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VW 2001 Passet- Squeaks very badly over bumps in
I have spent many hours chasing elusive car noises over the last four decades, mostly with success.
Most of those noises were troublesome because they were intermittent and could not be duplicated in the workshop.
I think one of the most difficult to trace was the most horrible noisy vibration that would seem to run right through the car sometimes. It was as if some serious mechanical disaster was happening. The cause when I found it (by accident) was a front mudguard that rested on the front indicator lamp instead of having a small clearance between them.
When a noise can be duplicated in the workshop by bouncing or rocking, with the aid of a mechanics stethoscope and sensitive fingers, locating the general area of a squeak is a mere formality though pinpointing can take a little longer.
Track rod ends and ball joints can cause very loud squeaks as can some of the rubber bushes.
Replacing parts in the vague hope of curing a noise is expensive desperation. Unless you gave specific instructions to have those items replaced your money should be refunded. I suggest you change your repairer as any repairer that replaces stuff without prior justification shouldn't be in business.
on Sep 16, 2017
Volkswagon golf, my oil light
Only two things:Change engine oil with recommended by the manufacturer depence of the mileage.Of course also oil filter.After that connect service oil pressure gauge to the engine oil truck and check the oil pressure.If OK change oil pressure sensor.
on Jul 31, 2014
Transponder and key
Hi. No this would need to be renewed. I take it you mean the reader coil for the transponder is damaged, as the transponder itself is in the key. If the key transponder is renewed (not the reader coil around the ignition barrel) then the key would need to be coded to the car.
on May 22, 2014
Why would a 00 VW GTI not idle?
If the battery was disconnected during oil pan replacement then a idle relearn will be needed. drive car for awhile without using accessories (a/c) then return to idle shut car off 10 min then try again. If motor was lifted to remove oil pan check for broken vacuum hoses a large leak can keep engine from idling.
on Apr 27, 2014
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