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Discuss normal maintenance and service. i.e. oil change, tire rotation, coolant

  1. Go to first new post You’re Not Alone: #Holidaze for Days

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  2. Hood stuck

    Have a 2010 jetta tdi .. Hood cable is broken.. U can pull it and nothing happens.. How do I get my hood open to fix this? Help!

    Started by Zarilia, 10-12-2014 12:42 PM
    010, 2010, 2010 jetta, broke, broken, cable, fix, forum, forums, help!, hood, jet, jetta, jetta tdi, open, pull, stuck, tdi, volkswagen
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    10-12-2014 12:42 PM Go to last post
  3. Timing belt confirmation

    I have got a Passatt CC 2011, bought recently which has covered 59,000miles. I originally thought that the timing belt was to be changed every 3/4...

    Started by kenoarsla, 09-14-2014 04:33 AM
    2009, 2011, belt, bought, cha, changed, check, correct, covered, firm, forum, forums, garage, hey, intervals, ion, miles, passat, thought, timing, timing belt, volkswagen, vw, wi, years
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    09-14-2014 04:33 AM Go to last post
  4. 2002 Jetta AC problem

    The AC was working fine until 2 days ago. It completely stopped blowing cold air. I checked the AC Clutch and it's engaging, I checked the freon...

    Started by frank.ortiz.10888, 09-10-2014 10:04 PM
    2002, ago, air, blowing, clutch, cold, completely, days, engaging, fine, florida, forum, forums, hell, hot, jet, jetta, live, proble, problem, read, stopped, valve, volkswagen, working
    • Replies: 6
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    09-13-2014 03:58 PM Go to last post
  5. Brake Replacement

    Need to replace front & rear brakes on 2009 tiguan. Do i need any special tool to operate the rear parking brake?

    Started by inspector, 05-28-2014 09:19 PM
    2009, 2009 tiguan, 510, brake, brakes, dealer, forum, forums, front, parking, parking brake, rear, rear brakes, replace, replacement, special, tiguan, tool, volkswagen
    • Replies: 2
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    05-28-2014 11:10 PM Go to last post
  6. Oil Change Intervals - 2009 Rabbit - 10k???

    I know the manual states that the first scheduled oil change is at 10k and service every 10k after that, but does anyone else think that's a long...

    Started by bleedcubbieblue, 12-29-2008 07:32 PM
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    2009, advice, change, check, compete, courtesy, day, dealer, fluids, flush, free, hey, intervals, ion, longer, make, miles, newer, oil, rabbit, set, synthetic, tires, vws, wanted, warranty, wear
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    05-13-2014 04:17 PM Go to last post
  7. Vibrations

    Hello I'm new to this forum I got a golf 4 2.0 8valves The car vibrates a lot, I put new wheels and rims, then new drive shafts yet the vibration...

    Started by alihijazi, 04-27-2014 04:42 AM
    2.0, car, drive, forum, forums, golf, inside, ion, lot, nokia, part, replace, rims, side, told, true, vibration, volkswagen, wha, wheels
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    04-27-2014 04:42 AM Go to last post
  8. Need help with immobile GTI!

    I recently purchased a 99 mkIV GTI for a steal of a price. It was parked a few years back because of a shifting problem (sounded like possibly a g68...

    Started by TigerRag89, 05-02-2013 12:21 PM
    buy, car, cooling, dash, deal, driving, forum, gear, gti, happen, hey, high, hood, idle, ignition, maf, road, running, speed, start, stupid, test, things, vagcom, volkswagen
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 558
    02-03-2014 05:17 AM Go to last post
  9. new member need help

    hello I have joined this site to hopefully help with some issues on my golf gti 1998 3 door for many years I have used ernigrip motors in...

    Started by dunlop01, 06-28-2013 03:51 AM
    bmw, broken, damage, drive, factory, forum, fuel, golf, golf gti, good, gti, hey, high, lower, member, money, performance, repair, rim, rims, service, site, stock, trim, volkswagen
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    06-28-2013 03:51 AM Go to last post
  10. Need help with 2012 VW Golf engine cover removal

    Hi guys. I decide to change the air filter by myself and found the following thread that explains how to remove the engine cover for 2011 2.5L...

    Started by hunterkyo, 04-14-2013 05:30 PM
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    04-15-2013 09:24 AM Go to last post
  11. Question New Guy head light question

    I have a 92 GTI, I would like to change the grill and head lights from 2 squar to 4 round. How hard and can it be done?

    Started by Mad Scot, 02-24-2013 07:28 PM
    ca, cha, change, forum, forums, grill, gti, guy, hard, head, ion, light, lights, ques, question, round, volkswagen
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    02-24-2013 07:28 PM Go to last post
  12. '03 Passat front brake pad installation question....

    According to the manual, I just need to unscrew the guide pins inside the rubber cups, and I find one reference to a 7mm allen....but looking in the...

