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fuse box diagram makes no sense. I'm looking for the left tail light fuse which says it's F48, which doesn't exist in my fuse box.
All your exterior are controlled by the lighting control module and if you have problems with only one light then your will need to have the lighting module scanned for problems to see if it needs wire repair or a...
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I have a 2001 Volkswagen Gti 1.8t automatic, drive will not engage unless it rolls a few inches what could be the problem?
Hi Tanner. Thanks for submitting your question today. Usually this issue is caused by one of two things. Either there is an obstruction of debris inside the transmission hydraulic lines or an inner transmission seal is damaged. Although the transmission...
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2000 vw Golf 2.0 stall on acceleration
There is a possibility that you introduced a vacuum leak when you did this work particularly if these symptoms did not exist prior to the work around the throttle body. Another possibility is the glove may have damaged components or...
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Q: alternator
The bearings in the alternator will probably become noisy prior to the electrical components going bad. So, if you value quietude, there may be an advantage to installing a new alternator prior to "complete" failure of the part. Apart from...
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Mk 5 golf stuck in gear at high revs can only change in low revs
Check the gear oil level as a low level can cause or aggravate shift difficulties. If you have the original clutch and slave cylinder, faults there are a likely cause of the shift difficulty. The clutch system should be thoroughly...
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Extremely loose steering - screetching when parking and humming when full turn.
You have a newer type "electro-mechanical" type steering system. Noise is typically a sign of failure so obviously there is something wrong in the steering system. If there is abnormal, marked noise in the steering system, a mechanic would simply...
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I just replaced my Turn Signal Switch, signals stopped working, but my flashers work.
It is possible that you could be having an issue with the clock spring in your steering wheel. The clock spring controls a lot of the electronics that are mounted in the steering column and steering wheel itself. Many traction...
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The ignition switch in my vehicle is broken. The key won't start the car. How much does it cost to get this fixed? Could I do?
Hi Eliana. Thanks for contacting us today. If you're 100% certain that the ignition cylinder is broken and needs to be replaced, it's best to have a professional mechanic complete this process. While removing the ignition cylinder is not that...
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I recently installed a cold air intake on my 2001 golf 2.0 when I did my car threw out 2 codes p0134 and p0140 should I be worried
Hi Matthew. Thanks for contacting us tonight. You can learn more about these trouble codes by clicking the blue links - P-0134 and the P-0140 code. In regards to taking them seriously, any OBD-II trouble code indicates a problem that...
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91 vw golf is overheating after hitting a curb. Took out thermostat just to check if that's the problem. Still overheating. Repla
If the suspension, alignment, or perhaps drive axle is damaged such that the engine becomes overloaded, the engine could overheat. Another possibility is an exhaust pipe was damaged creating a restriction. Normally, a collision won't cause any of the "typical"...
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Car wont start even after new battery and new starter
Hi Joel. Thanks for contacting us today. If you can "bump start" your car, but will not start when you turn the ignition, it's possible that your root issue is an ignition or starter relay that is damaged. The first...
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What should I expect to pay in repairs on a 2001 VW Golf TDI with 266600 miles on it?
The cost of repair and refurbishment depends on the actual, present condition of the vehicle and such can only be determined based on a detailed inspection. On a vehicle of that age, among the areas of concern would be rust...
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Coolant leak that appears to come from the side of the head where the hose is going into the head. Exhaust separated from manifol
If the valve timing is off, due to a jumped or broken timing belt, that can lead to damage to the valves and pistons on the particular type of engine that you have (yours is a so-called "interference" engine). With...
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My car is sputtering and when I drive it’s louder and then it was and more shaky. And when I go to speed up it has a hard time.
If the vehicle has less power and does not run correct and seems louder than it should can be caused by the air filter clogged or the catalyst is clogged. It can even be loss of fuel pressure and clogged...
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Car won’t go into neautral, battery is fine, and makes a squeal and grind.
It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside and uses...
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My wife was driving this morning and heard a bang and thought she blew a tire or got rear ended. There was fluid that was leaking.
Hi Joel. Thanks for contacting us today. This is actually a service that we offer, where one of our mobile mechanics can come to your location and determine what has been damaged, what fluids were leaking and what repairs are...
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1999 gti will run when it’s cold and stall when it’s warm
It is possible that your fuel pump is overheating. I would recommend having your fuel pressure checked by a qualified professional with the engine at operating temperature to determine if the fuel pump is functioning properly. Consider YourMechanic as this...
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2004 vw 1.8t wont go in first second or reverse after warmed up drving it a couple miles?
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I just had over $2000 of work done on my Volkswagen 2004 golf. My check engine light just went on after having these repairs.
The bearings and alignment should not have impacted anything that would have caused the check engine light to be triggered. Depending on the leak in the transmission, this may or may not have impacted things in the transmission that may...

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