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Timing chain
Direct measurement would reveal whether the chain has too much slack, unusual wear, or other deficiencies. The timing gears would be evaluated visually for damage. However, if the engine has only 68,000 miles, assuming normal operating history, it would be...
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car stutters when turned on the first time, but later it starts fine
Hi there. It is very likely that you have a problem with your cold start injector on your Beetle. The cold start injector, also referred to as the cold start valve, is an engine management component found on many road...
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Replaced fuel pump and now car won't start 2006 VW Beetle 2.5L
It's possible you have a weak battery. Consider that a strong possibility if your battery is 4 years old or older. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm...
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Diagnostic code P0721
Hi....the best thing to do is request a diagnostic based on the trouble code, P0721, that you have in hand. Resolve that first as the fault behind the trouble code may account for the shift difficulty you are having. The...
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Car jerk when rpm goes up and accelerating
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays...
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2012 Passat with a small water leak on the floor of the passenger side (back seat).
Hello, thank you for writing in. The best way to figure out where the leak is coming from is to replicate it. Due to the wet conditions in your area, the water may be coming in through a window seal...
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I was driving had my car on gear and lost acceleration. I pushed the clutch in and put on gear but only grind but won't move?
If the clutch lever, on the transmission, is functioning something has mechanically failed in the clutch and/or the transmission. If the clutch failed, and you heard gears grinding, as you tried to shift the transmission, some damage may have been...
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Throttle body
Hi There, It sounds like you may have an issue related to the operation of the throttle body. Often times this can cause problems with acceleration and shifting problems. You may notice a check engine light on in your dash....
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Check Engine light is on
If I remember correctly, the 2006 Jetta has their second bank O2 sensor hard wired into the front portion of the catalytic converter. This would necessitate replacing the catalytic converter if the second bank O2 sensor is faulty. However, this...
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Jerking reaction
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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overheating issue with my vehicle.
Hi there. If the reservoir is on the add line and is low but there is no coolant to be found anywhere, check the engine oil to see if its milky. If the oil is normal color, then the coolant...
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Not getting fire, changed coil and camshaft sensor?
Your vehicle is equipped with a crankshaft position sensor. That sensor is on the primary side of the ignition circuit and consequently you should test the sensor and all wiring to the distributor to be sure it is functioning. If...
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Emissions light came on scanned car got p2180 then few days later on highway gas pedal radomly go out. Now won't kick over. What i
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The symptoms and the code that you have received are both synonymous with an issue with the mass airflow sensor, or a faulty oxygen sensor. Either way, between the two sensors and their...
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Automatic transmition hit
Having a Jetta in the family, I think I know what you are referring to. When the transmission shifts from 1st to 2nd gear, it shifts very hard. It feels almost like someone bumped into the back of the car....
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Engine light and bad gears
When you disconnect the battery, the PCM (powertrain control module) looses it's stored information about your driving habits. Believe it or not, the car learns how you drive, and tries to adapt to your style, so things may not go...
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Car shaking when we stop at lite feels like its going to die.
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The vehicle can have idling problems when there is an issue with fuel or exhaust issues. You can have the fuel pressure tested at the engine to see how much fuel is being...
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How costly is it to replace an airbag wiring harness ?
The airbag wiring harness has several sections. So it shouldn't be necessary to replace everything except in the most extreme conditions. There is a section in the column that has a spring like winding, and I think two other sub...
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Car shuts off and won't start
Hello there. First off, I would no longer take your car to a mechanic that tells you to only come if the check engine light comes on; as this is an indication that they are using a code reader and...
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Chances of repairing a cracked exhaust manifold vs replacing?
If you are wanting to fix a crack in an exhaust manifold rather than replacing it, you would need to clean the manifold up, weld the crack, and clean the surface up to a true connection as the manifold will...
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When I put the key in the ignition, all lights come on but it will not start.
There should be power available at the starter solenoid and it is grounded by it's mounting to the engine and there is a ground cable attached to one of the mounting bolts. When the key is turned, there should be...

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