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I want to know my stock alternator amps.
Hey there. It looks like your vehicle is most likely equipped with a 140 amp unit. It would probably be best to contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer to confirm this. A qualified professional from YourMechanic can assist with an alternator...
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ABS Module failed. Can I install a refurbished part or does it need to be programed.
This is a good question, and a common one! ABS modules are made by vendors other than the auto manufacturers, they DO have software in them, and the software is different from one automobile implementation vs another. For example, Ate...
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Car jerks with slow acceleration
First thing to check is for problem codes in the engine/transmission management, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. Your transmission may be in "limp mode" (2nd gear only), or the electronic throttle position sensor is failing. Since...
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Car keeps stalling car, I think it's the fuel pump
Hello - I applaud your diagnostic skills! You have certainly identified a classic failure mode of a fuel pump with extended mileage such as yours. Your fuel pump is located in the tank and is cooled by the gasoline there....
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My car won't start
Hi there, It sounds like your battery is now "flat" - no charge ("lights on my dash start to dim"). The security system has probably invoked the "immobilizer" as well, the portion of the security system that detects what it...
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Just wondering if this model is a good vehicle to purchase?
Hi there. Purchasing a used car can be an overwhelming experience. There are concerns of the car's current condition, value, safety, and maintenance history; not to mention if there are any outstanding recalls. A pre-purchase inspection is your best bet...
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Sputtering Volkswagen
Hi there: A sputtering engine is typically caused by fuel or ignition system failures. However, there are more than 20 individual parts that could be dirty, faulty or have electrical wiring issues that can contribute to your 2005 Volkswagen engine...
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What manual transmissions will fit in my car?
Hello. Unfortunately there are really no other transmissions available that will fit into your vehicle and still have everything else work properly. If you tried putting one of the transmissions prior to this one then the axles are not going...
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My new after-market speakers do not seem to fit properly. What should I do?
Variations in sizing is a common problem with after-market speakers. These speakers tend to be a little smaller than the original speakers. You can try to make them work in place of the normal speakers but due to their smaller...
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is my fuel pump the problem?
Hi there. Your teacher is correct, the fuel pump could be causing your issue with low pressure or loss of residual pressure while sitting. Not every vehicle has a fuel line valve for testing; these require other setups to perform...
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The convertible top stopped working suddenly.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2006 Volkswagen Beetle convertible top to not function. It is great that you have performed the reset procedure already as that is typically the first step in diagnosis. In most cases when...
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What may be the cause of a gear to lock?
Vehicles with automatic transmissions are equipped with a shifter inter-lock. These prevent the vehicle being shifted to and from any gear unless the brake pedal is depressed. The shift inter-lock system relies on the correct signal from the brake light...
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Key won't turn
Hi there. It sounds like you either have the steering in a bind or the ignition cylinder has failed. If you parked with the wheels turned to the lock position while on an incline or decline or against a curb,...
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2012 Jetta Cruise control not engaging.
You may still be right about the brake light switch. The brake light switch two redundant circuits for safety. One of the circuits can fail and the brake lights will still work but the cruise control will be disabled. It...
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Do you have to remove the transmission on a vacuum pump replacement for 2010 VW Jetta?
The by-the-book way of replacing the brake booster vacuum pump involves removing the transmission in order to have enough room to do the repair properly, but some experienced technicians can complete the job without removing the transmission. This repair should...
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Issues when accelerating from a stop
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Car suddenly stops accelerating.
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed...
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Stalling issues while driving
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. A vacuum leak can be one of the most frustrating and difficult problems to diagnose. High idle speed is a common sign and stalling is another. Confirmation of an engine vacuum...
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Radiator is leaking - 2006 Volkswagen Jetta
This is definitely a sign of a leak in your coolant system. There are many different places the coolant may be leaking from. There are various hoses that circulate the coolant through the radiator and motor and these are common...
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EPC light turned on
Hello there: When your Volkswagen detects a P0322 OBD-II trouble code, it will assume that the distributor and crankshaft are misaligned. In most cases, the crankshaft and distributor will not actually be misaligned, but another problem will cause the code...

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