Tag Archive for: failed parts

leaking 2.5 Vacuum pump

IMG_3779 2Hey everyone! It is Tuesday, so we are looking at failed VW parts. Today we are diving into the 2.5L vacuum pump leaking oil. Last week we looked at how a 2.0T rear main seal fails. The funny thing is, this vacuum pump leaking is often mistake for a leaking rear main seal. For a list of all the failed part shows, check out “Failed VW Part Videos” on YouTube.

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 even hooked me up with a sweet custom Humble Mechanic/Deutsche Auto Parts bottle opener!

Join me as we take apart the 2.5L vacuum pump:

  • What the 2.5l vacuum pump does
  • How the 2.5l vacuum pump works
  • How the 2.5l vacuum pump FAILS!
  • The signs of 2.5l vacuum pump failure (hint it leaks oil 😉 )
  • Why the vacuum pump fails
  • How to diagnose 2.5l vacuum pump failures
  • DIY or Not?
  • Link to buy this pump 2.5l Vacuum pump
  • and more

Having trouble viewing? Watch “How The VW 2.5L Vacuum Pump 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. Also thanks to VW for hooking up some sweat VW Driver Gear.

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door latch faiure

IMG_3518Today we look at how VW door latches fail.This is an issue not just with the Jetta as shown in the video. This is a part that I have replaced all across the brand. Every car in the VW line has had an issue with door latch failures. You may also hear them called “door lock modules”. That is because they are such an important part of the central locking system

Sponsor Of The Day
The sponsor of today’s show is Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. I know them personally and they are great guys. You see how many sponsors I have. I have high standards for the people I recommend. Paul and the guys fit that bill. Plus they did a MK4 Jetta door latch DIY video. Check them out at DeutschAutoParts.com

Today we look at:

  • How VW door latches work
  • How VW door latches fail
  • What are the symptoms of VW door latches failing.
  • Most common is “My Jetta door will not lock”.
  • Ways to diagnose VW door latch failures
  • Skill required to replace door latch
  • And more

You might have a failing door latch if:

  • Your VW door will not lock
  • Your VW door will not unlock
  • Your door shows open when it’s closed, or closed when open
  • Cluster doesn’t light up when door is opened. MK5 and up mostly
  • Doors will auto lock all the time
  • Windows do not drop when doors are unlocked (Beetle convertible, EOS, CC)
  • Alarm goes off by itself
  • And more


If you are having trouble viewing, check out “How VW Door Latches Fail~ Video” on YouTube.

As always your comments and questions are welcome. If you have a VW part you would like me to explain, use the contact me form, and let me know. Shout out to Deutsche Auto Parts for sponsoring today’s show.

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