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VW, or Volkswagen, is a German automaker with worldwide presence, producing vehicles such as the Golf/Rabbit, Jetta, Passat and Eos.

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Why does my car only start when in first or reverse gear?

I have an old (1992) VW Jetta and it only starts if the transmission is in gear (and of course the clutch is pressed in.) it will not start if the clutch is engaged but the car is NOT in gear. Why is ...
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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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VW JETTA transmission

I have a 2012 VW Jetta SEL 2.5L car. I changed out my transmission fluid- I used a BOSCH product- Ravenol T-W8-1L ATF fluid. Due to an error of mine- about 1 Quart of AFT fluid leaked out and I need ...
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Fuse won't push into slot

Why won't my fuse push into its slot? Yes I'm using the correct fuse but it is very loose and won't snap in. This for my 12V plug in the trunk of my 2007 Jetta. Also, a put a new fuse in for the ...
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Removing the power source to a brake light

Pretty much the title. The car is a Volkswagen Golf Variant and was built in 2014. This image is of the left tail light, behind the cover. I can't seem to get the holder for the power cord loose. The ...
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Trying to Figure all this out before I spend a lot of money

I have a 2008 VW Jetta 2.5L Automatic , Recently the battery was dead and my car would not start. I charged it up and got it to turn over and let it run for about 15 min on its own. and everything ...
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93 Eurovan - Accelerator pedal/stalling issues

Recently picked up a '93 Eurovan Automatic. It has had a couple of issues since I've owned it. Currently driving across the US after being told the van was mechanically alright. There are a couple of ...
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What is the clutch life of a DSG gearbox?

I have a car with the VAG 7-speed dry clutch DSG gearbox, which is a preselect automatic gearbox with two drive shafts and two clutches. The clutches started to squeal on taking up the drive, and to ...
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Volkswagen T Roc, remove gear knob

I can't remove the knob. The plastic fins block the sliding and I don't have a "technique" suitable to do it. Tips?
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2011 tdi clutch noise when clutch is out

2011 tdi sportwagen 60k miles, driven very nicely for atleast 20k miles(when i bought it). Im having a strange noise that only happens when the clutch is out and the engine is idling, definitely ...
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Incereased HC in emission test, low CO VW Jetta 1.4 TSI

Yesterday I took my 2008 VW Jetta (1.4 TSI 122ps with 101k km) for annual emissions test. The car passed the test but I noticed that an increment in HC from year to year, especially when idling (...
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'09 VW Tiguan - Fixing broken wiring on the rear defroster

So I took my Tiguan in for routine maintenance for the first time since buying it used 6 months ago. I've noticed that the rear defroster doesn't work so I mentioned that to the mechanic when I ...
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Golf sti 2016. Air con, fan won't work and heater on

Recharge battrey on my 2016 golf sti. Everything is fine but the stop/start is not working (not bothered) but a/c, fan not working and the heat is on. No lights on controls for them and can't turn the ...
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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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Obd scanner requirements

My 1998 vw Jetta just died in my garage. Does it have to be running while using a obd scanner or will the electrical system still show the fault codes? Thank you
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VW Fox misfiring

I have a vw fox 2006 1.2 and have had it for just over 3 months. I have noticed it starts to misfire and the engine loses power sometimes coming to a complete stop after a stall or judder when revs ...
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Which sensor is this?

My vehicle is a 2015 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg edition. I ran over a squirrel the other day on the driver side of my car and it has done some damage to my bumper shield and also a sensor. This is ...
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Spongy brakes on Golf MK5 after new pads and disks

Here go's, i have a mk5 golf 2.0 TDI i had new disks pads and 1 caliper on the front NS for the MOT, now the whole brake system has been flushed and pressure bled as fluid was brown and pedal was soft ...
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What does “B A V” and “E.S.” stand for in French concerning cars, specifically a 2005 VW T5?

A french garage billed for "Diagnostic et Recherce Panne ?" "Echange transmission et embout de la B A V (extraction) essai" and replacement parts "Transmission E.S." "Embout BAV" I can decipher ...
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Air distribution map of a 2012 VW Passat?

My 2012 VW Passat has dual AC zones. The passenger side AC is not blowing cold air. The Driver's side does. in my slow debugging routine, I am looking at the Wiring Diagram, but I cannot figure out ...
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Power window noise when rolling up

I have a 2015 VW Polo and the right rear power window is making a weird noise on the way up. It rolls down normally and the speed at which it rolls up and down is unaffected as far as I can tell. Here'...
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Any pro tip to remove a fallen front marker bulb (inside headlight fixture)?

Was replacing the front left marker light on a 2012 VW Passat when the bulb just bumped off and fallen off the holder inside in headlight fixture. Any tips on how to remove the bulb from the fixture ...
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2012 VW Passat dual AC zones partially working

My 2012 VW Passat SEL has dual AC Zones. The driver's side is working fine. Hot and cold air. However, the passenger side AC is blowing what seems to be the outside air (on the really hot days it ...
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2001 VW TDI New Beetle after refrigerant added, car has an on and off pulsing vibration. the ac is on and off as well and the acceleration falters

After my husband added coolant to my VW AC, that same night a rumbling vibration started (sounds like under the hood) - on/off on/off. It stays on when idle. (Manual transmission) Now the AC is ...
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Why would my car not roll freely in gear with the clutch in?

The problem I have a Volkswagen Transporter T4 with an 02b gearbox. It's very similar to the normal water-cooled VW manual (e.g. 02a and 02j) gearboxes. It has begun to be intermittently difficult ...
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Can I use a CCTA catalytic converter on a CBFA engine if I live in Georgia?

