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Yvonne, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

Polo classic 1.6 1997 wont start after i park it for a day or 2. For it to start i need to remove the fuel pipe, block it and start without it and rave the car then put back the pipe then it starts. Move around with the car for some time without problems but wen i park it overnight the next time i try to start it wont start and have to repeat the above process all over again. Ps wen i start it i nidbto have flat foot on the accellerator. What could be the problem

Submitted: 30/01/2017 17:34:29 | ID: 138542

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Erika, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

When I started the engine this afternoon, I had no gears. I had to restart the engine, and only then had gears again. This happened in December 2016 as well. Can anyone please tell me what might be wrong. And, sometimes when I want to start the engine, it just won't go. I sometimes need to try up to 12 times before the engine runs. I have a new battery and it is not the starter.

Submitted: 21/01/2017 14:41:44 | ID: 138283

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Cleo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

They did the overhaul of the engine, now the plugs are all the time full of petrol and don't want to start, we change coil ignition, camshaft position sensor but nothing, please help what can be the problem.

Submitted: 18/01/2017 08:33:32 | ID: 138210

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Sam, Uganda

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, My VW Polo 2001, sways from side to side when i drive at a slow speed. I have changed almost everything. I even bought new 4 michelin tires and new rims but the car still sways from side to side. What could be the problem with the car?

Submitted: 10/01/2017 12:38:20 | ID: 137990

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Sam, Uganda

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, My VW Polo 2001, sways from side to side when i drive at a slow speed. I have changed almost everything. I even bought new 4 michelin tires and new rims but the car still sways from side to side. What could be the problem with the car?

Submitted: 10/01/2017 12:35:31 | ID: 137989

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Tanya, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I bought a 2010 VW - Demo model in November 2016. When you drive all door panels makes a noise, sounds like when plastic is hot and the sound when it cools down... What can the cause of this be and can I fix it because it is an iritation when driving?

Submitted: 09/01/2017 11:24:10 | ID: 137957

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Andrew Swartz, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

GOOD DAY,I HAVE A 2005 VW POLO 1.6 . AT NIGHTAND EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN ITS STILL COOL THE CAR DRIVE VERY NICE BUT WHEN THE WHEATHER GETS HOTTER THE CAR SWITHTED OFF THE ENGINE WHILE DRIVING EVERY NOW AND THAN, WHERE CAN I CHECK FOR THE PROBLEM ? I CHANGED THE OIL UNIT AND FUEL FILTER AND REPLACE FUEL PUMP RELAY AND ALSO REPLACE FUEL PUMP. REGARDS.

Submitted: 03/01/2017 13:59:14 | ID: 137760

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Mr A Whittock, Bath and North East Somerset

Volkswagen Polo

When i start my Polo up in the mornings, (or it's been parked up for aprox 4 hours), I get a tapping sound for aprox 3 seconds, like one of the tappets has drained it's oil. Is this a problem that should be corrected ,or is it ok just to carry on . Also from time to time I get a distant sound coming from the bulkhead area that sounds like a beeping noise, I think it's the computer doing it's stuff. Perhaps someone can advice what is really going on, and advice if it should be looked at.

Submitted: 02/01/2017 13:50:12 | ID: 137731

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Lunga, Bangladesh

Volkswagen Polo

My car is over heating and when its hot it drows out the water

Submitted: 30/12/2016 08:47:01 | ID: 137681

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micheala, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good day; My 2009 volkswagen polo 1.4 trendline is smeling like petrol when i start my car.White smoke is coming from the back.I replaced the coil of the engin and the shocks but yet nothing. I am afraid my vehicl can catch fire.Please help me

Submitted: 26/12/2016 15:33:28 | ID: 137601

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Mpho Hlongwane, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I my car doesn't want to start anymore the key only turns up until NO and doesn't move forward to start ..can it be because am using the spear key because the original broke ?

Submitted: 21/12/2016 08:21:34 | ID: 137503

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C Menahem, Greater London

Volkswagen Polo

I had a tyre replaced at the rear side of my polo. Since then I have a crunching/grinding noise when I drive, particularly when I go over bumps or turning left. MY own opinion is that it could be a shock absorber or problem with the suspension. I have taken it to the mechanic but he cant find anything wrong but agrees the cranking noise is problematical.

