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How much would a complete coolant system cost to replace in a Passat. I'm having a really bad leak and I believe its the o-ring etc.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace all the components in the cooling system in a 2004 Volkswagen Passat with a L4-1.8L Turbo engine.
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Xenon dipped lights lights intermitantly not working left then right no fixed pattern
The least costly items to replace would be the xenon bulbs. While they do have a long lifespan, they can behave strangely when failed or failing. They can stop working completely, or work intermittently for a time before they stop...
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Car is "running rich" 2002 VW Passat
Hi - there are many problems which can cause a "running too rich" scenario: bad oxygen sensor, leaking fuel injectors, excessive fuel pressure, malfunctioning engine coolant temperature sensor, etc. Check problem codes first (whether Check Engine light is on or...
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My car is behaving strangely after replacing the battery
Taking off the battery cable while the car is running is not a good test of the charging system. In fact, if you do that to a modern car it's possible to do some serious damage to your alternator and...
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Hey my car is leaking a lot what are some suggestions before i try taking it into a shop
Hi there: It really depends on what type of fluid is leaking and where it's coming from which will determine the corrective course of action. If you're leaking coolant, it could be from a coolant hose, connection or a cooling...
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Can I temperary seal a radiator
If the radiator is leaking it is not able to stop a leak in most cases and may lead to engine overheating damage. I would not recommend using a sealer since these sealers tend to block thermostats and radiator passages...
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My 2001 vw beetle won't go over 20 mph and not shifting.
Hi there. The computer has put the engine into limp mode for a fault that the sensors have picked up. Since the transmission is not shifting, first check the transmission oil level and make sure that its full and red...
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An inconsistent starter motor that occasionally works perfectly now will not work. Then engine will not crank at all.
Hi there. It is possible for the starter to fail. But before replacing the starter, make sure that the battery cables are tight and clean. Then check the starter relay and make sure that the relay is clicking. If the...
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Mercedes Benz Service B
The service reminder system is not simply a mileage counter anymore. It is a computer integrated into the car's other systems that takes into account such factors as temperature, speed, how long your trips are, and whether you do more...
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Squeak / Grinding Sound only when moving 2013 Mercedes C250
Hi there - thanks for providing a sound sample! Noises are probably the hardest thing to diagnose, even when you can capture a recording like this. I suspect either the brake pad wear warning tab, or the driveshaft center bearing...
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I have a Mercedes Benz C230 and am seeing an indicator on the dash board that "A check in 5500 miles". Pls what does this mean?
The service reminder system is telling you how far you have until the next scheduled maintenance. The "A" service is an oil and filter change along with a few routine checks and the "B" service is the A service plus...
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What repairs fix codes P0172 and P0304? I just had all the spark plugs replaced recently.
The P0304 code indicates a misfire has been detected on cylinder 4. The P0172 code indicates that the fuel mixture is richer than the mixture control can compensate for. It's possible that they are related, but not necessarily. Rich mixture...
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grinding noise
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle will need to start with a transmission service. With the age of the vehicle, if this has not been done in the last 8 months or so, its time to have it...
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soft top won't close i want to know if it will be cheap or expensive to fix the seller said only 100 most likely
Hi there. You are correct to be worried about the cost of repairing a convertible soft-top; especially an Audi or BMW. When a convertible top begins to have difficulty closing all the way, it's typically caused by the primary support...
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Idles and stalls again.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have 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...
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Transmission shifting issues, flare/slip on 2-3 shift. 2002 VW Jetta
Hi there - the valve body on this transmission is prone to wear, especially for control pressure hydraulic circuits on high-mileage units like yours. If you did not replace the valve body with a rebuilt unit, and the control pressure...
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Replace key battery message on Mercedes won't go off
It is possible that the key fob battery warning light has to be reset manually and does not go off automatically when the batteries are replaced. I would recommend looking through your owners manual to see if there is a...
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Stalls while driving
The only way I can think of that the air compressor would be able to shut the engine down is if the pulley on the compressor locked up causing the belt to break. The belt breaking is what would cause...
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C250 50k, just changed timing chain tensioner, still chatters for on second on cold start
Hello. For most vehicles it could actually be considered normal to hear a little bit of chattering when the vehicle is first started. This is due to the engine needing a brief period of time for the oiling system to...
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oil pressure sensor occuring on dashboard, oil change done yesterday no leaks, switched synthetic
Check your oil level to be sure it is adequate. Oil pressure can be checked and confirmed using an external gauge. If the pressure is normal based on a gauge reading, then the switch and/or circuit has a fault and...

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