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Independence Auto

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Oil pumps actually rarely ever fail. If you've really lost oil pressure the bearing will need to be closely examined. Engine should be inspected, then pulled and inspected, and then repaired as necessary to correct the problem. Oil pump alone would be at least 6.5 hours if all went ok, and without confirming the actual pressure before hand. What is that actual issue you are having?


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Possible Starter? Hard to say though. Could be a weak battery, connections?


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How many miles on the car?


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Do you know which trans you have. The 01M is known to have internal solenoid and wiring issues. Both transmissions are known for TCM problems. I would need to see the car and check it with Vag-Com to comment further. Work on many Volks/Audis, was a former dealer tech. Feel free to call with any other questions


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Not a torque converter, although that could have an issue. Hard shifts are usually the result of high pressure. High pressure is the result of slipping, a seal, etc. There are some known issues with the pressure control solenoids of those transmissions. In any case the rear cover has to come off minimum, you likely my need a transmission rebuild if the fluid levels are ok. A scan and monitor of the operating parameters will be needed. Feel free to call with any other questions


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It could be, but more likely it's out of freon. Could also be a worn clutch, bad relay, blown fuse etc. Without getting some pressure gauges on it, it is really hard to say. Give me a call if you're interested in having it checked.


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Sounds pretty close in the pricing. It is considerable work to replace the evap core. The expansion valve should also be done, and then of course it needs to be charged again. If you would like a second opinion to confirm the failure I would be glad to look at it. It is possible there is something else leaking and not the evap core. Did they confirm it with dye, and/or a camera?


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I would have to agree with the other answer. Not very practical or possible to predict every tool you will need to do ANY job. If you don't already have the tools needed you will be money ahead paying someone to replace the parts vrs buying the necessary tools. And, as stated, coil springs can be dangerous if not handled properly. The rears springs have much less tension than fronts, but they still need to be handled with care and caution, and replaced using proper equipment. Part of the reason shops need to charge what they do, is because they have all the tools and knowledge to do what you are asking. Sorry I can't be more help, that was not a very concise question.


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Possible it could be a fuse. I don't have the fuse arrangement in front of me, but your owners manual could point you in the right direction, the more likely scenario is a problem with either the body control module or the mirror control module. Most likely you will need to have is scanned by a qualified shop. I was a former Toyota/Lexus Technician for 12 years before opening my own garage. I would be happy to take a look for you. Feel free to contact me if you would like further assistance. GL


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That answer was correct. You do have a transmission fault of some kind. I am local and near you. If you would like to have me scan your vehicle I can give you an honest assessment of what's going on. I offer loaner cars if the symptom turns into a longer repair. Beyond that not much help I can offer without knowing what the fault code is. Feel free to contact me at anytime.


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