failed VW parts

How VW Parts Fail ~ Heater Cores

Published on December 15, 2015 under Video
How VW Parts Fail ~ Heater Cores
It has been a while since the last "How VW Parts Fail" video. But I have an awesome one for you today. This is the time of year we see the most failing heater cores. That makes sense because this is the time of year that most folks start using their heat. There are a…
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How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.5L Valve Cover with PCV Valve

Published on September 1, 2015 under Video
How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.5L Valve Cover with PCV Valve
On this episode of "How VW Parts Fail" we are looking at the failure of the 2.5L PCV valve built in to the valve cover. This engine was the common engine in many VW cars. The Jetta, Rabbit, Jetta SportWagen, Beetle and Passat all came with the 2.5L engine. The valve failing could cause the…
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How VW A/C Compressors Fail ~ Video

Published on July 28, 2015 under Video
How VW A/C Compressors Fail ~ Video
Today we are back with more failed VW parts. We are right in the middle of a pretty hot summer. With a hot summer comes failing Air Conditioning. One of the most common things we are seeing fail is A/C compressors. We are doing several a week. The most common seem to be on 2.0t…
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How VW Water Pumps Fail ~ Video

Published on June 10, 2015 under Humble Mechanic
How VW Water Pumps Fail ~ Video
Hey everyone. Today we are looking at more Failed Volkswagen Parts. This video is about how VW water pumps fail. We are specifically talking about the water pumps driven by a timing belt. I have done a video about how the CCTA water pumps fail, if you want to check that out. The timing belt…
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How VW Coolant Temperature Sensors Fail ~ Video

Published on June 2, 2015 under Video
How VW Coolant Temperature Sensors Fail ~ Video
Hey everybody, today we are back with another round of failed VW parts! This time we are breaking down the engine coolant temperature sensor, or ECT. You may also see this part referred to as a C.T.S. (coolant temperature sensor). I have put so many ECTs on VWs that it's crazy. I really enjoyed doing…
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How VW Serpentine Belt Tensioners Fail ~ Video

Published on May 12, 2015 under Video
How VW Serpentine Belt Tensioners Fail ~ Video
Next up in our Failed VW Parts series we are looking at the serpentine belt tensioner. We are not looking at the failure of one specific serpentine belt tensioner. This applies to all belt tensioners, even on non-VW cars. This type of failure can be anything from somewhat annoying to leaving you stranded, and even…
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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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