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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Q: 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....
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Q: 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...
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Plate and dash lights wont turn off
I don't believe the 1996 car was using a lighting module yet, so you're in luck, all you are likely to need is a headlight switch replacement. Later cars used a lighting control module that made things way more complicated....
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Need the exhaust manifold changed on this vehicle.
Look to see where the exhaust sound is coming from and determine if the manifold is cracked or if the gasket is burned. If the exhaust leak is coming from where the wide pipe under the car connects to the...

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