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Any mechanic who knows his stuff will be able to identify the source of the noise. I'm sorry I can't help further. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 20/12/2016 13:48:15 | ID: 137483

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erika, Somerset

Volkswagen Polo

Hi i have a polo classic 98 model and we did a engine overall on it but now it keeps on making a alarm beep sound like some cars warn u when safety belt is not on. What can it be? Its beeping the whole time and does not stop? Can it be the oil sensor unit?

Submitted: 13/12/2016 05:41:39 | ID: 137353

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Mrs munday, Surrey

Volkswagen Polo

My car starts but when i put my foot on execelorater Pedel it stops the engine it just stops

Submitted: 10/12/2016 02:22:31 | ID: 137285

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Mpilo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I'm driving a polo classic 1.8 2002 model it's jerks no power and finishes the battery when I put the charged battery it's only swing not starting please help

Submitted: 08/12/2016 21:11:59 | ID: 137256

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danny, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

When I switch my ignition on there's a sound tht goes on then after two minutes went off

Submitted: 08/12/2016 11:20:11 | ID: 137250

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jerry, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

hi i am driving polo classic 1.6 i my problem is that when i drive the oil switch will go on and make a sound for a while the goes off what will be the problem?

Submitted: 07/12/2016 08:00:48 | ID: 137216

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thulani, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I have a problem with my Polo 6 1.6 comfortline it overheating, I have changed the temp sensor but still. No leaks

Submitted: 29/11/2016 14:41:33 | ID: 137035

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bassil moko, Bedfordshire

Volkswagen Polo

I fixed a polo playa 1.4 2009 blm i fixed the clutch but the car dont want to start

Submitted: 27/11/2016 12:54:27 | ID: 136994

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Andrea, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I drive a 2010 polo vivo 1.4 Trendline. In the passed 2 months it has become very problematic. I am on 120 000km. she was losing power and jerks in the gears. VW has changed fuel filter and replaced V Belt. the jerks still occur in second gear when going over speed bums and/or yield and go. And EPC light came on. Also since replacing V Belt - there is a ringing noise coming from the engine - what could this be? I cant keep going back and forth any longer. PLEASE Please help.

Submitted: 23/11/2016 10:07:42 | ID: 136893

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Jan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I driving polo classic 1.6 2003model when the engine hot if I start it again it begins by cutting off the power I don't know what's happening

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Change your temperature coolant sensor. Clive from South Africa

Switch it on and listen to the petrol pump if it runs, if not defenately open the fuse box and take out fuse no-30 with three pins open it , put it direct to the sunlight you will see a thin line and that's a crack iron it with a smooth plastic object to close the crack because it is the one that makes it to loose power while in motion because it get too hot and mulfanction. Put the fuse back and you must get a first kick when starting, but that's temporary you need a new one. Nchaba from South Africa

Had the same problem with the jurking I hanged petrol pump had leads and the petrol filter and and it was fixed and yes the velocity petrol pump is powerfully it pump like 2 bar presure Marnitz from South Africa

Submitted: 23/11/2016 03:03:33 | ID: 136889

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Mike Port, Dorset

Volkswagen Polo

My neighbors cars brakes and steering failed when he was driving he also lost his dashboard info, his battery is the original so it is 9 years old. he only does mainly short journeys. Could this be the problem. A local mechanic has said the battery is fine, it worries me because this has happened more than once. Mike

Submitted: 22/11/2016 12:23:21 | ID: 136865

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Lucky, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi my name is lucky I have a polo 6 1.4 trendline 2012 model. Every morning it does not want to start and I took it for diagnosis and they said it does not spark and they said they fixed it but 2days after fixing it still doesn't start

Submitted: 21/11/2016 09:27:52 | ID: 136829

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willy, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi there my car is a polo 1.6 classic compfortline 2006 model.my car is driving fine 4 up to 200 km,then it loses power,a few seconds it is fine again.i did drove the car on empty tank 4 a long time.car starts fine it is driving fine.can it be the fuel pump.it only happens when I'm on the road,thanks

Submitted: 14/11/2016 11:55:50 | ID: 136681

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Themba Mazibuko, Southampton

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I drive a Polo Classic 2003 millenium dash 1.6,,, I can start and drive but as soon as I switch engine off for a while and try to start again it starts to cut off and loose power. Then will wait for some time to start and eventually cut off again and again once it starts doing that. Can someone help me please?????

