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Engine shutting down.
Thank you for your inquiry. There are different options to take into consideration with diagnosing this issue. A restriction in the fuel delivery system is a likely cause. The fuel builds too slowly, enough to start the vehicle, but not...
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Car has oil leak
It needs to be determined where the leak is coming from. Is it engine oil? Power steering fluid? Transmission fluid? Some leaks are easy fixes, some can be quite expensive. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can come out and diagnose...
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Power window not functioning properly
This is a common issue in cars. There can be several things wrong. The most common issues are window switches or faulty motors when its just one particular window that is not working. But electrical circuit problems can also occur....
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Car will not go over 40 MPH
I have seen this same scenario many times. The problem I believe is from a clogged catalytic converter. When they become clogged they restrict the flow of exhaust gas and the engine can not operate efficiently. I would recommend having...
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very loud noise when i turn left or right but drives great straight. i just replaces axles and cv joints and tire rods ok.
There are several possible possibilities, as these are kind of noisy cars. Failed strut mounts and bearings are a common source of noise when turning. Wheel bearings also make noise while turning when they fail as well. It's also possible...
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Car stops slower & brake pedal goes to floor
Sounds like you may have some internal leakage in the brake master cylinder. The brake master cylinder, if it is leaking internally, will maintain fluid level and allow the pedal to drop. It is possible that the leak is small...
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When A/C is on, the car overheats
Engine overheating with AC on is generally caused by one of two possibilities. One, is increased engine load caused by a failing AC compressor. The AC compressor adds rotational load to the engine and if the compressor is wearing and...
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Gas stops flowing above 25 mph & can't accelerate
There are several possibilities that can cause an engine to fall on its face when it hits certain RPM ranges. It could be a fuel delivery issue, air issue, or an input sensor such as a crankshaft sensor or mass...
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Air not cooling
It is possible that you may have a leak somewhere in the AC system. However it is normal that every few years your air conditioning refrigerant will need to be serviced, as the refrigerant is a gas and does slowly...
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Disconnected shift linkage
Hello. It would first be necessary to determine where the shift linkage is disconnected. It can be disconnected at either the shifter or the transmission. Next, an inspection of that area will be necessary to determine the cause of the...
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My alarm won't stop going off
This is a common issue with many Volkswagen models and is often times related to the security system. The doors and trunk have sensors on them that are armed when the car is locked or the alarm is set. Occasionally,...
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Very Loud Strong Vibration when transmission is engaged.
Hi there. What seems to happen is the input shaft on the transmission was not turning and the transmission was lockup internally. This caused your engine to raise high up and make the engine fully extend the engine mounts. When...
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My car loses power - is my fuel pump bad?
The fuel filter was a good first move, and it could be the fuel pump, but it could also be a pressure regulator, a problem in the air flow meter, or any part of the intake air system. There are...
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Rear suspension component failure
That Year Cabrio might have drum brakes or disk brakes on the rear.I'm guessing that your car has drum brakes on the rear. If that's the case, there may be something coming loose in the brakes that rolls around in...
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how to install front disc brake pads
Brake pads can be accessed by unbolting the brake caliper from the torque plate. If you are installing new brake pads, though, such must be done at the same time that the brake rotors are re-surfaced or replaced and all...
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I was changing my tires and I over tightened the slug bolt and it broke off, So now half of the slug bolt is stuck in the thread
Hi there. Believe it or not, this happens quite a bit at tire service centers and local garages. Typically the best way to remove a bolt from the hub is to drill the center of the lug bolt, insert a...
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Stalling out when putting the car into 2nd gear
The cost to repair this stalling issue depends solely on what is wrong. If the stalling is due to say (hypothetically) a bad ground connection at the fuel pump, then you are looking at the cost of the diagnostic (necessary...
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Code reader device
Hi Vicki. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It's possible that either the connection is faulty, you have the wrong device or there is a power problem with this device. I would strongly recommend contacting the company or individual that you...
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i would like to know which engines are interchangable with my 2001 vw cabrio 2.0 gas fed
The engine computer on your vehicle is matched to the physical hardware (e.g., complement of sensors, displacement, engine specifications) on the vehicle. Consequently, unless you intend to change out the computer and wiring harness, you can only use interchangeable (per...
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2000 vw cabrio. How do I put tension on the power steering pump belt? Thanks
Your vehicle may be equipped with an automatic tensioner. If so, it will be assembly that is spring loaded and pivots to maintain a constant specified pressure on the belt. If it is so equipped, there might be a problem...

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