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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.

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Just wondering if I'm going to make it home!

Could it be the fuel line? Very random, last time put regular fuel in, about 1/2 tank left, put premium in this time. Bad idea? Mixing that is - should I have waited til the tank was a bit lower then added the premium gas?

I bought this car Monday - would randomly not start when I was test driving it - owners took it in to their mechanic - short in ignition. Fixed. Won't start at all now - friend said something to do the the clutch and a sensor on it.

bought the care a few days ago.. it ran fine.. now it just would not start i changed the started because i heard a clicking noine coming from it.. but it is still doing the same thing.. the battery is fairly new.. and strong..

i changed the exhaust manifold, but it rattles, my egr malfunction code is up with the check the engine light,are they related? if not, my egr got so hot oil came out of it, and i think its fried

what other volkswagons have interchangeable muffler for 98 cabrio. in need the back muffler, would a golf be the same?

now it is up but wont go down but only a inch or two an some times she will stall a few times and you have to give it rev the motr a few times then she will run rite

what type of transmission fluid does it call for

It shows 200 is running but it keeps running hotter then it says so I want to know whats the right temp for it.

i replaced my 95 cabrio engine with a 96 jetta

Put $30 worth of shell gas into the car, ran fine b4, started to miss will not accelerate, rpm are thru the roof while changing gears cannot get to MOOOOve like it use to. Bogging down. granted not used much. Any ideas, sparks plugs, distributor, bad gas have a clue

other times it will not turn over. I used the key on door to turn off kill switch and I want to know if I can get that kill switch dismantle or turned off permantly so I don't have this problem. Ruby

No heat. Temp is normal. And fluids are full. I just bought the car and no nothing about it.

The window on the driver side of my 96 cabrio is grinding when i try to put it up or down. Most of the time (99%) the window won't go all the way up, so i have to have someone stand on the outside of my car to pull the window up the rest of the way while i am inside pushing the electric switch. My nephew is very good fixing any kind of car, he tried getting the door panel off to take a look but couldn't. Need help on how to get this panel off...please!!!!

I bought the care used at about 50k miles and it just turned 100k miles. I have never replaced the Timing Belt. Is it due for one. It seems to be running fine.

windows work off of door key switch- have no idea which relay in the fuse panel is the window relay if that could be checked

How much is a used throttle body? What would the labor cost to repair?

Missing the lid for the fuse box, I need to know which fuse is for tail lights etc., and where they go and for the large fuses.

The temp gauge goes about half way but the temp light is flashing. The reservoir appears to be cracked.

Horn just makes a sad, wimpy, muted sound. Are there things I can easily check before bringing it to shop?

I just need to know where the crankshaft positioning sensor is located on a 2000 Volkswagon Cabrio?

Would anyone know why the compressor on the a/c stops when engine gets hot. Tried charging it and it shuts off too.

what type of gas should i be using?

all the time

Okay, so i've had my car for about two years now, I have 180,000 miles on it. Recently when i've been driving it, it will not go into fourth gear at all. It sucks because I have to drive like 45 mph! When I also start out from park it seems like it kind of slips and doesn't move as quick as it should for how hard I hit the gas pedal. I want to find out if its an easy fix or a major problem? If anyone knows, i'd like to know what I can do to possibly fix the issue?