Submitted: 13/11/2016 07:39:10 | ID: 136657

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Zak, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi Guys. I drive a 2002 polo hatch 1.6 (millennium edition) with approximately 200 000km on the clock. For the past few months I have been experiencing intermittent jerking when driving. Car looses power and jerks alot (loss of power). The behavior is ver erratic. Has anyone experienced a similar issue? What was the cause and solution to the problem? My mech is not exactly sure and I don't want to be spending money unnecessary by trial and error.

Submitted: 13/11/2016 05:12:45 | ID: 136656

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Godfrey, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, Im driving a polo vivo and recently fixed my gaskit that mixed water and oil. The head is fine and the water and oil is not mixing anymore. When I drive the water light goes on but when I check it then the water is fine and the oil. What could the cause be ?

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VW are well known for problems with the temp warning light, if you Google "VW Temp Warning Light" you will find plenty of answers. One possibility is a loose ribbon cable connection at the back of your instrument panel or, more likely, a faulty component in the circuit board of the panel which can be replaced by soldering in a new one by suitable workshop.. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 11/11/2016 08:03:03 | ID: 136616

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ryno, Yorkshire

Volkswagen Polo

Polo 1.6 classic.2008 model.just want to know where to fill thr powersteering oil

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Where to poor in the pwersteering oil ryno from Yorkshire

I have a tiguan 2011 , it has a transmission input speed sensor problem, the mechanic said that we should use the passat 2008 dsg in put speed sensor in it . My question this will it work Mr Joseph from Nigeria

Submitted: 09/11/2016 06:51:02 | ID: 136577

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Soxx, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I changed plug and coil on my polo 2010 1.4 as it is misfiring and having a black smoke coming out off exhaust. After changing all that it sound fine and had power, but now it started having the same problem. It will drive for a bit then shows EPC light and lose more power, with a black smoke coming out of exhaust. The service was done on the car as well, Please assist what could be the problem as I was told that cylinder number 4 was the one give me problems because of coil which I changed and plug. by the way when I changed the plug it was black, but others are fine like brand new, only just one from number 4 that was damaged. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated. thanks

Submitted: 07/11/2016 08:05:27 | ID: 136524

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Selaelo Ramolotja, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I drive a 2012 Polo 1.4, the car looses power when approaching steep hills and I must change down to gear 3, and sometimes an EPC light reflects while I am driving. What can be the cause of this.

Submitted: 01/11/2016 13:54:19 | ID: 136409

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thulani, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a problem with my Polo I have changed my radiator but now it started overheating. Don't know whether is not out the air,on the coolant system

Submitted: 28/10/2016 20:27:48 | ID: 136319

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titus, Somerset

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. i am driving a polo 6 1.4 trendline (2012). the problem is the engine vibrate a little and as for the toque its not like before more especially on an uphill. i recently had it serviced where new plugs and a petrol filter were replaced. petrol pump was also checked and seems to be working just fine..plz advise on what could be the problem here since even when diagnising it the results shows that the engine is 100% fine. Thank you.

Submitted: 21/10/2016 09:54:36 | ID: 136111

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J.collins, Kent

Volkswagen Polo

When driving "20 mph exceeded" message shows up followed by "no entries available" . How can I get rid of this message?

Submitted: 09/10/2016 15:36:42 | ID: 135828

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Thifhelimbilu Rathogwa, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I m driving a pilot vivo blue line 2012 since Monday I'm experiencing a problem because everyday when I wakeup I found that the front and back light on the passenger side the light is on but when I pack the car I make sure is switched off

Submitted: 06/10/2016 18:13:22 | ID: 135761

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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

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Replace the Coolant temperature sensor Ayman from Yemen

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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