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Czech motor manufacturer since 1895. In 1994 Volkswagen acquired a controlling interest.

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The tailgate does not close properly

The car is 2012 Skoda Octavia(1Z) and the tailgate does not close smoothly. It went to the service for another problem in the trunk then this happened. Normally it closes from very low height properly ...
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Engine coolant help

Hey I had water on expansion tank as ran out for coolant I have add pre mixed coolant and it sunk to the bottom and is separated from the water that was already existing in the expansion tank is ...
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Skoda octavia mk1 1.9tdi engine dies while driving and has trouble starting up afterwards

It only happens when I stop at a red light or generally at low RPMs, usually just as I am taking off. Afterwards when I try to start the engine up it needs like a minute or so before It will start ...
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Clutch fails to fully disengage, order of diagnosis

I'm about to get my hands on a 2001 Skoda Fabia 1.4 MPI (6Y) Manual which has a clutch fault. The clutch does not slip and once the car is moving, it's possible to drive it relatively normally. ...
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Diesel in the engine oil

So yesterday my skoda rapid 1,6tdi decided that she has had enough. Basically white/grey smoke started to blow all of a sudden and revving sound, really loud one. Somehow managed to idle all the way ...
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Skoda Fabia 2007 - 2014 Damp Passenger Footwell

This is the second winter that the passenger footwell carpet of my 2009 Skoda Fabia has been wet. I am not sure what is causing it, and would like suggestions on the most likely things to investigate. ...
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2014 Skoda Octavia - Unidentified part

I recently bought a 2014 SKODA Octavia 1.4 TSI Elegance DSG 5dr and found the below random piece of plastic in the glove box. I appreciate any help in identifying it. I ideally want to know what is is ...
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Skoda Fabia windows don't work, at night one window opened

My dad has Skoda Fabia and there's two front windows that should open/close with buttons, but it doesn't work for 5 months (other two windows at back open manually). Yesterday at night(after rain) ...
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My Octavia 1.9 TDI 2004 not won't cross 120km

My car would not cross 120 km. What is the problem? What is maximum speed of the 2004 Octavia 1.9 TDI engine superup
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Is noise likely to be calipers or handbrake?

I have a Octavia vrs, i pulled the handbrake on and a loud pop/bang was heard. It still works fine as do the other brakes however now when driving there is a squeak coming from the wheels plus after a ...
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Sudden high coolant temperature

After installing a new coolant regulator and burping a system sudden high temperature occures. Following picture show 95 degree at 92 degree of oil temperature but coolant temperature can reach even ...
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Skoda Octavia Mk III - No air is blowing into cabin [closed]

I have a 2014 Skoda Octavia III estate. My problem is that the heating apparatus is not blowing air into the cabin. Since i filled antifreeze 2-3 months ago it hasn't drunk a single drop of it, is ...
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Bendix rotation over shaft: what can cause overspin?

The engine I have rebuilt (Skoda Estelle, '72, RWD, rear mounted engine), came with a starter that has a curious behavior, at least to me: when I apply power to it, correctly engages the flywheel and ...
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Car Engine Stalls

I own Skoda octavia 2001 2.0. since last month, engine keeps stalling: while driving (for 10km or sometimes for 1 - 2 km in distance). keeping the car idle for 20 - 35 minutes. and when it stalls, ...
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Skoda Fabia SDI 2005

I have many problems in my car (skoda fabia sdi 2005), which happened after the computer of the vehicle burning . I changed the computer but there are a problems in ABS light, wheel light and ...
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Engine seize after water pump repair

Coolant leakage was detected but repaired after 10 days. Coolant level was monitored during this period. After 1 month of repair the engine seized. Reason given was engine oil and coolant mixed . Can ...
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Side Mirror Hits Cover

I had a faulty indicator light on side mirror. In order to change it I had to remove the mirror. I did it, replace light with new one. But when I reassemble the mirror it looked weird. It does not ...
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Where's the temperature sensor on Skoda Fabia 2005?

I've already bought a diagnostics machine based on this other Q&A Skoda Fabia 2005: what I need to know to buy a diagnostics machine? The whole diagnostic machine has provided me OBDII P0118 ...
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Adapting transmission half axles: best way to?

The car I'm rebuilding (Skoda Estelle/120, 70's, RWD, rear-mounted engine), uses half axles for the transmission, that goes inside housing elements (thick "pipes"). These axles uses pin-and-guiding ...
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Skoda Fabia 2005: what I need to know to buy a diagnostics machine?

I'd like to buy a diagnostics machine for my Skoda Fabia 2005. My issue is I'm absolutely newbie on this. I don't know which cable connection requires, if there's some standard, ... Will you provide ...
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Black water from exhaust, cylinder misfire and rought idle

It is a Skoda Fabia 2006, petrol, 3cylinders 1.2L. Main problem: Rough idle. Misfire at random cylindners. Steam, Water and black carbon from exhaust. (I'm sure it is not normal). Undrivable. ...
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Modify (cut) piston skirts: does it also cuts its lifespan?

