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Diagnosing Volkswagen Idle Quality Problems

The textbook definition is an engine speed lower or higher than the specification in the service manual. For drivers, idle “quality” is more difficult to define.

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Volkswagen To Revive Iconic MicroBus In Electronic Form, With ‘Intelligent Co-Pilot’

The Volkswagen MicroBus is making a comeback, and it’s just one of a new generation of VW vehicles that will incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning to power self-driving capabilities.

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Ride Of The Week: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle

Joe Woida’s 1966 Volkswagen Beetle belonged to an 86-year-old man who wanted to donate the car to the Milwaukee Volkswagen Club.

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Volkswagen VR6 Head Gasket Replacement

The Volkswagen VR6 engine, introduced in 1994, has a narrow “V” configuration that allows six cylinders to be mounted in the same area as a four-cylinder engine. While head gasket failure is not a common occurrence, it does occur on engines where the cooling system has been neglected due to a lack of regular maintenance. With that said, here are seven tips to make a head gasket job a little easier.

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Volkswagen Tech Tip: DTC P0145 Software Update

DTC P0145 (Oxygen Sensor Circuit Bank 1-Sensor 3 Slow Response) is stored in the ECM. No other fault codes are present.

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VIDEO: Electronic Parking Brake On Modern Volkswagen Models

Andrew Markel shows how a scan tool can help diagnose and repair the electronic parking brake on modern import vehicles including Volkswagen.

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Volkswagen Brake Pedal Pulsation

When applying brakes at highway speeds, the customer my experience pulsation in the brake pedal, steering wheel shake and vibrations in the body.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Brake Job

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV built on the A5 platform that is shared with the Golf and Jetta. The brake system is straightforward, but it has two quirks that can make a brake job difficult: a vacuum pump and electric parking brakes.

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Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Fluid Requirements

In response to multiple inquires about aftermarket universal (one fluid fits all) automatic transmission fluids and transmission flushing, Volkswagen Group of America and Volkswagen Canada have prepared the following statement.

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Volkswagen: Identifying And Mixing Factory Fill Engine Coolants

Coolants G12+, G12++ and G13 are lifetime coolants when used exclusively in the coolant system (not mixed with other coolants). Coolants can be mixed, as shown in the chart in this article, but it is always a best practice to change the coolant due to reduced corrosion protection when coolants are mixed.