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Correct wheels and tires for my car
Any wheels other than the factory wheels will compromise the vehicle's performance to a certain extent. I would recommend getting the factory wheels if you can as they are the best suited for your vehicle. If the factory wheels are...
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Starting problem
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty alternator that is not properly charging the battery as it is designed to. This can happen for a couple of reasons such as the alternator itself failing or potentially a...
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Engine light having P0171 code
Hi there. The P0171 code means that, on the first bank of the engine, the fuel system is running weak or a vacuum leak exists near this side of the engine. A lean condition occurs when the engine either receives...
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Check engine light (on and off) by itself.
Your check engine light may come on for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter, bad spark plugs or wires and many other reasons. Due to the wide...
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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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What is the cost to replace the tensioner pulley, idler pulley, and the drive belt?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace the tensioner, pulleys, and the drive belts.
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The car shudders between the speeds of 25 mph to 45 mph when accelerating. What is the problem?
Hi there. Check the engine and transmission mounts on your vehicle. When accelerating quickly, the engine and transmission move around causing the loose or broken mounts to make the engine and transmission move around violently making the front tires to...
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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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Belt has a type of sqeak noise past or on 4,000 rpm and a strong gas smell coming in the cabin through the vents.
Hi there. Check the engine for any fuel and oil leaks. There could be a split fuel line or the o-rings on the injectors could be split causing the fuel to slightly puddle up under the injector surface mounting area....
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The oil pressure light is blinking.
Hi There, This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty...
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Windshield wipers do not work when cold but after car runs for a bit they start right up.
Hi there. The issue you are having is there could be water getting into the motor and arm area that is causing the system to freeze up and not function until the water is thawed out. I suggest greasing up...
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Why is my engine light on in my 2008 VW Jetta
Hello. From what you are explaining this is due to a failure in the evap system. If you were having trouble with it after fueling then most of the time it is cause by a failure in the purge valve...
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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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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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