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So when I accelerate, lately, the car make a rattling noise kinda like a metallic chain being re-tightened or something. Only when accelerating though, any idea what it could be and/or if it's unsafe?
Hi, so my car's been having this problem for quite a while now. When I'm alone in the car, everything's great. But as soon as we are 3-4 people in the car and I drive over a speed bump or something, I litterally feel like the car is dragging itself on the ground. It makes this creaking metallic noise in the rear on its way back down after the bump. I'm almost definitely sure it's something in the suspension, but what exactly is it? Shock absorbers? Coils? Something else? Thx for your advice
So first 30cm of snow this week, a few blocks of snow and ice hit my jetta's belly.. I parked it today in the garage, and 2hours later noticed a red liquid just behind both front wheels..? Thought maybe of some leak of the coolant, but color and smell don't match.. Prestone is orangy but this was dark red. And coolant liquid level was normal. Any idea? On a different note, do any of you know what (and how) to replace if those red lights that light up all 3 climate control knobs at night went off? (I should add that right before going home I had to press hard on the brakes for about 10 seconds while my car gracefully slid on black ice to avoid a coming car, which made that weird brakes-being-useless sound.. Brake liquide?How?) Thank you.
What do professionnals do when they need to remove a certain item from under the hood to replace it, which is held down by very large and long screws, and one of those screws' head is, well, completely screwed? If the head of that screw is in a very bad shape, and no tool can get a grip of it, what is the solution? Piercing it?
Hi again. I've asked before about the ignition coil. Here's the follow-up. Finally the CEL came back on, but while I was driving, and was not steady, it was flashing! The engine started shaking very roughly, mostly when I accelerate, and there's a smell of burnt smoke or something. I was told it was definitely the ignition coil failing, and the smell was due to fuel not completely being consummed and going into the exhaust. Is that right? Also, when you pull out the coil, the 4 spark plug wires are plugged into it, is there any special tool I should acquire to pull them off, or do they go easy? I'd rather be sure first. Thank you again.
It's an odd question because I've never ever heard about that before, but does a Jetta have a blinker fluid reservoir somewhere? (Jetta 02 2.0L GLS, E.C. AZG)
Hi, thank you for your quick reply it was very helpful, though I need some clarifications.. I have an AZG engine code. The ignition coil is just one piece, one black square item that all 4 of the spark plug wires go to. (http://www.statracing.com/oem-replacement/wizard.asp?eng=null&cha=null&year=2002&make=VW&model=JET-GLS-002&category=F&part=Ignition+Coil if you need to see it) So why would the code specifically refer to ignition timing cylinder #2 ? Also, if the ignition coil may be failing, do I need to replace the spark plug wires as well? Is there anything else I should replace while I'm in there? Thank you.
2 questions in 1... My check engine light went on a couple days ago, and the trouble code was : "17766 - Ignition timing cylinder 2 - Open Circuit" . 1st question is what does this mean, and how can you fix it? Second, in some forums they where talking about the area where the spark plug wires and the coilpacks are, I think, and you needed to remove the secondary air pump in order to access it. By curiosity I was checking it out, and I noticed the pump was inclined a little bit, unlike what I've seen in pictures. It turns out, those 3 little 10mm screws that hold it, are not holding it anymore!!! All 3 plastic-rubberish pieces that the screws go in are broken so it's completely loose. I know I can probably fix it back, but do you think the fact that it was loose may have caused any problems? I don't know how long it was like that, should I check anything? Thanks.
Hi, I was cleaning the car the other day and took off the base of the back seats and found something I didn't know was there. It was a plastic cover the size of a door speaker, black with three phillips screws, and underneath where a big plastic circle knob and a plug with 4 wires, and the smell of gas. Can anyone tell me what that could be?
Hi, I'm not an expert and was wondering weather it is easy to locate the "TPS" - Throttle Position Sensor or do I have to turn into a mecanic to see it :). (And if possible, can you tell me what it looks like?) Thank you