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The car is starting ti stutter when I start it up. It is starting to happen more frequently.

kept finding oil on the ground and put in shop at dealer ship this occured after having timing belt replaced

A REPL TRANS. QUOTE IS $6,000. IF I DO NEED IT. PASSET PURCHASED NEW FEB 04 AND NO MAJOR PROBLEMS UNTIL LAST WEEK REPL THE TIRES...NOW SHIFTING IS SLUGGISH & HESITATE IN LOWER GEARS. ANY SUGGESTIONS BESIDES CHECKING AND CHANGING THE TRANS FLUID??

DEALER SAYS OXYGEN SENSOR CODE SHOWS, TOO. wHICH MAY SETTLE DOWN AFTER HE CHG FLUID. PLEASE COMMENT

The code was thrown again after I replaced the cat, both o2 sensors, plugs and wires. I have checked the SAIP and EGR valves. They all work.

I compared the o2 test readings between bank 1 and bank 2 for all four sensors. They are virtually identical. Difference of .1 volt.

When I changed the plugs, the plugs on bank2 where uniformly lighter than the plugs on bank one, which were uniformly browner.

Any ideas?

how do i fitt a cylinder head

everytime you accelerate over 50mph the car starts to wobble and when you accelaerate over 50mph you feel the vibration in the accelaration pedal

My brake lights stays on and my brakes won't come completely up. I have to place something under the brakes just to make sure my lights turn off when I turn off the car when I have arrived to my destination. What can it be.? N thanks for our help

Please give me all prices.

How many miles can I expect to get when they are repalced?

I had both replaced along with the timing belt 2008 and just recently replaced again both were replaced. how long should they lasts is the question?

I had the waterpump and timing belt done in 2008 at 108,000miles and just recently had to get it done at 135,000 is this normal?

know how hard to replace and the approximate cost to do so
preferrably in the area of jacksonville nc. I know the part cost about $145.00 but what cost for labor are we looking at urgent response needed please.

turn the key and sounds like it wants to start, any ideas or suggestions?

thought i would change oil still whitesmoke changed oil due to oil pressure light warning whats next

oil leak damaged 4 ignition coils (?), replaced too. is that where the oil is going now and will eventually be leaking visibly again?

We are planning on buying a new car within the month. We would like to get this repair done as inexpensively as possible, perhaps with a rebuilt alternator.

I rounded the star head bolt and now I can't get it out.

Thank you

Ok so I bought my car about 4 months ago, it works great but the ac hardly works. So i figured id need to get it recharged, so im wondering how much would it cost to do so? is it hard to do it myself or is it better to have someone do it for me? what price range am i looking at here?

I can turn it on and drive it, just can't remove it. Tried park, neutral, the wheel, the brake etc. The diagnostic doesn't recognize the problem.

This happen often after i have driven for a while or say when the engine is hot. If you engage it to eithe drive or reverse, you will hear a heavy jack/noise either moving back or forward pending which gear you choose either reverse or drive. It doesn't do this early in the morning or when the car has cooled down. I equally notice vibration from the car when my spped gets to say 110, and on passing to above 110 (say 120 upwards) the vibration ease. Am suspecting this issues to come from the gear system. I bought the car from a friend with Odo 59,200 and presently is just only at odo 59,846.

I have read to "pry off' handle but it seems very easy to scrach or damage - I just want access to pop out a door indentation / damage. Thanks!

There are no check engine lights or error codes. I have noticed a burning smell for the last few months but after driving a short distance today, the car was smoking pretty bad from underneath the oil cap.

Car has 97,000 miles on it. Last week, the oil pressure light went on. Checked the oil and it was dry - just had the oil changed 2,500 miles ago. Have not had any leaks, nothing pooling on the garage floor. I am guessing the oil is burning through the turbo, but don't know for sure. I put 3 qts of oil in it and have been checking every other day, and have not seen any oil loss as of yet.

This is the second time this has happened. The first time happened when it was overdue for an oil change. Now it seems to be a bigger issue.

I don't believe there is any damage to the engine, but do not know for sure. Not sure what else could be the problem.

If it is my turbo, how much will it cost to fix?

changed trans. control module was told to replace this module but dont know where it it is located....leaky sunroof repaired...want my windows back none of them work except sunroof

does any body know what this stand for EPC

It was playing up a little when using the key but button was working , the remote on key has not worked since I got it

ZIP CODE 53081 THE TAIL LIGHTS STILL GO ON

100K Had an engine light and the oil looked bad. The oil pan was dropped and cleaned. Mechanic said it did not look that bad. If it runs good and oil looks good in 5k we'll do timing belt and water pump. After 4 months and 2K miles car was running fine and oil looked good. So he replaced water pump and timing belt at 102K. Within 1 week it overheated. It was while air conditioning running in stop and go traffic. In a 2- 3 mile area. In 3 visits to the mechanic who did this work as a possible solution: 1) Flushed radiator ; replaced the cluth fan 2) replaced the other fan 3) replaced thermastat. I no longer turn on the air but if the car is run on the interstate at high speed for any real length of time (30-45 minutes) it will start over heating. I turn the heater on and it sucks out the heat long enough to get home. I live and work and do 90% of my travel in a 10 mile radius.
The car sounds and drives great all the other time. I have only 105K on this 2001.But some times you have to drive 70 for about 45 minutes. Do I give up and trade it in. I only put 4-5K miles a year at tops. Take it to the dealer since this tech has not figured it out.

i recently did my oil change and my check coolant light keeps going on, what can it be. i add more coolant but it keeps going on

My 2001 Passat has 126,000 miles on it. I currently only drive it about 5,000 miles per year, 90% of that on the highway. It sits all week in a garage and then I drive it on the weekends.

I use Mobil 1 European 0W-40 and a Mobil 1 filter. How long can I safely go between oil changes?