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Hi guys, Having a problem with my car at the moment. Have noticed that when I select drive it feels as if it is starting in second gear it takes about 2,000 to 3,000 rpm's for the car to start moving. And on the instrument cluster the light that shows what gear you select does not light around the "D". Manually going through the gears by ...

When I try to start my car it makes a rrrrr noise. It dosen't start. The battery and engine lights go on.

Check Engine light code P0442 and all of a sudden ABS light came on and car is moving. I want to know if my transmission is bad or if it has to do with the leak associated with the code or a sensor

Recently my check engine came on and I'll have to jiggle the positive wire on the battery to get it to start. Then the light goes off. When I had the code read, it said catalytic converter, however I've had that replaced just recently. Every time it has come on recently, it will ride for a length of time, and I'll go to crank ...

Firstly let me say I am not very mechanically minded. Please forgive me if my descriptions are in layman's terms. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'd like to give a full history, so this most may be lengthy. Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated. Also please note I'm in South Africa, so prices will be in Rands. (Roughly 10 ...

hi i want to buy Polo gti 2013 1.4T with 108000 km , what do you think about this car? Does it have problems in engine or great DSG ?? what the problems that this car has ??

Good evening, Today my check engine light just pop up and remain . When I drove further the slip indicator came on too and stay on. I pull over after noticing it. Off and on again yet the check engine light indicator remain when I moved again the slip indicator showed up again. After checking everything within my knowledge I coudnt find exactly what is ...


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