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Does a 2010 VW Jetta S (2.5 L gasoline engine) have a timing belt or chain?

The questions says it all. Does a 2010 VW Jetta S (2.5 L gasoline engine) have a timing belt or chain? Please reference where you got this information.
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What hose is this? (2000 lexus es300 w/ 1mzfe VVT-i)

Damn thing snapped while I was taking it off, no idea what it is and can't quite seem to find out on google for some reason. It goes from the front valve cover to the intake.
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Is it harmful to switch gears while starting?

I have a car with push to start. To use it, I have to push down the brake and press the button. However I've realized that occasionally I'll push the button and immediately switch to drive or ...
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What bulb is in the front right turn signal/parking light bulb in a Honda Accord 2003 Sedan?

The bulb in my front right turn signal/parking light bulb in my Honda Accord 2003 is out. This is the orange light above the main headlight on the passenger side. I found the instructions for how to ...
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I had a problem with the coolant light going on for few minutes after running the car from a cold engine and then it would turn off by itself. I took it to the mechanic and they added coolant and, ...
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Should I replace the Timing belt in 2004 Kia

I own a 2004 Kia Spectra. It only has 47,000 miles on it (I don't drive much) When I had the transmission fluid changed they said the 3 outer belts needed to be replaced due to dry rot. I am in ...
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Timing Belt Replacement Schedule on 2004 KIA

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I am looking to buy a motorcycle which I can fully (or as close to fully) maintain and repair on my own. Which models should I look at?

Which motorcycles are well known for being easy to maintain and repair, and would be suited for a beginner to cut his teeth on? What are some features of motorcycles that I should look for, when ...
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Turtle wax headlight restorer kit not drying

Is used the Turtle wax headlight restorer kit to remove the yellowish haze from my headlights. I followed the instructions and as the last steps I applied the "basecoat" wipe, after a few minutes it ...
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Can I use an intercooler as a charge cooler radiator

I'm looking at creating an advanced charger cooler setup for my car, can I use an intercooler as a charge cooler radiator? Or do radiators need some special coating on the inside of them? It's a ...
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Why would turning on the A/C affect my alternator output voltage?

So yet another chapter unfolds in the A/C gremlin saga of my LS1 Chevy. Backdrop A/C compressor is relatively new (2 years old) One of the belts is squeaking (not sure which one) Recently performed ...
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Will the brakes wear out more on light braking?

I have a doubt. Will the brakes wear out faster on light braking? On heavy / hard braking, the tires stop faster, which means the brake pads are working for a lesser time. Will this affect / increase ...
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Leakage after using the back window windscreen washer

I have a Audi A3 Quattro where each time I use the windscreen washer just for the back window the back passenger seats become wet. There must be a leakage. I know I have to get this problem fixed - ...
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do i really need to change rotor when mileage is under 29,000 miles?

The brake pad icon on my dashboard lights up and when i brought it to the shop they said i need to replace the rotor too. my car has 29,000 mile only- is it right that i should replace the rotor this ...
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How does the online estimate website work?

For example I found AutoMD useful for getting a rough idea of how much the repair might be around. But then I also want to know how actually trustworthy their estimate is. At least it'd be better if ...
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Engine hesitates when accelerating - 1996 Sunfire

I have a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire with the 2.2L engine. When I accelerate slowly the engine seems to run fine. However, if I accelerate quickly the engine seems to hesitate. I have already replaced the ...
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Easiest and the chepest way to touch up missing paint patches on 2000 Chevy Cavalier

I have a chevy 2000 cavalier. I started noticing patches (pictures posted below) on the top and in front of the car. I'm not sure if it needs touch up paint or waxing (I'm a total illiterate when it ...
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Do I still need to use gasket goo? (Or something similar)

First time replacing a head gasket in the engine of a 80's (ish) Toyota Hiace. I have the replacement gasket all ready to go, but do I need anything else to go on it? Some of the older models needed ...
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Language Problem with Audio System on 2007 Toyota Raum

Please let me know who the manufacturers of HDD NH3T-W56 Audio System are. This is the system fitted on my 2007 Toyota Raum and I intend to approach them for translation of the Japanese instructions ...
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2002 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF CL 1.4 - No power for first 3 mins driving

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Is it worth having a fire extinguisher in the car?

I've always had a small 1 Kg (2.2 pounds) multipurpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher in the car. It has finally expired and I'm wondering whether I should get a new one. In my region it is not ...
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Car shaking on startup

My car has been shaking on start-up. The check-engine light has been on/off periodically. When I originally took it in, my mechanic replaced a sensor (and a whole bunch of other stuff not related to ...
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Doors lock from fob, then unlock themselves

I have a 2002 S-Type Jaguar. When I hit the door lock button on the remote, they lock, then they all open back up in a few seconds. I can't keep them locked. What the heck is casuing this? Can anyone ...
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What does 'M10 x 1.00' mean when referring to fuel injectors?

I need to replace some fuel lines (from the injector control to the injector) on my 93 VW Cabriolet. The site that sells the lines has 2 options for the 'Injector Size': M10 x 1.00 or M12 x 1.5. I'm ...
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What does the Carburetor Secondary Venturi Do?

