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car starts and stalls like it is out of gas
My hatch back lock is suck in the "locked" position. I can insert the key but it will not turn. I cannot access the mechanism from inside, and all attempts with graphite, solvent and compressed air have not worked. Any ideas?
LOve the idea of your website but why such a wide variance on estimates? Just looked up the cost to change a catalytic converter and its between $400 and $1200 dollars. I probably could have guessed and it would have fallen between those numbers.
I have a 95 VW golf III automatic. the tranny has a problem shifting when i accelerate. this problem occurs every time i drive the car. it will get it's rpm's up too high and when it finally goes to shift, it hits hard and i can feel it hit while driving?
Wondering if it needs tie rods?
About how much will a new clutch cost me?
My car shakes pretty violently anytime I am accelerating and get close to the 40mph mark. It seems to be less violent after I exceed 50mph and seems to only happen when I am accelerating. What could this be?
i lost the keys to my 1997 golf chico 1600 I have replaced the ignition key but what can i do to disable or bypass the immobiliser , at presnt the car is sat in the garage and i cant start it
Hello all. I have recently purchased a sweet Golf frm a privte owner, and the Ignition switch needs to be replaced. My mechanic could not replace the part because of a faculty installed anti theft system that requires a code to be entered at the dealer. The dealer would charge 10 times as much as my Mechanic does to change the ignition swtch and I would like to either remove the anti theft system or obtain it so I can change the part myself. The dealer informs me over the phone that it is "illegal" to remove the anti theft system from the car but I feel that I should have the right to do anything I want with my property.
Any advice on how to move forward from here?
my 1990 vw golf starts for 5-7 seconds then stalls out. smells like its getting fuel, it is getting spark and fuel pump sounds like its working. when i step on the gas pedal, it doesn't help to keep it going.
have just changed thermostat and just saw that water is leaking bad near alternator belt
The gas cap cover won't open. Neither will the back hatch. I have no manual for this car. Any ideas? Thank-you
I have a 2001 vw golf and recently the car lost power and epc and check engine lights are on. Can you tell me what the problem is? Thanks SIMON
i got up to the steering column and now i cant get this part off
When I use the key to open the hatch it makes the rest of the system act weird. I closed the hatch and opened the drivers door with the remote and the alarm went off. Had to put the key in the hatch to shut off the alarm. Found out the key does not work in the drivers door. This will be the third replacement of the keyless system if I have to replace it. So I want to just shut it off and use a key the old fashioned way.
I have a Golf 3 2e engine a \ t 1993 model. The problem is that sometimes the rpm be irregular and it is difficult to reach more than 2000 and the car be without power (difficult to move). I checked the car by computer and there is no diagnostic code. And i was cleaned the throttle and stepper motor and the air balancer, but to no avail Please help
How to replace the headlight of my 2005 VW golf
driver door doesn't latch when door is closed
Last week I was driving on the freeway and my car started to tug back, then all of a my car locked, turned off, and the check engine, oil, and battery light came on. Took it to a shop and they couldn't find out what was wrong with it, because their system only can go back to 1996 models. VW dealership said it might be the key? Anyone have a clue cause I'm lost.
I hooked new battery in my 94 golf backwards. alternator fried. got a new one. then replaced coil. still not starting found one fuse able link under the coolant res. its good. Also now the radio will not turn on. checked all fuses under steering column. there must be another fuse some where i am missing....help dumping money into it isnt working
My Golf will randomly shut off. Drive any speed, going anywhere, at any given moment BAAM dead. I do have a lot of corrosion on my ground wires, My hatch is rusted through, problems there. I am working on those. Could those be my fix/solution? Is there a way to kill the anti-theft to see if that is what is shutting off the power in this case?
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So what could the connection be between the negative battery lead and the check engine light. I am wondering about the who, what, when, why, how, concerning that Check engine light. When it's on the car starts. When its off the car does not start. Next pull negative lead and let sit for 10-20 reconnect and I'm set. What could be going on that is telling the car to shut off, stay off, and/or reset me please?
damaged transmission pan cover, transmission leaks, Removed cover needs support bracket & transmission pan cover.
How much is an average cost of repair for wire repair and 2 bulbs for the rear light?
At 90 k miles, 1st and reverse gear (especially reverse ) require extreme force to be geared into.
What possible fixes or adjustments or possible?
Price range for such?
A mechanic told me the clutch is fine and that it is likely to be the gearbox. He reccomended taking it to the dealer, since they might be able to do a tuning (synchronizing?) as oppose to a full replacements. An thoughts.
when i put the car in reverse it make an extremly loud whine with slight grinding sound. its a 5 speed an it goes in reverse fine just the noise is awful, it dont slip.
I just want to know how to replace the flywheel on A 1994 volks wagen golf 3. Can you help me please
97 golf volkswagen will idle in park but when put into gear, drive or reverse it stalls out. It will start right up again and idle in park. Car has automatic transmission
my passenger side window came fell of the rack and i took the side doo panel off but another metal panel was in my way how do you remove it
When I'm driving (gas tank is full), the accelerator idles on the freeway. I don't take it out of gear, and there are no warning lights. I have regular maintenance checks, and all the parts are up to date.
I have a manual transmission at 131,770 miles. I just replaced the timing belt and water pump.
Does anyone else have this problem?
I know I'm asking two totally different questions in one here, but I need some help, I need to know where on the steering rack it says ZF or TRW because I need tie rods and nobody wants to help me. Also, my speedo/tach are not working, period. I'll get a few seconds here and there but thats it. Also the odo doesn't add mileage. I love this car and I'd like to keep it. Someone help, please! Thanks.