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dixon, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have gauges flashing on the dashboard. What does it mean?

Submitted: 06/08/2014 09:06:55 | ID: 101000

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ndumiso, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi!please help,my polo classic 1999 model had reached 300000kms on the clock and recounted the kms from 0.I recently changed the cambelt and tensions and did a major service.As i was done with everything the vehicle started and idled normally,as i took a test drive of about 50kms the vehicles engine cut out.I tried to swing the engine but no success,even kick starting it never helped so eventually i had it towed away.WHAT WENT WRONG IN THIS SITUATION AND HOW CAN I FIX THIS PROBLEM ASAP!!!!!please help :-(

Submitted: 05/08/2014 21:33:09 | ID: 100983

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colman murray, Meath

Volkswagen Polo

Need to no how to take the sump off my vw mpi engine on a vw polo

Submitted: 03/08/2014 21:27:46 | ID: 100854

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Percy Ownhouse, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi..the boot button on the remote opens the boot and the left front door...and the central locking switch on the drivers side door locks all doors except the front left door..please advise.. Thanks Percy

Submitted: 02/08/2014 10:31:12 | ID: 100758

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kagiso, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, my car has a problem that when i start it it doesnt idle on its own, i have to press on the excellerator to keep it idling or to keep the engine running. if i take my foot off the excellerator then the car just switches off. what could be the problem though?

Submitted: 01/08/2014 15:44:34 | ID: 100719

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john kenyon, Aberdeenshire

Volkswagen Polo

How much would a VW Polo rubber door seal for the driver`s door cost?

Submitted: 01/08/2014 12:41:11 | ID: 100709

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Kurt, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

What engine oil must I use on a polo 5 1.6i comfortline 2012 model?

Submitted: 31/07/2014 19:22:39 | ID: 100675

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kkfortoen@gmail.com, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I got a polo playa it have a AFV engine in when I pull off in 1st gear it sound like it hold back for a few seconds then it it opens then it move like a bomb . What can the problem be pls help someone who had the same problem

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Penrite HPR 5 (5W40), is a suitable full synthetic oil for this engine. VW recommend Castral Edge 5W-30. Frank from Australia

Penrite HPR 5 (5W40), is a suitable full synthetic oil for this engine. VW recommend Castral Edge 5W-30. Frank from Australia

Submitted: 31/07/2014 18:24:47 | ID: 100667

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kay, Essex

Volkswagen Polo

Eps, abs and check engine lights are on. What could the problem be?

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Happens to me all the time, been told it's either a faulty fuse which seems to bring those three on or a minor fault with the exhaust. Mine always seem to come on, normally when my foot isn't on either the brake or accelerator. Had mine looked at loads and garages can never find a fault. Weird innit ! Jay from Merseyside

Happens to me all the time, been told it's either a faulty fuse which seems to bring those three on or a minor fault with the exhaust. Mine always seem to come on, normally when my foot isn't on either the brake or accelerator. Had mine looked at loads and garages can never find a fault. Weird innit ! Jay from Merseyside

Submitted: 31/07/2014 06:49:48 | ID: 100632

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che, New Zealand

Volkswagen Polo

Hello. Please can you help me? Can the tail lights from a 98 VW Polo 5 door hatchback fit on a 99 VW Polo 5 door hatchback?

Submitted: 30/07/2014 21:05:08 | ID: 100610

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Thokozani, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My polo have a problem of a steering so if you guys can help me what must I do I am using a polo 5 also known as bhujho 2007 model 1.4 engine,my steering is a power one

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Hi Thokozani You will need to be specific on what's the actual problem with your steering. Regards Philani Philani Ngwenya from South Africa

Submitted: 29/07/2014 18:49:41 | ID: 100564

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Martn, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi guys. I`m driving a VW Polo 2003 1.6 and my water usage is increasing. Please help or tell me what the problem could be?

