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How do I use a gear puller to remove a sleeve on a steering shaft without it damaging the shaft?

On my steering column (Mk1 Golf/Rabbit) there is a spline adaptor sleeve. I need to remove this. Instructions I've found say to use a gear puller for this, but when I try the puller seems to "dig&...
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Wipers no longer working - where should I start trouble shooting first?

Car is a Mk1 Golf/Rabbit. When I first bought the car, only the high-speed wiper setting and windscreen washer jet functions worked. The wipers also did not park automatically. A few months ago I lost ...
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Golf V 1.9 TDI 77kw 2005 year wont start

I have a Golf V 1.9 TDI 77kw year 2005. Last week during driving suddenly the motor got detached, one of the bolts holding it was worn out. I went to the mechanic and he reattached the motor and said ...
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Should I rebuild or replace?

The car is a 2001 VW Golf MK4 with a 1.4 gasoline engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. It uses a lot of oil and the engine knocks and pings. It recently has started leaking water from the right ...
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Car is running hotter after new radiator install (thermo fan coming on later)

I noticed there was a small crack in the radiator of my 93 VW Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet. So I ordered a new one and installed it. However, the car seems to now run hotter - or, at least, the thermo-fan ...
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Remove OBD socket from Golf 7

could someone please explain how to remove and replace OBD II socket from Golf 7, ideally with pictures or video? Seems ping in my socket are loose. I have a replacement, but can't get the socket out ...
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golf mk4 1.6 sr engine swarp to 2.0 AZJ

good day. iam trying to change my AKL 1.6 motor to a AZJ 2.0 motor.is it a possible thing? and what else would i have to change
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Help diagnosing broken windscreen wiper on MK5 GOLF with loud noise

Upon starting the engine and activating the wipers, they move approximately 20 degrees before halting abruptly. Simultaneously, what I believe to be the wiper motor emits a loud droning noise for ...
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Steering wheel off center after tight turns

Car is a Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet. When I do a tight turn, eg a U turn, upon centering the car again the steering wheel is about 45 degrees off center even though the car tracks correctly. I can &...
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VW Golf 6: Strange humming noise at increased speed

I have the following problem: For some time now, my VW Golf 6 has been experiencing a strange humming sound while driving. This hum only occurs at increased speeds. From about 50 kph (31 mph) quietly ...
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Golf 7 key stolen, which fuse to remove to disable car key reprogramming?

My Golf 7 key was stolen. I have reprogrammed my keys to disable the stolen one. The thief could still reprogram the stolen key as he can open the door using the hidden emergency door lock. Which fuse ...
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2011 VW Golf TDI Possible Coolant Leak

I have a 2011 VW Golf TDI with around 200000 Km and recently (Nov 2022) I noticed a burnt smell in the cabin after driving for five minutes or so. At the same time the cabin is colder than usual and ...
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Mk7 2015 golf gti

Hello i had oil in my coolant but engine lloked fine so i had to change the oil cooler then the coolant color have a white layer on top and when move i can see the water , any ideas ? also the ...
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Why would a properly sealed fuel tank help with cold starting?

Weird question I know. For a long while my Mk1 Golf had trouble cold-starting. It would cough a few times but not catch until maybe the 6th attempt. Over the years I tried a number of thing to try and ...
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How to tell what mark is my golf?

So I bought my first car a VW Golf Model Variant GOLF Model Description 1.6 TDI 105 S 5dr Year Of Manufacture 2013 Registration Date 02/12/2013 I would like to know what Mark Golf it is, is it mk6 ...
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mk6 Golf - cam shaft sensor wire broken (I think)

I drove my golf for around 500 miles on Monday, 8/22, I tried to use it after that and the car wouldn't turn on. I tried a few things and googles and finally found that this wire, which I believe to ...
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2012 golf TDI brake bleeding with shared master cylinder

just a quick question. I have a 2012 VW Golf TDI with a manual transmission. I was planning on flushing the brake system and from my research I noticed that my clutch and brakes both share the same ...
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Water temperature randomly drops while car is in motion (VW Golf Mk6)

I have a 2011 VW Golf Mk6 Variant (European spec) with a 2.0 TDI Engine (CFHC engine code: with DPF but no AWD and no AdBlue), automatic gearbox (6-speed DSG), and 200.000 km on the clock (around 125....
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Heating doesn't work on right hand side

The heating doesn't work on the right hand side of my 2006 Golf Plus. It has a two different settings for left and right side, but no matter the settings, the air coming out on the right side is ...
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Fuel Filter Bypass Valve Opening Pressure Differences

What is the consequence of using a fuel filter with a higher-spec'd bypass valve opening pressure ? Currently have a UFI ‎31.833.00 / 6Q0201051C on my 2008 City Golf - rated at 4.0 bar. Considering a ...
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Changing a flat tire with missing safety lug nut key

So I just found my 2004 VW Golf parked on my street with a flat tire. Tried to change it and the tire kit is missing the safety lug nut key apparently :( Auto parts place won't sell me they key, and ...
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No brake pressure after Starting the car

I have a 2003 vw golf and i have a brake problem. After i have bleed the brakes and feel that they are working I jump in my cart to start it bu as soon as I do so it just looses all brakes and ive ...
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Power lock opens door but won’t lock door

So my friends 2007 Golf City driver side door won’t lock with either door lock switch or fob. Car has central locking so all doors lock at once from the fob. Only driver door doesn’t lock and button ...
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What MK is my golf?

i have a 2009 2.0 TDI 140 hp Golf. I am going to buy some parts but it's hard to tell what MK it is. Where can I find info about that? It think it is a MK5, but some people say MK7 and others say 6, ...
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2007 Mark V Golf Electrical issue

My mark v golf is having issues. The car seems fine with key in, and when ignition turned on its still okay, then when you go to start it, there is almost clicking noises coming from the steering ...
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Timing belt change

When does my timing belt need changing? I have a mark 7 vw golf 2 litre dti 64 plate only done 28 000 miles and have been told I need to change my timing belt. Could you help with the above question
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VW Golf MK4 Airbag Light

Does anyone know where to find the fault code references I have a 2002 Golf with the airbag light on. With an Xtool I have the COD 12855 station code 3141 I don't really want to start soldering all ...
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Is this an original battery for a 2010 VW Golf6?

