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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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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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Carl lurches when I’m about to come to a full stop
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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Car lurches when I’m about to come to a complete stop but not if I go into neutral before applying brakes
The problem sounds like the torque convertor clutch is not releasing before coming to a stop. This can be caused by an internal OD solenoid sticking on or leaking fluid through valve body. You may also have a torque convertor...
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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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What kind of oil do I need for my 2008 Volkswagen Passat turbo
You can use 5w30 or 5w40 full synthetic oil that is VW certified only. This is VW specified in the owners manual.
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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 need a new catalyc converter and O2 sensor for my 2004 vw passat glx, in the garage they charge $2800 for labor and part, but on
Hi Elena. Thanks for contacting us today. The parts you're referring to are aftermarket replacement components and made overseas. Aftermarket catalytic converters like the one you listed will often require custom fabrication when installing them. So, in the end, the...
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How do I reset my memory drivers features on a 2008 Volkswagen Passat?
There is normally a number one button, a number two button, and a set button. You should be able to reset it by pressing the set button, adjusting your seat to the desired position, and then pressing the number one...
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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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Car has rough start and pulls back when driving
Hard starting and poor acceleration could be fuel system related. Causes could include plugged injectors, faulty fuel pressure regulation, fuel pump performance issues and a clogged filter. However, ignition system faults and even mechanical faults (such as sticking valves, low...
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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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Stalling issues 02 passat. Fuel pump and fuel pump relay
Causes of stalling include a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors, faulty fuel pump or pump circuit), contaminated or...
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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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vw passat 2003 2.0 is it okay to clean the throttle body while its fited in its place
Hi Ali. Thanks for contacting us today. Cleaning the throttle body while it's on the vehicle is possible and shouldn't hurt anything. However, it's not very effective. Most of the time, the carbon debris that is trapped is in hard...
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I have a 2002 passat 2.8. I had the fuel pump replaced this morning and refueled and the car wouldn't start. Waited 2 hours and it
If you just replaced the fuel pump and still have stalling or no start issues then replace the fuel pump relay in left side of dash in aux relay box.
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I am leaking coolant only sometimes. 2002 vw passat.
Coolant leaks can be very tricky because they might happen only under certain conditions. Some leaks may only occur when the engine is cold, while others might only show when the engine is hot. some may be low pressure leaks...
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heater blowing no heat
Is the blower motor working? That is, is the air being blown out the vents cold, or is there no air being blown at all? If the blower motor is working, the only causes of no heat are a faulty...

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