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My car shows a P0106, Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/Performance Code. How serious is it?
Trouble code P0106 will set if the MAP sensor circuit reports out of range voltage signals to the vehicle computer. The underlying fault could be a wiring problem (poor connection, high resistance, etc.) or the sensor itself might be faulty....
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High RPM, Low acceleration after crossing water logging
Manual transmissions are directly geared and so a fault in the transmission itself will not cause "fluctuations" in engine RPM. However, a malfunctioning clutch pressure plate and/or contaminated clutch friction material could be a cause of RPM excursions. Fluctuating engine...
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RPM revs too high but low acceleration - Answer only if you can list out culprits & rule out some as well looking at the case.
If you are not getting any check engine light then you do not need to change any sensors. It sounds like your clutch is slipping and may need to be replaced. A slipping clutch will cause the engine to rev...
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Weird Noise from Transmission
You did not mention if you have a manual or automatic transmission. The shift lock will make a click when pressing on brake and may be louder than normal and need to be replaced.
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Code po411 check engine light I took a look under the hood and some wiring seems like it burnt I have pictures so u can look at.
It will be best to repair the wiring first (be sure the wiring is actually damaged though and not just dirty) and then test the circuit as needed. That step alone may restore operation of the air injection system. Even...
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2002 vw jetta. Had a grinding noise rear back tire. Now when trying to reverse the back end highers but won't move
You may have been running brakes metal to metal and now that it has worn into the brake pad metal backing it may have come out of the bracket and binds up the brakes. You will need to raise car...
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I had struts replaced and was told they are bad. What could cause that?
Strut service life, in miles, is somewhat variable due to differences in product quality, vehicle operating conditions, and so forth. However, if a strut fails prior to 50,000 miles of service, the causes are typically: 1) product/design/manufacturing defect; 2) extreme...
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Took my car to the only VW dealership in my town to get inspected. Was told to come pick my car back up as they did not have time
The N80 valve is a "purge valve" located on top of the engine. It is a very simple component in the EVAP system and indeed you can easily replace it yourself. The only way to ensure that the N80 valve...
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Hello my gears shift on my 2002 Volkswagen Jetta and it sounds terrible. what does that mean exactly ?
Hi Dyani. Thanks for contacting us today. It really depends on what type of noise is being produced when shifting which will determine the root source or cause of the noise. If it's a grinding noise when your automatic transmission...
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2009 VW CC won't crank, lights all work do not dim, windows ok, battery is good. No clicking sound. Horn does not beep when locked
The most likely cause of this issue would be the starter motor. Oftentimes the starter motor can fail I'm not cause a clicking sound when the vehicle is being attempted to start. I would recommend having a car will not...
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After changing many parts for maintenance recommended by my mechanic, car has a bad vibration when accelerating
Hi Paul. Thanks for sending the question tonight. To be honest, when wholesale replacement jobs like you've described are completed, multiple issues can be missed, incorrectly installed or even have compatibility issues that can lead to a vibration. If you...
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my vw 04 beetle ticks when idling, the ticking goes away when you give it gas.
The problem sounds like you have low oil pressure and and engine knock due to engine rod bearing or crankshaft bearings are worn. You may also want to have front crankshaft pulley checked to see if it is bad before...
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New beetle dies while driving but starts back up
Hi Pamela. Thanks for contacting us today. When diagnosing an erratic issue like you're describing, it's best to eliminate what isn't causing the issue for starters. if the vehicle has power to accessories, you can pretty much eliminate the battery...
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P0380
The glow plug wire harness is not the entirety of the circuit. The circuit fault represented by P0380 could arise in the wiring to the harness that you replaced, including the ground connection. To determine the integrity of the remaining...
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My car had a code p0411 removed blower motor tubes and plug, now it also gives me codes p0864,u0121 and u0101
On older cars, it's not uncommon to have other problems pop up once you start working. electrical connections are getting dodgy and simply moving the pieces around is sometimes enough to cause something that was about to fail to give...
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VW 2007 GTI code c342d
It sounds like the check engine light may be eliminated on your vehicle. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of the check engine light. Consider YourMechanic as inspection such as...
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I am looking for the blow off valve on a 2018 jetta 1.4 tsi
Blow off valves or blow by valves are typically located on the turbocharger itself. I would recommend searching for this particular part near or on the engine's turbocharger.
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I have a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta the engine just went is it worth fixing or trashing it
If your goal is to minimize the cost of transportation, compare the total cost of getting your car fully functional, in your case that would be the cost of repairing the engine, to the total cost of replacing the car....
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volkswagon touareg
Hi Sonia. Thanks for the question tonight. To be honest, both repairs could be rather costly. Replacing a timing chain on a Volkswagen Touareg requires removing several components in order to gain access, while the issue of oil in the...

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