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The radiator of the interior heater is most probably leaking. this appears to be a standard thing on the polo as they get older. Check if the carpets are getting wet. The older engines 2002 and older has a flange at the back of the engine with an O ring which also tends to leak. If you live in an area where you don't really use the heater, it is going to be much cheaper to by-pass the heater. To replace the heater radiator is apparently a costly affair. The older polo (2002 and older) appears to have a pan under the radiator which catches the leaking water and channels it out to the engine compartment. The newer models (poorer designed vehicles) uses the interior floor pan for that purpose. Hennie from South Africa

The radiator of the interior heater is most probably leaking. this appears to be a standard thing on the polo as they get older. Check if the carpets are getting wet. The older engines 2002 and older has a flange at the back of the engine with an O ring which also tends to leak. If you live in an area where you don't really use the heater, it is going to be much cheaper to by-pass the heater. To replace the heater radiator is apparently a costly affair. The older polo (2002 and older) appears to have a pan under the radiator which catches the leaking water and channels it out to the engine compartment. The newer models (poorer designed vehicles) uses the interior floor pan for that purpose. Hennie from South Africa

Submitted: 28/07/2014 05:14:13 | ID: 100471

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shaun, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi there, I`m hoping someone can help. I am experiencing a problem with my 2010 Polo Vivo for the past 3 months. As I drive the headlights and instrument cluster blacks out for a few seconds and comes back on. The car also jerks and the epc light comes on and then goes off. I have taken it to many VW workshops and none seem to be able to pick up the problem.

Submitted: 26/07/2014 05:12:02 | ID: 100362

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helen jones, Swansea

Volkswagen Polo

my water tank ran a bit low and it overheated will it damage the engine and will it run smoothly if driven long distance.

Submitted: 25/07/2014 00:02:05 | ID: 100312

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J-N-Juste, Mauritius

Volkswagen Polo

Sir, I would like to know about how many types of manual gear-boxes we have on Polo from 1994-2000 and their relay linkages, and possible a schematic diagram of the above relay linkages, please

Submitted: 20/07/2014 13:35:00 | ID: 100044

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rachael fairhurst, Nottinghamshire

Volkswagen Polo

I have got a 99 Polo Estate and I need to know what oil to put in please? Thank you

Submitted: 18/07/2014 15:12:49 | ID: 99920

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saul, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, every time when I drive slowly I hear a click sound on the pedal, even when I turn my steering. Please can anyone help? It`s a Polo 1.6 comf 2009

Submitted: 18/07/2014 13:59:26 | ID: 99919

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Ishmael Theletsane, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

When I bought my car I could press the key and hold to open or close windows and now it doesn't work. Why?

Submitted: 16/07/2014 17:33:54 | ID: 99799

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marcus, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I get a continuous beep when I apply my brakes. What could it be?

Submitted: 16/07/2014 16:49:39 | ID: 99795

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Bryan, Ireland

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have a 2002 VW Polo comfortline, 1.2 litre. I bought it a few weeks ago (it passed MOT a few days beforehand). I have only driven it about once a week for short drives around 2-5 miles and it's eating petrol, at least I think it is? A few days ago I topped it up by 10 euros at 1.59 a litre. I then drove it home which was about 2 miles and the petrol needle dropped a little bit, just a little, but I thought I`d get 100km from 10 euros and if the needle is dropping after 2 miles it doesn't look great. I have no insurance so I can't take it for a proper drive, so I'm panicking there is something wrong with it? Is this normal for a Polo? It only has 69,000 miles on the clock. Thanks in advance!

Submitted: 16/07/2014 16:49:18 | ID: 99794

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mbulelo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

The kilometers on the speedo cluster are staying on. Can anybody explain?

Submitted: 16/07/2014 13:34:04 | ID: 99776

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kiewiet, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My vw polo 2008 comfortline horn goes off without stoping, when I switched the ignition on. What could be the problem ?

Submitted: 16/07/2014 12:02:28 | ID: 99774

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gaurav, India

Volkswagen Polo

My VW Polo car will not start at running after one hour

Submitted: 15/07/2014 14:30:33 | ID: 99715

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Beverly Gluckman, Israel

Volkswagen Polo

I have a Comfortline Polo 2005 which has done 90,000 km. I have been told that I need to replace the gearbox at a cost of the equivalent of $2,350. Should I have to replace the gearbox after only 90,000 km. Does the price sound reasonable? Thanks.

Submitted: 15/07/2014 11:49:16 | ID: 99710

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Craigthomson, City of Glasgow

Volkswagen Polo

Hi there. I have a Polo 2008 plate and all of a sudden my handbrake light has came on and will not go off, resulting in a constant beeping noise when I am driving. Any ideas what this could be caused by or how to fix this problem please? Thanks, Craig

Submitted: 11/07/2014 14:27:42 | ID: 99452

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TANGO, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I replaced leads and plugs but my car still jerks and has limited power. Any suggestions?

