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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...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI
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?...
2012 Nissan Altima vs. 2012 Volkswagen Passat: Which One Should I Buy?
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The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
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I have a 2006volkswagen passat and was told that i needed my high pressure regulator pump replaced cause my car was not accelerati
If your vehicle's Check Engine Light, as well as Electronic Power Control - EPC - light are on, you should request a diagnostic to have the stored Trouble Codes read and evaluated. Diagnostics that follow up on the specific downloaded...
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My car dies about every 5 days. The dash lights turn on, but the car won't start. The battery tested good.
Hi There, It sounds like you may in fact have a weak battery as a result of the charging system not properly charging the battery. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine...
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Over heating
If you have really found evidence of cooling system blockage(s), then your continued overheating could simply be due to the fact that not all blockages are yet removed. Also, you could have multiple faults, that is blockages plus perhaps a...
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Idles and stalls again.
Hi There, It sounds lik eyou have two separate issues going on here. The ABS light is likely related to the [wheel speed sensors]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/abs-speed-sensor-replacement) which help to control the ABS system. It is quite likely that these may have been...
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What happens when a timing chain breaks?
Hi there. The engine in your vehicle is known as a interference engine. This means that if the timing chain was to break off, then the pistons will come in contact with the cylinder head valves and either bend them...
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My gear shifter and key are stuck in my 2006 Volkswagen Passat
Hello. It sounds like you have a battery issue. When the battery dies it will cause these system to lock due to the lack of voltage. I would start by checking the battery. If the battery is fine then it...
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Won't move sound like a cat in a blender
I don't know what a cat in a blender sounds like, but I think I may know what it is that you are hearing. It's possible that you have had a CV joint fail, in which case the transmission and...
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My car won't start
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a weak battery which can cause all of the lights to come on as you describe. This happens when there is a lack of proper system voltage. You may have a faulty...
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2009 Volkswagen Passat Aux Not Working?
Hello. To help you find the cause of your aux cord not working I suggest doing a little process of elimination. If you have another device try to plug that device and Aux cord into your car because it may...
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Car won't start
Hi there. Based on what you have described in your question, I would assume that your starting issue is caused either by a fuel system or ignition system component failure. There are more than two dozen individual parts that comprise...
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2012 Passat with a small water leak on the floor of the passenger side (back seat).
Hello, thank you for writing in. The best way to figure out where the leak is coming from is to replicate it. Due to the wet conditions in your area, the water may be coming in through a window seal...
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Coolant leak from the engine area.
Question was sent to CS for to repair a coolant leak on a 2010 Volkswagen Passat with a L4-2.0 turbo engine.
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My engine consumes alot of oil, what could be the problem. 2006 VW Passat 2.0t
Hi There, This is either a sign of an oil leak or the engine is burning the oil. In the event that you have a leak there should be noticeable leaks under the vehicle when parked or an oil burning...
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My engine is shaking
Hi there. Any unusual shaking or vibrating forces coming from the engine is cause for concern. It could be something as simple as old spark plugs producing an uneven power delivery, it could be fuel system restrictions, a vacuum leak,...
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where is clutch resevoir on 2000 vw passat turbo
Hi there. I am not convinced that the clutch reservoir is the reason why your pedal is faulty. It is more likely that the clutch pedal pivot bushing binding or the clutch master cylinder piston is binding in the bore...
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The cost to replace the engine cooling thermostat depends on whether you have the 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder and gas versus diesel. These engines are quite different which means the labor cost to access the thermostat varies. If you...
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Check Engine Light is on
Hi There, To disconnect your battery, you will need to do the following: Disconnect the negative connector once the nut is loosened by pulling it off. Set it aside, away from the battery. Loosen the nut on the positive terminal...
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Turbo whistling? 2008 VW Passat TDI
Hello - yes, it is possible, if not common, for the turbo charger to make a "whistling" noise. The fan section, or turbine, of the turbocharger, spins in excess of 100K RPM, extremely high speed, and any imperfection in one...
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My engine management light is on all the time and so are my engine fans.
Hello. The engine fan coming on and the temperature gauge spontaneous movement is more than likely caused by the same issue. It is possibly a wiring issue with your coolant temperature sensors. A technician will have to check the wiring...
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Interference with my radio frequency
Hi There, I believe you have what is called conducted or radiated interference. From what you describe, it sounds like this is conducted interference. If it changes with RPM change, this suggests it may be noise from the alternator or...

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