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My 2000 VW Passat 1.8 turbo recently was flushed to try and clear up heater core, but now my coolant is running out quickly
Engine coolant can leak externally through a hose, radiator, water pump, etc. or internally due to a leaking head gasket and sometimes a leaking intake manifold gasket depending on the engine design. External leaks are typically found by simple pressure...
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Why would I smell exhaust on the inside of my 2006 Volkswagen
Hello. I would need to know the model of your Volkswagen in order to be able to give you very accurate information, but it sounds like there is an exhaust leak. If there is a fairly loud noise coming from...
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Wheres the crankshaft sensor located on a 2010 vw cc 2.0
Hi There, The crankshaft position sensor on your vehicle should be located behind the timing chain cover. In order to get to it, you will need to remove the top plastic cover and then the timing cover itself. It should...
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2012 Volkswagen CC redline. Considering purchasing for my daughter but wanted a better estimate on the cost of maintenance. Can
Hi there. Thanks for contacting YourMechanic.com. Although we can't give you a financial number on the cost of maintenance, one thing we can provide you is this great tool on the website - a scheduled maintenance estimator. Simply click on...
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Why would my car lose power and jump down while driving and the epc and check engine light come on in my 2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Hello. Since the check engine light is on the best thing to do first would be to scan the computer for codes. This would need to be done first to see what the computer is seeing as the issue. It...
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I have exhaust coming into the cabin via the air vents, and much more when the vehicle is stopped. Air filter or leak somewhere?
The air filter is not a cause of the problem you are describing. Nevertheless, if the air filter has not been serviced as required be sure to change it as that filter is important. Sometimes wind conditions, not to mention...
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1978 Beetle advice
Hi there. That's a lot of questions, and we'll do our best to help you out. First off, the odometer on older VW's is only 5 digits as you suggested, so it is very possible that it might have 185,000,...
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I lost power steering while driving.
There is some fault causing the vehicle to disable power steering and the problem may have been reset when you cycled the vehicles power. It sounds like it only happened one time, but you should still have the vehicle checked...
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My 2002 vw passat is trembling while parked , trembling during acceleration and at speeds under 40 mph . can u give me some advice
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Replaced fuel pump and now car won't start 2006 VW Beetle 2.5L
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My 2014 VW jetta went into limp mode but I have no error codes.
Even though the check engine light is not on, a sensor can be at fault. It's possible the throttle position sensor may not be sending proper readings to the engine control unit. Also, most cars today are "drive-by-wire". There is...
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My 2002 Volkswagon Passat keeps leaking coolant from the plastic reservoir.
It might not be too bad, depending on how much you drove while the engine was too hot. There is probably another leak somewhere in the system causing the loss that you saw, and the trouble is, filling the overflow...
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Is engine permanently - VW GTI oil screen fell out and intake camshaft,bridge and timing chain and tensioner had to be replaced.
Failure of the screen in the cam bridge that you are referring to is not uncommon. Indeed, the OEM bridge was updated and presumably that (the update) was installed in your vehicle. So long as all oil passages were clear...
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VW Passat won't start
Hi There, This could be related to many different possibilities, but is most likely a bad connection between the battery and the starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the...
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Hey Honorio. What would be a price everything to change the oil pan on 2004 passat ? 1.8l turbo
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I was driving had my car on gear and lost acceleration. I pushed the clutch in and put on gear but only grind but won't move?
If the clutch lever, on the transmission, is functioning something has mechanically failed in the clutch and/or the transmission. If the clutch failed, and you heard gears grinding, as you tried to shift the transmission, some damage may have been...
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Was driving manaul transmission 03 vw golf. When I went to shift from 4th to 5th the gear didn't engage and after wouldn't engage
Hello. If the vehicle is still moving when in gear and the clutch pedal released then you may have a broken shift fork or a much more serious internal transmission failure. Typically I will check the shift linkage first to...
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2010 VW Routan. current meilage is 56500 the freeway MPG is 24 which is good howver the local mpg now drop from 17 to 11. Why?
Gas mileage can be affected by vehicle condition, tire pressure, or even driving style. If you have been sharing the use of the car in the past year, it could be that your partner has a heavier foot than you...
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Was driving manaul transmission 03 vw golf. When I went to shift from 4th to 5th the gear didn't engage and after wouldn't engage
When a manual transmission will not engage gears, there a re a few reasons that are possible causes. I've owned a few VW's in my time. The shifter in your Golf is cable-operated. A cable connects the base of the...
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Overheating
Hi There, It sounds like your thermostat may not be opening all the way resulting in the motor overheating. The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the coolant flows in and out...

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