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Why does my battery keep dying?
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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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Transmission slipping
The transmission was possibly putting some sort of increased load on the engine. You may want to have the fault codes read out of the engine and transmission. Volkswagen has a TSB out for an improper shift from 2-3 gear,...
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Transmission problems
It sounds like the transmission is mechanically sound if you are experiencing no slippage. You will want to have the transmission fault codes read out to see if there are any issues that could be inhibiting the shifts. Other possibilities...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed...
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Car shutting off.
I would recommend that you ask for help from a mechanic to properly repair your wiring. Once the wiring is repaired he can check to make sure that there are no more problems with your vehicle and that the wiring...
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Burning oil
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Battery drainage
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alternator
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2000 vw Golf 2.0 stall on acceleration
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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
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Extremely loose steering - screetching when parking and humming when full turn.
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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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Coolant leak that appears to come from the side of the head where the hose is going into the head. Exhaust separated from manifol
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Car wont start even after new battery and new starter
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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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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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