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Radiator leaking some oil leaks tires and new timing belt
Hi there: If you're 2004 Volkswagen has 150,000 miles on it, and it's leaking oil and coolant, it could be caused by normal wear and tear items such as a coolant hose that has worn out and has a small...
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How do you get access to replace the O2 sensors on a Audi A6 4.2 engine? There does not appear to be any room?
Hello. In order to remove the oxygen sensors, you will likely need an offset oxygen sensor wrench. An offset oxygen sensor wrench will be compact enough to fit into low clearances but still provide enough torque to break the sensors...
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Multiople Misfire at almost all cylinders all at once no warning with codes
If you have a multiple misfire, the camshaft tensioners would not be the first place I would look for trouble. I would first check for air leaks and then carefully check the fuel and ignition systems. Camshaft tensioners usually manifest...
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Funny rotten egg smell inside the car.
This may be related to the inside cabin filter. As you may know, your car has a cabin filter that works much like the engine air filter for your car does. As the air vents circulate air in from the...
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Transmission says its in gear and wont start or release the key.
Hi there. The transmission position sensor has failed or the cable to the transmission has broken when the transmission was selected into the low position. Check the shifter cable and see if its attached to the transmission and make sure...
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Car rattles slightly when wheel is turned all the way
Hello, thank you for writing in. When your wheels are turned all the way (also known as "clock to clock") there are rubber stops that will protect the wheels from running into body or frame. When the wheels hit this...
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How do you disconnect the air hoses from the intake on a 2005 Jaguar V8 ?
You must be talking about those awful squeeze-lock connectors. They are one of those devices that looks good in theory, but stink in practice. The idea is that you should be able to pinch the ring around the connectors with...
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Cars making a clicking noise but won't start
Hi there. Typically a clicking sound that occurs when you try to start your vehicle is an indication of a broken starter or starter relay. However, this could also be an indicator of a battery that has lost cranking amps...
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I am thinking of buying a Touareg. I have always been a Toyota person. What do think?
Hi there. When it comes to buying a vehicle, you need to look at what you are wanting to achieve with the vehicle and also to determine what you budget is. First, ask yourself if the vehicle is big enough...
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I installed new front air shock last night now I am getting a "cat fault" reading on dash display
Hooking the battery positive cable up first is actually recommended. then there is no chance of arcing your wrench against a metal part of the car. I always disconnect the ground cable first and re-connect it last. It's possible your...
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p0303, p1313, p0420. codes come up. no flashing and now signs. what do I do?
Hi there. Sounds like there are a few things going on. First the code P1313 means that the timing chain has jumped a tooth making the camshaft and crankshaft out of sync. The chain tensioner may need replaced if it...
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Red Battery indicator comes on. Car cuts off on the highway.
Hello There, It sounds like you may have a failing alternator or voltage regulator. As you know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Audi doesn't start
Jump starting a car made after 1996 can be a very risky business. You can do a lot of expensive damage in the blink of an eye if you hook the cables up incorrectly.That being said, it's possible that the...
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When I hit a little bump or pot hole on my right passenger front side, it feels like it skids a bit
The A6 has some pretty large bushings in the lower control arms. Especially the ones toward the rear of the arm. When those bushings wear out, the rear of the control arm can flop around quite a bit, changing all...
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When you change the front wheel bearings on a 2004 wv Touareg , what else needs to be done
Hi there: Sometimes mechanics get a diagnosis incorrect. It's possible that the wheel bearings were faulty; but not the source of the noise you're hearing. It's also very common for some inexperienced mechanics to improperly clean the center hub and...
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Need opinion on 2012 Audi A8
Hello. Depending on the price and condition of the vehicle it may or may not be a good buy. If the ACC sensor needs to be replaced keep in mind that the cost of parts and service will be slightly...
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car works fin engine light on code P0172
Hi there: The error code you're referring P0172 indicates that there is too much gasoline being detected in the exhaust gases exiting the combustion chamber. The ECU uses a number of instruments, such as the mass air flow sensor (MAF),...
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My car starts, runs, and goes into gear but it won't move.
Hi there. Check the torque converter bolts and make sure that they are installed into the flex plate. The sound is the torque converter hitting the sides of the bell housing. It also could be the flex plate being broke...
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Will the check engine light cut off automatic
In some rare instances your check engine light may disappear by unhooking the battery, however this is not recommended since doing this may be avoiding a potentially more serious problem temporarily by clearing the code this way. If there is...
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2004 VW toureg
Hi there. If the Volkswagen you're considering buying is not a diesel, but sounds like a diesel, it's probably due to an exhaust leak. The problem with exhaust leaks is that it can be rather costly to replace exhaust system...

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