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Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk V (2004-2009) Technical Articles

Welcome to our Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk V Technical Articles section. We've gathered a vast collection of useful articles to help you perform many repairs and upgrades on your GTI. Save money by doing your own work and perform the repairs using the information we've provided here. Can't find what you're looking for? Try our Search Engine at the top of the page, hop over to one of our Technical Bulletin Boards - focusing on repairs for all Volkswagen cars or take a look at our Technical Article Directory. If you'd like to support the site and submit your own Technical Article, contact us here!

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 Basics & Essentials
Air Filter Replacement
Keep your engine running clean with a new air filter
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
The Simple Oil Change
Save yourself time and money by changing your oil with help from Pelican Parts
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing the Engine Covers
Most work on the engine will involve removing the covers, this article shows you how.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Installing After Market Air Filter
One of the most common modifications to a GTI is the installation of an aftermarket air filter system. This article shows you how.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Jacking Up Your GTI MkV
Always safely lift and support your vehicle
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Battery Connection Notes Replacement
This article shows you how to replace your battery with easy step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Cabin Filter Replacement
Breath easier with a new cabin filter
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
 Engine
Replacing Your Belt Tensioner
Fraying your belt? It could be time to replace your belt tensioner
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Ribbed Drive Belt
Don't get stranded by a bad drive or ribbed belt, change yours now
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Oil Level Sensor Replacement
Change your oil level temperature sensor with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Oil Pan Replacement
Fix your oil pan leaks or replace that damaged pan with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Knock Sensors Replacement
Make sure you are protected from detonation by having good working knock sensors
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Oil Pressure Switch Replacement
Get a functioning oil pressure light by replacing the switch
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Crankshaft Positioning Sensor Replacement
Get your car running right again by replacing your crankshaft positioning sensor
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Camshaft Sensor Replacement
Get your car running right again by replacing your camshaft sensor
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Spark Plugs and Coils Replacement
Replacing your plugs and checking your coils should be part of your regular maintenance
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Camshaft Adjustment Valve Replacement
Replace your camshaft adjustment valve with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing Your Charge Air Pipe and Hose
You will find that you need to remove this pipe to perform most functions on the right side or front of the motor
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
MAF Sensor Replacement
This article shows you how to replace your MAF Sensor
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Intake Manifold Removal
Remove your intake manifold with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Crankcase Ventilation Valve Replacement
Leaking crankcase ventilation valve? Replace it here
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
Stop leaking valve covers by changing you valve cover gasket
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Intake Valve Cleaning
Direct port injection motors do not have gasoline to keep the intake valves clean, solve that problem by cleaning them with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Setting Your Engine At TDC
Many jobs require you set your engine at Top Dead Center. This article shows you how
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Intercooler Replacement
Upgrading your replacing your intercooler, this article will show you how
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Turbo
There are many reasons for removing the turbo on your GTI Mark V, from replacing it to upgrading to a larger turbo to give the engine more power. We show you how here.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Head Gasket
There are several signs that you are in need of a new head gasket. The most common amongst them is the mixing of your oil and coolant. Replace that head gasket. Here's how.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Timing Belt  
Change out the timing belt with the help from this article.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Timing Belt Tensioner
Install a new tensioner whenever you change your timing belt.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Engine Mounts
Eliminate engine vibration with new mounts.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Turbo Recirculating or Cut Off Valve Replacement
Replace your recirculation or cut off valve with the help from this article.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
 Brakes
Brake Master Cylinder and Reservoir
Replace the master cylinder and reservoir help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Brake Booster Replacement
Get back to proper brake pedal effort by replacing your brake booster
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
ABS Control Module Replacement
The ABS control module that reads the information from various sensors on the vehicle and controls brake modulation. If this control module goes bad it can cause problems with your braking system. Replace it.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Brake Light Switch
If you find you have no brake lights one of the most common solutions to the problem is the brake light switch. These switches fail often. Here's how to replace the switch.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Bleeding Brakes
Great advice on how to make a messy job easier
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Brake Line Replacement
Inspect your brake lines every year and replace them at the first sign of trouble
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Front Brake Caliper Replacement
Replace your front brake calipers with the help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
ABS Sensor Replacement
Fix problems with your ABS system by replacing the sensors
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Front Brake Rotor Replacement
If your front brakes are grabbing or pulsing you are probably in need of new rotors
