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Sorry in advance for the really simple question, and feel free to redirect me to another thread if this has been asked/answered before!

After a tune up to find out why my engine light has been on, my mechanic told me it was because of a vacuum leak (which explains a lot, considering my car's rough idle).

So my question is how much does this fix usually run? And is the best place to get it fixed a dealership?

Thanks for your time!
 

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It's gonna cost you around $550 and will fix your problem. You will also be lower :)


Which I'm gonna assume was the problem with your Jetta. :eek:
 

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Depends on what is leaking haha. If you are patient, vac leaks aren't too terrible to fix. The part that sucks is finding it first. I'm sure a shop would over charge you and change out more **** than what is needed.

It's gonna cost you around $550 and will fix your problem. You will also be lower :)


Which I'm gonna assume was the problem with your Jetta. :eek:
Haha way to not answer the question at all Tyler!
 

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theirs a few simple ways of finding vacuum leaks. Firstly, check all vacuum lines and hoses you can see... feel them for cracks or tears. Then if you don't see anything, take a can of brake cleaner or carb cleaner and spray it at every hose and around the manifold. If it's sucked in by a leak then you'll notice the engine rpm's fluctuate. If this isn't working you can try a smoke machine/fog machine or a cigarette to blow smoke at the engine. Any vacuum leak will suck the smoke into where it's leaking. FYI: vacuum leak test's should be done with the engine running. I suggest checking the brake booster line, pancake pipe (under passenger side wheel), diverter valve, hockey puck and check around your throttle body.
 
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