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My transmission continues to clunk and freeze in low gear. The weird thing is that it seems to happen after an automatic car wash or after heavy rains. After it has sat a while, it shifts perfectly again. Any ideas? I had the valve body replaced AND had a complete transmission rebuild...neither solved the problem.

Do turn signals use a fuse? I plugged in a heated car seat 2 weeks ago into the cigarette lighter outlet, and it blew a fuse or two. My seatbelt light stays on and now both turn signals don't work.

while drivng as a passenger i felt a wobble in the rear of the car ...took it to the dealer they said you have a broken rear axel..and on the left rear the cv joint was leaking grease..needs to be replace...My question is can a broken axel cause the cv joint to leak grease.. do to improper alignement?

Just bought it today. Drove 200 miles home. Two issues:
1)Fuel gauge worked twice - both times about 5 minutes after fueling. Went all the way down to empty and stayed there. Fuel light came on and beeped at me both times, then went out 10 minutes or so later.

2)On the dash display, to the right of the display that shows park, neutral and drive etc. where it shows the gear the car is in (1-6) that worked about halfway home then went out and stayed out. Possible fuse? This is the automatic with TipTronic.Any insights much appreciated.

Change timing belt at 70,000 miles 2002 turbo s vw beetle has
has 120,000 when do i need to change it again?

how many miles could I put on this car before it's done. I'm thinking about buying it with 153,000 miles on it and was wondering how long I'll be able to keep it around until I graduate college (four to five years).

if engine has seized up due no motor oil will it still make a noise like it's trying to start when you turn the key, or will it make NO sound at all? and is there a safety kill switch somewhere that i might be able to reset and crank up the bug???

My daughter call me cause her 2002 beetle died. She noticed it losing power then it just died at a stop sigh. When I got it home I noticed the oil plug was GONE and battery dead. Charged battery, filled oil and checked ALL fuses but it will not even TRY to turn over and the epc light is on. Can any one help please????

we were checking the fuses with the key turned on and now it won't start, the fuel pump not turning on.

Where is the fuse or relay located that controls the power to the MAF?

I have a check engine light on and the code is for the mass air flow sensor. According to the Chilton manual I read out the connector to the MAF sensor and should have read 12v. I am getting no reading at all. Where do I go now?

It occurs all the time. Window does not work.

System is too rich, bank. PO172

CATALYTIC EFFICIENCY

i was driving my beetle. it will now only go 40 miles an hour the RPM is high..........i can't go past 40 miles. what is wrong???

My car failed inspection because of its evap. system. How much would it be to get my evap. system checked and fixed if needed? Approximately.

How do I re-install the HOOD RELEASE PULL TAB LEVER replacement instructions

My turbo won't come on at any speed no warning lights what wrong? The car runs fine but no power because the turbo quit, can I have a hose off or a vacume line off I run Castrol 100% synsetic oil and only 80,000 miles 1.8 turbo automatic trans.

auto trans shifts hard in rev, 1, and also harsh down shifts when cold. when it warms up it is fine. Any ideas?

2004 VW Beetle 2.0L 4A GLS; mileage 57K; Is timing belt/water pump replacement really necessary at this interval? Car is performing great; no dashboard code sensors illuminated. Would it be prudent to wait until 70K?

looking at a 2oo4 vw, the check engine light stays on and we were todl it could be a blown headgasket,,it also needs the timing belt changed..would check engine light come on for that to let us know it needs changing or for headgasket..what is the price or replacing headgasket

i have no blower speeds and no a/c

this problem occured sat and they worked for an hour. i went into the movies and when i came back out they wouldnt work and have not worked since.

What fuse controls the heated outside mirror. Is a relay used?

RELATED TO CODE PO420

I went to close the glove box last week and the door fell back down. looks like one of the clips on the inside is stuck. I'm concerned that the whole panel needs to be changed, since it looks molded. any suggestions?

Automatic. It jerks when shifting gears when speeding up (especially on freeway) and when I slow down to a stop it jumps forward. When driving and increasing speed, the engine revs and makes a terrible whining/spinning sound, and won't go any faster, and then all of a sudden it will jerk into a higher speed. Is this a transmission problem?

How do I clean out the air intake system on a VW '98 BUG

I have repaired the other codes that came up,plug, wires, MAF sensor, various vacumm lines. The engine was not running very well, hardly noticed. I keep having a P0422 code coming back (main catalyst below threshold bank 1) I don't believe the O2 sensors are bad, I believe this means the convert itself, correct? Being the engine wasn't running properly, I believe it damaged the converter.

The shop is saying they need to do a smoke test to see where my bug is leaking ?