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How VW throttle bodies fail

How VW throttle bodies failToday we are looking at more failed Volkswagen and Audi parts. This part is not the most common failing part, but they do fail. In addition to the normal flow of a failed parts video, I have added some basic Vag-Com diagnostic DIY. These failures can occur on just about any generation of Volkswagen or Audi.

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Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me today as we break down:

  • What is Throttle Body
  • Who can control the VW Throttle body
  • How does a cable driven VW throttle body work
  • How does a VW drive by wire throttle body work
  • How a VW throttle body fails
  • Symptoms of a failing VW throttle body
  • How to diagnose a failing VW throttle body
  • Vag-Com Demo of Throttle Body
  • Throttle body locations
  • Can you DIY a VW throttle body
  • Tips on ABA throttle body replacement.
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How A VW Throttle Body Failed with VAG-COM Demo ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.How VW throttle bodies fail

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failed VW Turbo
Failed VW Turbo

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Hey everyone. We are back talking about more failed Volkswagen parts. Today we look at how VW turbochargers fail. I have been trying to get my hands on a bad turbo for a long time. This one is extra cool because it is a bad turbo from a MK7 GTI!

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me today as we break down:

  • MK7 GTI Turbo
  • Miles of this VW turbo failure
  • What is a VW Turbocharger
  • How does a VW Turbocharger work
  • How do VW turbochargers fail
  • Symptoms of a Failing VW turbocharger
  • Diagnosing a failed VW turbocharger
  • Time to failure
  • Is this a DIY repair
  • VW Turbo Upgrades
  • and more

Trouble Viewing? Watch “How VW Turbochargers Fail ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.Failed VW Turbo

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TSI timing chain tensioner

Today we are looking at how the timing chain tensioner failed on the 2.0t TSI engine. The most common engine code is CCTA. This 2.0t was used in almost all VW models from 2008 and up. While my shop has not seen a super high failure rate, we have seen a good amount. Unlike many parts, the failure of this chain tensioner can cause catastrophic engine damage. Also a shout out to Apex Tuning. They saved a few of the tensioners for me, so I can do this video for you.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com The article Deutsche Auto Parts wrote about failing timing chain tensioners.

Join me today as we break down:2.0T timing chain tensioner failure

  • How many times the 2.0t TSI Timing chain tensioner has been updated
  • What is a timing chain tensioner
  • How does the timing chain tensioner work
  • How does the 2.0t TSI timing chain fail
  • Symptoms of timing chain failure
  • How to diagnose a timing chain failure
  • Average time to failure
  • Can you DIY the timing chain tensioner
  • SPECIAL TOOL REQUIRED! (yes it is that important
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How The 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner Fails ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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failed vw wheel bearings

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 have different wheel bearings, they fail in basically the same way.Failed VW Wheel Bearings

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me as we check out:

  • What is a VW wheel bearing
  • How does a VW wheel bearing work
  • How do VW wheel bearings fail
  • Symptoms of VW wheel bearing failure
  • Noises failed VW wheel bearings make
  • Tips for daignosing a bad wheel bearing
  • Time to failure
  • Is a wheel bearing a DIY?
  • Some tools needed
  • A Torque Wrench (I use a Snap On digital)
  • Triple Square set
  • 24mm 12pt or 27mm 6pt sockets
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Wheel Bearings Fail ~ Video” on YouTube

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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How VW C.V. Boots Fails

Today we are looking at the failure of C.V. boots. I have replaced a ton of boots over the years. Even a few on my own personal VWs. I might even say they are maintenance. These boots may also be called axle boots

Sponsor of the day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome.

Join me as we break down the C.V. boots:

  • What is a CV Boot
  • What a CV Boot does
  • How a CV boot works
  • How a CV boot fails
  • Symptoms of CV boot failure
  • Diagnosing a bad CV boot
  • Diagnosing a bad CV Joint
  • Average CV boot failure time
  • Is a CV boot a DIY?
  • Other ways axles may fail
  • CV boot clamp tool
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW C.V. Boots Fails ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.FAiled VW cv boot

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TDI Balance shaft module

Today we are looking at more failed Volkswagen parts. This is the failure of the TDI Balance Shaft Module. This part came out of a 2005 B5.5 Passat TDI. This is not an extremely common failure, but it can be very expensive to fix. You may also hear this referred to as the Oil Pump Module.

Sponsor of the day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome.

Join me as we break down TDI Balance Shaft Module:Failed Balance Shaft Module

  • What the TDI Balance Shaft Module Does
  • How the TDI Balance Shaft Module works
  • How the TDI Balance Shaft Module fails
  • Symptoms of Balance Shaft Module failure
  • Diagnosing a bad Balance Shaft Module
  • Failure time of the Balance Shaft Module
  • DIY or No DIY
  • Factory replacement VS Delete kit
  • Cost to replace Balance Shaft Module
  • More about engine balancing shafts from Engineering Explained.
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch ” How The VW TDI Balance Shaft Module Fails ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome. Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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How The VW Trunk and Fuel Door Release Motor Fails

How The VW Trunk and Fuel Door Release Motor FailsHappy Tuesday everyone. Today we are looking at another VW part failure. For those of you that are new to the show, every Tuesday we look at how a VW part fails. As you will see in the video, we look at how it works, how it fails, how to diagnose, and is it a DIY or not. This week we are looking at the failure of the VW trunk or fuel door release. The parts are very similar to each other, and generally fail in the same way.

Sponsor of the day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome.

Join me today as we look at:

  • What the VW trunk fuel door release does
  • How the VW trunk fuel door release works
  • How the VW trunk fuel door release fails
  • How you know the VW trunk fuel door release failed
  • Ways to diagnose VW trunk fuel door release failure
  • Common time and mileage failure
  • DIY or no DIY VW trunk fuel door release
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How The VW Trunk and Fuel Door Release Motor Fails ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome. Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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