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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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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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Weird Noise from Transmission
You did not mention if you have a manual or automatic transmission. The shift lock will make a click when pressing on brake and may be louder than normal and need to be replaced.
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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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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 wont let me go past 70 mph and jerks if i try to
You could have a restriction in the fuel supply system but there are other possibilities such as faulty sensor readings on air intake. Among common possibilities for loss of power are throttle body faults (electronic throttle controls, mass airflow sensor,...
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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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On a 2007 VW GTI, if the starter solenoid connection wiring plastic boot clip is broken what is needed to repair it?
If the plastic you are referring to is simply a covering over a metal terminal, then a field fabricated repair can be effected and that would be something such as heat activated shrink wrap or weather resistant electrical tape. In...
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Skoda/VW Intermittent power loss and RPM shooting high - If clutch then how its coming up Just after Car Servicing
If the symptoms you describe started literally the instant you drove away from the repair facility (as opposed to commencing even a day later) then the likelihood is an electrical connector, or vacuum line, was disturbed during the service or...
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Skoda/VW Intermittent power loss and RPM shooting high - Just after Car Servicing
Sound like your clutch has gone from being weak to being bad. It doesn't take much to finish a clutch off once it starts slipping. When a clutch slips, it makes heat, which further deteriorates the lining. A skillful driver...
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VW 2007 GTI code c342d
It sounds like the check engine light may be eliminated on your vehicle. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of the check engine light. Consider YourMechanic as inspection such as...

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