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Richard, Scottish Borders

Volkswagen Polo

Hi Have a POLO classic 1.4i 2001 model , car jerks when i start it up after a long stand ( 8 to 5 - working ours ) when warm it drives normal again . Please help

Submitted: 28/09/2016 09:27:59 | ID: 135532

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zaid kader, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a 2004 Polo classic 1,4. I need to change the head gasket and the car is taking oil. I decided to get a second hand motor of a later model polo Vivo and use it in my polo classic. will this work or will there be problem with the management system, mountings and sensors etc

Submitted: 27/09/2016 07:28:16 | ID: 135502

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lucian, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

my polo 1.4 2004 model i just fix the fan belt now there is no acceleration every time i try to accelerate the car sound like it back fires and than dies i have took out the throttle body and clean it up but still the same problem no acceleration what am i to do

Submitted: 19/09/2016 19:35:58 | ID: 135297

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Ryan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

The EPC warning light is always on then it seems like the car struggles for power. The car started cutting out nw when i decelerate then the battery warning light pops up when it cuts out. The car also jerks as im gng through 2nd and 3rd gear whrn accelerating. Please any advice? This same problem happened about 18 mnths ago and then the car just ceased and i had to replace the fuel pump

Submitted: 17/09/2016 15:18:09 | ID: 135237

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laiphi, Central African Republic

Volkswagen Polo

I change the computer box on the Polo 1.6. I put 1.3 Polo computer box.and now doesn't want to excelleread

Submitted: 12/09/2016 15:17:47 | ID: 135119

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Quinton Chikosi, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

I have a Vw polo 1.6 classic that I suspect has immobiliser issues, I got someone selling an ecu set from an accident damaged car,my question is can this work ,or I just need to have a reprogramming done,anyone who does it in south Africa

Submitted: 09/09/2016 12:39:19 | ID: 135049

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alan smith, Darlington

Volkswagen Polo

can the clutch be eased off on my new Volkswagen tsi polo 2016 to ease the strain in use

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can anyone answer my query re easing clutch on Volkswagen tsi polo new model 2016 and so make clutch travel to change gear easier for my wife to operate for the next few weeks, thank you alan smith from Darlington

Submitted: 01/09/2016 20:32:55 | ID: 134830

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Ruan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good day I have a 2010 Polo 6 1.4 comfortline, everytime my car gets direct sunlight it does not start. It takes 5 to 7 tries before it starts, took it for diagnostics and my problem was not resolved everything came out great. The problem does not occur during cold weathers or through night times, only when enviromental temperature is very hot.

Submitted: 31/08/2016 17:12:08 | ID: 134793

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luke, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My polo vivo engine has a pinging sound that start after the vehicle ?? temperature goes up, and when you press acceleration it takes time to go up and it doesn't have power. When you put first gear to drive it cuts off or doesn't want to pull away.

Submitted: 30/08/2016 09:38:13 | ID: 134757

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marlon, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Write your question here...97 VW polo 1600 with 1800 top, I changed fuel pump, serviced vehicle, changed cold start sensor and pype housing infront, checked all fuel and air pipes all is good no bad connections of leakages! My problem car starts idle correctly sumtime bit iradic up and down bt has a good idle timing is correct! Car shutters and stalls as if it doesn't get air or petrol when trying to drive forward bt in reverse no such problems! Changed throttle body same problem! Had it check on coputer or that thing shows thottle body sensor, idle sensor and 2 other things associated with throttle body and immobilzer problems! Got dat fixed! Bt still car doesn't want to drive forward far and still jerks and shutters and stalls! What's wrong with my car or should I keep driving in reverse? Marlon from George RSA

Submitted: 23/08/2016 17:58:58 | ID: 134594

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Dave Morris, West Sussex

Volkswagen Polo

My speedometer, mile-counter and fuel gauge all stopped working at the same time. As the sender unit for the fuel gauge is completely different from the speedometer's I wonder if there is some common component that might have failed? It seems unlikely that both sender units failed at the same time

Submitted: 20/08/2016 13:39:36 | ID: 134505

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Ghursion, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good day, I drive a 2010 polo 1.4 comfortline and whenever my car is parked outside and receives direct sunlight, it won't start. I have to either turn my ignition for about 5 times before the car starts or I have to wait for about 1-2 minutes and try again... I've taken the car for diagnostics and the problem couldn't be picked up via the computer... During cold nights or winter, the car starts first time. Whenever it's sunny out, the car doesn't start... Please advise... Thanks

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Hi Ghursion I want know have you found your car's problem? Seems our cars has the same problem and same model. Ruan from South Africa

Hi Ruan, I haven't found the problem yet but searched more sites and this is what I've came upon On another site a guy mentioned that his Honda Accord had such a problem. He's mentioned that his main relay (Makes the fuel pump run) picks up the same temperature as inside of the car. He replaced his main relay and his car worked fine afterwards. He didn't say it's that problem to be exact for VW but it was his problem for the Honda Accord... It's maybe something we need to look at/ replace and see if the problem persists... Best of luck to you! Ghursion from South Africa

Submitted: 18/08/2016 16:27:48 | ID: 134450

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Noel, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good Day My name is Noel and I am from South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg, I got a v w polo classic sedan 2 L 2005,I took the car to auto electrician to fix the car's wires that was bitten by a rat. now the car is back, when you put the car in reverse gear the dash lights comes on, no reverse lights please help

Submitted: 12/08/2016 10:13:50 | ID: 134303

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George, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi My polo classic sedan 1.4 2003 bby always stalls while driving after 10 to 15 kilometres. I always park on the side of the road and wait for 1 to 2 minutes before I start the engine again. I would like to know what should be the problem here as it is very stressing as I always have a problem when I am about to hit the road.

