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anrique, Somerset

Volkswagen Polo

polo.1.6.2000.model.junk.and.back.fire.when.drive

Submitted: 28/03/2015 09:32:15 | ID: 113962

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craig, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Write your question here...06 polo 1.4 8v petrol (engine code BLM) oil pushing of dipstick tube

Submitted: 27/03/2015 07:34:59 | ID: 113930

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David, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I have a problem with my Polo classic 1.4 2001 model, hsrd to start and when it starts I smell petrol. Sometimes it starts one kick but most of the time takes its time, even if the engine is hot as long as I stop the engine for 10 minutes it does not start with one kick, please help

Submitted: 25/03/2015 14:16:24 | ID: 113821

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kelvin, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I'm driving a Polo Playa. I have a problem when I start up the car, it revs up the moment you put it in a gear to pull off and it jerks as if there is no fuel but then it clears for a while, the moment you come to a stop it stalls. What can the problem be? Please help

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Write your answer here...have the throttle body checked craig from South Africa

Submitted: 24/03/2015 09:01:00 | ID: 113738

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rodz, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi all, I have a 1998 Polo classic 1.8i. Recently when I come to a stop and push the clutch in, it cuts off. Can anyone help with this problem? Thanks, also how do I know if the engine mountings are bad?

Submitted: 24/03/2015 07:56:03 | ID: 113736

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romanno, Namibia

Volkswagen Polo

the engine starts but it does not accelerates. it does not ref. sometimes don't start

Submitted: 21/03/2015 09:17:31 | ID: 113608

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tracey, Kent

Volkswagen Polo

Hello, my car has been fine. I went to work last night and when I came back and started my Polo it was misfiring and really sluggish pulling away with loss of power in 1st and 2nd gear, but when I got some speed up it`s fine, just sounds like it`s misfiring and the car`s juddering?

Submitted: 17/03/2015 09:17:34 | ID: 113435

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Pauline, Lancashire

Volkswagen Polo

Can you please help me to make my central locking work again? It sometimes locks the driver`s door only and usually doesn`t work at all?

Submitted: 17/03/2015 08:59:25 | ID: 113434

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John, Devon

Volkswagen Polo

Hi there, am not sure if I have picked correct variant, car is a 1.2 3 cylinder diesel 3 door. Problem I have is when I brake to a stop in gear the engine revs stay up at about 1300 - 1400 rpm until I release the brake pedal, when the revs drop instantly to normal idle (about 900 rpm). Also when I brake gently, at the very first movement of the brake pedal I can feel the engine slightly miss a beat. It does not do this when the car is stationary (with the engine running) and the brake pedal is pressed gently. It's probably coincidence but I have only noticed this since a recall was done by my local dealer regarding the fuel filter. Many thanks

Submitted: 16/03/2015 17:14:54 | ID: 113409

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Aziz Ur Rahman, Blackburn with Darwen

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I had a problem with my Polo 1.2 tdi bluemotion power steering, a steering wheel sign comes on and the steering become very heavy. It happened last week, then I switched the engine off and tried after a few minutes and it was sorted. This morning same thing but it`s not working, even switching off. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Submitted: 13/03/2015 12:08:40 | ID: 113255

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Kofi, Galway

Volkswagen Polo

The check oil light keeps on blinking and the oil and oil pump have already been changed but it still keeps appearing.Any suggestions

Submitted: 12/03/2015 16:25:21 | ID: 113216

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Kofi, Galway

Volkswagen Polo

My check oil light has been blinking and I have had the oil and pump changed but still no difference. It comes on after using the car for some few minutes and after some time the car starts beeping . What could be the cause?

Submitted: 12/03/2015 14:21:35 | ID: 113206

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Jim, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I am driving polo classic 1.3 and it doesn't accelerate, it is idling but not accelerating when I press accelerator

Submitted: 12/03/2015 12:50:41 | ID: 113201

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Gweva, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a polo vivo, EPC light on, it started on Monday, a day after I washed the engine. now when I drive it doesn't have a power and also feels like its jerking. what could be the problem?? help please

Submitted: 11/03/2015 15:44:22 | ID: 113152

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alvezo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

What type of gearbox fits in my polo classic 1.6i 2002 model. the gearbox numbers or letters

Submitted: 11/03/2015 09:40:20 | ID: 113138

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Precious Dube, Swaziland

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, my car cranks fine but doent start just been driving it without any problem I just switch it off and when to the shop and when I return it couldn't start.

