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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....
2002 vw passat. Car takes up to 10 attempts to start once it does finally start it runs fine, drives great no weird engine noises
The engine coolant temperature switch must be functioning to let the engine computer know that the car is cold and thus fuel injector pulse width must be greater to ease cold starts. If that switch is bad, that can account...
Where is the transmission fluid on a 2004 jeta vw ?
Hi Lannette. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It's likely that you have a damaged speed sensor, which can cause both a failure of the speedometer as you're describing and the trouble shifting. It is also possible that you simply need...
When I use my cruise control at any speeds above 50mp
Hi Kyle. Thanks for contacting us today. With a newer (like post-1990's) vehicle, the cruise control is computer controlled as opposed to the older vacuum-based mechanical systems. It's likely that the issue you're having is an electrical glitch, either with...
Stereo will not power up after changing battery..Checked all the fuses and the one behind the stereo..still will not come on.
You may just need to input the security code. Most car radios made after about 1985 will go into lock down if the power is interrupted. To start it back up again you have to input the security code. This...
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...
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...
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...
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...
I have a jetta 2006 with fault code P0121. My car accelerate without touching the gas pedal. Sometimes its stops
There were different engines used in your model and so the issues common to each, with regard to this code, vary a little. Basically though, Trouble Code P0121 is more likely a consequence of a throttle/accelerator pedal position sensor output...
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...
I can't find the fuel filter for my 2004 1.8 jetta
Automotive fuel filters are located either in line or in the fuel tank. If you do not see a fuel filter on the fuel lines underneath the vehicle, this would indicate that the fuel filter is located inside the fuel...
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...
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...
Problem started when s2 wires shredded P0139, P0140, P2237, P2626 i changed both sensors, 12v from harness s1 and 6v on s2.
It is possible that the wiring connector that the O2 sensor plugs into was damaged when this happened. I would recommend giving a visual inspection to the connector to determine if it is damaged in any way. If the electrical...
Car jerks when turning
If you are referring to the steering "jerking", that is due to a fault in the power steering system, although there is a possibility of coincident faults in, for example, the strut bearing or steering linkages. However, if the vehicle...
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.
Wont start or stay started
Hi Max. Thanks for sending your question tonight. Some of the usual suspects in a situation like this would include a faulty throttle body, fuel filter installed backwards, clogged fuel injectors, faulty mass air flow sensor, EGR valve that is...
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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