Volkswagen Amarok:  Clutch Slipping → Diagnosis

Your Volkswagen Amarok’s clutch provides a direct connection between the engine and transmission.  Without it, it can’t move at all. This connection requires a tremendous amount of pressure.  This guide is intended to help you determine why your clutch is slipping on the flywheel. Note:  This article is for manual cars only.  Here’s the automatic … Read more

Volkswagen Amarok:  Hard Shift Diagnosis

One of the most common automatic transmission problems is shifting hard.  If your Volkswagen Amarok has a hard shifting transmission is not only can be uncomfortable to drive, it can be a sign of some serious problems.   Transmission Shifting Hard Diagnosis:  Volkswagen Amarok Here is a list of practical things that most people can … Read more

Volkswagen Amarok:  Warped Rotors → Symptoms & Causes

  Rotors are metal discs that are visible behind the Amarok’s wheel. They work together with the calipers and brake pads to slow down your Volkswagen Amarok. Due to braking friction, rotors have to withstand and dissipate a tremendous amount of heat. This causes the rotor surface to be uneven making the brake pedal feel … Read more

Volkswagen Amarok:  Bad ECM → Symptoms + Diagnosis

Your Volkswagen Amarok’s ECM (Engine Control Module) is its brain.  Just like a human’s brain, your Amarok can’t function without it. It is sometimes referred to as the ECU or PCM.  It’s all the same thing. The ECM controls and directs your entire drivetrain (unless there is a serrate transmission controller). When an ECM starts … Read more