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Between the low and high level indicator lines printed in the bottle. If none visible, half or 3/4 of bottle is good.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 05, 2016


Check and see if the Brake Pads were re-installed with all the hardware, ie, Anti-Rattle Clips, shims etc. if your pads are not secure in the Calipers it will cause the pads to rattle when you are driving in effect causing your brakes to make weird noises, ie, groaning, squealing, rattling.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 16, 2016


Hi first of all you should bleed fervist away from the master cylinder,and when you bleed the back brakes are you shore that you kept the reserver full (we all make make mistakes some times)as if not it could have got air in the system,best thing to do is start again and bleed all the brakes and see if that puts it right,if not maybe the master cylinder is faulty,hope this was some help even though it sounds like you know what you are doing.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Sep 17, 2016


Kenny, The Volkswagen 1.8 seem to be prone to oil sludge in these years according to the forums on line. So if sludge is a problem, it could be partial plugged oil pump pickup causing light to flicker, and also may have cause piston rings to wear premature allowing excess oil to pass and show smoke from exhaust. Have engine checked, diagnosed and estimate for repair by a good Tech. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 15, 2016


have the vehicle scanned for the trouble code --most auto stores offer this service for free

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 26, 2016


You gone have to loosen up 2 engine supports so it can go down furter

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 21, 2016


Sounds like temp sensor that controls fan is faulty.This would cause fan to stay on all the time or not turn on at all.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 31, 2016


go to a wreckers that handles VW and get the complete headlight harness and replace the existing harness

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 30, 2016


Not positive, but most people seem to think that is usually what is called the clock spring, under the steering wheel. Disconnect battery before any air bag work, as it can be fatal.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 01, 2016


That sort of depends on how bad it is. You can pull the plugs and put oil in the cylinders and wait a few days, then see if you can get it to turn over. Other than this, pulling the engine out and taking it apart is the only sure way. You will likely end up doing a LOT of work to repair it. Bearings, rings, pistons, etc.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 13, 2015


Hi JENNIFER,THE FIRST THING TO CHECK IS THE THERMOSTAT,IF IT IS STAYING OPEN THEN IT WON'T GET HOT,IF IT IS OKAY,THEN THE HEATER CORE MAY BE BAD.HERE'S A LINK ON CHANGING THE THERMOSTAT. Repair Guides Thermostat Removal Installation AutoZone com HERE'S A LINK ON YOUR HEATER CORE. Repair Guides Heater Core Removal Installation 1 AutoZone com ALSO YOUR VALVE THAT LETS THE COOLANT GO TO YOUR HEATER CORE COULD BE CLOGGED UP.ALSO THE VENT MIGHT NOT BE OPENING UP TO LET THE HEAT GO THRU.iS YOUR FLOOR BOARD WET,IS THEIR A MUSTY SPELL,DOES YOUR WINDOWS FOG UP,THIS IS A SIGN OF A BAD HEATER CORE.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Aug 17, 2015


With a plastic siphon pump you can get at Harbor Freight, automotive, or any sporting goods store. Don't try to use the built in fuel pump, as it is too expensive to mess with and they are damaged if run dry. You can also remove the sending unit at the top of the tank and look in, to suck up any dirt or water.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 01, 2015

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