Volkswagen

Additive May Help with Annoying Transmission Shifts

Dear Doctor: My 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD 2WD has an annoying shift problem. Toyota has added a torque converter to its newer Tacoma models and this may be contributing to the problem, as my older Tacoma shifted well. The shift … Continue reading

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Some Transmissions are Designed for Spirited Driving

Dear Doctor: I’m the original owner of a 2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL with a V-6 engine and the DSG transmission. From day one, the car has shuddered when slowing down for a stop. The service manager test-drove the sedan with … Continue reading

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2003 Jetta oil drain plugs stripped

Dear Doctor: I have a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta wagon and was told the oil drain plug threads on the pan are stripped. Should I have an oversize plug inserted, or do I need to replace the pan? I think the … Continue reading

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2006 Volkswagen – lubricating door parts

Dear Doctor: I have a 2006 Volkswagen with 33,000 miles on it.  I have had a problem with the driver’s side door. When the weather is very cold, I am unable to unlock the driver’s side door with the remote. … Continue reading

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1998 Volkswagen Passat

Dear Doctor: On cool mornings, the steering wheel on my 1998 Volkswagen Passat is very hard to turn. When I make left turns the wheel is sluggish, then I’ll hear a ping from the engine compartment, and the wheel starts … Continue reading

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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio

Dear Doctor: I have a 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio with 81,000 miles. Recently a trouble-light has been coming come for the antifreeze indicator. Adding antifreeze corrected the problem temporarily, but soon the level would be down again. This condition has been … Continue reading

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