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The engine and automatic transmission in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM (Power Train Control Module). Whenever a problem like this occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Aug 07, 2012

Doubt the computer is bad

Most likely ignition coils or ignition module

Computer will seldom cause a misfire

Take it to someone that knows what to do
to resolve

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 17, 2012

Get a second opinion price too high

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 13, 2012

If you look at the opposite child door lock you will see that the lever/switch is almost exactly lined up with the middle of the armrest on the door. Practice on the door you can open to slide a wide-bladed screwdriver along the edge of the armrest and into the door crack. Avoid the rubber insulation, but once you get the hang of it you will see that it is pretty easy to push the child lock into the correct position for you to open the door. Then, soak all lock mechanisms with light oil like wd-40 and work the mechanisms until they are smooth. Don't get oil on your fabric, use a rag to wipe up excess.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 18, 2012

something wrong with your engine,
you can use Super VAG K+CAN V4.8 diagnostic it.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Apr 18, 2012

is this a part number you have copied of the car?

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Apr 05, 2012

Power you need to have power even if the fuse is good you need power, it comes from a sunroof/moon roof module,this module is located under driver seat

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 11, 2012

haha turn your radio down! really check your rotors first.

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Feb 17, 2012

The Part Number depends on what BRAND of belt you buy. For instance, the DURALAST part number is 510K5. The DAYCO part number is 5050510. There are many other brands as well. That is a question for your local parts supplier.

Then, how to fix it depends a lot on WHY it broke in the first place. Did it break simply because it was just plain worn out and you failed to perform routine maintenance on your vehicle? Or did it break because of a mechanical failure elswhere, like a locked-up tensioner pully or failed alternator bearings?

1998 Volkswagen... | Answered on Feb 11, 2012

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