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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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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
Hello. If the vehicle is still moving when in gear and the clutch pedal released then you may have a broken shift fork or a much more serious internal transmission failure. Typically I will check the shift linkage first to...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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