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  1. I don't know what's wrong with my engine

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    So the car still runs when you turn it off? ODD! It is absolutely possible to replace the wires and plugs without removing the intake, they are angled and you can bend a wire hanger to hook the clips on each side of the plug, search around, you will find something about it somewhere.
  2. motor vibrates on acceleration only

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    No problemo dude, that's what we're here for!
  3. Extended Warranty

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    I have carchex on my passat and it has come in handy many many times. No hassle when getting repair either, only thing that sucks is I use the stealership and they charge me $50 in "shop fees" on top of my $50 deductible for the warranty.
  4. Always when I put gas

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    I would bet that you have a CEL on right now or will have one soon. Your EVAP purge valve (also called an n80 valve) has gone kaput, common problem with our beetles and luckily a cheap and quick fix. Read this link for more info...
  5. Transmission

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    Your oil has degraded and isn't properly lubricating the transmission. Just flush it and refill it properly with trans fluid and you should be just fine, until then you can add a half bottle of Lucas oil transmission fix and you should be golden!
  6. Whatever you do, DO NOT say you're selling your beetle

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    To buy a truck, it will immediately make your boss turn on you and threaten your job so that you wont make such a large purchase till things settle. You win this round bug...you win..
  7. Unfortunately, I think it might be time to get rid of the beetle :(

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    Sorry guys but I think im going to send the old bug off to a new owner, its been great but my family is growing and we just need more room! Don't worry though!! Ill still come just as often as I do now (the forum opens when I open chrome so I look :) ) Its been a great little car, 150,000...
  8. Im seriously about to cry

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    All I have ever used is a haynes and I find it to be quite helpful. Mind you mine is beat to **** now but still :)
  9. Any way to amplify a shark fin antenna?

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    My antenna busted a few months ago so I bought one of those shark fin antennas, it works well but the only thing is it isn't strong enough (or the radio isn't powerful enough to power it) to pick up AM stations, I really don't want to buy ANOTHER antenna and I definitely don't wanna get rid of...
  10. Automatic Transmission Problems

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    I had this same problem, drop the pan, if the magnet is clear, your fluid is too degraded and should be changed anyway. Change it once and add a little more than is needed, not much, I say 1/10 of a litre. Then add a half bottle of Lucas Transmission Fix. Should fix you right up. in 6...
  11. Does the NB "exaggerate" your low gas warning?

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    I have been meaning to ask this forever but never remembered too :) Is it just me or when your NB gives you the BEEP that your gas is low does it drop from the top of the red to resting on the pin in less than 25 miles? Is it a liar liar gauge or is it really THAT low? I mean, I know its bad...
  12. Water distibution pipe?

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    Its a bitch to mess with, are you sure it isnt the coolant flange leaking?
  13. 1999 Beetle Transmission fluid change

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    It needs to be pentosin that is VW spec that you can only usually buy at a German auto parts store or the dealership directly. You can buy it online but you probably dont want to wait/pay for shipping.
  14. Not VW related but you might be able to help

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    yeah yeah yeah im not going to argue the whole ford thing, someone had mentioned the ECU, Ill take it apart and check the solders and re-solder like I had to do to my microswitch.
  15. Not VW related but you might be able to help

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    My buddies truck keeps dying on him when it gets to opperating temperature, we replaced the distributor, the ignition module, fuel pumps, vac hoses, fuel injectors etc etc. Its an 89 f150 5.0 v8
  16. Relieved. I re flushed my trans fluid but didnt have to replace the filter

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    Damn I must have REALLY not done something right last time because the car is running PERFECT now, shifts beautifully.
  17. Relieved. I re flushed my trans fluid but didnt have to replace the filter

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    As some of you know, about a year ago (less than 5kmiles mind you) I changed my transmission fluid and couldnt get the filter to seat in the valve body. It took me some time to get the nerve to drive it and even then it was still a rocky ride with the transmission not catching gears as quickly...
  18. Transmission leak

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    2.0 AT would set you back anywhere from $350 to $700 depending on quality milage etc. There is a transmission fluid pan that has a plastic plug on top that can become loose and leak over time as mine did. Its on the driver side but is obscured by a metal plate you would have to remove to fix...
  19. Do I need a special tool to retract the rear caliper?

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    Thanks for the info, I just went to Autozone and rented one.
  20. Do I need a special tool to retract the rear caliper?

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    Im reading my book and it says I have to turn it clockwise while retracting but I dont remember doing that last time, is this tool necessary?
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