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Engine shaking when driving and put into gear.
Hi There, This may be related to a number of possibilities such as low transmission fluid, a bad transmission control solenoid or potentially a malfunctioning transmission control module. This may also be caused by a faulty throttle position sensor in...
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I have a 2014 VW Jetta. I am having a overheating problem only when AC is on.
A couple of things come to mind. One there could be a buildup of debris between the condenser and the radiator. You might not be able to see it from either side, but if you loosen the fasteners that hold...
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My car Has couple of issues
Hi Jay. Thanks for contacting us tonight. As you suggested, it's probably best to have a professional mechanic complete a car is hard to shift inspection for starters. I've forwarded your question to our sales and service department, so they...
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My Car Jerks and Stalls after driving it for an hour
It's hard to say, but it sounds like you have a problem in the transmission control. It might be related to an engine speed signal, which would explain the tachometer behavior, but I really can't say from where I am....
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Why are all "PRNDS" selected
Hello, thank you for writing in. When all of your gear indicator lights illuminate, it typically means that there has been an issue detected with the transmission. You are going to want to start by scanning the vehicle for diagnostic...
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How to fix? - loud vibrations, rough start, horrible mpg, smells of gas, codes P0420, PO300, PO411, P0016, P2279,allcylndrsmsfr
The most important code here is the P0016. This code is telling you that the camshaft and the crankshaft are out of time and that could explain the misfires and the poor performance. The catalyst and the air injection codes...
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Car won't start up tried jumping it it will turn over but die down shortly after
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Fully charged battery that tested perfectly fine dies overnight when the car is off.
The charging system (alternator, etc.) may be faulty and/or there may be what is referred to as a phantom load (aka, "parasitic power draw") on your car's electrical system. Phantom loads draw power from the battery when the vehicle is...
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While driving down the highway, car jerked, and stalled out.
Hi Corey. The type of problem you are describing above is one of the more difficult ones to diagnose. It typically requires a mechanic to test drive the vehicle and replicate the symptoms (which apparently the dealership has done). The...
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Car accelerates and then completely stop accelerating at 25 or 40 mph.
Hi Joel. What you are describing is typically an indication that your Jetta has entered what's called a "limp mode". This happens when the ECU detects a problem with the transmission. It activates a fail safe mode to restrict the...
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fuse box diagram makes no sense. I'm looking for the left tail light fuse which says it's F48, which doesn't exist in my fuse box.
All your exterior are controlled by the lighting control module and if you have problems with only one light then your will need to have the lighting module scanned for problems to see if it needs wire repair or a...
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Air conditioner not working
A number of things may cause the air conditioner not to work such as a faulty compressor, a bad condenser, lack of sufficient refrigerant or possibly a bad blower motor. If the air does not blow at all, this is...
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Car is giving me problems.
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly. The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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Car has a lot of problems
Hi Jay. Thanks for submitting your question tonight. What you are describing could possibly be related to the same root issue - a transmission fluid restriction or hydraulic flow issue. In most cases, when debris is trapped inside transmission hydraulic...
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does a 2009 VW New Beetle 2.5 l have a timing belt or a timing chain?
This engine uses a timing belt and not a timing chain.
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Getting a grinding/scraping noise when braking from my drum brakes, I replaced the shoes and drums and continues to happen.
Hi Justin. In some rare instances, a build-up of excessive brake dust can become trapped between the shoes, causing this type of grinding noise to occur from the rear wheel. However, while you've indicated that there doesn't seem to be...
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I just had my oil changed last month, and when i checked it this morning it smelled of gasoline. It also was very full of oil
Hi Jessica. Thanks for writing into YourMechanic.com tonight. Usually when the engine is running, oil will collect on very high on the oil dipstick, so it will appear very high on the stick when you pull it out. The best...
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Automatic gearbox shifting too quickly
Hi Brad, What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent...
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My 2006 VW Jetta 2.5 jerks when driving it and sometimes goes into limo mode ... It does needs a new catalytic converter . It star
Hi Jay. Thanks for contacting us tonight. There are several reasons why your vehicle activates a limp mode - but most of them related to the transmission itself. A clogged catalytic converter will restrict the efficient flow of exhaust, and...

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