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I hear a rattling sound when I accelerate; which seems to get louder after I drive 10 min. 2002 VW Golf/90,000/2.0L
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My ac compressor quit working in my 2016 vw jetta what could be the main cause for this being brand new?
VW has seen a lot of problems with these compressors and has issued a service bulletin on some of their 2015 and 2016 cars. There is a defective regulating valve that causes compressor failure. In many cases they are performing...
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How much is the battery for a 2012 jetta?
Hi, I will be glad to help you with this. You can get the exact written quote that you desire, and schedule the repair to suit your needs, by simply visiting YourMechanic’s battery replacement service page. Once on that page,...
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A whole created by rust on the rear beam axle of my VW MK4 Golf GTI. Should I get it welded or buy a new rear beam axle?
I would suggest replacing the axle beam. As you may know, rust acts a bit like a cancerous contaminant to metal and is very difficult to remove entirely once it sets in. As the Iron oxide forms when the iron...
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2016 vw tiguan ac compressor failed do i need to replace ac condenser aswell
If the failure caused the system to be contaminated with metallic debris, the condenser would certainly have to be carefully inspected and might have to be replaced depending on what that inspection reveals. If there is no system contamination from...
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When I attempt to start my car it turns over revs to about 1100 rpm and then goes back down and shuts off
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HELLO . WELL I TOOK MY CAR TO AUTOZONE TO GET IT PLUGGED INTO THE SYSTEM TO SEE WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IT. A CODE ASDVISED THAT I NE
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Hi Robert, I'm debating whether or not I should purchase a 2010 GTI.
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Car revs up in park or with foot on break. Getting more pronounced
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This engine uses a timing belt and not a timing chain.
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