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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Golf
The 2012 Volkswagen Golf offers comfort and an elegant design for a variety of transportation needs. The Golf is a solid vehicle, good size, and great value, especially when it comes to comparing prices of...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Single
When you’re buying a vehicle that needs to meet the requirements of all kinds of passengers the process can prove to be rather tricky. However, if you happen to be single, you’re the one in...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Personal Trainer
As a personal trainer, you either operate out of a gym, or you go to your clients. Either way, you probably don’t have to haul any more gear than what fits...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need a Lot of Trunk Space
Many people focus more on interior room than cargo carrying capacity. That’s natural if you have a large family or regularly carpool, but what about drivers who need to carry a...

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Scraped against a tree, car door only opens from the inside
You will need a door handle, but if the sheet metal around the door handle is bent, you might also need a bit of bodywork. If you're not particular about the appearance, you might be able to bend it straight...
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What would most likely be the problem
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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Have a South African model Golf 3 1.8 need a carburetor vacuum diagram 1996 VW Golf CSX
Hi there - best bet is a VW factory manual. If that is not available, internet searches may prove helpful. Try this link (w/antivirus) for a diagram of the vacuum lines for your model - http://www.cyanic.co.uk/vw.jpg
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Esp,Epc, engine lights on 2005 Volkswagon Golf
Hello - these errors indicate a problem with throttle control, and the engine goes into "limp mode". There is a known problem with wiring going in to the throttle body failing, inducing this problem. There is a VW Technical Service...
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my car started making a grinding noise then the water burst out from underneath the engine so u tried to get home witch it didn't
Hi there. It appears as if you had a coolant line burst or a hole in the radiator or other cooling system component. It's possible that the grinding noise you heard is not related to the cooling system however. You...
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How far must my heat gauge rise? 2002 VW Golf
Hi there - auto manufacturers, as an informal standard, design operating gauges to align the needle in the middle of the gauge. This should be "90" on your gauge I believe (Celsius). This would suggest that your thermostat is not...
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Would mixing a quart of oil with a 15 gallon tank do damage to a I4? I just want it to blow black smoke. Any other ideas? thanks! 1986 VW Golf
Hi there - adding a quart of oil to your fuel tank will effectively do the same thing as putting diesel fuel into your tank. The engine will quickly foul the injectors and plugs, clog the catalytic converter, and stop...
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Should I buy this car for $1700
Prior to buying any car, drive the car around and listen for any noises. Then do an inspection on the vehicle to make sure that it is safe to drive. All cars will need maintenance, but if the car was...
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Loss in boost pressure.
Check the wastegate on the turbo and see if its causing the turbo to drop off the pressure. The tube from the turbo to the wastegate could be leaking and causing the pressure to be lost. If you need further...
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PCV hose broke, car stalled, replaced hose, car still stalling. Smell of gas (rich exhaust smell).
Hello. You do likely have a major boost leak or vacuum leak present. Volkswagen's are very sensitive to any type of vacuum leak. On Volkswagen's, even if the oil dipstick is is removed it will produce a vacuum leak cause...
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Hi I have a 1986 vw golf gti 1.8L gas and want it to blow smoke. any ideas that wont destroy my engine?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. If you do not want to do any damage to your engine, then you do not want to modify your engine in any way to blow smoke. You will want to incorporate a...
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There's a ticking taping noise going kinda coming from wheel wen acelerate around 30 but stop wen turning
Hi there. This noise could be coming from a wheel bearing that is damaged or is beginning to wear out. It is also common that a CV joint that is worn out, a brake rotor that is warped and rubbing...
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It made a clicking noise when I lifted the clutch, I turn my engine on it starts to shake then cut out 2005 Volkswagon Golf
Hello - it's hard to say whether the noise and rough running are connected or not. First task would be to check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. The clicking sound when you release...
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Loud noise from front passenger wheel
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first place you will want to start is by checking the brakes. Take a look at the pads and see if they are making contact with the rotor. There is a very small...
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Wire
Your vehicle does not rely on a single ignition wire at start up. When you turn the ignition key, many different circuits are actuated, even within just the ignition system (not to mention the fuel system), corresponding to different vehicle...
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My 2003 VW GTI 1 won't start with new battery and also right after a jump and can driving it.
When your battery is low there could be a problem with the alternator or there could be a parasitic load applied to the battery. Check the alternator for any loose wires and if the alternator has a burning smell. If...
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Where is the vehicle speed sensor located on a 2004 Golf GLS 4 door hatchback 2.0?
The vehicle speed sensor is mounted on the transaxle housing, usually on the differential. It can be very difficult to see and you will probably have to have the car well in the air to get to it. If by...
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ECU
Hi There, When you refer to the "control box" assuming you mean the ECM or the vehicle's main computer, the price for this will vary depending on whether you buy a new one from a dealer or a used one....
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I have the Epc light on, took my car for major service and the mechanic replaced the high pressure fuel pump and lastly told me th
Hi there. The EPC stands for Electronic Power Control. This light comes on when there is a problem with the engine. In some vehicles, the EPC limits the amount of throttle that can be used so that the engine is...
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My car cuts out when it's warm but not when it's cold
The power supply relay is a common fault in this generation TDi engine. Your issues are common symptoms of this relay being at fault. Using the diagram in the owner's manual, locate the fuel pump or "power supply relay". It...

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