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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Passat
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My engine consumes alot of oil, what could be the problem. 2006 VW Passat 2.0t
Hi There, This is either a sign of an oil leak or the engine is burning the oil. In the event that you have a leak there should be noticeable leaks under the vehicle when parked or an oil burning...
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My engine is shaking
Hi there. Any unusual shaking or vibrating forces coming from the engine is cause for concern. It could be something as simple as old spark plugs producing an uneven power delivery, it could be fuel system restrictions, a vacuum leak,...
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where is clutch resevoir on 2000 vw passat turbo
Hi there. I am not convinced that the clutch reservoir is the reason why your pedal is faulty. It is more likely that the clutch pedal pivot bushing binding or the clutch master cylinder piston is binding in the bore...
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The cost to replace the engine cooling thermostat depends on whether you have the 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder and gas versus diesel. These engines are quite different which means the labor cost to access the thermostat varies. If you...
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Check Engine Light is on
Hi There, To disconnect your battery, you will need to do the following: Disconnect the negative connector once the nut is loosened by pulling it off. Set it aside, away from the battery. Loosen the nut on the positive terminal...
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Turbo whistling? 2008 VW Passat TDI
Hello - yes, it is possible, if not common, for the turbo charger to make a "whistling" noise. The fan section, or turbine, of the turbocharger, spins in excess of 100K RPM, extremely high speed, and any imperfection in one...
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My engine management light is on all the time and so are my engine fans.
Hello. The engine fan coming on and the temperature gauge spontaneous movement is more than likely caused by the same issue. It is possibly a wiring issue with your coolant temperature sensors. A technician will have to check the wiring...
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Interference with my radio frequency
Hi There, I believe you have what is called conducted or radiated interference. From what you describe, it sounds like this is conducted interference. If it changes with RPM change, this suggests it may be noise from the alternator or...
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Engine light and bad gears
When you disconnect the battery, the PCM (powertrain control module) looses it's stored information about your driving habits. Believe it or not, the car learns how you drive, and tries to adapt to your style, so things may not go...
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I am trying to change a fuel injector and I have taken every bolt out of the engine cover but I can not seem to get it off.
The injectors on your engine are mounted on a common "rail" and the rail has to come off to change any one injector. Once all of the bolts are out it may be stubborn if the injector O rings have...
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Volkswagen Passat transmission line leaking.
Hi there. The line on the transmission is leaking for either the line is cracked or the fitting on the end of the line has split and is leaking since the fluid is under a low pressure. I recommend replacing...
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Clogged fuel injectors? Bad spark plugs? Bad fuel filter?
Hi there. Engine misfiring problems are typically caused by malfunctioning fuel injectors or spark plugs not firing correctly. Typically when you purchase a car, it's a good idea to have a tune up completed, which will clean your fuel injectors,...
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Car want go like it should
Hi There, This can happen for a few different reasons such as low transmission fluid or a faulty control solenoid. An automatic transmission requires hydraulic pressure generated by the transmission fluid that gets pushed through a series of chambers inside...
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After I got a passenger window installed by Safelite all my doors and trunk keep rapidly locking and unlocking while there is power.
The wiring in the door could be shorted to the door or they may not be hooked up properly. If the wiring is good, then the BCM (Body Control Module) may need to be flashed (reprogrammed). If you need further...
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How hard is it to change a transmission range sensor on a 2005 Volkswagon Passat 1.8l Turbo
Hello - I would re-check the problem codes first. A failed transmission range sensor usually will not turn the starter unless it determines the car is in Park or Neutral. the problem is likely something else. Check fuses to be...
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1998 vw passat wont start or when it does wont stay on
Hi there. It appears as if you have two different problems here that are not related to each other. The hard to start problem is caused by either a damaged starter, starter relay or an ignition relay that is not...
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I have a 2003 Volkswagen Passat. It makes a hard knocking noise when I break. What could it be?
Your friend could be right. If you hear a single knock each time you hit the brake pedal, that could be rear control arm bushings shifting. It could also be motor mounts. If you are hearing a knocking that repeats...
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When I start my car, the fan jumps on very loud for about a minute to a minute and a half. What would be the reason?
There could be an electrical wiring issue with the cooling fan from the cooling fan to the cooling switch / sensor or the thermostat could be sticking on causing the fans to blow harder as the engine may overheat until...
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I've been having trouble with my trans. In my 06 passat 2.0t 4c gas engine, it's shifting hard from 1st to 2ndwontshiftto5or6
In spite of the mileage, it may be repairable without rebuilding or replacing the transmission. I have a 2005 Jetta with the same transmission outside that experienced similar issues. Shifted hard on the 1-2 upshift and the 2-1 downshift. The...
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what is the first thing I should do after I get a code reading P0864 Tcm Communication Circuit Range/Performance on my 2007 vw pas
Hi there. You might want to read this article about the P0864 OBD II trouble code as it will provide you with valuable information about what the code means, what causes this code to illuminate, what components trigger the code...

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