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2008 VW Jetta AC not cold
Hi Allen. By far the best way to have your AC system correctly diagnosed is by having an AC inspection completed first. By having one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location to diagnose the issue correctly, it...
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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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2010 Volkswagen Beetle Base 5 Cyl 2.50L Preventive Maintenance Fuel Filter- MIA or Doesn't have one Purchased a used 2010 VW b
According to the listings, there are two engine codes - BPR and BPS. Those equipped with the BPS engine have the fuel filter located under the vehicle, just ahead of the passenger side rear wheel. The BPR equipped vehicles have...
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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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Jerking/Vibrations
Hello, thank you for writing in. This is going to be a process of elimination. You want to start with the simplest fixes which include balancing, aligning, and properly inflating the tires. From there, or during that process of removing...
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After an oil change, I was told that I needed an oil pan reseal. Is and oil pan replacement basically the same thing? 2007 Volkswagen Beetle
Hi there. An oil pan reseal means that the oil pan is removed and the gasket or seal is replaced and then it is reinstalled. An oil pan replacement means that the oil pan itself needs to be replaced. It...
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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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Why does my Car jerks when put from park to drive
Hi there. In most cases when the car lunges or jerks when you shift into gear, it's due to mechanical gears not properly aligning or components in the driveline system (such as driveshaft, input and output shafts) being loose or...
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panel below my VW beetle driver's side door is bent-- estimate of what this would cost?
You would need to visit a body shop to get a correct quote and I recommend getting at least 3 quotes to fix it since they will vary widely. Body repairs can be extensive even when they are not evident...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta stalls after putting gas after hundred miles no check engine light
Hi there. When a car will start then die, it is usually caused by one of two items. First, existing fuel system components are dirty or clogged with excessive carbon deposits, or one of the components of the EVAP system...
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I'm curious how long the vacuum pump replacement will take on my VW Beetle
I will not get into the "misinformation" aspect but the engine most certainly does not have to be removed to replace the vacuum pump in a Beetle or any other VW product with the same 2.5 ltr 5 cylinder. We...
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Car jerks and grinds when I turned
Hi there. The grease under the wheel well is the key symptom , as this is an indication typically of a torn CV boot and possibly a damaged CV joint. The CV joint is what is attached to the CV...
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How much should it cost for the dealer to clean the throttle body, and MAP sensor, and replace the PCV valve cover on my jetta?
Hi There, Unfortunately, there is not a uniform pricing system when it comes to what various dealers charge. Many things come into play (availability of parts, wholesale pricing, access to labor, overhead, etc.) for various repair shops when it comes...
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Hello I recently hit a pothole and damgaged a rim I had. I had to replace with all new tires and rims. I first got stock rims then
A road force balancer is meant to check tires for pull in one direction or another and balance a tire up to about 60 mph. Some tire balancers will check tires for higher speeds. You may have an imbalance that...
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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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