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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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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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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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VW Golf MK4 1.4 16v 1998 - Steering wheel hard to turn after Power Steering Rack change

Sorry for my English, I had a problem with my power steering rack that had some fluid leaks and some noise when the fluid level was down. I never used the car without fluid. Except the steering noise ...
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1995 VM Jetta/Vento - ECU pinout for my car

I own a 95 Vento GL (Jetta for the american market), with an 1.8 8v, 90hp ADD model engine. The ECU for this model is marked with part number 037 906 021A. I have checked with VAG-COM software and it ...
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T4 non starting problem

I have a VW T4. It periodically does not start. It will start and drive fine for about a month. Then for about 20 minutes it wont start at all. All the lights come on but the engine will appear dead. ...
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Is there any way to test the condition of a brake booster and master brake cylinder outside of the car?

The brake booster and master brake cylinder on my car are leaking so I bought a 2nd hand set from a guy with a doner car. Is there anyway to test them before I install them? Car is a 92 Mk1 Golf/...
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One side of 2015 VW passat gets cold air and the other side hot

Good day, I have a 2015 VW Passat. TSI engine 1.8. In the defrost duct on the instrument panel flap adjust motor is down in the open position. This is causing frost on the outside of the windshield....
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Car won't start hours after passing over water

Yesterday at night i was coming home and passed through some water (probably some broken pipe), and the car started to intermittently being on/off (electric part failure). It worked for about 1 ...
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Automatic - Cold engine uses tons of gas to move

so I recently purchased a Volkswagen Golf MK4, 2002, Automatic. 1.6 SR running on Gasoline and LPG. When I start the car in the morning (Usually 2-7 Celcius outside),starting it with Gasoline ...
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Negative surface charge?

At about 20°C, there has been a situation that the OEM battery in my '08 Jetta was not capable of starting the car at all (virtually no movement of the starter at all), after being used for at ...
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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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Thumping sound and pulsating brake pedal

I'm driving a '12 VW Scirocco. Last Friday I had my winter tires put on at the shop, and I went for a 700 km road trip here in Norway. After some 100 kilometers I noticed my car making a cluncking/...
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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 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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How to remove vibration damper from a Volkswagen 1.8 TSI (EA888) Engine?

How do you remove the vibration damper from a 2010 Passat CC 1.8 TSI engine? Which direction do you turn the bolt to remove it? Clockwise OR counterclockwise?
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How to replace 2011 Jetta 2.5 SE seat position airbag sensor

I need to replace the airbag seat position sensor on my 2011 VW Jetta. Can somebody please tell me how to ?
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Window & door lock not working on Golf Extra

The window & door locks are not working on my Golf Extra Drivers side rear door. I suspect a broken common, possibly earth ground. Any pointers regarding troubleshooting my issue would be ...
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Meaning of P0245 (16629) DTC on VW ALH TDI Engine

I'm seeing a P0245/16629 – Solenoid Valve (A) for Boost Pressure Control (N75): Short to Ground – code on our 2002 ALH TDI. The solenoid valve controls the boost by moving the vacuum actuator that ...
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Light shudder on idle speed

I have a 2003 Golf 1.9 TDI pd 100 with 120,000 on the clock. When I have the engine running at idle , after a about 30sec to a minute, it starts to shake a little, like as if an injector is not ...
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Part number for intake warm air flap on VW Jetta MkII

The vacuum membrane of this device in my car is broken, so it does not work and also it leaks vacuum. The problem is that I do not know the proper name for it and also the part number is not written. ...
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accelerating noise while the car is parked- VW GOLF

I have a 2005 VW Golf, automatic. Today after I parked the car a very loud accelerating sound came out of the engine, it sounded like I had pressed the pedal all the way down but I had not, I cannot ...
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Loss of power to the sound system. Can it be the ground?

I have a 2008 volkswagon rabbit. The sound system has stopped working completely. I've checked the fuses and none of them are blown. It is a stock 2008 vw rabbit 4 door which came with 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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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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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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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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VW Golf wont move in first but is fine in other gears?

