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I hear a rattling sound when I accelerate; which seems to get louder after I drive 10 min. 2002 VW Golf/90,000/2.0L
A car can make such a wide variety of sounds, that it's impossible for me to suggest with any degree of reliability what may be going on from this desk. I can only say that it's important not to ignore...
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Code P0171 system too lean bank 1
A number of things may cause code P0171 to be triggered. As the code indicates, this means there is a lean fuel condition which may be caused by a lack of fuel supply or in some cases, a vacuum leak....
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my car is overheating, after replacing the thermostat. Is it the head gasket or water pump?
Hi there. Based on what you've described, I would suspect that the root issue is the heater core; especially if you turn on the heater and you're getting cool air and not hot air. When there is an obstruction of...
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I have a 1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 idles at 900rpm but when I hit 2k rmp it kicks until I shift gears then keeps kicking at 2k
Real time data from a scan tool needs to be collected and evaluated at the RPM and/or "shift points" at which this "kick" is occurring. An issue like this is not unusual and can be resolved, using such a scan...
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Clucking sound when changing to 3rd gear. It ahift normal but has that sound. Somtimes with 1st gear. Wv golf 2000 5 speed
It sounds like you could be having some internal transmission problems. It sounds like the gears are not engaging properly. If you are hearing a clunking or a grinding sound when shifting gears I would recommend having your transmission inspected...
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Was driving manaul transmission 03 vw golf. When I went to shift from 4th to 5th the gear didn't engage and after wouldn't engage
When a manual transmission will not engage gears, there a re a few reasons that are possible causes. I've owned a few VW's in my time. The shifter in your Golf is cable-operated. A cable connects the base of the...
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I have changed the MAF sensor, oxygen sensors, gas cap, catalytic converter and I still get check engine light.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With a check engine light on, the first step is to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes. This can be done by a technician, or at most auptmot8ve parts stores. That information will...
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Under hard acceleration or braking, a rubbing sound occurs
There are quite a few possibilities and it will just require a careful examination. I would recommend that you have your vehicle's suspension inspected by a certified Mechanic to determine the location of the interference. The service to request is...
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A whole created by rust on the rear beam axle of my VW MK4 Golf GTI. Should I get it welded or buy a new rear beam axle?
I would suggest replacing the axle beam. As you may know, rust acts a bit like a cancerous contaminant to metal and is very difficult to remove entirely once it sets in. As the Iron oxide forms when the iron...
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Car starts but idles rough and stalls
Hi There, A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air...
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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 just got a new clutch but after an hour of driving it stopped going into gear and stuck on neutral.
first try to put transmission into gears with engine off to see if the problem is in the shift linkage or it is inside the transmission or it is in the clutch if it only happens when running.
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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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Car will not engage in drive
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My 2002 Volkswagen gti won't start and I bought a new battery but that's not problem.
Be sure the engine immobilizer system is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the engine is not turning over (cranking) with the key held in the start position, that means that there is a problem...
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Clutch pedal won't compress
Hi there. It is highly unlikely that you broke the clutch on your friends car, although it will always be assumed that since you were the only one who drove it - it must have been you. The reality is...
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multiple codes and rough idling
The first thing to check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at all the rubber hoses and boots under...
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Vacuum hose leak repair cost
Hi Daniel. Unfortunately, a precise estimate can't be provided for a vacuum leak unless the exact source is known. You will need to first have the vacuum leak verified and located then a quote for the repair can be made....
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hi my abs and brake light are flashing and i bought a used abs control module and new abs sensors and it is still flashing what ca
Hi Allan. Thanks for writing in today. The best advice I can offer here is to have a professional mechanic come to your location to inspect the vehicle. There are way too many possible sources for the symptoms you are...
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Automatic gearbox shifting too quickly
Hi Brad, What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent...

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