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Hey, my Polo is giving me the same problem. How much did you pay for your plugs? enzo from South Africa

Most probably the ignition coil needs to be replaced Marina from South Africa

Most probably the ignition coil needs to be replaced Marina from South Africa

Most probably the ignition coil needs to be replaced Marina from South Africa

Submitted: 11/07/2014 11:09:55 | ID: 99439

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teboho molo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I'm driving a VW Polo Playa 2001 model hatch fuel injector 1.4. My car`s problem is that the heat gauge always goes to the highest level even after 5 minutes when I'm driving. Sometimes it switches itself off. What could the problem be? The fan however is working fine.

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Put some water in the radiator. Mintyy from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 11/07/2014 03:34:59 | ID: 99417

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Hassiem, Cornwall

Volkswagen Polo

Good Day A strange knocking sound comes from the Heater Box just behind the centre console.I have actually taken off parts of the front panels to get to the box,and when I'm driving I could feel the something knocking inside the box.I do have a Polo 1.4 2004 model.

Submitted: 09/07/2014 09:58:57 | ID: 99308

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lynette, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My cars battery light is not appearing on my dash. The alternator had ja problem which was fixed. The light still doesn't appear. What could be the problem

Submitted: 08/07/2014 11:01:10 | ID: 99220

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aneesa, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a vw polo bby engine type 1.4 petrol,when srarting the car would perform well for the 1st 10 mins than after warming it would not rav over 1500 rpms than Epc lite appears on cluster,than car would almost switch off,we changed trottle body,map sensor,what could be the problem,or what to look for.

Submitted: 07/07/2014 21:59:04 | ID: 99187

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Sandile, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I just overhauled the engine, did block skimming, vavles and changed plugs, water pump and oil filter. then I drove it 1 day after that it jerked, then I checked all the spark plug wires and timing everything is fine, so I changed again the plugs, then now everytime I shift to 2nd and 3rd gears it jerks before it takes power after taking power it stops jerking and still it jerks while on normal rev count (1000). what should be done to stop this problem? plz advise. polo classic 1.6 1998!

Submitted: 07/07/2014 16:05:43 | ID: 99150

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aseza, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

am not getting a positive current on my fuel pump plug....making my fuel pump not to function

Submitted: 07/07/2014 15:54:27 | ID: 99149

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Liam Powell, Oxfordshire

Volkswagen Polo

I went to start my car this morning, and it started fine, went into gear okay and reversed onto my drive wear fine, but nothing on the dashboard worked. The rev count, speedometer, clock, mile counter, nothing worked at all. Does anyone know what might cause this?

Submitted: 07/07/2014 09:54:48 | ID: 99121

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saj, United Arab Emirates

Volkswagen Polo

suddenly my car engine is making shakes and rpm jumping

Submitted: 07/07/2014 09:17:32 | ID: 99116

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kholwi, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My car doesn`t want to start in the morning. Can anyone suggest what I can do please?

Submitted: 03/07/2014 11:16:36 | ID: 98887

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robby, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi,I'm driving a 2005 Polo 1.4 (with the 4 round headlights). My problem is my abs light comes on while driving and today my handbrake light started to flash? Could these be linked to each other? Any advice please?

Submitted: 03/07/2014 09:53:40 | ID: 98884

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demaine, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My car doesn't want to swing at all, but when I use a spanner by starter it starts. What can it be?

Submitted: 03/07/2014 07:48:17 | ID: 98882

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Juliana Schaaf, Namibia

Volkswagen Polo

Please be so kind and help me, how can I manually remove a key code from a Polo 9n or BBY 1.4 engine? Please help

Submitted: 01/07/2014 17:40:17 | ID: 98811

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khulekani, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Oil is coming from the plugs?

Submitted: 01/07/2014 07:20:43 | ID: 98778

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xolisa, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 2004 Polo Classic`s petrol gauge is moving anti clockwise. At first it was not moving at all from empty. When I changed the cluster it started moving anti clockwise. What could be the problem? When it's full it shows empty and when it's empty it shows a full tank.

Submitted: 30/06/2014 12:28:38 | ID: 98726

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