Submitted: 11/08/2016 10:45:27 | ID: 134278

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Kgotso, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi! my name is Kgotso I need help with my Polo trendline 2009 model.Its been a year now having this problem.Whenever I am driving my car especially slowly but using gear between 3-5,it struggles to move until I change to gear 2 it will then pick up,It will be cutting and giving a loud sound on the exhaust.It only tries to pick up when I press down accelerator,but sometimes will be still jerking.Also when I am not driving but while the engine is in motion,the sound on my exhaust will be cutting as if it running short of breath.i have also replaced the exhaust manifold which was cracked and changed plugs but the problem still continues.Kindly help I am really confused what to do.

Submitted: 11/08/2016 07:36:00 | ID: 134273

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sakhetoa motaung, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

hi I just recently bought Polo classic sedan comfort line 2004 .The problem is it makes a beeping noise and flashes the temp sign and oil even though the water and oil in the car is full to the brim and it also shakes when driving at a low gear and the steering gets tight as well as the accelerator which makes the car feel heavy. Please help .....you can email me the answers . Thanks Your sincerely Sakhetoa Motaung

Submitted: 10/08/2016 23:25:46 | ID: 134271

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mphaka, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Polo gearbox refuses to engage in gear 1,3,5 and reverse gear what is the problem.

Submitted: 21/07/2016 14:54:05 | ID: 133700

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Blaise, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

good day, I have a polo 6 2010 1.6 TDi. It has 112 000km on the clock and FSH. This morning I woke up and couldn't engage reverse, any ideas on what the problem could be? My motor planned just ended 3 months ago. All the other gears engage easily, only having trouble engaging reverse. Thanks

Submitted: 20/07/2016 07:22:19 | ID: 133666

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Morapedi, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi Sir\Madam,,,,my name is KENNEDY,I'm driving with Polo Vivo 2007 Model,it always gives me problem with overheating,I thought it's a fan switch Bt I replaced it.I jst don't know what exactly the prblm is,because the fan doesn't run.help me to find the problem.

Submitted: 20/07/2016 05:58:51 | ID: 133665

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Thole, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 1998 Polo Classic tends to jerk and loose power when it is cold outside or when driving in cold rainy weather. In sunny weather the car drives like a brand spanking new car!!!! Please assist if possible. Thanks

Submitted: 16/07/2016 19:12:33 | ID: 133576

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Vikash ahlawat, India

Volkswagen Polo

My vw polo sounds bad after getting wet underneath, and its sound bad when passes over the braker just in the case when it get wet. And again get normal in a sunny day

Submitted: 15/07/2016 08:03:06 | ID: 133542

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FRANS MOLOKWANE, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Please help me..my 2015 polo vivo hatch 1.6 shift the gear leaver when engaged to the fourth gear when you accelerate and it does not have a power when in first gear at the steep. it clocks 14000 ks.

Submitted: 08/07/2016 18:32:00 | ID: 133346

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Mark, Luton

Volkswagen Polo

The car steering goes rigid and the engine cuts out I had a new rack fitted and services in March since the the problem has been there I also had a new ignition switch fitted ant ideas.

Submitted: 04/07/2016 23:13:01 | ID: 133254

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Sean, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I bought a 2006 polo trendline. When the car idles it seems to drop a bit and then picks up again. I notice it by the headlights dimming and becoming bright again. This also happens while turning the steering. Also when selecting reverse the air circulation vent closes, is this normal? Regards

Submitted: 30/06/2016 19:42:51 | ID: 133146

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Mthinay, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi! my name is mthinay I need help with my Polo vivo 2010 model.Its been a year now having this problem.Whenever I am driving my car especially slowly but using gear between 3-5,it struggles to move until I change to gear 2 it will then pick up,It will be cutting and giving a loud sound on the exhaust.It only tries to pick up when I press down accelerator,but sometimes will be still jerking.Also when I am not driving but while the engine is in motion,the sound on my exhaust will be cutting as if it running short of breath.i have also replaced the exhaust manifold which was cracked and changed plugs but the problem still continues.Kindly help I am really confused what to do.

Submitted: 30/06/2016 17:21:24 | ID: 133144

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Mthinay, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi! my name is mthinay I need help with my Polo vivo 2010 model.Its been a year now having this problem.Whenever I am driving my car especially slowly but using gear between 3-5,it struggles to move until I change to gear 2 it will then pick up,It will be cutting and giving a loud sound on the exhaust.It only tries to pick up when I press down accelerator,but sometimes will be still jerking.Also when I am not driving but while the engine is in motion,the sound on my exhaust will be cutting as if it running short of breath.i have also replaced the exhaust manifold which was cracked and changed plugs but the problem still continues.Kindly help I am really confused what to do.

