Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 160

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.

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Join me today as we discuss:

  • (1:09) ~ How do I deal with working with hacks?
  • (4:08) ~ Fixing a whistle from HVAC system
  • (7:04) ~ 2.5l belt noises
  • (10:38) ~ What do VW master techs work on?
  • (13:42) ~ Why does my PRNDL look funny?
  • and more

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As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. Again, if you have a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject. Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form!

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2 replies
  1. Al
    Al says:

    I’m looking into purchasing a new vehicle and the Passat is one on my list. However, I have read (not confirmed) that the timing chain replacement is recommended at 70-80k miles? Is this true? Also, it costs nearly $2600 to replace due to other parts being replaced at the same time. This is a tough pill to swallow. I have a 2007 Mazda 6 with 140K miles and I’ve only had one repair the whole time (master cylinder replacement). I have no problem spending money on routine maintenance but when a $2600, relatively low mileage repair is on the list, it’s hard to justify this purchase


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