I'm temped, as a challenge to a problem that raised when getting ready to assemble my engine, to modify the pistons skirts since one of the pistons got a crack in the skirt, under the pin side. I see ...
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Pistons ordeal: more pistons problems; two issues in one question

So, still having problems rebuilding this old engine (Skoda Estelle 120, 70's, RWD, rear mounted engine). First of all: getting new parts is out of the question since I have no access to those. So I ...
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P0172 System Too Rich, while fuel consumption is too low

I got this error on my Skoda Fabia 2006 1.2 Bensin 3 cylinder (engine code BME), the car is shaky on idle like it is missing a cylinder, acceleration is non-linear, and fuel consumption is low at 5L/...
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Can I hold an engine (with aluminum block) using its gearbox studs?

I just finished building my own engine stand, however, I have (yet another) problem to solve: in the original Czechoslovakian manual I see the factory stand holds the engine from a side, holding it by ...
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Difficulty of shifting down to 1st while moving (manual)

The gearbox from the car I'm rebuilding (Skoda Estelle '72, rear mounted engine, RWD, manual transmission) has the following problem: I can shift up/down with engine off I can shift up/down with ...
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P0420 Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1 With CO emission only!

I saw this code in OBD2 scanner on Skoda Fabia 1.2 2006 64hk petrol. It doesn't matter to me except that the car failed the inspection and I'm not allowed to drive it any more. The problem was too ...
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.Custom bolted starter support mount?

The engine I'm rebuilding (Skoda Estelle 120) uses a starter that turns counterclockwise. It is mounted from the gearbox to the engine with two studs. I can't find a replacement for it, all the guys I ...
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Engine cranks but won't start

I finished assembling my old Skoda Estelle engine, fully tighten, valves calibrated, etc. It turns, a bit "tight" i.e, not "loose" like before but it may be because I put new rings and different ...
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Mode 01 PID 01 OBD-II

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBD-II_PIDs#Mode_1_PID_01 Mode 01 PID 01 - Monitor status since DTCs cleared. In the 1st chart, B7 is 'Reserved' and must be 0. But for a few cars (like Skoda Rapid) ...
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Engine overheating - mayo in oil sump mystery

I have an old Skoda Estelle with its original carbureted engine. It has been working so far. This car doesn't have a thermostat installed. Timeline: A few days ago, I realized it was consuming too ...
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Before reapair wiring - may Skoda Superb (2010) have an door impact sensor?

I have ab broken door wiring harness in my Skoda Superb (2010; 8004-AIT; German version). I think about to repair it myself. But I'm not shure if the Skoda has an door impact sensor. In this case I ...
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Skoda fault codes / Low Turbo boost

I have a Skoda Octavia Mk2 2008 model, 1.9TDI Diesel, Manual. (Here in India its known as "Skoda Laura" type 1) Recently I had this problem of my clutch slipping so I replaced the Flywheel+Clutch ...
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Why is my car losing power when accelerating?

I have Skoda Fabia 2002 with manual gear and over the past few days I find the car losing power when accelerating fast. When I push gas pedal to accelerate quickly (in any gear) I hear the engine ...
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How to maintain a car's interior when left unused?

My friend owns a five year old Skoda Fabia, which he uses once in a month or two as he goes out of the town frequently. His car is fully covered while it is parked in the garage. Recently when he ...
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VWAG TSI engines and intercooler

I have a TSI engine but auto is not VW. I wonder if these engines come along with intercooler or is it just oil cooling. Is there a way of identifiying as I can open the bonnet and notice? edit: it ...
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Near stalling shake at slow turns

It is 2012 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI DSG7. When slow turns (i.e. u turns), car starts to shake like it is about to stall. The rpm is low but stable, engine sounds under-rpm, tiny vibration on steering ...
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Whistling noise from rear door

I've recently bought a 2005 Skoda Octavia (in Europe, if that matters) and I could use some help with pinpointing a source of a windlike whistling noise comming from the rear left door. The door has ...
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Skoda Fabia - reverse parking sensors not working?

I bought a used Skoda Fabia that is fitted with a parking assistant (reverse parking sensors) which does not seem to work. According to the manual when I change into reverse it should either make a ...
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Air-conditioning intermittent failure

I drive a 2007 model Skoda Fabia 1.4Ltr mpl. My air conditioning trips off after driving for 5minute. Hardly stays on during traffic. Fan still rolls but cooling stops. Also noticed it tries staying ...
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Dead battery any damage done

I have been away 6 months asked friend to turn car engine over once a week , now he told me car battery died over Christmas, so what I want to know if there is any damage done to the electronic ...
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Why don't we have distance lines on a Skoda reversing camera?

We just got ourselves a new Skoda Superb with a reversing camera but it doesn't show the distance lines that apparently should appear on it. We test drove the Passat and saw it had distance lines on ...
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Skoda Fabia, flashes handbrake light and beeps 3 times

When I turn heavy or accelerate hard in my Skoda Fabia the handbrake light flashes approximately 5 times and beeps exactly 3 times.
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Can these problems be blamed on a faulty dimmer switch in a 2003 Skoda Fabia 1.4 MPI (AQW)?

Here is the description of my problem occurring on my Skoda Fabia 1.4 MPI car, built in 2003: The green dashboard cluster illumination (that illuminates the speedo, rev counter, time and miles) is ...
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What may be wrong with my central locking?

My Skoda Felicia from 1998 has central locking (not remotely) which has problems. The doors can be unlocked through central locking from the front doors. However, the driver's side door only unlocks ...