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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Passat
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Transmission slipping 2005 Volkswagon Passat
Hi there - given the mileage your vehicle has, it's likely your transmission is worn out. However - check the fluid level first, low fluid level is the simplest possible problem, and the easiest to check. Also, what condition is...
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How much would a complete coolant system cost to replace in a Passat. I'm having a really bad leak and I believe its the o-ring etc.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace all the components in the cooling system in a 2004 Volkswagen Passat with a L4-1.8L Turbo engine.
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What is the line going to the slave cylinder called?
The hydraulic lines that are coming from the slave cylinder are the same as regular brake lines. If you have a leak in one of these lines, unfortunately the line will need to be flared and bent to fit. Typically...
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Hello, vw Passat 2007 is burning 3qt of oil for every 1000 miles. Took it twice to the dealership they say they would have to cha
Hi there. The symptoms you are describing are typically indicators of faulty piston rings or valve guides. If your Volkswagen Passat is also struggling to accelerate and has been losing fuel economy, the problem may include physical damage to pistons...
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Radio Not Turning On
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle's radio head unit may have failed. If the fuses look good and it is not coming on, along with no sound from the speakers then it may be possible...
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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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Low heat
Hi There, You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that...
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Would a 2000 VW Passat 2.0 ECM fit in a 2002 VW Passat v6 3.0?
Hi there. The Engine Control Module (ECM) on a 2.0 engine will fit on the 3.0 engine, however, the ECM may have to be flashed (reprogrammed) to the vehicle you have. If the engine block was swapped out, then the...
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Engine oil light with ticking sound
Hi There, Assuming you are referring to a ticking sound when trying to start the engine, this may be related to a weak battery or potentially a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has...
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oil leak: 2008 passat 2.0t driver side near battery down below, leaks oil onto a hose.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The lack of oil in your car until you get this fixed should be a concern. Make sure you are keeping an eye on the oil level and adding some when needed. The oil...
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The temperature gauge is fluctuating but not over heating, I have changed the thermostat, the sender, and it still dose the same
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's cooling system may be having more of a technical error. With the sensor and thermostat both giving correct measurements, the issue is an actual temperature fluctuation. This can also be caused by...
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looking for inertia switch
I have owned several VWs, among them 2 Passats. A 2001 Passat GLX 5speed and a 2003 W8 6 speed manual. The Passat does not have an inertia switch to disable the fuel pump in a crash. If lack of...
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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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Car pick up has been reduced and feels really tough acceleration
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing you should consider is why you had to change the belt in the first place. If it broke, slipped off, frayed, or cracked there may be an issue with one of...
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Hi I was wondering if u have any idea what problem this is. First issue is the maf sensor was scanning bad. I replaced that at a
VW and Audi products can be a little picky when it comes to some sensor values. I speak from having owned several VW products and a family member still owning one that has it's own personality. If the replacement air...
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What is price for water pump and timing belt change for 2001 Passat V6 and how long does it take
Hi there. If you see coolant (green, red, or yellow fluid) underneath your car, it's a good idea to have the cooling system inspected for additional leaks before replacing the water pump. In order to give you an accurate quote...
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Break and Wheel sound
If the vibration you are feeling is coming from the brake pedal, then your brakes are most likely due for replacement. When brake discs wear, they get thinner. This reduces their ability to handle the heat generated from braking. This...
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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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