Category: Volkswagen

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ALH TDI Thermostat Replacement

If your TDI is not reaching full engine temperature and the air coming out of the vents is not very hot even on the hottest setting, it may be time to replace your thermostat.  Luckily, replacing the thermostat on an ALH is a straightforward affair.

Mk V Jetta/Golf/Sportwagen Rear Brake Change How-To

This how-to details the procedure for changing the rear brakes on any Volkswagen on the A5 chassis. The process is the same for gas and diesel models. Required Parts: Rear Brake Set (A5) Includes everything you need to change the rear brakes on your Mk. V Jetta or Sportwagen. Required Tools 13mm Wrench 19mm Wrench ...

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VW 01M Automatic Transmission Service ALH TDI

In this video Corey completes a fluid and filter service on an 01M 4-speed automatic transmission in a Mk4 Jetta TDI ALH. The 01M automatic transmission was first introduced in 1995, and was used on many VW models until 2006.

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ALH Alternator Replacement How-To Video

In this video Corey from IDParts.com replaces the alternator on a Mk4 Jetta TDI with the ALH engine.  This will be the same procedure on a Mk4 Golf TDI and New Beetle TDI with ALH engines, though the New Beetle will have less room and may require more disassembly.

Check ALH Injection Pump Timing

On the ALH engine the injection pump timing is measured using a scan-tool, like a VCDS tool. Procedure Turn on the vehicle and open VCDS Click on 01-Engine Click on 04-Basic Settings In the group field, enter “00” and “GO” button A new window with a graph will appear Select the Mk4 ALH Engine in ...

TDI Gen. 3 Tuning Options

The EA288 engine launched in North America in 2015 was a big step forward for VW. Water to air intercooler, more durable fuel system, 10 HP power increase, and the introduction of Adblue for Jetta/Golf/Beetle resulted in significantly better fuel economy. But as everyone knows, emissions weren’t to EPA standards and, well, the rest is ...

Enable “Hot Climate” Mode on Your Climatronic Mk5+ TDI

Depending on where your car was sold, it may or may not have the “Hot Climate” setting enabled in the Climatronic Unit.  You can enable this yourself via VCDS.   Open VCDS Go To Select Modules Under the “Installed Modules” window – select number 08 – Auto HVAC After the control loads – select Coding ...

55mpg on a 2015 Jetta TDI DSG

“Fixed” 2015 Mileage Report

One of the largest concerns surrounding DIESELGATE is the impact that the emissions “fix” would have on performance and efficiency.  So far, it seems those worries were unfounded. We have two 2015 models in the IDParts fleet – a 2015 Jetta Sedan w/ DSG automatic transmission and a 2015 Golf Sportwagen with the 6-speed manual ...

Replacing G28 Engine Speed Sensor on Common Rail (CBEA CJAA)

There have been a few threads asking about the G28 sensor on the common-rail cars but there wasn’t really any straightforward information about it. I just had to replace one on a 2010 and thought I’d share my experience.

MkIV Jetta Headlight Replacement

In this video Corey will show you the steps to replacing your old foggy headlights out with sparkling new ones on a 2003 VW MkIV Jetta.