Submitted: 10/03/2015 20:59:41 | ID: 113121

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armond, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi i have a 2012 polo 1.4 comfortline. I drained the oil then replaces the oil filter and then put in new oil. And now if I drive the car for a few kilometers the oil light starts flashing for a while and then goes away for a few minutes then comes back on again....please give me some advice for why this is hapening?

Submitted: 10/03/2015 19:21:30 | ID: 113116

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romanno, Namibia

Volkswagen Polo

the car is starting but its not accelerating. its only idling.

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My Volkswagen Polo classic 1.6 model 2007 is starting but only idling and the ecp light came on? Please help me obed from Namibia

First, is the gas pedal working or stuck when you press it down? If it is working down and up again, then the wire is intact but does not give the petrol pump the order to pull gas from the tank. Check your petrol filter also. I hope it works for you. Cheers Polo Sedan 2005 Owner Ali Elmokadem from Egypt

First, is the gas pedal working or stuck when you press it down? If it is working down and up again, then the wire is intact but does not give the petrol pump the order to pull gas from the tank. Check your petrol filter also. I hope it works for you. Cheers Polo Sedan 2005 Owner Ali Elmokadem from Egypt

Submitted: 07/03/2015 22:34:49 | ID: 112936

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Dion, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Why does my VW Polo make a beep sound every hour when I am driving?

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My Polo classic 1.6 model 2007 is starting but does not pick up the revs but is just idling obed from Namibia

Submitted: 05/03/2015 19:53:14 | ID: 112835

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Pieter, Bedfordshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I`ve got a 2012 Polo Vivo. The central locking does not work from the key. The light on the keys does indicate when I`m pressing the buttons but the car does not unlock or lock. I unlocked it with the key only and I pressed my button inside the car to open all the doors. Everything does open except my petrol cap. What can be the problem? How can I open my petrol cap without breaking it?

Submitted: 05/03/2015 10:28:32 | ID: 112789

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Silas Machaba, South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Polo

My battery light does not switch off on the dashboard?

Submitted: 05/03/2015 07:39:50 | ID: 112778

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eddie, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

How do I replace the bearing on the selector shaft on gearbox, do I need to strip the whole gearbox?

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Write your answer here...maybe not on front of gearbox is a big allen key nut take care when removing it and make a note of whats behind it and which way it must be fitted when assembling craig from South Africa

Submitted: 03/03/2015 14:01:39 | ID: 112663

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Bismark, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My Polo 2004 1.4 TDI cuts power for no reason .Sometimes it does that even if I'm driving. No display on the dashboard like the battery is disconnected. At certain times, I start the engine as soon as I engage reverse it cuts out power and dashboard lights come back on after putting the gear lever back to neutral. Anyone with a solution?

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mine did the same particulary if i was turning into a corner. it seems a common fault as carbon builds up on the carbareta meaning it is closed rather than open so air is cut and the engine dies straight away, get a can of spray carb cleaner (only £3) take off the air cover casing and spray into the carb while the engine is running. only if your confident enough gordon from Merseyside

Submitted: 03/03/2015 09:03:55 | ID: 112644

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Carlos Kgatle, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My Polo classic 1.4I 1997 has a funny sound at the back wheel. I keep on changing bearing but doesn't last long. What can I do?

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Change the stub axle and put another bearing also send it for 4wheel alignment barns from South Africa

Submitted: 02/03/2015 19:23:32 | ID: 112602

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janet harvey, Greater London

Volkswagen Polo

If I leave any lights on when I switch the engine off the alarm sound has stopped working? All the lights are working

Submitted: 02/03/2015 14:03:29 | ID: 112583

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Quentin Robbins, Australia

Volkswagen Polo

I have done 148,000 kilometres, battery (6000 mma) and alternator replaced by NRMA. When I turn the ignition on there is a short BRRR sound, then it stops. After more than four attempts it actually starts, but the car coughs and splutters for 30 seconds or so, despite having the accelerator to the floor. A local VW Dealer had it overnight for diagnosis but could Find NO FAULT! Yet there are still starting problems. In over 45 years, I have never experienced such problems, as I've had with thee, yes three local VW Dealers. I thought the Austin lot were bad, but compared to VW in OZ, the Austin lot were up there with Saint Peter