    Started by mutt, 07-30-2012 03:24 PM
    brake, front, guide, hole, ins, inside, installation, manual, mirror, pad, pads, passat, perform, putting, ques, question, reference, rubber, screw, simple, special, star, tool, volkswagen, wha
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    07-30-2012 03:24 PM Go to last post
  13. Rear right brake light not working

    Hey guys! Long time fan, first post. My 2008 rabbit is telling me that my rear right brake light isn't working. This is the light on the hatch....

    Started by Mervmaster, 05-21-2012 11:03 AM
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    05-21-2012 11:03 AM Go to last post
  14. Mobil 1 5W40 in a 2008 Golf City?

    I took my girlfriends golf city in for an oil change and since I have never owned a VW and know they seem to require a lot of special treatment I...

    Started by projectmx, 05-06-2010 07:48 AM
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    04-12-2012 08:14 PM Go to last post
  15. Beetle side repeater

    could anybody please tell me how to change a indicator repeater that is in the mirror of my 2003 vw beetle. thank you.:confused:

    Started by chris___j, 01-31-2012 03:40 PM
    2003, beetle, cha, change, confused, forum, forums, how to, indicator, mirror, side, volkswagen, vw, vw beetle
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    01-31-2012 03:40 PM Go to last post
  16. Someone remind me of the 60K maintenance

    So I've hit 60K miles, or 61K by now. I've been to the BMW dealer many times but I still can't give up the Rabbit. I still have the original...

    Started by seanmcd, 01-24-2012 11:58 AM
    air, bmw, brakes, car, changed, dealer, door, filter, fluid, forum, forums, great, hit, issues, job, latch, maintenance, miles, oil, rabbit, specific, switch, times, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 9
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    01-24-2012 11:29 PM Go to last post
  17. Headlight bulb recommendations

    I had one bulb go out today so I'm thinking of changing both with quality bulbs. Anyone have any suggestions for quality, bright replacements? Want...

    Started by dhawkins01, 01-18-2012 06:49 PM
    beat, bright, bulb, bulbs, ca, cha, changing, headlight, ion, king, phx, quality, recommendation, recommendations, store, suggestions, thinking, today, wi
    • Replies: 2
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    01-24-2012 11:55 AM Go to last post
  18. High Idling Speed

    I'm an owner of VW Polo Classic 1997 model. I learned from the Manual that the idling speed of Polo Classic is about 9mph with aircon and about...

    Started by Rhosabel, 11-26-2011 07:10 AM
    aircon, classic, defect, feedback, forum, forums, high, idling, learned, manual, model, morning, mph, owner, polo, replaced, speed, throttle, valve, volkswagen, vw, vw polo, wen, wha, wi
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    12-01-2011 05:25 AM Go to last post
  19. Bora/Dry Ignition Coil/maybe wrong leads are in wrong points? Diagram of set up? bora has a habit of chugging a bit, and sometimes cutting out in low revs. In my service i changed the spark plugs and the leads, but this...

    Started by Liam Kilmartin, 09-30-2011 10:31 AM
    advice, advise, attached, cha, changed, coil, conti, continues, cut, cutting, diagram, dry, experience, forum, forums, habit, hey, ignition, low, points, revs, service, set, spark, volkswagen
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    10-04-2011 06:06 PM Go to last post
  20. Removing engine cover on 2011 Golf 2.5 for air filter change

    This took me some time to figure out, but thanks to tips from on line forums, I managed to get it done. I'll share with you what I've learned. ...

    Started by leeanders, 08-03-2011 05:35 PM
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  21. Changing spark plugs in '01 Jetta

    Hey all. I've got a 2001 Jetta GLS, with the 2.0 engine. I got one of those computer error alerts on a recent trip. The (out of town) mechanic...

    Started by 2001 Aqua, 04-12-2010 02:12 PM
    access, car, changing, dealer, engine, error, exhaust, forum, forums, hey, ignition, jetta, manifold, miles, model, question, save, search, shop, small, star, start, time, top, volkswagen
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    05-29-2011 09:00 PM Go to last post
  22. AXEL -DIY

    So anybody know of a existing DIY on a axel disassembly? I kind of need it bad! Thanks everyone for the help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Started by Brani_ca, 05-11-2011 12:28 PM
    axel, axle, diy, engine, kinda, make, model, trans, wha, year
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    05-17-2011 12:37 AM Go to last post
  23. 2001 Golf, Timing Belt?

    As I mentioned elsewhere, I'm suddenly the owner of a 2001 Golf (2 l, 4 cyl, gas engine) and reading the Haynes manual I see that it should have the...

