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frank, North Somerset

Volkswagen Polo

My Polo 2 1.4 is stalling when I take off and misfires when idling, sometimes backfires when revving ..slow response ..What can the problem be?

Submitted: 18/08/2014 23:10:13 | ID: 101738

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Philani Ngwenya, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi Guys Can you please help, i am driving a VW Polo Playa 2001 model 1.4, recently it burned the voltage regulator and i have changed it, looked like it burned it again and i am not sure what might be the issue anymore...any advise ? Best Regards Philani

Submitted: 18/08/2014 12:55:40 | ID: 101700

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Tertius Grobbelaar, Berkshire

Volkswagen Polo

good day ! my polo 2004 model 16 ,if i take the keys out off the exnition the speedo and clock stayn on the whole time and all of a suden the alarm light in the door does not go on ,please help

Submitted: 18/08/2014 07:47:41 | ID: 101677

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Roelof, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Yesterday I left my lights on and it drained the battery. Now for some reason the airbag light wont go off and also the head lights no longer beep when they are on and the car engine is off and the door is open. Does anyone know why this is happening?

Submitted: 17/08/2014 10:58:00 | ID: 101629

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jonathan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I have a Polo classic 1.6 1998 model but the van doesn't kick in when im driving and the speed meter and petrol meter doesn't work.Can you assist me regarding this matter PLEASE?

Submitted: 16/08/2014 12:58:00 | ID: 101586

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jonathan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I have a polo classic 1998 model 1.6 but the van doesnt kick in when im driving and the milleage and petrol meter doesnt work can yu help me please

Submitted: 16/08/2014 12:55:28 | ID: 101585

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Lebo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good Day Could you please assist with a recurring problem on my polo playa 1.4 s. The clutch cable comes off every once in a while. The cable comes off at the pedal and i have in the last six months changed it 3 times. the car drives for a few weeks and it snaps off again. Is this a common problem and is there a permanent solution?

Submitted: 16/08/2014 08:05:26 | ID: 101568

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Mr. Adam Holmes, West Yorkshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi all, When I push the brake pedal, the rear fog light symbol appear on the dash board. As well as this when I indicater right the rear fog light symbol also flash? Anyone know how to solve this issue?

Submitted: 15/08/2014 17:25:00 | ID: 101555

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meyrick flanegan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi there. I have a 2010 polo vivo hatchback. Yesterday I left my lights on and it drained the battery. Now for some reason the airbag light wont go off and also the head lights no longer beep when they are on and the car engine is off and the door is open. Does anyone know why this is happening?

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I have a 2002 polo and I installed the same radio, you have to swap the red and yellow wire round when installing the radio, otherwise the radio will be constant live, will kill your battery and confuse your car. Hope this helped. Harry Youle from South Yorkshire

I have a 2002 polo and I installed the same radio, you have to swap the red and yellow wire round when installing the radio, otherwise the radio will be constant live, will kill your battery and confuse your car. Hope this helped. Harry Youle from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 14/08/2014 20:43:27 | ID: 101502

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Joshua, Greater London

Volkswagen Polo

I have a VW Polo 2007 1.4 tdi and I am looking to change the radio to Pioneer FH-X700BT Double Din Car CD Player. Is the new radio compatible with my car and what problems will I encounter?

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I have a 2002 polo and I installed the same radio, you have to swap the red and yellow wire round when installing the radio, otherwise the radio will be constant live, will kill your battery and confuse your car. Hope this helped. Harry Youle from South Yorkshire Harry Youle from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 12/08/2014 11:48:30 | ID: 101369

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Lebo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

We have changed the engine and now the car does not want to start. Does anyone know why?

Submitted: 11/08/2014 13:33:13 | ID: 101323

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Errol, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I have a Polo 1.6 2007 model yesterday I washed the engine and now the engine shakes. What could be the problem?

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Clean the spark plugs, water has gone into it Tarini from India

Clean the spark plugs, water has gone into itTarini from India

Submitted: 11/08/2014 12:02:32 | ID: 101314

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lebogang, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I own a polo 1.6 2012 model every time I lock the doors the alarm turns on and it wont stop even when I unlock and lock the doors again can anyone tell me what to do in that regard thanks

Submitted: 11/08/2014 09:09:09 | ID: 101305

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Angela Ross-Gamble , Gloucestershire

Volkswagen Polo

How much does it cost to have a new oil pump installed

Submitted: 08/08/2014 20:59:25 | ID: 101174

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Joe, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I bought a 2nd hand 2L engine but it idles erratically. Whenever I drive in peak traffic the car overheat but once on the move driving faster, the temperature come down to normal. Any help out there?

Submitted: 07/08/2014 20:16:09 | ID: 101096

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Nawaaz, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, i want to ask if a 2007 polo gti dashboard will fit into my 2006 polo 1.4 trendline??

Submitted: 07/08/2014 16:23:18 | ID: 101083

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keith, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My electric window does not work,it is the back window on the right hand side of the car. All the other windows are fine and working.What could be wrong?

Submitted: 07/08/2014 12:31:48 | ID: 101070

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Anthony Dowdell, West Sussex

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I wondered if you could give any idea as to why my polo loses power when I change gear and the ignition light comes on and then it vibe rates badly when I throttle up seems very strange and a job to explain I would be gratefully if you have any suggestions. Many thanks for your time

Submitted: 06/08/2014 20:18:06 | ID: 101037

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Elena, Cyprus

Volkswagen Polo

The stereo in the car was replaced a few years back but did not receive all available stations so we had the original stereo installed back. All the lights switch on, except from the screen and the radio does not work at all. Any suggestions to why this may be happening and how to fix it?? Thank you in advance

Submitted: 06/08/2014 17:45:27 | ID: 101027

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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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