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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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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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Car will not engage in drive
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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