My 08 plate Golf has literally just developed this problem, no other signs previous to now. I'm going to take it to the garage in the morning but in the meantime am curious as to what might be ...
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Alternator cable and fuse box replacement

On fixing the problem of the fuse box getting hot and melting one guy recommended putting a 4 gauge cable from the alternator to the fuse box. Isn't there a wire harness that goes from the alternator ...
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Mk4 gti airbag replacement after crash

My 20th gti mk4 was wrecked a while ago and the airbag system was set off. I have worked to rebuild the car and the final problem in my rebuild is the airbags. We bought all new airbags and a new ...
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blue smoke from exhaust

I have a VW crafter van 57 plate have had a lot of work done to it as it kept going into limp mode.by Bosch agents in Bristol ! My problem is when going down hill on over run @ the bottom of hill when ...
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VW Polo shuddering question

I have recently bought a 2007 1.4 VW Polo. I am still adjusting to driving the car and one thing I have managed quite a few times is going uphill in too higher gear or shifting up too soon (my ...
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o2 sensor problem

I have a SEAT Toledo 1.6L 16V with engine code AZD. I was getting an error code for the Bank1 Sensor1 because of a blown fuse but I didn't know that then and I replaced the Bank1 Sensor 1 with this ...
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VW stick shift shifter lockout

So my 2007 VW GTI has 257k miles.. (I know.) But it is my daily driver for now. I went on the highway and while I was in 6th, it popped into neutral by itself. I got kinda sketch but I was like okay ...
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Car having issues when starting with key, but starter motor does work

Car always starts perfectly when using a screwdriver to connect terminals on starter motor. When using the key, however, only the lights come on, starter motor doesn't even click. But when using ...
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Gearbox issues VW Bora MK5 (Bora in Mex) 2007

I've been driving my VW Bora for 7 years. Has had its regular oil changes, tune-ups, tires and brake changes. I love my car and want to keep it perfect. For the last 6 months I have felt that the ...
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Less mileage and bumpy ride in VW polo after shocks and timing belt replacement

I own a VW Polo TDI, 2011. I recently had all four shocks replaced. I also got my timing belt and fan belt replaced. I also did the alignment afterwards. I have made a few observations which I would ...
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Slipping Automatic Transmission when Cold

Car: VW Touareg 2007 2.5 TDI 90,000 Miles Symptoms: Does not engage the clutch plates when cold and slips in all gears. When you take your foot off the accelerator, the revs drop down to idle while ...
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VW 2012 Jetta Sportwagon 2.0L TDI clunk in stearing wheel

I have a VW 2012 Jetta Sportwagon 2.0L TDI and have been dealing with a strange clunk/pop in the steering wheel. Have been to the dealership about this matter twice. The first response from the dealer ...
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VW Wiring Harness Repair / Replacement

I've got an '02 Jetta TDI (diesel) with ongoing problems (DTCs and low fuel economy) that seem related to the engine electrical system. The codes are all intermittent shorts to ground on various ...
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2015 VW Jetta ODB codes

What would be the most likely cause of my 2015 Jetta throwing both the P0496 (Evaporative emission system high purge flow) and the P0442 (Evaporative emission system leak detected) codes?
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Do the VW T5 seats fit on the T6

Do the older T5 VW Kombi rear seats (benches) fit on the newer T6 Crewbus? I want to know specifically about those "clip-on/removable" seats and NOT the sliding or swivelling seats of the Caravelle.
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Troubleshooting Smoking Diesel (2002 VW ALH TDI)

Our 2002 TDI has started surging at idle – especially in gear after a cold start, it seems to get better as the car warms up – and smoking (mostly HB's, vile habit). This has been going on for about a ...
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Engine jolting and struggle starting

I drive a 2002 VW Polo automatic, and in the last few days it's really been struggling to start when it's cold, and then this morning the car would jolt on acceleration every now and again, when the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...