.what could be the problem and how do I fix it?

Submitted: 09/06/2015 09:44:20 | ID: 116983

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Donna Kearney, City of Glasgow

Volkswagen Polo

No water for window wipers could it be a fuse

Submitted: 08/06/2015 21:34:31 | ID: 116976

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mr.a, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Write your question here...hi black smoke coming from exhause when i rev my polo1.4i and sometime theres flame white black smoke when i rev it hard plz advise me what to do thanks in advance

Submitted: 08/06/2015 20:48:08 | ID: 116972

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Mosa, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi My name is Mosa , from South Africa, I drive a Polo Vivo 1.4. In May I replaced the brake fluid with almost a pint, however today it indicated to me that the fluid was almost finished. I was under the impression that brake fluid is only replaced once a year. Is this normal, or there might be something wrong with the car? Thank You Mosa

Submitted: 08/06/2015 15:03:23 | ID: 116964

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Thulani Manyathi, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Write your question here... I'm having a problem with my Polo 1.6 Comforline model 2009, when am changing gears it runs smooth up to gear number 4 but when I put gear number 5 it only take it for 1minute after the gear start shaking and the engine looses power, I have to make a change down back to gear number 4 it runs perfect on gear number 4 and when I put gear number 5 then the problem stars again, never mind the road it straight and level when I put gear number 5 it don't want to take it so long it only runs with with it for couple of minutes .. Please help I dnt knw what's wrong with my car

Submitted: 04/06/2015 22:06:21 | ID: 116813

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Sizwe, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

If water start turning black what needs repairs?

Submitted: 04/06/2015 02:12:16 | ID: 116788

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Gcina, Armenia

Volkswagen Polo

My Polo when it is climbing the hill it drops the speed to 80 km per hour eve though it is a 1.6 engine a friend of mine has the polo he said he changed the pickup censer would that be a problem even in my polo ? what is the pick up censer and what does it do in a car

Submitted: 01/06/2015 10:20:46 | ID: 116679

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Renato, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hello, I own a 2003 Polo Playa 1.4 TDI. Whilst I am driving a experience a sudden loss of power or at times a gradual loss of power. On a few occasions, I just merely switch the car off and restart the car, and the vehicle runs normal again. I do not know what seems to be the problem. I have serviced the car, cleaned the EGR. I dove the car for about 500 km and then all a sudden I experienced random power loss. I managed to drive it home and when I restarted the vehicle was fine once again. When the car is at that state, the engine motor has a rough idle and the motor is "wobbling". I feel as if the one of the injectors is faulty. I did a diagnostics test and the result is as follows "P1666 PD Unit Injector, Cylinder 1 (N240) Electtrical Malfunction". Can you please explain. Thanking you in advance.

Submitted: 28/05/2015 16:41:37 | ID: 116564

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Abdul Karim, Lesotho

Volkswagen Polo

When my vw polo 1.4l 2002 model gets hot starting it becomes a problem. Infact when you turn the key on it keeps flashing the immobilizer (picture of car with key ) if u try to crank it will but nothing more. When it disappears only then the car starts. It can take hours. Anyone with solution please?

Submitted: 28/05/2015 13:29:49 | ID: 116562

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faried.sakieldien@gmail.com, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I got a polo 1.6 classic 2000 model which use to have starting propblems now n den b 2 weeks ago started 4 a few seconds den cut out n didn't want to start again check fuel n spark bt da thing is I use to hear a click on the throttle body bt now I dnt n I never use to hear the fuel pump bt now I do pse help

Submitted: 24/05/2015 19:59:22 | ID: 116414

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ernest, Yorkshire

Volkswagen Polo

Im driving a polo playa 1999 its cutting the engine during driving

Submitted: 23/05/2015 06:25:54 | ID: 116375

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Darryl, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a 2006 Polo Classic 1.4 petrol which has a rough sound coming from the engine bay area just beneath the footwell area. It was thought that this noise was due to the worn out clutch which was replaced 2 weeks ago. This rough noise is still present only when the car is cold. If the engine is revved or driven it is smooth and solid. Any suggestions?

Submitted: 22/05/2015 09:15:06 | ID: 116337

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sbu, Lesotho

Volkswagen Polo

Why is my car pumping oil into the turbo?

Submitted: 21/05/2015 11:37:25 | ID: 116311

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Tebuo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi everyone what could be the problem on my polo 2008 1.9 tdi, the ABS light stays on after replacing an ABS sensor on the front left side, after diagnostics, please help?

