january 3, 2008 - new car alarm system
I have a 2002 Volkswagen Passat 1.
8 t with automatic transmission.
When I stopped at the traffic lights (
After pressing the pedal, the car slowly accelerates for a second, sprints forward for a second, and then almost stops for a second before normal acceleration.
The only way to stop this soaring and stagnant movement is to press the throttle very carefully and slowly down, which is sometimes effective.
Otherwise I love the car, but the "buckle" action makes it fun to drive it.
Is this a common problem with Volkswagen 1? 8T? A.
Some of the most common problems with Volkswagen are the failure of the mass air flow sensor.
Still, there are some other possibilities that need to be checked.
This includes the possibility of vacuum leakage and ignition coil failure. Q.
My 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo has a "low tyre" light on.
I'm always able to reset the light using the radio, but it doesn't seem like an option right now.
Is there any other way to reset the "low tire" warning light? A.
In most cases, the light should be reset once the tire is properly inflated.
It may take a mile to turn off the lights.
In addition to using the radio, there is another option.
Adjust all tires to the correct pressure and turn on the ignition when the engine is off.
Now cycle the external light switch three times in five seconds and turn it off to the parking light.
This should clear the "low tire" warning light.
If this does not work, there may be a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system. Q.
I'm looking at you in Boston, December.
See your e-chatmail.
I have a question about my 2003 Volkswagen Passat.
I would like to install a remote launcher, but the dealer says they don't do it and don't recommend it.
Do you know why, should I get out of my mind and have a local store install one? A.
I checked with several mobile e-stores and they all have the same answer.
Although the installation will be a bit expensive, it is possible.
Like many people, your car has a fairly complex counter
Theft function using special coded keys.
One of the Keys needs to be used to allow remote launcher operations.
According to the remote startup system used, the factory
Need to bypass the theft system.
If you are concerned about the theft of the vehicle, the higher priced remote start-up system contains its own alarm system.
No cheaper system. Q.
I saw an advertisement for a capsule ("Fuel Cap")
Become a company in Florida and you can add gas to your car.
They claim it reduces vehicle emissions and increases fuel economy by 10-20%.
50 capsules each, increase the Cetane value of gasoline so you don't have to buy premium gasoline.
What do you think? A.
If I believed all the ads I saw on the back of the magazine, I would be rich and would be good --
I'm not watching.
My experience is that these additives and devices do not work.
In fact, some energy-saving devices can actually cause problems and reduce fuel economy.
I did find the website for this product and the information on how to be a "fuel cap" distributor seems to be more than the actual way this product works.
My experience is that preventive maintenance and prudent driving habits are the best way to maximize the fuel economy of the vehicle.