Every car has a unique story, and every symptom it showcases is a chapter of its maintenance journey. At PB Foreign and Domestic Car Repair in Pacific Beach, San Diego, we’re privy to these tales daily, ensuring every vehicle gets its happy ending.
Symptom: Check engine light illuminated, displaying code P0108.
Problem: Faulty intake manifold.
Solution: Replaced the intake manifold with runners, gaskets, and sensors.
It was a typical Thursday afternoon when a customer pulled into our parking area with a 2013 Volkswagen Passat, fitted with a Jetta 2.5 engine. The glowing check engine light on the dashboard immediately caught my eye as I approached the car.
“Hey there,” I greeted, “I’m Aaron. What can we help you with today?”
The driver looked a bit concerned. “I’ve been seeing that check engine light on for a few days now and I’m not really sure what that means.”
I nodded understandingly. “Let’s get your car into the workshop, and we’ll take a closer look,” I reassured the customer.
Jason, our leading ASE certified mechanic, was soon running diagnostics on the Volkswagen and a P0108 code was returned. His expertise combined with the best equipment on hand made for a swift identification of the underlying issue. The intake manifold showed signs of failure, which wasn’t uncommon for this particular engine model.
“After checking, it’s clear that the intake manifold is faulty,” I explained to the car’s owner. “To restore your vehicle to its optimal performance and clear that check engine light, we’ll need to replace the intake manifold, runners, gaskets, and some related sensors.”
The customer looked relieved to have a definitive diagnosis. “How soon can it be done?” he inquired.
“We will order the necessary parts for your model,” I assured him, “With our experienced team on the job, we’ll have your Volkswagen ready by tomorrow.”
By midday the next day, Jason and the team had the intake manifold replaced, complete with new runners, gaskets, and sensors. After a thorough quality check and a test drive to ensure everything was functioning correctly, the car was ready.
Handing over the keys, I could see the gratitude in the customer’s eyes. “Thanks, Aaron and team. The light’s off, and the car feels smoother already.”
As the Volkswagen Passat drove off our lot, I reflected on the day’s work. Ensuring the health of vehicles like this one is more than just a job; it’s our mission. Every day we aim to provide professional, thorough, and efficient services to our community in Pacific Beach.
For anyone driving a Volkswagen or any vehicle, it’s essential to address check engine lights promptly. They can indicate minor issues that, if left unchecked, can evolve into more significant problems. Always trust professionals who are equipped with the knowledge and tools to ensure your car is running safely and efficiently. Contact us online to schedule an appointment or call us at 1-858-270-1142. Safe driving, everyone!