Can someone tell me if the folowing battery could be the original for a 2010 VW Golf 6. And what is the production date?
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My VW DSG switched from D to N automatically after heavy slamming on brake

I have VW Golf 2016, yesterday I had to press on brakes very strong to avoid a crash. I figured out the following: The Gearbox switched itself automatically from D to N. The brake pedal went a little ...
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Battery Positive Post Meltdown

On a series of 6 inline 8 volt batteries, what causes the meltdown of the positive post on one of the batteries? Within the last two years we have had to replace 4 batteries in our golf cart. Thanks
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Accessing the 1st and 2nd cylinder ignition coils in VW Golf MK5 (55 kw)

I am replacing all of the ignition coils in my MK5 Golf as they keep they have all started to fail recently as per this question I have managed to change them with the exception of 1 and 2 because I ...
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Cylinder misfires since having a full service on Golf MK5 2005

I took my VW Golf MK5 2005 (130,000 miles) to have a full service the other week which included changing all 4 spark plugs. Whilst driving home the engine management light came on and I lost some ...
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Rear windscreen wiper on VW Golf MK5 not working

I have a VW Golf MK5 2005 and since buying it second hand the rear windscreen wiper has not worked. The rear washer is working however. I have read various questions and answers on online forums ...
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Do I have a MK5 or MK6 golf? How do I tell the difference?

I have a 2008 1.9L VW Golf TDI Edition. Based on this car sale add I'm fairly sure it's an MK5, but it would be nice to have some kind of reliable resource as I'm going to start buying parts online ...
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Cranking start from time to time on a VW Golf mk4

My VW Golf mk 4 has been cranking from time to time for the last 2 or 3 years, or perhaps a little bit more. It's not something that always happen and I believe that it's specially prone to do it when ...
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Water on the left side of the trunk on a VW Golf mk4

I've found water on the left side of the trunk on my Golf mk4 and I'm suspecting that it's coming from the tail lights that there are not longer tightly sealed. How can I check that? I'm thinking on ...
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Driver's door not closing on VW Golf mk4

The driver's door on my VW Golf mk4 is not closing from time to time specially when it's specially cold. The door opens just fine, but then I'm not able to close it unless I reposition the hook on the ...
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How could a battery issue lead failures in ABS, Cruise control, stop-start, etc?

We have a 2014 VW Golf (diesel automatic) and recently we have started getting sporadic "christmas tree" errors when starting it. A few seconds after starting the engine, we get error after error ...
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Cleaning mold from windows

This been a quite humid winter here in Finland, and temps have been going over and below zero a lot of times. Something, that at least in the area were I live wasn't common. I just notice than some ...
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Trunk's lock gets frozen

I have mk4 VW Golf from 2002 and this winter the trunk's lock has gotten frozen twice and I can't open the trunk. It's not like other winters that the door gets frozen. This year is been the lock ...
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Torn out nut insert on hatchback lift strut anchor

Car: 2001 VW Golf It was late at night, I was in a hurry and like an idiot I forced the hatchback closed. I tore out the nut insert (don't know what else to call it) that one end of the hydraulic ...
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Golf mk3 1.4 ABD doesn't stay at 90ºC

my first time in this forum and in hope someone had a similar problem or could help me. So i restored a golf mk3, took the engine out and swapped for an used one with 75k km, the old radiator was ...
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Remote key fob doesn't work unless the steering wheel is locked?

I recently bought a 2010 Golf Plus (based on Golf Mk6), and I'm having a weird problem. The dealer gave me a classic remote key fob, but he also made another key without the remote function, just a ...
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What causes power steering "moaning cow" sound?

( This may be a duplicate – but I did a search and "moaning cow" didn't come up ;-) I have a 2001 VW Golf. I just had a lot of work done on it and they "topped off" the power steering fluid because I ...
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Rear passenger wheel smoking and hot

So I was driving and upon returning home I noticed the rear passenger wheel was smoking a fair bit and was very hot, this was accompanied by a nasty rubbery burning smell. I have a vw golf 1.9 tdi ...
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Golf mk3 front suspension mount protrudes from turret

Tried googling this but couldn't find the answer, so here goes.. As said above - top bit of the strut mounting is protruding from the turret. If i jack the car up it drops to rest on the turret again....
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My car won't start after recharging battery

I have a 2016 golf sti. I had to recharge my battery due to a stupid mistake I made. I'v only got an old 4amp charger. After 4 hours I get all the warnings my manual said would happen but the it won't ...
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Car struggles to start when warm (fine when cold)

Car is a Mk1 Golf Cabriolet with JH1 injected engine. The car struggles to catch when the engine is warm. It turns over easily but will start to fire on only 1 or 2 cylinders for a while before ...
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Golf MK7 clunk/klik while engaging or disengaging the clutch

I have a manual transmission Golf 7 TSI from 2015 and when shifting in the lower gears(1->2, 2->3, 3->4) there is an audible clunk when engaging or disengaging the clutch. This however only happens ...
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How do I remove an engine mount within a metal bracket?

This is from a Mk1 VW Golf and is the transmission side engine mount. I've remove the bracket, but the mount is stuck within it. I've soaked it in WD40 and whacked it a few times with the hammer with ...
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