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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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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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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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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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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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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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P12a2 p0171 car starts up then idles low
Code P12a2 is related to the fuel rail pressure sensor which reads the fuel pressure in the fuel rail to ensure that the proper amount of fuel is making it to the fuel injectors. Code P0171 relates to a lean...
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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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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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Q: 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 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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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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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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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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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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