Today I will be taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. If you have a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com.  Be sure to put the phrase “Question for Charles” in the subject. That is the best way to avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

Sponsor of the Day CRP AUTOCRP deals in a ton of OE automotive parts. They also make the factory DSG fluid for VW. Having them as a sponsor will give us access to more information about fluids than I would ever get from VW. I am really excited to have them as a resource of information. To learn more about the great products they have, check out 

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  • (0:27) ~ How to get a question on a show
  • (1:23) ~ No heat in a MK5 Jetta?
  • (3:48) ~ Temp Gauge not working ?
  • (7:29) ~ What can happen if I don’t fix oil leaks?
  • (10:50) ~ OEM vs Aftermarket parts
  • and more

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VW heater core clogged

VW heater core cloggedIt 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 few things that a failing heater core can cause. We are going to jump right in and talk about how heater cores work, and how they fail!

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Join me as we break down:

  • What is a heater core
  • Where are most heater cores located
  • How do heater cores work?
  • The roll coolant plays
  • How heater cores fail
  • Can they cause a Check Engine Light when they fail?
  • Can you repair a heater core?
  • Diagnosing a bad heater core
  • Flushing a heater core
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Parts Fail ~ Heater Cores” 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.VW heater core clogged

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