Submitted: 30/06/2016 17:18:01 | ID: 133143

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Rodreagus, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Why does my car keep switching off while driving and while idling and takes long to start?

Submitted: 29/06/2016 20:50:04 | ID: 133109

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Mogano, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi my polo vivo just switch off while driving and the abs and hand brake light just appears what could be the problem . Thanks .

Submitted: 29/06/2016 10:22:32 | ID: 133087

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Mellisa Dube, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good Morning, please help me , i drive a Polo Vivo Sedan 2010 model and my indicator, hazards and reverse lights are are not working, but on the dashboard it indicates but on the outside nothing happens. 2: I added water on Sunday and while i was driving home yesterday the water light indicator came on, please advise what could be the problem, I last had it serviced 3 months ago.

Submitted: 29/06/2016 09:29:09 | ID: 133085

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Elijah mkhondo, South Ayrshire

Volkswagen Polo

I am driving a polo vivo 1.4, 2012 model. for the past 3 days everytime when i am switching on the heater there is a steam/smoke coming out. What might be the cause of that?

Submitted: 29/06/2016 06:22:25 | ID: 133083

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thulani, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I hear a clunking sound when the clucth pedal is released from gear 1-2-3.I replaced the rear drums and drum shoes. I also hear a whining sound.the steering wheel becomes stiffer sometimes and the steering ligth is on I took the car for wheel alignment, after two weeks the car is moving to the lefthand side . It also smell a burning rubber.

Submitted: 24/06/2016 10:13:45 | ID: 132950

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thulani, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I hear a clunking sound when the clucth pedal is released from gear 1-2-3.I replaced the rear drums and drum shoes. I also hear a whining sound.the steering wheel becomes stiffer sometimes and the steering ligth is on I took the car for wheel alignment, after two weeks the car is moving to the lefthand side

Submitted: 24/06/2016 10:06:53 | ID: 132949

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Duke, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I am having a challenge with my vw polo 1.4i when i depress the clutch it makes noise. What may be the problem?

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brake fluid problem put a brake fluid and keep pressing your clutch more like pumping it until it stiff it normal position then your clutch should be oky no sound and you will be able to change gears like you normally do. vusi from South Africa

The thrust bearing of the clutch assembly is greased then sealed for life but sometimes that grease simply dries up causing a noisy release (thrust) bearing. Some cars can go for a long time with a noisy thrust bearing whereas others fail completely quite quickly resulting in not being able to select any gears. The choice is to sit and wait for total failure (inconvenient at the least) or opt/budget for a FULL clutch assembly change because: If the thrust bearing is on its way out then the rest of the clutch won't be far behind it :-( Ardra from Bridgend

Submitted: 23/06/2016 17:50:47 | ID: 132927

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Makhoase, Lesotho

Volkswagen Polo

There is a sign that appears every now and then between the water gauge and fuel gauge,what does it mean?

Submitted: 23/06/2016 17:19:09 | ID: 132926

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Noel, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a Polo Classic 2 L 2003-2005, to fit a tie rod end, is it upside down or other way round please

Submitted: 22/06/2016 09:59:36 | ID: 132872

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Amony, Namibia

Volkswagen Polo

Write your question here...what cause warning sound and hand brake light come on when I drive 120KM/per hour on a polo 1.6 petrol, but the brake shoes, brake are new plus the brake fluid are top up?

Submitted: 19/06/2016 15:02:43 | ID: 132798

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ashumer, Greater London

Volkswagen Polo

Can you please help? 1999 Polo 5 Dr 1.6cc passed MOT 31 05 2016 My problem is that although the temp gauge is not showing any signs of trouble, and neither do any warning lights, the bonnet gets pretty hot in a couple of spots, in center, almost too hot to touch. Now, I've never had that on the Toyota, so the question is - is this normal? And if not, what can be causing it? ashumer

Submitted: 18/06/2016 19:26:21 | ID: 132772

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Warren Waldo Damons, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi my 2004 1.4i vw citi wont start. Shows battery and oil light flashes. There is oil in vehicle and petrol. What can the problem be?

Submitted: 17/06/2016 10:27:09 | ID: 132743

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Karen, North Lanarkshire

Volkswagen Polo

Every morning when starting the car it sounds like tin cans rattling, and sometimes cuts out. I need to press on the accelerator slowly for a couple of minutes to build up the power and then the noise just disappears. I have been tod its drawing air and had hoses changed but it has not made any difference. We are stuck.

Submitted: 16/06/2016 10:03:13 | ID: 132714

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Riccardo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have 99 model polo classic 1.6mp9. It picked up a miss fire from Friday and I am not sure what is the cause of that. I drove all the way which was about 30kms and before parking the car off this started please assist me. Thank you

Submitted: 12/06/2016 13:21:02 | ID: 132589

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