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    Jetta Headlight pointing down and won't adjust

    My right headlight is pointing down and when I went to adjust it using the white knobs it barely budged. It needs to be a good 6 inches up from where it currently points and I'm not sure what to do. I believe this started after hitting a deer on the right side, something must have been knocked...
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    New washer pump leaking fluid

    I was putting the grommet on the pump and trying to push it in that way. instead I wedged it in the tank first (very tight fit) and the pump went right in and sealed.
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    New washer pump leaking fluid

    I replaced my dead windshield washer fluid pump with a new one but it's leaking around the base. It's on a 2003 Jetta 2.0L. I am not sure what I'm doing wrong, and online guides make it seem simple as pie. I'm not sure if my issue has to do with the grommet. If i don't use it the fluid rushes...
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    Changed coil pack, now throwing cat code

    Wow, so the check engine light from the misfires was preventing the cat light from coming on...and it only took a couple misfires to mess it up. So I guess my question now is how long can I drive with a p0420 code? And at what efficiency percentage does the code throw? I've heard it can be as...
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    Changed coil pack, now throwing cat code

    I just changed the coil pack and MAF sensor on my 2003 Jetta (230k miles) and literally the day after I"m getting a P0420 error code, for the catalytic converter. It was misfiring when starting in damp conditions and rough idling, but I didn't let it go on for long and it only misfired a handful...
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    Treating a 2003 Jetta

    My Jetta is beginning to get a rough idle and "[censored] like" acceleration at lower speeds. Tomorrow I'm going to clean the throttle body and MAS with some CRC cleaner. Is there anything else I can do that's generally recommended? It's a 2003 Jetta with 230k miles on it.
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    2003 Jetta rough start in morning

    yeah the cel blinks during misfires then stays on. I haven't checked it with an obd meter though, i assume it would just say misfire
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    2003 Jetta rough start in morning

    I've noticed over the past few months that during the first start of the day, in the morning, and only after it's been raining or is very humid, will the car run horribly until it warms up. It severely misfires and then after 15-20 minutes or so runs normal. I changed the spark plugs but it...
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    Shallow or Deep socket?

    I'm going to be purchasing a 32mm impact socket to remove a hub/axle nut from my Honda Civic. Is shallow or deep better? What are the differences? Does one offer more torque?
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    What tool is needed to remove a hub bolt?

    what ft lbs was the impact rated for? was it just a drill or an actual wrench
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    What tool is needed to remove a hub bolt?

    It's the nut keeps the cv joint in. I need to replace a clutch and so will be removing it, and I know these bolts can be stubborn. I am going to try and breaker bar, but want a backup i case that won't work.
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    What tool is needed to remove a hub bolt?

    I need to remove a hub bolt from my 2001 honda civic. What tool will I need? An impact wrench? Is there a certain amount of torque i will need?
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    Rattling/chatter noise when letting off the gas

    I noticed it happened on a very wet day where my engine was misfiring. It seems to have gone away. Could the misfiring be breaking up the catalytic converter and making this noise?
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    Rattling/chatter noise when letting off the gas

    I've noticed this for awhile on my 2003 jetta but just today I noticed it's much worse. When I accelerate there is no noise, but when I let off the throttle I get a loud chatter/rattle. Does anyone know the possible culprits? I've uploaded a recording. <a...
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    Michelin tires wore out rapidly - update

    I'm continuing from this thread here... <a href="https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4643547/Michelin_tires_wore_out_rapidl#Post4643547" title="httpsbobistheoilguycomforumsubbthreadsphptopics4643547MichelintiresworeoutrapidlPost4643547"...
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