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Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Volkswagen oil monitoring system indicates when and what service your car needs.
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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Car will not turn over after installing a new radiator.
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What would you charge to replace timing belt on my 2011 VW Routan?
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Code P0171 system too lean bank 1
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Overheating
Hi there. One of the most common causes of overheating issues like you've described are air bubbles trapped in the coolant system. There is a vehicle specific process for bleeding the cooling system anytime you add or remove coolant from...
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my car is overheating, after replacing the thermostat. Is it the head gasket or water pump?
Hi there. Based on what you've described, I would suspect that the root issue is the heater core; especially if you turn on the heater and you're getting cool air and not hot air. When there is an obstruction of...
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Metal on metal scratching sound.
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How do I start up a car that hasn't been driven in over 5 years.
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How much should it cost to replace a 2006 Passat timing belt that broke while I was driving?
Hi There, This depends largely on the amount of damage that may have been done as a result of the belt breaking. This may range from very minor damage limited to just the belt breaking to damaging valves and other...
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Replaced both CV axles car still won't move can shift the gears put in park made grinding noise automatic transmission
Hi there. In most cases, when a CV axle breaks while the vehicle is in motion, additional damage will be done to transmission components or gear system components as well. The only way we can really help is to have...
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80k service cost
Hi there. We have a great online tool here on this website that will allow you to look up all recommended services for your Volkswagen GTI at different mileage intervals. Simply click this link and enter your vehicle information. Once...
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When i shift the gear to D or R it doesn't move at all.
Like everything else, your car's transmission is controlled by a computer. I suspect there is a control issue. It could be that the computer is not getting a signal that it wants to see, or that there is a breakdown...
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Can't find where my fuel pump relay is on car
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Roof leak in rear quarter of hard top.
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Volkswagen Jetta 2000 gear shift won't move
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when in Driver shift control, how do you know when to shift up or down (at what speed or engine RPM)?
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Under hard acceleration or braking, a rubbing sound occurs
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