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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Passat
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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 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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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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Wondering if the wire sequence is the same on all the coils.
The connectors to the coil are 4 wire connectors. Terminals 1, 2, and 4 are all wired in parallel (wire color coding is identical, too, which reflects that). Terminal 3 wiring is unique to each coil and in that position...
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My key will not enter the ignition
It's possible that there's an issue with your ignition lock cylinder. I would have been having your ignition lock cylinder and facts about qualified professional to determine if it is functioning properly.
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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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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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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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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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gears wont shift in 2009 volkswagon passat
It sounds like the axle came disengaged from the transmission and need to check to see if axle is fully engaged to the transaxle. Or you have a bad axle.
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2004 Volkswagen Passat 4 motion triangle with circular arrow with exclamation point.
This symbol is related to the traction control system in your vehicle. Your vehicle is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS and traction...
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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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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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I have 2001 Volkswagen Passat I did a clutch in it probably 4 or 5 months ago and that it would never get dressed to where it shou
Hi Nonya. Thanks for contacting us today. When a clutch is completely rebuilt, the master cylinder is often changed. If this was not completed, then it is more than likely that this is the source of your problem. I think...

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