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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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Oil in water reservoir

I found oil in the water reservoir.The car is a polo GTI manual 2007 model. Temperature of the car is normal.
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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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Strange knock on VW Golf Diesel

Today I started noticing when I hard accelerate the car, first revving to about 2000 RMP and letting the clutch, I hear a knock from the car when the rpms are ~2500 RMP and up (to 4000) on the first ...
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Coolant leak in volkswagen polo 3

Like the title says, I have an old polo 3 - maybe 20 some years old. It runs on unleaded fuel.The problem is that I keep having to refill it with cooling liquid once every two days, sometimes even ...
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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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VW Passat B5 1998 Eletronik issues

I noticed some strange behaviour in my Passat for a long time, the thing is: there are several small elecctrical issues that migh have the same source .. I noticed that when I turn on the ignition, ...
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2012, VW Jetta, stalls intermittently, restart after about 20 minutes. No code

My daughters 2012 VW Jetta stalls intermittently while driving. We've had it towed several times, and by the time it reaches the house it starts up again with no problem. Other times when it hasn't ...
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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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Why do my windshield wipers fail randomly when turned on?

My car is a 2008 Volkswagen Beetle (US model). Most of the time, the windshield wipers work just fine, including intermittent mode. However, when turning them on, there is a 20-30% chance that ...
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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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Broken Coil Spring - How urgent is the repair? [duplicate]

My 2005 Jetta TDI Wagon started making a "spring like sound" that was coming from the right rear corner - I pulled the wheel and found this: I'm trying to decide if I need to "ground" the car or if ...
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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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Something with the turbo

My Vw Jetta 2005 tdi 1.9L has trouble accelerating in low gears. For instance as soon as I switch gear the car accelerates slow and when the rpm reaches around 2-3 it has that power, sometimes. In the ...
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What is the name of this?

My car is hard to shift gears and found out this was the reason. Any idea what’s the name of this part?
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Trouble starting my car

In the morning my Vw Jetta doesn’t start. Later in the afternoon it starts and works perfectly fine. What could be the problem?
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Does anyone know the name of this part?

My Vw Jetta 2005 (manual transmission) is having a hard time switching gears. Found out this was the problem. Does anyone know the name of this? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/JrgMR.jpg)
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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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Heavy condensation inside car during winter. Tried multiple things, but no results!

Before you comment, read below to see what I've done and why most answers are not helping me. Also, my native language is not English, so I apologise for not using the proper words. I have an old ...
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2008 Volkswagen Gti blower fan not working

So I was tapping fuses for some rando crap and like an idiot sense I couldn’t find the fuse taker outer I tried using a flat head screwdriver boom popped a fuse, turned out it was for the blower moter ...
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Coolant disappearing

I have a VW transporter and I cannot for the life of me work out where the water is disappearing to. I have to fill it up every 30-40 minutes and there’s no visible leaking anywhere. It’s got to be ...
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VW Golf 1.4 (1997/98) engine shutting down

So i have this problem where the engine shuts down each time I stop the car, for example: when i have to stop the car and the engine goes from 2000/2500 rmp to what should be 800 for stationairy, the ...
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How to release a 2008 Volkswagen Passat bonnet manually

My battery recently died in my 2008 VW Passat and all I have is a key fob (no key), so I'm basically locked out and can't access the battery to charge it. I've called several locksmiths but they said ...
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My 2010 VW Jetta Tdi won’t start - very low coolant and check engine light on & off

My 2010 Jetta has been having some issues. Sometimes it’s hard to start- will take 2-3 tries before it starts up. Is this because it’s a diesel and needs to be primed before actually starting it up? ...
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Why are VW tail light bulbs listed as 12W / 5W?

My VW Polo 6R left tail light is off and it seems there are several kinds of bulbs available for purchase: 12V 5W 12V 12W 12V 5W + 12V 12W 12V 12W + 5V 5W ... My first guess is that the 5V is just a ...
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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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