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Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk IV (1999-2005) Technical Articles

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 Basics & Essentials
Air Filter Replacement
Keep your engine running clean with a new air filter
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Cabin Filter Replacement
Breath easier with a new cabin filter
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
The Simple Oil Change
Save yourself time and money by changing your oil with help from Pelican Parts
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Jacking Up Your GTI MkIV
Always safely lift and support your vehicle when working on it
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Fuel Filter
Don't get stranded by a clogged fuel filter, change your today.
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Battery Connection Notes Replacement
This article shows you how to replace your battery with easy step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
 Engine
Changing Your Valve Cover Gasket
Stop leaking valve covers by changing you valve cover gasket
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Knock Sensors Replacement
Make sure you are protected from detonation by having good working knock sensors
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
MAF Sensor Replacement
This article shows you how to replace your MAF Sensor
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Crankshaft Positioning Sensor Replacement
Get your car running right again by replacing your crankshaft positioning sensor
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Oil Level Sensor Replacement
Change your oil level temperature sensor with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Removing A Broken Stud Or Bolt
Remove a broken bolt or stud without the help of a machine shop
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Removing the Engine Covers
Most work on the engine will involve removing the covers, this article shows you how.
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Belt Tensioner
Fraying your belt? It could be time to replace your belt tensioner
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Engine Mounts
Eliminate engine vibration with new mounts
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Head Gasket
How to replace your head gasket in step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Intake Manifold
Replace your intake manifold with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Ribbed V-Belt
Don't get stranded by a bad V-belt, change your now
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Timing Belt
Change out the timing belt with the help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Auxiliary or Secondary Air Pump and Hoses
Help pass a smog test by replacing your secondary air pump
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Timing Belt Tensioner
Install a new tensioner when ever you change your timing belt
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Vacuum Tank
Fix a source of vacuum problems by replacing your vacuum tank of line
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Spark Plugs and Coils
Replacing your plugs and checking your coils should be part of your regular maintenance
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
 Fuel Injection
Oxygen Sensor Replacement
Oxygen sensors are expensive, check the codes before replacing yours
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Fuel Injector Replacement
Restore your engines health by replacing your fuel injectors
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Fuel Pressure Regulator Replacement
Engine stumbling under acceleration? It could be a faulty fuel pressure regulator
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Intake Air Temperature Sensor Replacement
Clean or replace your intake air sensor with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Throttle Body Cleaning Replacement
Improve the performance and mileage of your car by giving your throttle body a good cleaning
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Fuel Pump Replacement
Restore proper fuel pressure by replacing your fuel pump
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
 Water Cooling
Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement
Replace your old and leaking coolant tank with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Radiator Hoses
Replace your coolant hoses before they leave you stranded
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Coolant Flush and Replacement
Replace your coolant and flush out the system with the help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Coolant Temperature Sensor Replacement
Getting faulty readings from your coolant temperature sensor. Replace it with help from Pelican Parts
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing the Radiator
How to replace your radiator in easy step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Thermostat
Keep your engine running at the proper temperature by replacing your thermostat
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Water Pump
Replace your leaking or broken water pump with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Windshield Washer Reservoir and Pump Replacement
See out your windshield by replacing your leaky reservoir or broken windshield washer fluid pump
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
 Transmission and Axles
Bleeding Clutch Slave Cylinder
Bleed your clutch slave cylinder before starting any clutch or transmission work
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement
Check your clutch slave cylinder before starting any clutch or transmission work
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Transmission Removal
If your going to be replacing the clutch the transmission needs to come out first
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Speedometer Sensor Replacement
Speedometer acting up? It could be your transmission speedometer sensor or pinion gear
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Clutch Replacement
Changing the clutch on the GTI is a common repair, especially if you have modified the car to make more power
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Manual Transmission Fluid Change
Get your transmission running like new by changing the fluid
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
 Turbocharging
Replacing Your Turbo
Start making power again by replacing your turbo
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
 Brakes
Parking Brake Adjusting and Cable Replacement
Parking brakes need adjusting and this article will show you how
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Brake Light Switch
Get your brake lights working again by replacing your brake light switch
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Rear Brake Pad Replacement
Make sure to check your rear pads for replacement every 10,000 miles
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Rear Brake Caliper Replacement
Replace your rear brake caliper with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Rear Brake Rotor Replacement
Replace your rear brake rotor with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Brake Master Cylinder and Reservoir
Replace the master cylinder and reservoir help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
ABS Control Module Replacement
Get your ABS system working correctly by replacing the control unit
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Bleeding Brakes
Great advice on how to make a messy job easier
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
ABS Sensor Replacement
Fix problems with your ABS system by replacing the sensors
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Brake Booster Replacement
Get back to proper brake pedal effort by replacing your brake booster
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Front Brake Pad Replacement
