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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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Repair work done after front end damage-condenser replaced- now compressor is bad-shop says it’s my problem

After 4000 worth of front end damage, shop gives car back and week later compressor is bad. Insurance company says no physical damage so no coverage. 1600 to replace on my 2012 vw beetle and I’m on ...
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Hard Start 2007 VW Rabbit 2.5L

Warm weather (above 50F/10C) after sitting awhile car needs to be cranked 5+ seconds or more. Definitely air in fuel line as about 1/2 mile down road car stutters for a bit. Every time. Cold weather ...
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2011 Jetta 2.5L Timing Chain VCDS Phase Position reads 0.00?

I recently bought a 2011 mk6 2.5L Jetta with 150k miles on it cheap. I don't know anything about this car's history and was curious about the status of the timing chain. My RossTech cable seems to ...
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Adding Pure Antifreeze to Coolant Tank

My car has a slow coolant leak from the radiator so I've been topping up with distilled water until I can afford to have it fixed. Colder weather is here, so I bought an antifreeze test to make sure ...
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Car Jerks When Not Accelerating

So, I just recently mounted snow tires on my car (or rather, paid someone else to do it), and on my way home I noticed that whenever I take my foot off the gas pedal the car jerks forwards and ...
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VW Jetta transmission fluid

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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Head unit ignition switch wire has constant power

I have an aftermarket head unit in my 2014 Jetta that I installed myself. After several times waking up to a dead battery when I was sure I didn't leave the radio on, I decided to kill all power to it ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 L timing chain replacement

Where does the timing chain get it get its rotation from? I have replaced everything I could possibly think of but the camshaft isn’t turning so it has to be the timing chain does the engine have to ...
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No voltage between ECU GND and 5V

I had a short circuit problem with my car because of a faulty fuse and some of the engine harness wires melted together. I repaired the harness the engine starts normally but I am getting Signal high ...
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How to synchronize a VW Fox remote fob?

A few months ago my remote key fob stopped working. Although the light on the remote was flashing when I pressed any button, I tried to replace the batteries. However, this didn't help. Then I tried ...
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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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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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VW Polo 1.6TDI goes into limp mode turbo underboost

I have got a few issues with my POLO TDI 2012. My car starts and runs, one day when I start it in the morning, car idles roughly (rpm jumps up and down quickly). Then the car starts acting weird, like ...
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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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VW Golf 2012 DSG auto transmission runs fine but accelerate very slowly with the D1 gear

A month ago, I changed my DSG auto 7-speed transmission's mechatronic because of another issue and after that everything was working just fine. Recently I found that when I start my car and switch my ...
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VW Golf check engine light P047100 P200200 P13D500 P067100

I recently bought a used VW Golf 7 1.6 tdi (2014 model, 160k driven) & after a long drive around 500+ kms, the engine check light turned on. Having checked with OBD scan tool, below error codes ...
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Higher fuel usage over 3 years

I have noticed a higher fuel usage over the time I have owned my 1.6TDI vw diesel. Some of it has to do with the way I drive the car (somewhat more spirited) but some must be caused by a different ...
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Vw jetta 15 intermittent start

I've been having this issue with my car. The car doesn't want to start after I drive it and let it sit for 45 mins to an hour 30 mins. It cranks it just the last push to start driving, that doesn't ...
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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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Engine revs at startup

Hi since a bought my car (used) noticed that sometimes when starting the engine it spikes the rpm to much. Is not big deal I know but I'm not sure if is normal because it doesn't always do this, ...
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Should I worry about fuel pump noises after a filter and injector change?

I recently fixed a starting problem with my 2007 VW Rabbit. I ended up replacing both the fuel filter and fuel injectors. After I was done, per the manuals directions, I flushed as much air as I could ...
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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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Brakes behaving weirdly in reverse after hard stop

2017 VW Polo auto Hi my son hit the brakes quite hard and now when you try and reverse with the hand brake off it’s acting like the hand break is still on and won’t reverse but rather tries to then ...
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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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VW Jetta GLI making intermittent grinding noise on launch

I just saw a 2007 GLI with 120,000 kms that I was interested in purchasing today. There were 3 issues that I need help with: Upon launching the car (gas pedal floored) I could hear some kind of ...
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VW Golf 5 FSI Jerks When Driving

Please help. I have recently serviced my VW Golf 5 with air cleaner,oil filter,fuel filter and plugs but the car still jerks most times when driving. I had it diagonised and gave me error codes P1403 ...
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VW Fox ignition system problems

Recently I have noticed some strange things happen with my 2005 Volkswagen Fox 1.4 petrol engine. On rainy days the engine always stalls when I stop, sometimes check engine light starts to blink, ...
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What can cause powered, but not functional Wipers, 2012 VW Passat?

