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After changing many parts for maintenance recommended by my mechanic, car has a bad vibration when accelerating
Hi Paul. Thanks for sending the question tonight. To be honest, when wholesale replacement jobs like you've described are completed, multiple issues can be missed, incorrectly installed or even have compatibility issues that can lead to a vibration. If you...
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Starts then dies.
Hello there, many common problem will cause your 2002 Volkswagen Passat to start the die and have the check engine light illuminated. You have done well in diagnosis so far and in replacing common failure components. Before any more parts...
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Overheating and heater not working
It sounds like you may have a faulty thermostat as well as a bad coolant temperature sensor. If the coolant is not getting to the heater core, then this would indicate a bad thermostat or a clogged heater core not...
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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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Not going into gear
Ensure that your brake lights are working; the brake light switch may be inoperative, causing the shift interlock from working. You may also have shifter issues. From there, further diagnosis would be required. I would suggest having a qualified technician,...
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Intermittent starting problem
Hi there, is the Check Engine light on? This helps with diagnosing the issue and would help point to a cause. There are multiple things that could be happening, so have a certified technician diagnose your starting issue further to...
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Fuel pump problem
Hello. Code P0089 is the code for an issue withe the vehicle's fuel pressure regulator. In this instance it appears that the code refers the fuel pressure regulator mounted in the engine bay, on the vehicle's high pressure fuel pump....
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Engine vibration
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Volkswagen Passat. You should scan the engine computer to see if you are getting a misfire code for one of the cylinders. From what you've described you may have a defective coil or...
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Car starts and turns off
Hi there. If the engine is cranking over fine and it just will not start then I would start by cleaning out the throttle body. It is common for the throttle body to become dirty over time which can cause...
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Car idles and dies
It sounds like you are having a problem with one of the sensors on the engine. It is common for a malfunctioning sensor to let an engine start, but once the throttle is applied, the engine will stall because it...
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Car cranks but wont start ?
Hi. There could be a couple reason why your car is not starting. One there could be a problem with the camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor being faulty causing the car not to have spark which will cause the car...
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car cranks but no start
Hi Ricardo. Thanks for sending in your question. If you've received all of these error codes, then there are two possibilities. First, that there are multiple component failures on your VW Passat, or the ECU is damaged in some way,...
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I had struts replaced and was told they are bad. What could cause that?
Strut service life, in miles, is somewhat variable due to differences in product quality, vehicle operating conditions, and so forth. However, if a strut fails prior to 50,000 miles of service, the causes are typically: 1) product/design/manufacturing defect; 2) extreme...
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Car won’t start
Be sure the immobilizer (security system) is not active, thus preventing the car from starting. To temporarily override the immobilizer, see these instructions. If the spark occurred due to a short circuit, a fuse or fusible link in the ignition...
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MY car is shaking and my epc light is on I own a 2008 vw Passat 2.0t
Hi Tristin. Thanks for contacting us tonight. he EPC stands for Electronic Power Control. When this light is activated, it usually indicates a rather serious fuel or ignition system fault. However, with the vehicle vibrating, it could indicate a vacuum...
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Timing jumped, what now?
Hi Christian. Thanks for contacting us today. It really depends on what has caused the timing to "jump" that would dictate what advice we would offer. I would ask your mechanic to tell you what is damaged or has caused...
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Car runs rough after oil change
It is possible that the wrong amount or the wrong viscosity of oil was put into the vehicle. I would recommend checking with the place or technician that change your oil to verify that the correct amount and viscosity of...
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My car ran out of gas, and now it will not crank
Sounds like a series of unfortunate events. Cars made in this century have the fuel pumps in the tank. The fuel passes through the inside of the pump motor and serves to cool and lubricate the pump while it is...
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Hey if my cam chain broke can I put a new chain on before TDC?
The recommended procedure is to set the camshaft and the crankshaft at top dead center (TDC) and then install the belt matching the appropriate marks on the belt to the TDC marks. When moving the camshaft into the correct position...

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