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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Redesigned for American buyers, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat is roomier, has more standard features, and costs less than previous models. All that, and you still get everything you look for in a German-built...
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It might look just like the regular Passat, but the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI is the kind of practical sedan that even the most hardcore car enthusiasts can get excited about. Why?...
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Fanclutch
Hi Joseph. Thanks for contacting us today about your VW Passat's fan clutch issue. Usually the fan clutch is removed after you remove the assembly as you've indicated. One of the best tools you can use to learn how to...
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My car has trouble starting, it takes about two or three times turning the key for the car to actually turn on. About 10-20 minute
Hi MacKenzie. Thanks for contacting us today. The air intake is the beginning of what I like to refer to as a "wind tunnel" for the engine. In order for air to efficiently flow into the throttle body to be...
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when in Driver shift control, how do you know when to shift up or down (at what speed or engine RPM)?
Shift points depend somewhat on the load on the engine and whether you are going uphill or downhill. Generally, though, you can shift at around 2,000 RPM. The recommended shift points are documented in the printed Owner's Manual for the...
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My car has code p0299 and when it drives it sounds kinda like a tractor and sounds like a vaccuum leak is it a bad turbo
Based on that code, namely P0299, there is a fault with either the turbocharger itself or related systems that affect its operation. These related areas, each of which would have to be tested, include: 1) Low engine oil pressure; 2)...
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I can't find the crank sensor to my 2010 vw passat where is the crankshaft sensor located
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's crankshaft position sensor is located behind the oil filter. The crankshaft is the largest shaft towards to bottom of the engine, and there is a pulley connected to it at the bottom....
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Rattling sound after rebuilt head. Solid CEL. Car begins to rattle after 3-4mins warmed up and begins running rough
The noise could be anything from low oil pressure to a fault in the valve train. It would have to be diagnosed up close. With regard to the rough running condition, the CEL means that codes have been stored and...
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Hi I have a question my brake light keeps coming on and my abs light too I have a 2003 Volkswagen Passat I think I need new brakes
This may suggest that your brake pads are worn and due to be replaced or that you have a leak somewhere in your brake hydraulic system. The brake reservoir has a sensor inside that detects when the brake fluid reaches...
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My car is leaking coolant and telling me to stop the car and check coolant.
Going by your description and the age of the car, I'm going to guess you have a problem with your water pump. The water pump has a rotating seal that often doesn't leak unless the engine is running. If your...
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I have no clutch it goes to the floor and I cannot find the slave master cylinder for the clutch master cylinder please send pics
The reservoir supplying the fluid to both cylinders is the brake master cylinder reservoir. However, adequate fluid there means nothing as a diagnostic. The clutch slave and/or master cylinder could be leaking internally (no visible external leak) or there could...
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The ABS and Parking light signal in the dashboard of my car what are the meaning
The abs and parking brake lights coming on typically indicate a fault in the anti-lock braking and/or the traction and stability control systems system. These systems rely on a variety of sensors and switches for input. For instance, wheel speed...
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When I attempt to start my car it turns over revs to about 1100 rpm and then goes back down and shuts off
Hi there. Sometimes this is caused by an obstruction of debris in the fuel system, while in other instances, damage to the mass air flow sensor or idle control valve can cause this problem as well. The best way to...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0t won't start and has a light on dash board that says parking brake fault
The parking brake fault on this model is typically traced to the switch or a failed mechanism in the caliper due to corrosion. There is a code reader that a mechanic can apply to read any stored parking brake fault...
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Car won't start
It sounds like you may have a problem with the transmission with the transmission position sensor switch that may be preventing the vehicle from starting or the engine may only start when in gear or in neutral. I would suggest...
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I am looking at buying a 2007 VW passat with about 100K miles. Are there any concerns with engine issues for the 2.0T engine
Generally, this is a very reliable vehicle with fairly affordable replacement parts. I would suggest checking the Kelly Blue Book website with specifics related to your zip code as market prices of cars vary by zip code. This will give...
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I have a 2017 Volkswagen Passat dome lights
There is usually a spring loaded switch in the door pillar. The switch contacts may be stuck closed even after you shut the door. If that is not the issue, and you were to request that a mechanic identify the...
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My 2001 VW Passat battery keeps draining. I did a parasitic test on it today and removed the neg cable and touched the cable and t
Hello. There are a lot of reasons as to why this can occur. If the vehicle has anything aftermarket on it I would check that out first. If the vehicle is all stock then most of the time this is...
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I have a 2012 vw Passat. My gas depletes like crazy, even after I've had it serviced? What may be the causes?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Several components may be contributing to your decrease in fuel economy. You will want to consider any recent work that you have had done and go through a process of elimination to determine what...
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In your above advice you stated the head gasket might be burnt. is that the same as a blown head gasket?
A burnt cylinder head gasket is typically the same as the term "blown cylinder head gasket." A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. Coolant in the engine oil, an engine misfire or oil leaking from the...
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Hi, so the car got jumped and turned on, but now it is cranking and not starting.
I suspect you have a faulty battery and I would start there. If the starter motor is not even cranking the engine, among the first possibilities is a weak battery, excessive voltage drop in the starter circuit due to poor...
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Interior lights of 2005 Passat stopped working, what do I do??
It is possible that there could be an issue with the switch. I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified professional to test the switch for proper function. If the interior light switch is not performing properly I...

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