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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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Parking sensor fault
It is very likely that the parking sensor or the control module for the parking sensors has failed. I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified professional to scan your parking sensor system to determine any faults that...
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Brake lights not working fuse OK bulbs OK new Switch still not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you know that the brake bulbs, relay, and switch are good then you have an issue with the wiring or the ground connection. The body control module also plays a role in how...
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Sometimes car goes into limp mode a bit of smoke from exhaust
Hi there. Sometimes, dirty or clogged fuel injectors, throttle body or EGR valve, and mass air flow sensors can cause lack of acceleration and smaller levels of smoke from exhaust. However, there are also ignition issues that could cause this...
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Apparently faulty fuel caused cambelt to slip and ruin valves
If you got contaminated fuel then you should take your fuel sample and receipt to where you got gas and show them the repair bill that states the damage their fuel has done. Getting contaminated fuel could be from too...
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Gearbox problems
This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...
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Can I swap brake parts from a similar MkIII Golf to another?
They should be the same, though sometimes I've seen differences in wheel cylinder diameter, and swapping that up will make the brakes behave very differently. I presume you are proposing to do this to save yourself some time and money,...
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Car not starting
The reason you are getting intermittent no start or stalls is due to the fuel pump or fuel pump module is bad. You should first start with the fuel system test when the no start happens. Remove rear seat and...
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Blown head gasket? 2000 VW Golf
Hello - yes, this bubbles in the coolant reservoir could indicate a blown headgasket. There is a specific test which determines if the bubble in the reservoir contain combustion gases. This would confirm a blown headgasket. Checking for low compression...
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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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