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check the coil. VW has a problem with it Shane from Botswana

Sounds like that brrr sound is the fuel pump it might be sucking air in which would cause poor starting keith mortimer from Northamptonshire

Sounds like that brrr sound is the fuel pump it might be sucking air in which would cause poor starting keith mortimer from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 02/03/2015 08:52:31 | ID: 112569

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Breek, East Dunbartonshire

Volkswagen Polo

My Polo has been dormant for a long period of time and have charged the battery and the engine is not even engaging, although the lights are on and electrics are working. Could this be the spark plug that has an issue? Any suggestions?

Submitted: 01/03/2015 14:55:50 | ID: 112541

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tumelo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

VW Polo 2006 1.6. The car has no power, I removed the battery and installed it again and it just won't show any power. ..I turn the ignition and it just won't power. ...everything is off...the radio and everything is off....Please help

Submitted: 25/02/2015 13:29:52 | ID: 112306

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Mo, Surrey

Volkswagen Polo

My car alarm keeps going off and the only way to stop it is to fiddle with the remote opener, but that does not stop it for too long. Any advice how to reset /stop the problem?

Submitted: 24/02/2015 13:28:58 | ID: 112246

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Arben, Kosovo

Volkswagen Polo

Heating switch problem, it is blowing hot air only. Switch goes to both sides but at the ends not easy and it's making noise.

Submitted: 21/02/2015 18:39:08 | ID: 112055

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Annette, Essex

Volkswagen Polo

An orange round light has came on the dash - what is the problem?

Submitted: 20/02/2015 15:03:06 | ID: 111957

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willie, Cornwall

Volkswagen Polo

My r/h back door locks on central locking but will not always unlock. Where can I look for this problem?

Submitted: 19/02/2015 10:40:32 | ID: 111867

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mark foster, Hampshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. The car starts and runs perfectly but the rev counter, speedo and digital displays aren't functioning? Regards

Submitted: 18/02/2015 18:43:37 | ID: 111828

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oupa, Aberdeenshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have a problem with my Polo, doesn't give petrol and fire. Please help

Submitted: 17/02/2015 14:32:01 | ID: 111725

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Lucky, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I'm driving a Polo Vivo 2010 Model, my problem is my car shows the airbag sign on the screen and it`s never been in an accident?Regards

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Have your run down at any stage in time? And did you had to running start the car? Mostly likely your battery ran down Dean from South Africa

Have your run down at any stage in time? And did you had to running start the car? Mostly likely your battery ran down Dean from South Africa

Submitted: 17/02/2015 12:51:39 | ID: 111720

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Sally, Essex

Volkswagen Polo

Had a service on my vw polo last week and also a cam belt changed, on Saturday I lost power and blue smoke started smoking from exhaust, now been informed that I need a new fuel pump and injector seals! Wondering whether this should have been picked up and reported to me on service! Many thanks hope you an help

Submitted: 16/02/2015 16:18:22 | ID: 111659

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william, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My A/C pump doesn't want to engage, if you switch on you can hear a kick but it does not come on. If you put power direct from the battery it kicks in and blows cold air. Can I drive with direct connection?

Submitted: 16/02/2015 09:27:35 | ID: 111636

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graf, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

hi i have a polo 1.6 2005 model comfortline ,the car is jerking and does not have power,i have changed the coil pack,spark plugs and the plug cables but it remains the same pliz advise mi on what i should do as the problem is still persisting

Submitted: 15/02/2015 12:58:32 | ID: 111586

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Alex van der Spuy, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

How do I line up sender wheel on crank rear main seal for a Polo 1.4 blm engine?

Submitted: 10/02/2015 15:38:01 | ID: 111277

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Yousif Ibrahim, Sudan

Volkswagen Polo

I'have VW Polo Model 2001 MPI I' need Fuse Box Diagram

Submitted: 10/02/2015 11:30:46 | ID: 111256

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