VW CC 2010 2.0L Turbo (Sport) CBFA SULEV My car is a special variant of the normal VW CCs where instead of the CCTA engine I have the CBFA engine which basically means it has 2 catalytic converters ...
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new clutch set- vibration at bitting point

Replaced dual mass flywheel and clutch with release bearing last weekend on my vw tdi. There is vibration through the car at bitting point, in 1st gear the most, can feel in reverse as well, but not ...
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Possible water damage from puddles?

Recently drove through what I thought were two shallow puddles this morning. I saw another vehicle like mine actually get stuck after I went through. Now granted his suspension was modified as the car ...
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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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Brake issues after little accident

My car is a brand new Volkswagen Golf (2019, 7 000 km), and is equipped (among other equipments) with Autohold, it is important for the rest of the story. This system, once the car is stopped, locks ...
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04 vw beetle starting problem

This used to happen when the car was warm but now it happens all the time. When I go to start the car it just keeps turning over and does not start but I take the key out and try again and sometimes ...
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volkswagen passat 2002

I have a passat and the previous owner fitted a DEFA alarm system which is pretty useless. It appears to interfere with the central locking and wing mirror electric control. I have removed it and ...
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How do you set up the gear shift linkage on a VW T4

I recently replaced the clutch on my 1995 VW T4 2.5D and all works well as far as the clutch is concerned but to remove the clutch I had to drop the engine and to do this one part that I had to remove ...
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VW Golf Mk7 TSI Electronic Stabilty Control (ESC) error light on

I have a VW Golf Mk7 TSI Comfortline 1.4. My ESC error light is on, though I've had no recent work done on the car. I have taken the battery out and sent the car to a super service technician who ...
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2003 VW Passat 2.8L motor mount removal

I have a 2003 VW Passat 4motion that had a starter fail. I've confirmed that it's definitely the starter, but getting to it is challenging. I am currently being held up by some sort of electrical ...
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Does an Audi A3 8P have two front airbag sensors or one?

I'm getting the pieces for missing front airbag sensors (the radiator support was replaced) for an Audi A3 2011 8P. My usual goto spot for VAG part diagrams here shows a diagram with one sensor - ...
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How to program a new key fob for VW Polo 2007?

I just bought a new key from an online shop for my car (VW Polo 2007). The key blade works fine, but I haven't been able to program the key fob. I have tried various ways to do it (e.g. here), but ...
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Temperature gauge goes down when I drive for a distance, but is usually in the middle driving in town

My Volkswagen Passat V6 temperature gauge, or coolant gauge goes from normal (the needle is in the middle), then as I'm driving the gauge goes down in temperature (toward the cooler part of the gauge)....
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manual trans really hard to get into gear

I am currently having issues with my 2008 VW Jetta transmission. I am currently trying to diagnose the problem. My shifter has always had a lot of play while in gear since i got the car (with 170k ...
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2011 Volkswagen Routan Transmission issues

2011 Volkswagen Routan SE Van (daily driver) gave a transmission code P0841: transmission fluid pressure sensor switch A. We had a friend change the engine oil and the ATF. They also changed the ...
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Suitable grade oil

i am going to do a service on my work car(vw caddy 1.9 sdi 1999). My question is... What engine oil grade should i use 10w40 or 15 w40. In my country during the summer the temperature goes up to 30 ...
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My 2000 VW Beetle won't accelerate but the RPM skyrockets?

I just purchased a 2000 Volkswagon Beetle and it was by all accounts a good deal. Everything seemed in order, I even had my mechanic look it over before I purchased it. It' s been a few days and now ...
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VW Remote Starter Retrofit

I have a 2007 VW Golf City (Canadian car based off of the MK IV platform with the 2.0L engine), and it's a fantastic little car. Has power windows, cruise control, rear window and mirror defrosters, ...
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Why did the light bulb burned shortly after being replaced?

So the marker light bulb next to the high beam was dead on my 2008 Jetta. I figured out the replacement and the mechanic I know replaced both sides with new bulbs. The light came on when I tested by ...
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OBD2 VW Passat 3.BG build year 2002 - Connection Problems

Since two month I'm owner of a VW Passat 3.BG (Build year 2002, 1.6l, Benzin) and since my last drive the malfunction indicator light is on. Therefore, I thought about using an OBD2-Wifi Adapter to ...
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2014 Golf Cam Belt Change?

I have a 2014 1.6 TDI Golf with 25,000 on the clock and VW garage have today told me the vehicle needs to come in for a cam belt change because it is approaching 5 years old. Is this true with so few ...
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Polo gti 2013 smoke when pulling away slow

My polo GTI started giving a puff of smoke white/grey maybe when I pull out slowly or roll down hill, but if I drive the car hard it doesn't smoke. It also uses around 500ml oil in month or two. I ...
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i bought a new car and its idling at 1000rpm

i bought a new 2019 Volkswagen golf 1.5 blue motion 130 hp with Dsg. i bought the car with 10 Miles. i drove home and realised it was idling at a very high rpm. i thought the car had to break in and i ...
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Grinding feeling when pushing Clutch 1/4 way - VW Polo SE 2018 Manual

I have a Manual 2018 Polo SE. Recently I have had a minor issue, sometimes when I am in first gear and I push the clutch down a quarter slowly or release it to 3 quarters slowly, I can feel what can ...
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Steering wheel vibrations 2011 VW Touareg 3.6L V6 Petrol

I have a 2011 VW Touareg 3.6L V6 petrol that has done 55,000km on the clock. At speeds above 120km/h, I start to experience a lot of steering wheel vibrations. I have checked my wheel alignment and ...