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Offline mrshaneyp

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HELP..1999 mk4 Golf1.8 GTI 125BHP
« on: 24 March 2011, 00:16 »
I've recently sold my mk3 1.4 and picked a black mk4 gti 1.8 (not turbo) with the heated leather seats, and lowered sports suspension and no current engine mods, i have a few problems with it and would like to have some opinions please :)
they are;
1. A banging on the left side when i go over pot holes on the left, no banging over speed bumps only bumps or pot holes on left.
2. A knocking when i turn full lock to the right from the left side.
3. Engine sometimes fails to maintain revs when in neutral at lights and can stall?.
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The Rest im doing over the weekend :) but those three things are bugging me... help please :) 

Offline insane21

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Re: HELP..1999 mk4 Golf1.8 GTI 125BHP
« Reply #1 on: 24 March 2011, 00:21 »
first thing in the morning if you rev the tits off it from stone cold down the road ,that will sort it out mate!
haha nly jokeing, 1 - most prob ball joint 2- just jack it n check the arms for worn bushes and the likes 3- could be dodgey maf sensor out or lambada probs, does it happen wen cold and warm ?
« Last Edit: 24 March 2011, 00:27 by insane21 »

Offline Wayne

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Re: HELP..1999 mk4 Golf1.8 GTI 125BHP
« Reply #2 on: 24 March 2011, 08:37 »
No 1: could be a top mount worn
No 2: Might be a cv joint
No 3: not sure  :undecided:
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Re: HELP..1999 mk4 Golf1.8 GTI 125BHP
« Reply #3 on: 24 March 2011, 08:47 »
I'd go for:

1. Ball joint or ARB drop link.
2. CV joint or drive shaft scraping on the ARB drop link
3. Air leak, Idle Control valve or any from the previous posts

Offline mrshaneyp

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Re: HELP..1999 mk4 Golf1.8 GTI 125BHP
« Reply #4 on: 24 March 2011, 14:34 »
hmm, for 3. when cold normally.

but today im replacing the front left ball joint as the "boys" down wilco told me its cracked :S? so im replacing that, rear bushes have been ordered and will be fitted tomorow to try solve the banging.. also giving it a full service with new oil oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, and the rest... will update after the works are complete :)

thankyou people :D

nige_s

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Re: HELP..1999 mk4 Golf1.8 GTI 125BHP
« Reply #5 on: 24 March 2011, 14:53 »
If it's mainly when cold I'd point my finger at a lazy idle control valve.

The service may help with the poor idle, clogged filter and sooty plugs won't help matters.

Offline daz veedub

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Re: HELP..1999 mk4 Golf1.8 GTI 125BHP
« Reply #6 on: 24 March 2011, 16:35 »
get it scanned for fault codes mate

where in derbyshire u live


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Re: HELP..1999 mk4 Golf1.8 GTI 125BHP
« Reply #7 on: 24 March 2011, 17:40 »
The OP lives in Norwich, I'm in Denby.