We know that on the left side is the primary Venturi where air and fuel mix together. On the right side is the secondary Venturi. What is the role of the secondary Venturi? Thanks in Advance
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Why would my electrical systems cut out when I brake?

So I told this little story to the dealership service department, and they were baffled. Never heard of anything like it in ten years, said they'd have to examine it very closely. Here's what ...
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What is the cost of general maintenance on VW Jetta TDI (diesel)

I am looking at purchasing a new, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI car. I have a 35 mile commute to work on pretty much all highway. I want something good on gas mileage, so I heard the Jetta TDIs get ...
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Load Honda CB400 inside 2003 Kia Sedona?

I have the car, but I don't have the motorcycle. I plan to bring the motorcycle back home. The maximum height the car can load is 40 inch. About the motorcycle, from Wikipedia, the seat height is ...
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98' camaro customization for highway MPG

I currently have a 98 camaro T-top 3800 V6 ,5speed live in Texas where people do 80-90mph normal. Also make 13-16 hour drives on a regular basis. Problem is @85/90mph in 5th gear it's going at ...
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Symptoms of a clogged fuel line (pump runs but engine not starting)?

I removed the in-tank fuel pump from my '93 Golf Cabriolet to fix a fuel gauge issue. I noticed a small tear in the mesh filter that goes over the intake nozzle of the pump. I replaced the pump but ...
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Engine temperature increases when idling though thermo fan is working

I am trying to diagnose an issue with my Mk1 Golf. The engine heats up when the car is idling or in traffic but cools down almost instantly when I start moving again. I would presume this is the ...
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Why would a water pump be run off of the timing belt?

I drive a 1999 Chrysler 300M, V6 3.5L engine. I am about to start a water pump replacement repair. I've discovered that the water pump is driven off of the timing belt, rather than either of the two ...
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What xenon discharge tube goes to Mercedes B 180CDi (2009)

I have a Mercedes Benz class B 180CDi from year 2009. I ordered a D2S High Intensity Discharge tube with a note that it should be compatible with my car. The seller answered that I should order D1S ...
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Why are V engines less smooth?

I'm learning how to ride a motorcycle on a Suzuki Gladius SFV650, with a V-twin engine. But I also had the chance to ride a Kawasaki ER-5, which has a parallel twin engine (550cc). I've noticed that ...
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How often should I have my bike checked?

How often should I have my bike checked out? My dealer said once a month. If that's the case, how much should I expect to pay?
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Trunk lid release

I own a 2005 Ford Focus 4-door sedan. The button on the FOB and button on the dashboard to open the trunk no longer works. I can hear a click inside the car when I push the button. It started about 6 ...
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N15 Pulsar Crank Angle Sensor replacement

My wife has a 1999 Nissan Pulsar (N15) which lost power and died a few days ago. It was towed by the RAC to a workshop which has diagnosed the Crank Angle Sensor. Cost is approx AU$700 estimated to ...
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350Z Grinding in lower gears following clutch/flywheel/slave cylinder replacement

I recently replaced the clutch and flywheel on my 2008 350Z with a JWT aftermarket combo. The dealership also replaced the slave cylinder. Now, from time to time it is very hard to shift into first ...
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Turning Key Results In No Sound, Rarely

I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. For almost 2 years now, when I try to start the car it results in no sounds from the motor - this happens about 5% of the time. The other 95% it starts on the first ...
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Fuel meter on Yamaha TZR 50/125

I have my eyes on my childhood dream, Yamaha TZR 125. But, as it turns out, this motorcycle doesn't have any type of fuel meter. And, I'm pretty sure, it doesn't have any sensor for it too.. ...
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Does a matte paint job stay cleaner longer?

I was thinking of repainting my Volkswagen matte black in hopes that it would need less maintenance, wash-wise. My mechanic told me that a matte paint job won't show spots from hard water and that ...
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Losing power steering fluid 2011 Honda Accord 4cyl

Car is losing power steering fluid very slowly. Months go by before it needs to be topped of again. No apparent leak, no noise, no foam in fluid.
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Do machine car washes destroy a paint job?

When I was young, I was told to always use hand car washes (or better, to do it myself) rather than machine car washes. The reason given was that machine car washes destroy the paint. As a ...
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Craftsman Push Mower Dying After Running a few minutes

I received a Craftsman push mower (Model 917.377543) from my sister. She had left it outside all winter in the snow/rain. I have got to the point where the mower will run for 15-20 minutes initially ...
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Cheapest/right bypass for Avatel 4111L remote start. DBALL or the 556U?

I'm doing my homework before getting professional installation with mail-order parts. I want to install a Avatel 4111L in my 2006 Acura TSX. Avatel (Directed Electronics) Support recommends the ...
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1999 olds alero wont acelerate over 70mph need help

I have a 1999 Oldsmobile alero 4cylinder. This is what im noticing when I put the car in drive sometimes, and press gas the car doesn't want to go it hesitate even when im pressing gas a n d then I ...

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