1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questions

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sounds like its running on two cyls and grey smoke

Also there's one screw that has an odd shaped head and the other screws have a star said how do I remove the screws to see if there's a gasket

Car started and ran fine yesterday. I park it in the garage unlocked and when I went to leave this morning, I opened the driver's door and the alarm went of. I shut the alarm off with the remote, closed the door and the alarm went off again. I turned off the alarm (factory-installed), put the key in the ignition, turned the key and the engine didn't crank. All of the dashboard lights and gauges came on as usual. I tried to start the car again several times and the alarm came on again, and each time I silenced the alarm and turned the key, nothing. Is the problem connected to the alarm system? I noticed now that the doors won't lock or unlock (they stay unlocked) when I use the remote. I hear the lock activator motors in the doors and the lights flash and the horn beeps as usual, but the locks won't work. Suggestions?

How do you go about reactivating the readiness mode on the security system?

With new battery, engine still wouldn't crank. Could it be a fuse or a relay, or is it the starter? The car was running fine yesterday although I left the headlights on for a short while. Even then, I was able to start it without any problems.

I was told that there is a drain hole that may be plugged. The occurs especially during the summer when I run the A/C so I'm thinking it's condensation, but there's sure alot of it. Thanks for your help!!

1998 vw jetta desiel engine

Received a check engine light code of p1550. How critical is this to get fix?

Was given a vw tdi in an estate. Need to know what type oil and how much.Also what type and how much transmission fluid? Thanks

How much should it cost to get a new timing belt put on? Thank you

I was told I need an ac coolant fan module. 1st, do you know where this is located on the car and next, is there anyway to test it myself to see if this is really the trouble