How VW Dual Mass Flywheels Fail ~ Video

Published on April 28, 2015 under Video
How VW Dual Mass Flywheels Fail ~ Video
The VW dual mass flywheel or DMF for short, was one of the first "How VW Parts Fail" videos that was suggested. I also happened to have a clip of what a failed DMF sounds like. DMFs are in several different VW models, including cars with a DSG transmission. While this is not an uncommon…
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Women In The Automotive Industry ~ Podcast Episode 60

Published on April 27, 2015 under Humble Mechanic
Women In The Automotive Industry ~ Podcast Episode 60
Happy Monday everyone. I know that today is normally viewer questions. But I got a really great question last week. One that I thought I would get a true expert's insight on. That is "Where are the women in the Automotive Industry?". I think this is a great question with multiple layers to evaluate. I…
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The Jetta and Beetle Axle Recall ~ Video

Published on April 23, 2015 under Video
The Jetta and Beetle Axle Recall ~ Video
A ton of you guys have asked me about this recall on the Jetta and Beetles. This new recall is related to the rear axle, specifically the trailing arms. So today I am going to break down exactly what this VW recall does. I will just let you know up front that it is NOTHING…
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Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 59

Published on April 20, 2015 under Humble Mechanic
Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 59
Happy Monday everyone. I hope that your week is off to an awesome start. Today on the automotive podcast, I will be taking questions that you sent in via email. To get an automotive question answered, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(DOT)com and put "question for Charles" in the subject. Also if you can ask your question at…
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How VW Wheel Bearings Fail ~ Video

Published on April 15, 2015 under Video
How VW Wheel Bearings Fail ~ Video
No you are not dreaming, it is Wednesday. Normally we do failed parts videos on Tuesday. But I have been a little behind this week. Today we are looking at the failure of VW wheel bearings. The bearing show are from the newer generation VW cars, about 2005.5 and up. While the older VW cars…
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The State Of The Shop ~ Podcast Episode 58

Published on April 10, 2015 under Podcast
The State Of The Shop ~ Podcast Episode 58
Happy Friday everyone. We are back with another "State Of The Shop" episode of the automotive podcast. These are the show that I recap the last month or so in the shop. I was out of the shop for almost 2 weeks last month, but that doesn't mean the action stopped. I have really started…
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RainEater Wiper Blade Review ~ Video

Published on April 9, 2015 under Video
RainEater Wiper Blade Review ~ Video
Wiper blades are one of the most important things on a vehicle. Sadly they are also very often overlooked. Or people opt for the cheap $4 blades that do not last, or do not properly clear the windshield. As a dealer tech, I am very much a fan of factory wiper blades. So when the…
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