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    1. Member Keltz's Avatar
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      Feb 23rd, 2010
      SW Portland
      '98 Jetta GL 2.0 8v
      04-15-2012 09:43 PM #1
      Someone hopefully can shed light on this. Randomly, after driving my car, whether it be to move it 10 feet in my driveway, or a 80 mile drive, I will shut it off and white smoke will puff out of my column between it an the steering wheel. What is causing this? Thank you for all help!

      Quote Originally Posted by adam the caveman
      volkswagens are like children: you have an unconditional love for them, sometimes you want to slap them retarded, and they're costing you money from the day you get them.

    2. 04-27-2012 12:14 AM #2
      Check your clock spring! Maybe defective and may cause a fire.

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      Oct 10th, 2008
      Hershey, PA
      99 Passat 1.8T
      04-29-2012 08:51 AM #3
      It's been happening to both my Mk3's for years.

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