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Is engine permanently - VW GTI oil screen fell out and intake camshaft,bridge and timing chain and tensioner had to be replaced.
Failure of the screen in the cam bridge that you are referring to is not uncommon. Indeed, the OEM bridge was updated and presumably that (the update) was installed in your vehicle. So long as all oil passages were clear...
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80k service cost
Hi there. We have a great online tool here on this website that will allow you to look up all recommended services for your Volkswagen GTI at different mileage intervals. Simply click this link and enter your vehicle information. Once...
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Timing chain jumped 2 teeth on my 2011 vw gti
I would stongly recommend taking your vehicle back to the place that changed the oil and showing them the information that the dealership gave you. I would request that they compensate you for the issues you are having with your...
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I have a 2015 Volkswagen Gti, and when I accelerate fast the EPC light comes on and the car loses power and begins to shake. I nee
Most of the engine components should be covered for 100 thousand miles. This isn't just factory policy, this is US law. Any component that could be part of the emission control system has to be covered and that would include...
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misfire without CEL
It is possible that there could be a vacuum leak in the intake manifold near the cylinders that are misfiring. It is also possible that the fuel injectors on the affected cylinders could be causing the misfire. Unfortunately, this is...
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Overhead console rattle even after removing overhead console.
If you request a vehicle noise diagnostic, the responding certified mechanic will definitely find the origin of the noise. There are sheet metal components in the roof area and the noise might be coming from an unexpected location. Thus, I...
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i have a 2012 GTI. The hood pops open with the lever in the car but will not fully open because of the safety latch.
Hi there. Overtime hood springs will loose the ability to force the hood up when the hood latch is pulled. It’s best to have an extra set of hands when trying to get it open so one may pull the...
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If my car goes below 1000 rpm it'll stall
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Hi Robert, I'm debating whether or not I should purchase a 2010 GTI.
Hi there. I purchased a similar VW for one of my kids as a first car last year - and it was one of our better financial decisions. The GTI - specifically VW's 2.0L turbo is peppy, yet incredibly fuel...
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Many warning signs via gauge cluster
Intermittent, and ultimately unexplainable, electrical glitches can and sometimes do occur. They can represent "one off" incidents and thus they don't recur. However, it is also possible that you have an incipient, and thus real fault. One thing you, or...
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Does jacking up a car in one corner damage the chassis or sway bars.
If you use ONLY the jack, and support points, specified in the Factory Service Manual (FSM), no damage will occur. These contact points might also be specified in your owner's manual and shown there in illustrations. Please note that if...
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i turned on my Golf gti it kicked over but popped up with the engine light, EPC, and battery light all at once then stalled
The EPC light represents the electronic throttle control system. It sometimes comes on by itself, but often comes on with the other two. The first thing that pops to mind is the Throttle Body itself, mostly because it is one...
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My car has a code P0342 replaced twice now won't start
You may need to check the wiring harness that runs to the camshaft position sensor as it may be faulty or have a poor connection resulting in the sensor not providing an accurate signal to the computer, which would cause...
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My cam sensor threw a code replaced it and now it won't start. Batter and starter are fine. My dash has an epc light on sometimes
Hi Derech. Thanks for writing in today. It would be very helpful for us to help you if you're able to tell us the exact codes your OBD-II scanner has downloaded, as the specific code could indicate multiple possible sources....
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Where is the crankshaft sensor located on a 2011 vw gti
On the 2.0L engine, the crankshaft position sensor is located adjacent to the oil filter and is held to the cylinder block with one fastener. The sensor will be visible looking from underneath after you have removed the engine undercover....
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I drive Mkvi gti, oil pressure fault at high revs >3k rpm
Although your problem with the oil pressure warning is probably instrumentation. It's a bad idea to ignore oil pressure warnings. If the oil pressure is actually low, it will do serious engine damage very quickly. The thing to do is...
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My car shakes violently in between shifts
This sounds like a fuel, ignition or engine management (sensor) issue that occurs during particular engine speed/engine load "windows". You can drive the car while an assistant views engine operating conditions on a real time scanner to determine if critical...
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Does a bad oxygen sensor make the car slower when in full throttle ?
Hi there. It depends on whether or not you are racing your friend on a NHRA sanctioned Drag Strip or illegally on the street as to whether or not the O2 sensor is causing you to be slow. If you're...
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How do you disassemble the dash of a 2006 gti to replace fuel pump relay
Hi there. It would be best for you to purchase a service and repair manual for your 2006 Volkswagen GTI; as it will give you step-by-step instructions for accessing the fuel pump relay and removing it correctly.

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