Submitted: 21/05/2015 02:48:12 | ID: 116291

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Sheldon, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi my car has got no spark I put a running motor in there , my other motor was leaking alot of oil but it was starting and going Please can you tell me why the other motor is not giving out spark

Submitted: 20/05/2015 15:24:21 | ID: 116260

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dilshaad, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I have just done a major service on my Polo and all of a sudden after the service it started getting heavy on fuel. I literally spend R300 in 2 days and I have to fill again, the needle just drops. So I took it to a workshop and they checked the fuel pump and the guy said the settings were off, which he corrected, but the problem still occurs continuously. What suggestions can you give to help my situation?

Submitted: 18/05/2015 22:30:28 | ID: 116205

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mogomotsi, South Lanarkshire

Volkswagen Polo

I have a problem with abs and brake lights coming on at the same time?

Submitted: 17/05/2015 14:20:16 | ID: 116149

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Linda, Buckinghamshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I'm new to this and don't know if anyone can help me but my 54plate vw polo doesn't seem to accelerate properly at times then decides to kick in after a wile also when I'm traveling at 30mph it tends to stutter a bit until I pick up speed. This isn't a major problem but it's annoying and could become a big problem in the future I guess. anywayI took the car to halfords they came up with the fault code 17550 and advised I go to vw garage as they can go further in detail. My car is now currently at the vw garage but there machine doesn't come up with any error code which I find strange although they found the same problem I have. They have told me that the only thing they can do is the car goes back and forward to the garage until the problem is resolved... So far they have replace fuel filter and spark plugs as that was the cheapest and most sensible option but that hasn't work on Monday they will discuss other options with me. I don't want this to add up to a silly amount of money so was wondering if anyone has had the same problem or could give me a bit of advice thanks in advance

Submitted: 16/05/2015 09:59:20 | ID: 116093

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Sive Hoza, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

The conditioner does not make air cold.

Submitted: 15/05/2015 16:57:51 | ID: 116062

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sipho, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I`m driving a 1997 Polo classic 1.6i, started smelling gas while I was driving. I then continued to drive it for a month, then suddenly it started jerking while I was driving. I thought it was running out of gas, but when I checked gas there was enough, then it started to idle very badly and the rev counter goes up and down. I checked it this morning and I saw gas leaking on fuel rail just near the inner gas pipe and outer gas pipe. What would cause this? Please help

Submitted: 13/05/2015 21:00:56 | ID: 116000

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vijayant, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I have a VW Polo 14i classic 1996, only sometimes this car`s trip meter and watch and the radio settings go off, meaning the trip meter and watch go back to 0.00 and the radio preset stations even go off. Please advise as to what will cause this? thanks

Submitted: 13/05/2015 17:33:17 | ID: 115994

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vijayant, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I have a 1.4i VW Polo classic 1996, this was fine until I took it for a full service and Cam belt change. After that first it never had power and the idle was high. I had the power sorted out, it was the valve timing was not set right and I had to buy a brand new throttle body. My mechanic calibrated it, now my car starts at about 1500 rpm, after a while it drops to about 1100 rpm, it should idle under 1000 rpm. What do I do to get it to idle under 1000 rpm? Please help me. Thanks.

Submitted: 13/05/2015 17:13:16 | ID: 115991

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Hendrix, Zambia

Volkswagen Polo

I have a VW polo 2004 model (Petrol) Each time i start my Car there is a warning on the dashboard say emission workshop. What is really the problem? please help.

Submitted: 12/05/2015 15:29:34 | ID: 115942

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saku, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Morning guys, my Polo tdi 2002 model is giving me a hard time. It`s started not taking first gear when the engine is hot, then afterwards it just stopped while running and the engine was still running. I changed the clutch kit but it`s still doing that problem, when the engine is hot it`s losing gears. Help me guys, what has to be done?

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Check the gearbox oil, is it the right stuff? Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 12/05/2015 07:59:25 | ID: 115919

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jt, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a 2005 Polo 1.4i, it`s doing strange stuff lately, the rear door doesn't lock at times and the red led does not flash when I lock the car. I can start it while locked and open the door with the key. The alarm will not sound, it never did this before?

Submitted: 11/05/2015 12:20:01 | ID: 115880

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Rosanna, Berkshire

Volkswagen Polo

I have an 07 plate Polo, 5dr. Recently I've noticed a funny high pitched noise or a sort of 'ding' when I take the key out of the ignition. I do not remember noticing this before. Everything is switched off when I take the key out; lights, air con, radio, windscreen wipers, boot is locked and handbrake is on. There are no lights showing on the dashboard to inform me of a problem either. Does anyone know what is causing it, or if I should be concerned there are underlying problems with my car?

Submitted: 06/05/2015 08:19:12 | ID: 115625

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bradley, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hey guys have a 2007 polo 1.6 .want to know which is the best exhaust system to put?

Submitted: 02/05/2015 20:27:04 | ID: 115500

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