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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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nicholis, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Wanted to know where do you put gearbox oil in a 2003 Polo Player?

Submitted: 30/04/2015 18:29:01 | ID: 115422

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Kandi, Malawi

Volkswagen Polo

Dashboard is showing engine check. The car is driving ok. What could be likely problem?

Submitted: 30/04/2015 09:46:25 | ID: 115403

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NEWMAN, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

I have a VW POLO 2008 Model, 1.4 litre. I changed a burnt fuse and now its displaying an engine checklight, ABS light and its nolonger changing gears

Submitted: 29/04/2015 18:26:20 | ID: 115381

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alfred, Kenya

Volkswagen Polo

I have a 2001 polo. When off the car makes a beeping sound and a typewriter noise that seems to be coming from the steering area. When off the car dash board warning lights all come on and this drains my battery to a cactus. The problem is more enhanced when it rains. What is the problem? Sensors? Battery? Help please

Submitted: 27/04/2015 19:20:17 | ID: 115285

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Arthur Makoto, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

i have a polo it leaked oil without seeing it and its now producing a nock sound can this be fixed. when traveling below 40km/hr the sound is not there you will only hear the sound when i increase accelaration

Submitted: 27/04/2015 08:22:04 | ID: 115266

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mduduzi, Germany

Volkswagen Polo

Write your question here... my vw polo classic of 1996 develops a problem of not starting after its engine wash. If it starts it develops a habbit of reving itself up and down. What is the couse

Submitted: 25/04/2015 18:40:14 | ID: 115241

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Joanne, West Midlands

Volkswagen Polo

I'm getting a whining noise when the air conditioning is on. My car is a 1.2 polo, three years old in September and the AC was re-gassed at the last annual service. There's 12000 miles on the clock and I do quite a few short journeys. Have I got a major problem?

Submitted: 25/04/2015 17:49:26 | ID: 115239

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bassie, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

When the car is moving it cuts the radio power off and on, the dashboard lights are flickering like there is an electric shock and the headlights are also flickering, even when the radio is off. But when the engine is not running it doesn't do that! I recently bought a new battery but it is still doing that. Please help!

Submitted: 22/04/2015 10:22:48 | ID: 115043

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okech, Lesotho

Volkswagen Polo

Writing the word oil on dashboard. What could be the problem? Have just replaced the oil.

Submitted: 21/04/2015 16:31:15 | ID: 115014

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lookbright, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

I have a 1.4 litre Polo and the car has got a problem of slow changing of gears and at the same time exert high revs up to 5000 to 6000. I approached the fixers and they said I have to change the gear box oil. I did as well but the problem is still there. Some are now saying it`s a gearbox sensor. What could be the possible problem? It`s an automatic car

Submitted: 20/04/2015 18:03:07 | ID: 114985

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nigel, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

i have a polo vivo 1.4 2013 model. I dont use this car as i have another polo. I start it up once a while but now it just wont start. It swings, the radio goes on but just wont start. After i let it swing long enough it dies and the clock resets, is the battery dead?

Submitted: 18/04/2015 07:20:43 | ID: 114861

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mahlomola maseng, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Leaks too much water. 2003 Polo

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I have water on drivers side floor a lot of water Diane major from Essex

I have water on drivers side floor a lot of water . It's a 07 plate automatic Diane major from Essex

Submitted: 17/04/2015 11:28:43 | ID: 114825

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mahlomola maseng, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Leaking water. Uses 2 L of water for 10 km

Submitted: 17/04/2015 11:21:45 | ID: 114824

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Paul Lusato, Tanzania

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. My VW Polo 2002 1.4 16V had the following problem on the dash and I have tried some garage but can`t fix the problems. The airbag is on, fuel gauge not working, it`s tried to come up or if it comes up after a few minutes it goes to empty. ABS is on, the red temperature gauge is coming on if the fuel gauge fails to work. Hand brake light is coming on if you begin to move and doesn't go to off. What could be the problem? Any help please?

Submitted: 16/04/2015 10:44:31 | ID: 114769

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Jayson, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have a Polo 1.6 2008 trendline. The issue I'm having is my car sometimes feels like it`s labouring /slight jerk from time to time. I've recently had the car serviced hoping that the problem would be rectified but nothing. I have already replaced the temp sensor, this has not solved the problem. Anyone with advice please?

Submitted: 13/04/2015 14:41:53 | ID: 114661

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waseem, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

when i turn my polo vivo bluetooth radio on the sound cuts out ater a few seconds. why?

Submitted: 06/04/2015 00:23:12 | ID: 114354

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waseem, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

hi my name is waseem i have a polo vivo 2013 model bluetooth radio the radio en everything comes on when i switch the radio on the sound comes on for about 1 second en silent goes the radio this only does it if i switch the radio on en of what could the problem be

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hi my name is waseem i have a polo vivo 2013 model bluetooth radio the radio en everything comes on when i switch the radio on the sound comes on for about 1 second en silent goes the radio this only does it if i switch the radio on en of what could the problem be waseem from South Africa

Submitted: 05/04/2015 23:29:05 | ID: 114352

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kenneth, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My polo classic jerks on first, second and third gear but if you accelerete more it misfires. ,and it flies off . Can some one help me pls

Submitted: 05/04/2015 14:46:02 | ID: 114340

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charles, Greater London

Volkswagen Polo

steering seized could not steer and was moving slowly

Submitted: 05/04/2015 07:08:44 | ID: 114334

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Fiz, Lancashire

Volkswagen Polo

Whilst driving the car the turbo will knock off at 250rpm and when it reaches 60mph. The engine management light and glowplug light will come on. Codes P00AF turbocharger actuator module Stuck. That is the code which comes on. Actuator was taken off and and got it free'd off. Everything was ok and lights went off. Same thing happened again. What could this be ?

Submitted: 01/04/2015 22:59:01 | ID: 114187

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peter, Wiltshire

Volkswagen Polo

how easy is it to fit a front driver side abs sensor?

Submitted: 31/03/2015 20:19:40 | ID: 114140

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stephan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have the 2003 1.4 tdi polo, it was fine but now loss of power even when I pull away, black smoke and on idle iwhen I rev up its white smoke and a lot, also a knoking noise at air intake, when I took off the pipe its loud andfeels like some of the piston pressure blowing out by intake, also the turbo cuts out can anyone pleas help me

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Hi there. With regards to a knocking noise coming from your air intake area, it could possibly be your cam followers, as I have had the same problem with loss of power and a knocking noise. I replaced the cam followers on my Touran 1.9 tdi and the noise was gone and power was back. Weirdly I used VW Golf mk 1 8v cam followers as they are the same diameters inside and out and height as well and cheaper. omar from South Africa

Submitted: 30/03/2015 13:45:52 | ID: 114074

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