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My car will go down the road but rpm runs around 4 won't shift do you think it's just low on fluids
Hello, thank you for writing in. Low transmission fluid will absolutely cause the issues you are having. Checking the level and condition should be top priority, and if you have not changed the fluid and filter yet, consider doing so....
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can a transmission fluid service be done ona 2003 VW Beetle with sealed auto transmission
Yes, a transmission service can be done on the Beetle transmission as well. It is a specialized procedure. It requires a special tool that fills the transmission from the bottom. Also, a scan tool must be used to monitor the...
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2000 vw cabrio. How do I put tension on the power steering pump belt? Thanks
Your vehicle may be equipped with an automatic tensioner. If so, it will be assembly that is spring loaded and pivots to maintain a constant specified pressure on the belt. If it is so equipped, there might be a problem...
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Car will not go into gear - any gear
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like possibly low transmission fluid, a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed...
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Can't turn off immobilizer on 2002 Jetta 2.0l.
The Immobilizer System Control has failed and is stuck in lock mode. I recommend either flashing the Immobilizer System Control or replacing it. If you need further assistance with your engine not starting, then seek out a professional, such as...
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Where is the vehicle speed sensor located on a 2004 Golf GLS 4 door hatchback 2.0?
The vehicle speed sensor is mounted on the transaxle housing, usually on the differential. It can be very difficult to see and you will probably have to have the car well in the air to get to it. If by...
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Diesel Particulate Filter
The DPF light relates to the diesel particulate system in your vehicle which includes a filter in the exhaust system that is designed to capture excessive soot and carbon that is a bi-product of the diesel combustion process. Over time,...
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Diesel Particulate Filter
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Told oil separator in 2009 Volkswagon EOS is clogged and needs replacing. Should an oil change be done also at time of repair?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The oil should be changed at the same time as the oil separator is replaced. The separator is not located in a place where the oil needs to be drained to access it, so...
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I have a 2003 Volkswagen Passat. It makes a hard knocking noise when I break. What could it be?
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When I start my car, the fan jumps on very loud for about a minute to a minute and a half. What would be the reason?
There could be an electrical wiring issue with the cooling fan from the cooling fan to the cooling switch / sensor or the thermostat could be sticking on causing the fans to blow harder as the engine may overheat until...
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I have a 09 VW Jetta....I have received a recall 2009 Volkswagon Jetta
Hello - this Recall (#16V913000) relates to a software upgrade to the ABS control module. Since this is a highly safety-related component of the vehicle, I can't imagine VW is going to haggle over this. Call Volkswagon Customer Service (800...
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01 TDI won't start when warm.
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How to replace backing plate on VW Jetta 98
Hi there. Unfortunately, we can't offer you step-by-step instructions for completing this task as we don't know your level of experience or tools available to complete this job. The best advice we can offer is for you to purchase a...
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How much does it cost to Replace a radiator in a vw polo 206
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I've been having trouble with my trans. In my 06 passat 2.0t 4c gas engine, it's shifting hard from 1st to 2ndwontshiftto5or6
In spite of the mileage, it may be repairable without rebuilding or replacing the transmission. I have a 2005 Jetta with the same transmission outside that experienced similar issues. Shifted hard on the 1-2 upshift and the 2-1 downshift. The...
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ECU
Hi There, When you refer to the "control box" assuming you mean the ECM or the vehicle's main computer, the price for this will vary depending on whether you buy a new one from a dealer or a used one....
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Stalling
Hi there. What you are describing is quite similar to a fuel restriction or a problem with an fuel to air ratio sensor or component. Some common parts that can cause this problem include clogged or dirty fuel injectors or...
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Why would I need a new hall sensor, is that and a cam sensor vital to fix before driving a long distance?
Hi There, A hall sensor is in many cases the same as a camshaft position sensor. Many camshaft position sensors work on what is called the "hall effect" meaning they provide a square wave output voltage (either 5 V or...
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Does my Jetta have a blown head gasket? 2002 VW Jetta
Hi there - in the absence of extreme indicators of a blown head gasket (milkshake oil, misfiring or coolant mist in the exhaust), we will have to get more sophisticated. Check compression on all cylinders - looking carefully for lower...

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