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
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 V (2006-09)
Parking Brake Cable Adjusting and Replacing
Parking brakes need adjusting when installing new cables, calipers or rotors and this article will show you how
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Rear Brake Pad Replacement
Make sure to check your rear pads for replacement every 10,000 miles
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Rear Brake Rotor Replacement
Replace your rear wheel hub and bearing with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Rear Brake Caliper Replacement
Replace your rear brake caliper with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
 Cooling
Coolant Flush and Replacement
Replace your coolant and flush out the system with the help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Water Pump
Replace your leaking or broken water pump with the help of this article.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Oil Cooler
Replace your leaking or faulty oil cooler with the help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement
Replace your old and leaking coolant tank with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Coolant and Radiator Hose Replacement
Replace your coolant hoses before they leave you stranded
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Electric Coolant Pump Replacement
Replace your auxiliary electric coolant pump at the first signs of trouble
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Thermostat
Keep your engine running at the proper temperature by replacing your thermostat
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing the Radiator
How to replace your radiator in easy step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing the Shroud and Fans
If your cooling fans are starting to make unusual sounds it might be time to replace them
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Coolant Temperature Sensors Replacement
Getting faulty readings from your coolant temperature sensors. Replace it with help from Pelican Parts
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Windshield Washer Reservoir Pumps and Level Sender Replacement
See out your windshield by replacing your leaky reservoir or broken windshield washer fluid pump
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
 Fuel Injection
Low Fuel Pressure Sensor Replacement
Replace your low fuel pressure sensor with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Air Intake Temperature Sensor Replacement
Clean or replace your intake air sensor with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Throttle Body Cleaning Replacement
Improve the performance and mileage of your car by giving your throttle body a good cleaning
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Intake Flap Motor Replacement
The intake flap motor was a common problem on the 2L engines. Replace yours with the help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
High Pressure Fuel Pump Sensor Replacement
Error codes from your high pressure fuel pump? Check the sensor first
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
High Pressure Fuel Pump Replacement
Failure of the high pressure fuel pump will leave you stranded, replace it a the first signs of trouble
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Replacement
Replace the fuel rail pressure sensor with the help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Fuel Injector Replacement
If your car is starting to run rough, getting horrible gas mileage or has an injector error code, there is a good chance it is time to replace the fuel injectors. Here's how.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Oxygen Sensor Replacement
Oxygen sensors are one of the most crucial components in a healthy electronic fuel injection system. We show you how to replace yours to keep your engine running strong and smooth.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Fuel Pump Replacement
Restore proper fuel pressure by replacing your fuel pump
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Fuel Filter
Don't get stranded by a clogged fuel filter, change your filter today.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
 Body
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 V (2006-09)
Removing Your Wheelwell Liners
You need to remove the wheelwell liners to get access to many things. Learn how here
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing Your Radiator Grill and Badge
Spruce up the look of your car with a new Radiator grill or Badge
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Exterior Trim and Fog Light Replacement
Change the bulbs, polish the lens or replace the side and fog lights with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Front Bumper Removal
This article will show you how to remove the front bumper
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Headlight Assembly and Bulb Replacement
See better by replacing your headlight bulbs with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Hood Lock Replacement
If the hood will not close or the door locks will not engage you may need a new hood lock
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing the Lock Carrier
You will need to remove the lock carrier to perform many of the jobs on the front side of the motor
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
AC Compressor and Condenser Replacement
Get your A/C system running cold again by replacing your compressor or condenser.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Blower Motor Replacement
Get working heat and A/C again by replacing your blower motor
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing Your Glove Box
Remove or replace your glove box with these step by step directions
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement
Replace your wiper motor at the first sign of trouble
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Wiper Blade Replacement
One often overlooked wear item on your car is the wiper blades. This is one of those things that can easily ruin your day if the weather suddenly turns bad. Replace them in 15 minutes. It's easy.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Instrument Cluster Removal
Replace your instrument cluster with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
DSG Shift Knob Removal
Freshen up the look of your interior with a new shift knob
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Window Switches Replacement
Get your windows working again by replacing your window switches
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Ignition Switch and Lock Cylinder
Replace your lock cylinder or ignition switch at the first signs of trouble
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Accelerator Pedal
If you replace your accelerator pedal you will need to reprogram it
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing the Lower Dash
Remove your lower dash panels to get access to other components