    Started by RedGolf, 03-23-2011 01:23 AM
    act, belt, car, carbon, carbon fiber, engine, forum, forums, gas, golf, good, hondas, idea, impression, manual, mile, miles, owner, reading, real, time, timing, told, volkswagen, water
    • Replies: 3
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    03-25-2011 08:07 AM Go to last post
  24. Oil issue

    Hi guys, i just brought a brand new Golf GTI. It's done 1600kms and the Oil warning light has come up flashing. I checked my oil and it's on low....

    Started by Nikolina, 03-09-2011 01:45 AM
    alot, black, bra, brand, brought, exhaust, flashing, forum, forums, golf, golf gti, gti, guys, ideas, issue, kms, light, low, oil, read, smells, volkswagen, war, warning, wha
    • Replies: 5
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    03-10-2011 11:48 AM Go to last post
  25. Front Rotors DIY

    Can anyone help me out? I am simply trying to take off the front rotors to get them turned. (like i have for many a different car) and am running...

    Started by adrinilinejunkie, 04-08-2010 08:47 PM
    big, bolts, brakes, car, diy, do it yourself, fix brakes, front, girl, hey, lug, mkv, remove, removed, removing, rotors, run, running, simply, torque, trouble, turned, year
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    12-26-2010 02:34 PM Go to last post
  26. Moved: Golf Mk3 TDi gearbox 'issues'

    Started by Euphiesman, 10-11-2010 03:45 PM
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    10-24-2010 01:49 PM Go to last post
  27. Moved: fuel gauge help

    Started by 78rabbit, 03-21-2010 08:27 PM
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    07-18-2010 05:14 PM Go to last post
  28. Unhappy Drivetrain maintenance

    So im approaching 65k on my 08 5spd. Im going to do the GM Syncromesh and Lucas tranny fluid stabilizer 50/50. However, ive recently noticed some odd...

    Started by Rabbid0281, 06-15-2010 11:25 AM
    5spd, brakes, check, cv joint, drive, driving, engine, fluid, general, hit, jack, loose, lot, maintenance, make, mods, odd, problems, ser, steering, steering wheel, time, wear, wheel, work
    • Replies: 4
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    06-17-2010 04:18 PM Go to last post
  29. Another 40,000 mile service question

    I've been quoted $480 for the 40K service, but DBC can supply me with all I need for a DIY job for $130. I've done work on cars more complicated...

    Started by Hareraiser, 05-24-2010 03:01 PM
    cars, dealership, diy, filters, forum, forums, guy, heck, job, leak, mile, miles, oem, oil, question, rabbit, request, routine, service, small, thought, volkswagen, vw rabbit, warranty, work
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    05-29-2010 06:13 PM Go to last post
  30. Brake fluid replacement

    OK, so I've got an order in with DBC for all the 40K service goodies, including the NGKs. I also got a canister of ATE Superblue, as the car is at...

    Started by Hareraiser, 05-25-2010 11:31 AM
    ate, brake, cap, car, cars, collection, cylinder, fluid, forum, forums, goodies, order, pattern, pressure, rabbit, replacement, service, sound, star, starting, tank, time, volkswagen, vw rabbit, year
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    05-25-2010 11:31 AM Go to last post
  31. Spark Plugs for 40K Mile Service

    I've searched the forum for spark plug choices for my 2008 Rabbit. I've found the NGK and Denso recommendations. I've only found one comment...

    Started by Hareraiser, 05-18-2010 10:08 AM
    2008, air, cabin, choices, experience, filters, forum, forums, fuel, good, great, hey, mile, parts, plug, purchase, question, rabbit, rebate, running, sell, service, style, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 9
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    05-23-2010 12:36 PM Go to last post
  32. Why is my 20k service so cheap?

    Just hit 20k miles on my 08 Rabbit and called my local dealer for a quote. $179 - much cheaper than a lot of the prices I've been seeing on this...

    Started by stai, 04-18-2010 12:43 AM
    called, cheap, dealer, dealership, flush, forum, forums, golf, gti, hey, hit, lot, miles, mkv, oil, prices, rabbit, service, standard, things, volkswagen, volkswagen rabbit, vw, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 13
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    04-20-2010 02:43 PM Go to last post
  33. Moved: CV Axles bolts coming loose on 83 GTI need help

    Started by GTI83, 03-16-2010 11:34 AM
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    03-26-2010 02:56 PM Go to last post
  34. Moved: Creeking sound coming from the rear

    Started by argue53, 03-15-2010 01:52 PM
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    03-16-2010 10:22 AM Go to last post
  35. Lets discuss batteries...

    Okay start talking! Lol, curious to see your thoughts and opinions on a new battery. I know I still have life left in mine but looking ahead what...

    Started by argue53, 03-14-2010 06:58 PM
    affects, aftermarket, battery, bra, car, cold, forum, forums, hurt, ice, left, life, light, names, oem, opinions, performance, rabbit, size, star, start, thoughts, volkswagen, vw rabbit, weight
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,541
    03-16-2010 09:08 AM Go to last post

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