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Common Mk4 Problems

Discussion in 'Mk4 Ibiza FAQ's (6L) 2002-2008' started by Ol' Timer, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. DavieTDI

    DavieTDI Brain dead

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    Passenger window just made a noise but would not wind window down.. new regulator
    Passenger door would not lock or unlock... Fixed itself after new regulator fitted
    Fuel.volt and temperature gauge works when it feels like.. cleaned fuse connections on battery tray and moved cables over to the left and works fine now.
    knocking from front end..still to fix
    boot wont open..Still to fix
    sluggish under 2000 revs.. egr to be cleaned and full decoke
    rear washer jet dont work..Bugger that for now
    Back later when new faults come to light
     
  2. N4ome1979

    N4ome1979 Guest

    I have just bought a 2002 Ibiza and have an issue with the blowers. I can hear them working but there is nothing bowling through any of the vents just the blower noise coming from the passenger footwell also it's very warm no matter how low it's set it will only blow hot air. Any one have any ideas?! :think:
     
  3. bluemarvin

    bluemarvin Guest

    I got my 08 FR TDi 3 years ago - now done 44k. Issues have been:
    - rear washer (twice - usually in winter when frozen)
    - blown lower intercooler pipe
    - broken front bushes
    - Headlight flasher/stalk not working

    (any ideas on the last as not yet fixed? - switch costs £90 & labour about the same!)

    other minor niggles are noisy aircon and slight hesitation at low throttle.
     
  4. welshmn

    welshmn Active Member

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    I have stupid hissing aircon. Blown intercooler pipe lots if smoke no damage and now dropping coolant and gunky oil on oil filler cap. But that could be down to short trips
     
  5. snk

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    hi guys, i'm having a water leak in the boot, from the top of the roof in both side, its not for me the antenna, is from the inside of the struture itself, somebody know anything about this?

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    the leak comes from the red circle in both sides!

    thks!
     
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  6. bluemarvin

    bluemarvin Guest

    Might seem silly - but have you checked your rear screen washer? The pipe for this runs up above the rear hatch then into the door via black flexible hoses (just above & to the right of your red circle). The washer system is known to 'disconnect' itself - particularly when the pipe freezes somewhere. Mine has popped a couple of times - but in the 'usual' place which is by the off-side wheel-arch.

    If your washer isn't squirting (but you can hear the pump working) then this could be it.

    Not sure how to fix it up there but hopefully someone else can advise.

    Once fixed, make sure you use plenty of screenwash additive in frosty weather to reduce chances of happening again.

    cheers
     
  7. snk

    snk Active Member

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    hey, thk for your post but its not the washer, its only leaking when rains
     
  8. 2003v5

    2003v5 Guest

    Picked up my Ibiza last Saturday. Lovely car but the steering wheel controls don't light up. Are they supposed to or not. Can't see what I'm doin when it's dark.
     
  9. bluemarvin

    bluemarvin Guest

    Nope - at least the ones on my FR don't light up either - not only that, but in daylight I find the ac display difficult to see - so I end up switching sidelights on to get the display 'backlight' on.

    After a few days of operating the wheel buttons (in daylight!) you sort of get used to where they are & what they do - so don't be too disappointed.

    Have a good one
     
  10. Mustang2044

    Mustang2044 Active Member

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    Hi, I went to get my jack, etc out of my boot this morning and the boot wont open. It look like it hasn't been closed properly. Any one know what might be wrong with it? Thanks, Aaron
     
  11. Tom_H

    Tom_H 1.8 20VT

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    Try locking and unlocking manually with the key, had to do this on my old car.
     
  12. Mustang2044

    Mustang2044 Active Member

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    Thanks. I went to my car yesterday for the first time since it would not open and then it opened just fine. Not sure what happened, thanks anyway:)
     
  13. Entharion

    Entharion Guest

    My 2006 1.4 (74KW BBZ) Ibiza 93K has/had these issues in a years time:

    Foggy headlights and taillights (common)
    Lots of wind noise from the windows/doors (common I think)
    Noisy rear suspension (not fixed because it's minor)
    Tight lambda sensor cable giving engine faults (a new cable fixed it)
    Knocking hydraulic valve lifters (fixed with some oil additive)
    Groaning gearbox sound (help me figure this out in topic 393980 I can't link it...)
    Something rattling in the recirculator (still figuring this out)
     
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  14. BenjyButton94

    BenjyButton94 Active Member

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    Newbie

    Hi Guys,
    New to the site.

    recently purchased a ibiza 6L 1.4 16V 75 sport for my first car

    Engine management light seem to be a common issue

    went to a garage and they said that the lambor sensors aren't communicating.

    would it be advised to get the lambor sensors changed?

    any help would be great :)

    thanks in advance
    Button
     
  15. geoff.owen

    geoff.owen Active Member

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    Same problem on 2008 Ibiza, after 2 hours trying to locate reason, discover pipe blocked between pump and rear wheel arch, so left it . Now have to use a plastic bottle, hand job!!
     
  16. Kman.J

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    3 door mk4, front passenger seat will not fold down anymore to allow passengers in and out of the car. Getting really frustrated with this problem, have tried to tighten the cable on the inside of the seat by shortening it but this did not work. any suggestions?
     
  17. seatibiza1.205

    seatibiza1.205 Active Member

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    any ideas on when starting the car theres no compression at all currently been told its a timing chain issue and trying to get the pulleys off to have a look but cant seem to get them off to get to the housing cover right pain in the back side any ideas on location of crankshaft sensor so can lock the engine to get pulleys off?
     
  18. edpgc

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    I had a pound coin wedged in the tooth mechanism on mine that was stopping it from releasing the catch, have a close look at the mechanism from the rear footwell.
     
  19. harrosboi

    harrosboi Active Member

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    My seat runs on super unleaded can I use premium or supreme unleaded
     
  20. Badger

    Badger Active Member

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    What engine are you running? 1.8T?

    Premium or Supreme is just a name, it's all about the RON rating.
     

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