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Exterior Door Handles
Replace worn or broken door handles and lock tumblers with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing Your Front Door Panels
This article will show you how to remove your door panels
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Sunroof Motor
Replace a failing sunroof motor before it leaves you getting rained on
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Exterior Mirror Replacement
Everything you need to know from replacing the mirror to the entire mirror assembly is in this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Hood and Hatch Shocks Replacement
Stop the hood and hatch from falling on your head by replace tired or worn out shocks with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Seats Replacement
Remove your front and rear seats with the step by step instruction in this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Rear Center Console Removal
Remove your rear center console with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing Your Front Center Console
Remove the front center console with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Interior Panel Removal
This article shows you how to remove your interior body panels
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing Your Front Door Skins
You will need to remove the exterior door skins to access several of the doors components. This article will show you how.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Door Locks and Backing Plates
Replace your door lock and handle before you get locked out of your car
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Window Regulator and Motor
Get your windows working again by replacing the worn out window regulators
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Taillight Bulbs and Assembly Replacement
Replace burnt out or damaged tail light bulbs or assemblies with the help from this article.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Hatch Panel Removal
Get access to the rear wiper motor or latch by removing the hatch trim panel
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Rear Wiper Motor Replacement
Replace a worn out or failing rear wiper motor with the help of this article.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Hatch Handle and Latch Replacement
Locked out of your hatch? This article should solve all your problems
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Rear Bumper Removal
Freshen up that tired or damaged rear bumper cover
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
 Suspension
Changing Your Dog Bone Mount
Stop unwanted engine torque movements by replacing your Dog Bone Mount.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Front Struts
Improve the handling of your car by replacing your front struts and springs
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Stabilizer Bar Drop Link Replacement
Over time, the connecting link wears out and gets play in the ends. Replace your stabilizer bar drop links to fix this problem.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Front Control Arm Bushings
Tighten up the feel of your suspension with new control arm bushings
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Removing Your Steering Wheel and Airbag
Safely remove your steering wheel and airbag
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Tie Rod Replacement
Sloppy steering? It may be time to change your tie rods
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Front Wheel Bearing Replacement
Howling noise from the front wheels may mean it is time to replace the wheel bearing
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Rear Stabilizer Bar and Links Replacement
Clunking sounds or squeaking when going over bumps can mean it's time for new sway bar bushings or links
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Front Drive Axle Replacement
If your CV joints go bad you will need to replace the drive axle
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
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 V (2006-09)
Replacing Rear Springs
Improve your handling by changing rear springs
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Rear Shocks
Improve your handling by changing rear shocks
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Rear Bearing Carrier Replacement
If the rear wheel bearing went bad make sure to check your bearing carrier as well
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Rear Bearing Replacement
If the rear wheel bearing went bad make sure to check your bearing carrier as well
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
 Transmission
Transmission Oil Cooler Replacement
Keep your transmission running cool and strong by changing your transmission cooler. We show you how right here.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
DSG Transmission Oil and Filter Replacement
Volkswagen calls for changing the oil and filter on the DSG transmission every 40,000 miles. We show you how to do it so you can save time and money.
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
 Interior
Radio Removal
Remove or upgrade your radio with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Climate Controls Removal
Replace your climate control unit is easy with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Center and Side Vent Removal
Learn how to remove your center and side vents here
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
 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 V (2006-09)
Boost or Charged Air Sensor Replacement
Make sure your computer is getting proper boost level signals from the charged air. This article shows you how to change your boost or charged air sensor
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Voltage Regulator Replacement
Replace your voltage regulator with the help of this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Outside Air Temperature Sensor Replacement
Your HVAC system can not work correctly with a faulty outside air temperature sensor
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Starter Replacement
Car having trouble starting? Change out your starter before it leaves you stranded
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your HVAC Resistor
Blower motor only working at full speed? Replace your resistor
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Evaporator Temperature Sensor Replacement
Replace your evaporator temperature sensor with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Cruise Control Module Replacement
Replace a faulty cruise control module with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Steering Column Stalks Replacement
Fix faulty steering column switches with help from this article
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
Replacing Your Headlight and Dimmer Switch
Get working lights again by replacing your headlight and dimmer switches
     Applies to: GTI Mk V (2006-09)
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