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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

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today i locked the keys in the car. after trying to open the door i had to call a locksmith. in 2 minutes the guy used a air bag to pry the door open and unlocked it with a long fiberglass rod. great work so i thought. after i got under way the open door alarm came on and it stayed on even after i checked and made sure all doors trunk and hood were closed. this is causing the cab lights to stay on all the time and its draining the battery.

There is no leaks any where or anything in the oil to be a sign of a head problem.

relatedd to the CAM SHAFT SENSOR B2SB and cause chick engine light on

related to kAm shAft POSITION sensors no B2SB

Just had my VW jetta's water pump / Timing belt / surpentine Belt / Timing belt tensioner / thermostat / and CT Sensor replaced by a local auto repair shop. My question is are the labor times correct?

R&R Timing Belt/ Tensioner and Water pump : 4 hours
R&R Thermostat : 1.4 hours
R&R Drive Belt/ Coolant Temp Sensor : 1.2 hours

If these sound a little on the high side please let me know and if there is someone I contact, either BBB or someone please let me know, they quoted me around 700 dollars for the repair and ended up with them doing it after I gave them the okay. The following day I went to pay them and they showed me a bill of 885.10 So Please if you have any advice or someone I could contact here in North Carolina please feel free to tell me

water leaks into drivers side floorboard when it rains

my car has a supercharge on the top of the engine how do i change the sparkplugs on it

2003 vw jetta passagner side strut -piece broke off

My handle on the glove box is broke, can you repair and what is an estimated cost for the repair.
Thanks,
Sarah

How do you change spark plugs on this vehicle.Is there a tool needed to change spark plugs?

engine is not starting. cranks but does not start. diagnostic code is p0864

2003 vw jetta 1.8 turbo; when accelerating up steep grades massive amounts of white smoke come from the exhaust (sometimes when it happens, I cannot even see the car behind me) but goes away when I stop accelerating. This is very embarrassing. Very rarely does this happen during normal driving. My mechanic has not been able to identify the problem. Any thoughts?

could not get wheeles alignment

my oil was leaking and I took it into the mechanic. He did some re-sealing but said if continues to leak that it will need housing replacement. Is this something that I can find used or is it best to let him get the part for lots of $$?

we just recently bought a 2003 volkswagen jetta gls 2.0. after the car warms up it shifts hard from 2nd to 3rd gear. what would cause that to happen and what is a fix for that