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I have a 99 cabrio gl manual 5speed transmission and the idle is bad it stays around 1rpm but goes a little above and a little below when I am at a stop like a red light stop sign ect. it shakes when its in idle I changed the plugs but they looked fairly new but they were ngk not bosch I replaced them with ngk plugs again forgetting they recommend bosch. could that be the problem them simply not being bosch plugs? I do most of my car work myself because I am a single mother of 2 young children and labor is simply to expensive for me. this started a few weeks ago and does this everytime I drive it. sometimes after its warmed up from driving a while the idle is ok but then it starts again within the same drive to my destinations. it has misfired a few times not many but the idle is an everyday thing.
changed spark plugs. Then got distributor cap. Car running rough hard to keep running. Engine light on and off. Changed air flow sensor and still running rough. Diagnostic at autozone pointed to air sensor. What else could be causing bad airflow
I TRIED SETTING MY CRUISE AND IT DOES NOTHING.
I just replaced the coolant expansion tank in hopes of stopping a coolant leak and the sensor connector just won't clip on, it seems like the prongs on the new tank are slightly closer together than the old one but not by much, any one else run into this problem?
Replaced left half shaft (torn boot) and right side bad upper motor mount.
when i turn the key i can hear a click sound coming from the fuse/relay area. i had the starter tested and was told it was good. the battery tested good as well and i made sure all my connections were tight and secure. i can seem to get it to ture over its driving me nuts because im sure its somthing little im just over looking.
car started a while ago now i press clutch and turn key over and get nothing. had my brother wiggle wires around and kicked over once now nothing. any idea where to start?
The car runs fine after the sun comes up and it gets closer to noon, but won't start in the morning. Sometimes it will fire up and run for 5 or so seconds, and then quits. I had the fuel system checked and the mechanic says that it is an electrical problem that he is not equipped to deal with. He told me to go to the dealer, but I am worried about the cost. Has anyone else had this problem? There is also an intermittent "check engine" light as well, but this pre-dates the start up problem.
what is the oily water type substance leaking from passenger side of my cabrio. large puddle then stopped
I have a vw golf cabrio v reg and this last year I have noticed an intermittent fault where the car suddenly loses power. It slows down and the dash lights come on to show stalled. It happens on and off but more when petrol tank down to quarter full. I have had a mechanic use diagnostic and the results were
01243 intake manifold valve short circuit
01249 inj 1 short circuit
01250 inj 2 short circuit
01251 inj 3 short circuit
01252 inj 4 short circuit
00635 o2 sensor heater circuit short circuit with ground intermittent.
since then ive had new cat and lamda sensor and took to jct 600 volkswagen who gave me a print out of faults but could not link my problem to any of them..those results in red were...
servo pipe split
Coil pack earth lead broken
dizzy cap rotor arm
spark plugs and ht leads.
since then I was advised by another mechanic it could be ecu..but when trying to replace this part I was told it does not exist for my make and model..apparantly my car is a mark 3.5?
can anyone shed more light on this please. Im from west yorkshire area thanks...
specifically the location of fuse for convertible roof motor
I replaced the air mass, coolant sensor coil, wires .Car will start and run sometimes. I seem to have an erratic weak spark. What else besides the coil will cause this thanks tom
Can excelerate after a complete stop?
I replaced air mass, coil, wires, coolant sensor. wont always start. disconnect the battery and it starts and runs fine for a day
the things that need to be fix are the time belt, air flow sensor, coolant sensor and flange and cap and rotor. Is it worth getting these repairs done?
Replaced wires,plugs,cap and rotor
IGet 16.4 mpg from 24mpg
I am afraid to drive the car. How can I get this cheaply fix?
air and rain enters the passenger side window.
the car was sold as is it drove ok not going over 35 mph. The new owners drove it away going faster and farther and the car broke down on them, saying it was smoking and spewing. They demanded their money back and now my car doesnt move. What happened.
I think that it could possibly have something to do with a part in the shift. Could it be caused by a faulty electro magnet? If not what could it be. When the key is turned no sound is made. I have removed the shift cover assembly and have been able to start it by fiddling with the electro magnet but it does not start up 100% by doing this. I only wish you guys would be local to me. Thanks for any/all suggestions.
I put oil in and the light stopped for two blocks and started again. It seems I am leaking bad! Can it be fixed or is it a costly problem?
I accidently left the AMF switch disconnected after making another repair. the car ran for several days without issue and then died and would not restart
I just bought this used car. As I was driving it jumps into neutral ( maybe hit a bump), did this 3 times within an hour.. but it tends to not want to go into park or while in neutral I can still push gas pedal and it goes. I want to know IF this is the problem. A man looked at it and said the cable was stretched a bit.
It only occurs when I am going more than 35 mph. If I open the windows, the noise decreases slightly, but is still there. I am almost certain it is in the interior - not the engine. It started 3 days ago.
Vent has always also made a small rustling noise when I have the main vents (over the center console) blower on foot. I have to toggle the drivers vent and the center console vent to make it not make any noise...
Anyone else experience this at all?
I can not see where the leak is comming from. It looks like it is near the oil filter. Only leaks when engin is running.
this happened a little after i got a flat and changed out the tire. the odd thing is that the sound gets faster as the car goes faster.when i changed the tire i noticed it only had three lugs, i don't think this would have a big impact since it was already running with three previously and had no problem before.
Put new timing belt,water pump,T-Stat,but still no hot heat,it will blow luke warm air but no heat ,guage shows over 190 after running for twenty min,still no heat,dont know if codes can be pulled on this year,also used prestone antifreeze at 50/50,dont know if thats bad or not ,since car is so old. Help please ???
drove fine just will not start
Hello, Im currently thinking about buying a VW Cabriolet, looking at models 1988-1995 and I have been able to acquire only very little information about which model would be the best option and how expensive the maintenance would be as well as efficiency and reliability. All information and opinions are greatly appreciated. thanks.
When I put the shifter to drive it goes directly on the 3rd gear and stays there eventhough I go to 5 or 50 mph. I can go manually from the 1st gear to the 2nd or from the 2nd to the 3rd .... but when go from the 3rd gear to drive it stays on the 3rd gear.
Looking for help!