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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R
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Do I need to change the exhaust manifold when changing the Catalytic converter? Your quote is 500 cheaper without it. Do I really
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically the catalytic converter does not require that you replace the exhaust manifold. The exhaust manifold refers to the manifold of tubes that connect from each piston, and bring the exhaust together to the...
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Transmission does not shift properly
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Strut replacement
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My serpentine belt on my Volkswagen Passat cc 2009 snap. The ac stoped working. On a closer look it looks like the crank shaft pul
Hi...if all pulleys move freely and noiselessly, and all are in the same plane, and the tensioner is working correctly, the belt snapped either due to age (most likely) or a manufacturing defect. Assuming that no pulley bearings need replacement,...
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Where is the crankshaft sensor on a 2011 vw cc sport 2.0
The crankshaft sensor is in center of motor near flywheel even with starter on engine block.
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hey Jay. I have a vw jetta 2011 4 cyl. my car has 60,000 miles was driving and felt a slight hesitation when accelerating uphill.
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0303 means that Cylinder No. 3 is misfiring but the causes of that misfiring can be very varied. The other Code that you probably saw, namely P0304, just refers to the same misfiring but it is occurring...
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Timing chain jumped 2 teeth on my 2011 vw gti
I would stongly recommend taking your vehicle back to the place that changed the oil and showing them the information that the dealership gave you. I would request that they compensate you for the issues you are having with your...
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I have a 2015 Volkswagen Gti, and when I accelerate fast the EPC light comes on and the car loses power and begins to shake. I nee
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg V* 4.2 L - Experiencing a hard shift from 4th to 5th
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I went to buy a 2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort from a dealer and he couldn't get the gear shift out of park is this a serious prob
There is a safety interlock that prevents inadvertent engagement of the transmission. Typically, you have to have your foot on the brake to free up the shifter. The interlock could have a fault and, if so, the failure is probably...
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My car battery keeps dying after a few days of be fully charged my alternator is good what can be the problem?
Hi there. On most cars, trucks and SUV's sold in the US, the battery is used to engage the starter and power accessory components while the engine is not currently running. Due to this fact, if any accessory is left...
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reliablity
This question is hard to say since we all take care of our vehicles differently and not always follow the recommended intervals to service the vehicle. If the previous owner took proper care of the vehicle and you also do...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta stalls after putting gas after hundred miles no check engine light
Hi there. When a car will start then die, it is usually caused by one of two items. First, existing fuel system components are dirty or clogged with excessive carbon deposits, or one of the components of the EVAP system...
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I'm trying to purchase an "EcoPlug" for my stripped out drain plug. How do you determine if your oil pan is aluminum or steel?
VW may be making the replacement oil pans from aluminum for weight and/or cost savings . If the magnet is sticking to your oil pan, then it is steel as a magnet will not stick to aluminum. Hope this helps....
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I'm curious how long the vacuum pump replacement will take on my VW Beetle
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Hello I recently hit a pothole and damgaged a rim I had. I had to replace with all new tires and rims. I first got stock rims then
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Want to get my car to make the sound a Gti does or s3 does when changing gear in the auto
Hi there. What you're looking for is an aftermarket exhaust system recommendation. Unfortunately, we only provide service and repair tips for OEM applications. I think your best option here is to search online for aftermarket exhaust kits that are good...
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I have reach a little over 46k miles on my 2015 VW Jetta Base model L4 - 2.0L & is due for spark plugs, what all do I need done?
Hi there. One of our better tools on this website and also available through our mobile app is the scheduled maintenance search tool that can be accessed by clicking this link. Simply enter your vehicle information in each section as...

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