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Where is crankshaft position sensor located on 2010 Vw Tiguan 2.0T
The crankshaft position sensor should be located right next to the crankshaft pulley and harmonic balancer. A crankshaft position sensor is an electronic device used to monitor the position or rotational speed of the crankshaft. This information is used by...
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Blown engine 09 volks cc. 78000 miles. Great condition. Worth fixing?
To calculate "worth", you can compare the cost to repair the vehicle versus the cost of obtaining another working vehicle. If the cost to repair what you have is less than the cost of obtaining another vehicle, then, economically speaking,...
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I got code P0106 this morning with no symptoms, can I drive to JACKSONVILLE without an issue?
It would be very difficult to determine if the vehicle would be able to drive that many miles without determining what exactly is causing the trouble code. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine...
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Jumped a car now battery my light on, car overheating, and power steering not working?
It is possible that somehow the alternator was damaged during the process of the jumpstart. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine if your alternator it's functioning properly. Consider YourMechanic as this can be...
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Replaced the PCV valve and now the car is not shifting properly?
You will need to be more specific on what the shifting is doing and if the transmission is automatic or manual. Also if check engine light is on then have the computer tested for codes and have the codes diagnosed...
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No spark from coil
Hi Jeremy. Thanks for the question today. Sometimes the most simple solution is the one that we miss. In cases, like you've described, more often than not the root issue is a faulty ground wire. I would remove the coil...
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There is a small brown sludge oil layer in my coolant tank.
Often times, sludge in the radiator is an indicator of a leaking cylinder head gasket, which can lead to major engine damage if not checked out soon. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head...
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Knocking when down shifting
Hi Michael. Thanks for sending in your question tonight. Knocking while downshifting is typically not something you'd hear from an automatic transmission. Assuming you have an automatic and not a manual transmission with a clutch, the knocking sound is likely...
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I have a 2009 Jetta Sportswagen TDI that shakes bad between 40 and 50 and tires and wheels are okay.
Hi Kris. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Vibrations like you've described can be very confusing to diagnose. Even tire "experts" occasionally get this one wrong (as they assume that if the tire balance is good - it shouldn't be the...
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My 2004 vw beetle with auto transmission sort of bangs into gear on the shift from first gear to second gear. only when cold.
Hi there. Thanks for sending in your question today. If your transmission shifts hard into gear when it's cold, the issue is likely some debris stuck in the hydraulic lines of the transmission. Having the transmission fluid flushed and filter...
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My 2004 vw beetle with automatic transmission bangs into gear from the shift to first gear to second gear. Only When cold
Hey Virusboy. Thanks again for the question. It's actually a very good question. If there is an obstruction of debris inside the inner transmission hydraulic lines, it needs to be removed. In regards to the transmission (getting used to old...
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my 04 vw beetle makes a whirring noise in 1st gear and while revving in park. Could it be the secondary air pump?
The best way to determine an exact cause of a noise as to have your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional. Consider YourMechanic as this can be done from your home or office.
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Heater core not getting warm. I doubt anyone can identify the issue...
You may want to consider having the heater control valve checked. Since this valve controls the flow of coolant from the radiator to the heater core, if this is not working properly, you may notice a lack of heat being...
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2014 VW Jetta keeps saying No Key even when driving, happens often and dealership can't figure out.
Hi Christina. Thanks for sending in your question today. Intermittent issues like you're describing are incredibly difficult to diagnose. In most cases, it's a minor programming glitch with either the key itself or the ECU/Security system. If the dealership is...
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Gas odor
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My car is sputtering and when I drive it’s louder and then it was and more shaky. And when I go to speed up it has a hard time.
If the vehicle has less power and does not run correct and seems louder than it should can be caused by the air filter clogged or the catalyst is clogged. It can even be loss of fuel pressure and clogged...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat 4 motion triangle with circular arrow with exclamation point.
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where is crankshaft position sensor located on 2011 vw cc r-line
The crankshaft position sensor is typically mounted to the right of the oil filter on this engine model. Usually, the oil filter has to be removed to gain access. The camshaft position sensor should only be changed if it fails...
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Will a '99 or a '02 cabrio exhaust fit on an '01 cabrio?
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