||[Aug. 11th, 2009|08:28 pm]
The Question Club
If any of you know anything about cars, I'd appreciate some help.|
I drive a '98 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition. It's a manual. Lately, I've been having some problems with it. For awhile, it's been using gas really fast (MUCH faster than that car should, even with the MPG decreasing over time). There's nothing visibly leaking, and nothing smells like gasoline. Now, my check engine light is on. It went on once before but when I let the car sit for awhile, it went off again. This time, I've let the car sit overnight and it hasn't gone off (it's been on for 2 days so far). I'm also having issues with shifting. For some reason, it started shifting really rough into 2nd and 3rd gears every once in awhile. It's basically like the noise that it would make if you didn't depress the clutch all the way, the grinding sound, but I've checked to make sure I've got the clutch all the way in. Sometimes I also have trouble actually getting into 3rd -- I'm in the right place, but it just doesn't want to shift into the damn gear unless I really push it. The only other problem I've noticed is that my oil light goes on when I hit a certain speed and RPM's, but when I got that looked at, they said it's probably just an electrical issue because they couldn't find any leaks or anything like that and my oil levels were fine.
I haven't had the money to get it looked at yet, especially since I've been off work for a few days because of being sick. Does anyone have any idea what may be causing those problems, or if they're even related? I know it's pretty impossible to know what the check engine light is signaling without an OBD-II scanner, but I was thinking that maybe if they're related, someone might know a possible cause :\
And if you don't know/care, what was the last thing that made you happy?
I got into the CNA program/job that I applied for! I start in September, and I'm excited.