2002 Volkswagen TDI bad exhaust fumes

Tiny
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  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN TDI
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 104,000 MILES
The car has really bad exhaust fumes. I have driven a diesel for years & never have I had a car with an exhaust smell like this. You have to open a window to be able to stand being in the car. One volkswagen mechanic said it was bad gas. That's not so.
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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 AT 7:57 AM

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Tiny
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It sounds like you have an exhaust leak at the flange or the exhaust manifold, or the exhaust manifold may be cracked, this is how to check that, you will need to people, the first person will take a rag and plug of the exhaust at the rear of the car while it is running, the other person will listen for an exhaust leak or look for black smoke, a diesel is usually is pretty easy to find an exhaust leak, , where the exhaust is leaking. It will be covered with black soot.
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Monday, December 14th, 2009 AT 11:43 PM

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