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pcoughen 11/15/2012

2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4 Cyl 1.8L


Why does my car make a continuous loud noise and smell like burnt gas when I turn it over?

My car has approx. 119,000 miles and isn't due for an oil change for another 2,000 miles. When I turn the keys over the car starts fine but then makes a loud noise like a car without a muffler and it doesn't go away. There is also a noticeable burnt gas or oil smell if I leave the driver side door open while its running. The noise started when my friend was driving the car two weeks ago but he said the car was running okay. I have started it four times since then with the same results, and I haven't tried driving it again. Four months ago I had to have a heater hose replaced so may be there is still an issue, but the symptoms are different. Also, the ASR/EPR and ABS warning lights are on but I don't think that's related to the problem. No other warning lights are on.

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monteur 11/18/2012

Check for a broken exhaust system.


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