A few weeks ago my wipers started acting up when raining. The wipers will suddenly stop working. It happened about 3-4 times or so, and stopping the car, powering it off, opening the door, closing the ...
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My never dying didital clock

Why would my clock and Odom digital lights stay on even when car is off and when jump starting it the cables correct you still get spark
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What is the Difference Between VW 8X0951253 (650) and 8X0951253A (655) Relays?

What is the difference between the 8X0951253 (650) and 8X0951253A (655) VW Relays? Original 2012 VW Passat, these (wiper) relays are Blue, have the part number 8X09512531 and top marking 650`. Seems ...
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P0491 Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow. Stumped

My VW CC 2010 is having a CEL with the code P0491 which means the pressure sensor is not detecting enough air being pumped from the intake into the exhaust. No other codes. No problems since this is ...
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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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power window issues in 06 jetta

I have an 06 vw jetta. The other day I rolled the drivers side window down and it went back up on its own. Now i can't get the window to do anything. I also can't control the passenger side window ...
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VW Passat Variant 2016 Diesel engine gets much louder when I turn left/right

My car is running well the only issue I have is that the noise the engine makes gets a lot noisier (but its still the same noise) each time I turn the wheels to left or right. The more I turn them the ...
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Mapping VW DTCs from a scantool to the raw data obtained

I scanned a VW Golf TDI 2015 using a scantool (at a workshop) and it gave the following 2 codes - Engine module: P0103 - Mass Air Flow (MAF) (G70): Signal too High Instrument cluster module: ...
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Moaning sound AFTER the brake pedal is released. 2015 VW Tiguan

I am recently experiencing a weird noise coming from the front brakes (I suspect the passenger side). It only happens AFTER I remove my foot from the brake pedal. The noise would come up after around ...
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Vw golf mk4 1.6i AVU A/T 2001 siemens to 1.8t bosch me7.5

I have pulled out my 1.6 75kw petrol engine with automatic gearbox 01M 4-speed (because I´m lazy driver the gearbox stays) I fitted 1.8t AJQ engine from mk1 TT. The mechanical part of the process was ...
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VW Jetta 2008 starting problem - idle problem

I have a VW Jetta 1.4tsi 122 (2008) and it has a strange behavior. First of all, a have noticed that it doesn’t keep the same rpm when runs on idle. For example, when I stop at the first traffic ...
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Is it safe to have an external oil cooler lower than the OEM oil cooler location?

I'm replacing my oil cooler housing and wish to add an external oil cooler to it. I'm curious if it's safe to set the external oil cooler lower than the original OEM location. The OEM oil cooler works ...
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How to fix Check engine error P0171 on VW Tiguan?

Took the vehicle for service after the usual 7000km.Parts that were changed during the service are Spark plugs, engine oil type 5W-40, Oil filter, Air cabin filter and Air filter. Two days later l got ...
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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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p0016 p0011 After shop replaced Crankshaft Oil Seal. Could that have caused these codes? VW CC 2010 2.0TSI CBFA

I took my VW CC 2010 2.0T CBFA to the mechanic shop for an oil leak. I had scanned it the day before and it had no codes. After they replaced the Crankshaft Oil Seal I drove it home and got 2 codes ...
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Issue with car rev'ing and brake!

I have 04 VW Polo, it's a bit a complicated for me to explain as I have limited knowledge of car terminology, and this issue happens frequently but not constantly. So, issue number 1 is while I may ...
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2017 VW Passat is showing 255km/h when stationary on VVS

I don't have a lot of tools to get deep into it. But yesterday I started my car at work. Idled for 10 minutes and then drove out of the parking spot kind of fast, drove home using cruise control on ...
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Where to find latest map navigation firmware versions for VW?

I have a 2012 Volkswagen Passat SEL. I believe that the installed navigation is RNS-810. Where can I find information on all the available revisions, when they were released, what was updated on ...
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Audi 2.0T Tapping Noise When Accelerating (Up to 3000 RPM only)

Car: 2013 Audi A4 2.0 4-Cyl Turbocharged AWD Mileage: 71,457 miles Video Clip: https://youtu.be/HX1wXk84wq8 The car is exhibiting a tapping noise when the engine is under load at lower RPMs. Test ...
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Flute like sound when depressing the brake pedal, engine off

I have a Vw Polo 6n2 from 2000 without ABS. A while back I replaced rear drum brake cylinders and shoes and then I bled them. Concerned with the brake fluid level in the reservoir which went below ...
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VW Passat B6 Overboost condition with limp mode

The car is a VW Passat B6 2.0 TDI from 2008. There is sometimes a flutter-like sound when going from about 3000 RPM down to idle (that is, by pressing the clutch). At over 100 km/h, depending of when ...
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2001 VW Beetle 02 sensor car will not go over 65mph

I have a 2001 VW Beetle 2.0 engine with 171,000 miles on it. I have a check engine light on saying that bank 1 lean. It has been like this for years and I have had no problem with it. Yesterday I ...
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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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