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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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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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My mechanic told me that my car has an oil leak. And that oil leak has damaged my water pump. Is that possible?
Hi There, It is unlikely that an oil leak may have damaged the water pump, although not impossible if somehow the oil may have gotten inside the water pump. Again, this is not likely to happen. Water pumps often times...
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EVAP system problem. It shuts off at the pump as is typical with solenoid problems. Is it safe to put in some gas to move the car?
You can obtain a diagnostic, and repair if warranted, of the EVAP system fault, without moving the car. A mobile service, such as YourMechanic, can dispatch a certified mechanic right to your location and just get this resolved. If you...
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Hi there. I have a 2012 Jetta 2.5 i5 with 159k miles. My car has recently started to white smoke. I replaced the ECV valve and the
The vehicle can be inspected right at your location without moving it. The relevant mobile service to request is an engine smoke diagnostic. If the white smoke is fairly significant and is not just at start up, when it might...
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Tire pressure light, and Anbient sensor it working.
Hi There, As you know, your car has sensors at each of the four wheels that monitor the tire pressure at each tire. When these tire pressure sensors fail, you may notice inaccurate readings as to your tire pressure. In...
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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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My Air Conditioner Idles Warm but when i'm moving it blows really cold.
With regard to the a/c system, when the car is moving, versus stopped, there is more air flow over the condenser (the heat exchanger in front of the radiator) and that airflow ensures cold air is delivered. To maintain airflow...
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Secondary Air Pump
Hi There, This code is related to the secondary air injection system as indicated by the code. The purpose of the secondary air injection system is designed to pump additional air into the exhaust system to enhance the combustion process...
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I am curious what the estimated parts and repair cost would be on the following for a 2008 Beetle Convertible: Trunk Harness
Hi there. What you are listing would most likely cost more than $2,000 if all service were completed. The general rule of thumb is to determine the blue book estimated value of your vehicle first. Once you've determined what you...
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Hood won't open or close
There is a fault with the latch and/or the cable actuator. Hood misalignment, if severe, can cause this issue as well. The whole latch assembly and mechanism should be inspected for damage, cleaned and lubricated to resolve this. If you...
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My 2008 rabbit went the mechanic in my area and I was told the noise was a timing belt, cost: 2k - 2.5k to fix. Is this an acurat
Your vehicle uses a timing chain, rather than a timing belt. If the cost that you were quoted pertains to replacement of just the timing chain, and no other components (gears, seals, etc.) are being replaced, you would be overcharged...
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09 jetta bangs and jerks when shifting from park to drive or reverse when cold or first started. Jerks during gear shifts wen cold
Hi there. When a car jerks or bangs when it's running, it's typically the result of an engine misfire or exhaust of vacuum leak. In many cases, this could also be due to ignition system components, wires or connections being...
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I accidentally put engine oil in coolant reservoir, what should I do?
You should suck out the coolant reservoir since the oil will float on the water it will stay near the top. You can use a siphon to get oil or majority of oil out.
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My transmission is very shaky and gets stuck in a gear or slips, the transitions are not smooth.
Hi there. A slipping or jerking transmission after warm-up is commonly due to two possible sources; either internal seals are damaged and there is an internal transmission fluid leak or due to debris inside the hydraulic lines. In some cases,...
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My 2010 Volkswagen Beetle key won't turn and then the wheel locks, seems like the lock pins get loose
Hi there. Generally speaking, when a key is hard to turn, it's due to one of two possible sources. In most cases, debris, dust or other materials can bind inside the tumblers and inner lock cylinder, causing the key to...
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Car revs up in park or with foot on break. Getting more pronounced
It sounds like you are having an issue with your idle air control valve. This valve is responsible for allowing the air bypass the throttle body when you are not pressing on the gas. I would recommend having your idle...
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2006 VW Jetta with 150,000 miles just bought. Drives amazing at first but after 10 minutes it hesitates shifting. RPMs rev way up
Hi there. A problem like this could be due to the transmission needing to be flushed or something entirely different; ranging from a worn or damaged torque converter, internal transmission seals being damaged or even engine performance problems. I would...
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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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How much do you charge to replace the air compresdor on vw jetta?
Hi there. If you are looking to have the AC compressor replaced for your Volkswagen Jetta, please click this link to access the service page. Once you are on the service page, click the blue Get a Quote button and...

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