Showing articles & questions for topic

Related questions

Car turns over but won't start
Hello! I recommend first having the starting system checked to verify the starter and battery are functioning properly. Both components are vital to starting the car. If either or are malfunctioning it will cause the vehicle to experience a no start...
Car hard to get in gear
It sounds like there is a problem with your clutch. If your clutch is out of adjustment, it will not fully disengage. When this happens, the gears will grind because they will still be spinning, due to the clutch not...
Very slow acceleration starting. 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Hello. There could be a problem with the throttle cable that goes from the gas pedal to the throttle body. There could also be a problem with the throttle position sensor in that it may not be reading the proper...
Window drivers side broken. 1997 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1997 Volkswagen Cabriolet. This usually means that the window motor or window regulator has gone bad. This repair is not easy and shouldn’t be done by someone who doesn’t have experience with working...
Voltage meter reading zero. 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Hello. Since the car is starting up, it sounds like the alternator is not charging properly. This will cause the voltage meter to have a low reading. If this problem persists, you may end up having a problem with the...
Oil light bar gauge
Hello. It is possible that the oil pump is not operating properly and this is causing the oil light to come on. You could try switching the low pressure and high pressure sensor wires to see if that fixes the...
My 1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet stalls when engine is warmed up
Hello. There may be a problem with the filler neck tube or the gas tank itself. If the filler neck or gas tank has started to wear out or deteriorate it may cause excessive fuel tank pressure. The fuel...
Car won't idle
The idle is computer controlled on your car and over time, your engine computer adapts to changes in your engine over time. When your battery is disconnected or goes dead, the computer will reset and go back to factory settings....
Odometer not working
The speedometer on your car is driven by a cable coming off the transmission. If the speedometer works, but the odometer does not, the problem is in the gauge itself. It can be replaced, or some specialty shops may repair...
I have a 1989 vw cabriolet. When I 1st got it, it ran fine but would not start on the 1st try.
I suggest having a compression test done on the vehicle to determine if the engine is making enough compression to run. This test would also help determine if the cam timing is correct. If the cam timing is not correct,...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

Ask a question