Visually inspect your pads every 25,000 miles and replace them as soon as the wear light comes on
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Brake Line Replacement
Inspect your brake lines every year and replace them at the first sign of trouble
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Front Brake Caliper Replacement
Replace your front brake calipers with the help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Front Brake Rotor Replacement
If your front brakes are grabbing or pulsing you are probably in need of new rotors
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Brake Light Switch
Get your brake lights working again by replacing your brake light switch
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
 Suspension
Changing Your Dog Bone Mount
Stop unwanted engine torque movements by replacing your Dog Bone
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Front Wheel Bearing Replacement
Howling noise from the front wheels may mean it is time to replace the wheel bearing
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Rear Shocks
Improve your handling by changing rear shocks
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Rear Wheel Hub and Bearing Replacement
Replace your rear wheel hub and bearing with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Rear Wheel Stub Axle Replacement
If the rear wheel bearing went bad make sure to check your stub axle as well
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Drive Axle Replacement
If your CV joints go bad you will need to replace the drive axle
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
How to Replace Your Stabilizer Bar Links
Clunking sounds from the front end when going over bumps can mean it's time for new sway bar links
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Front Struts and Springs
Improve the handling of your car by replacing your front struts and springs
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Front Sway Bar Bushings
Clunking sounds or squeaking from the front end when going over bumps can mean it's time for new sway bar bushings
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Tie Rod Replacement
Sloppy steering? It may be time to change your tie rods
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Front Control Arm Bushings
Tighten up the feel of your suspension with new control arm bushings
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Power Steering Pump and Reservoir Replacement
Fix your power steering problems by replacing your pump or reservoir
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Removing Your Steering Wheel and Air Bag
Safely remove your steering wheel and air bag
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Rear Springs
Improve your handling by changing rear springs
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
 Electrical
How to Replace Your Alternator
Don't get stranded by a poorly operating electrical system. Replace your alternator at the first signs of trouble
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Reverse Light Switch Replacement
If the bulbs and fuse are fine you may need a new reverse light switch
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Headlight and Dimmer Switch
Get working lights again by replacing your headlight and dimmer switches
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Starter Replacement
Car having trouble starting? Change out your starter before it leaves you stranded
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Voltage Regulator Replacement
Replace your voltage regulator with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
 Body & Interior
Front Grill Bumper Cover Side Markers and Bumper Removal
This article will show you how to remove the grill, bumper cover, side markers and bumper
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Rear Interior Panel Removal
To service your rear hatch or windshield wiper you will need to remove the rear interior trim pieces
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing the Hatch Lock Tumbler Handle and Actuator
Locked out of your hatch? This article should solve all your problems
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Wiper Motor Replacement
Replace your wiper motor at the first sign of trouble
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Wiper Blade Replacement
Don't wait until the weather turns bad to replace your wiper blades
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Rear Wiper Motor Replacement
Replace a worn out or failing rear wiper motor with the help of this article.
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Tail Light Bulbs and Assembly
Replace burnt out or damaged tail light bulbs or assemblies with the help from this article.
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Third Brake Light Replacement
Don't get hit from behind because of a non functioning third brake light. Replace your third brake light with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Rear Bumper Removal
Freshen up that tired or damaged rear bumper cover
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Under Body Tray Removal
You will need to remove the under trays to perform most work on the motor, let this article show you how.
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Headlight Assembly and Bulb Replacement
See better by replacing your head light bulbs with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Removing Your Exterior Mirrors
Fix your exterior mirrors and switches with the help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Removing Your Front Door Panels
This article will show you how to remove your door panels
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Door Locks
If your door locks fail this article will show you how to replace them
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Exterior Door Handles Lock Tumbler and Backing Plate
Replace your door lock and handle before you get locked out of your car
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Window Regulator
Get your windows working again by replacing the worn out window regulators
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Window Switches
Get your windows working again by replacing your window switches
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Seats Replacement
Remove your front and rear seats with the step by step instruction in this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Hood and Hatch Shocks Replacement
Tired of have the hood or hatch fall on your head? Replace the shocks with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Instrument Cluster Removal
Replace your instrument cluster with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Removing Your Blower Motor
Get working heat and A/C again by replacing your blower motor
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Removing Your Front Center Console
Remove the center console with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Removing Your Glove Box
You will need to remove the glove box to replace your blower motor and this article shows you how
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Removing Your Rear Center Console
Remove your rear center console with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Ignition Switch and Lock Cylinder
Replace your lock cylinder or ignition switch at the first signs of trouble
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Replacing Your Shift Knob
Freshen up the look of your interior with a new shift knob
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Steering Column Switches and Stalk Replacement
Fix faulty steering column switches with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
Removing Your Wheelwell Liners
You need to remove the wheelwell liners to get access to many things. Learn how here
     Applies to: GTI Mk IV (1999-2005)
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