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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Passat
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Car won't start after driving any distance. I have to let it cool down before I can start the engine again.
It's curious that you don't seem to have a code in the ECM. Usually if you have a malfunction that prevents the car from starting, there will be a code resulting. That being said, it sounds like you may have...
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I installed a new crankshaft positioning sensor, now I'm getting misfires and code P0300. Is this supposed to happen?
Assuming you replaced your vehicle's crankshaft position sensor for a P0335 trouble code and that code has not returned, this leads me to believe that the new sensor is either faulty or misadjusted. The sensor replacement should not have caused...
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Engine light on. when accelerate leak a power sometimes. When press a accelerator pedal, sometimes have a noise sound like a snore
Hi there. I would need to know what year your VW is to be able to help you more in depth on this. From what you are explaining it sounds like you may have an injector that is failing or...
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Excessive fuel consumption
That does sound like it's drinking a lot of fuel, but it's hard to say until you actually get a good measurement. Fill the tank, but when you do, set the trigger on the second notch instead of the top...
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Will my car be able to be fixed? 2013 VW Passat
Hello - This task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible damage, and the costs to repair. Unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic.com...
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car shakes only between 35-40 mph
Hello. Most of the time when you get a vibration at a higher speed such as this it is caused by a balance issue. The tire balance can be off or one of the tires may be slightly out of...
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What could it be?
Hello. If there is a knocking noise coming from that wheel it can be caused by a number of things. Most of the time this is caused by either a cv axle that is failing or a hub bearing that...
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I was driving my passat when the car turned off. There was no power steering and my brakes were stiff.
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The brakes and the power steering both depend on a functioning engine for assistance. Without engine power, these and many other systems fail to work. The brakes will work, they just will not be assisted...
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Is it an issue with the clutch or possibly something else?
Hi there. It sounds like the shifter fork inside the transmission is bent. You can remove the shifter from the transmission and see if the fork is bent. If the fork is bent, then you can bend it back. If...
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When we start the car, the engine shakes and makes a noise. In about 5 seconds, it cuts off. What's the problem?
In general, the engine vibration you're referring to is caused by a restriction of fuel flowing into the engine. This can be caused by dirty or clogged fuel injectors, a bad idle control valve, or the throttle body being dirty....
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Replaced clutch master and slave cylinder, but my car still won't go into gear while running
If the hydraulics are working correctly, there are a couple of things that could be wrong with the clutch that would prevent it from releasing. Unfortunately, any of them will require removal of the transmission for repair. At 191,000 miles,...
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When I turn it on and I push the brake you feel like if I had ari in the break and it starts to shake and a lot of smoke comes out
Hello. The smoke you are seeing is likely from some form of leak dripping onto the hot engine. The leak is likely associated with the shaking and poor engine performance. The check engine light in this situation is a good...
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The climatic control is on one temperature all the time hot on drivers side cooler on passanger side the flap control moter for ho
A temp sensor malfunction could be causing your problem. If the controller is getting bad information, it's going to operate the doors according to that information. So a sensor replacement is indicated. However, these systems can also have problems with...
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Car won't start - 2003 Volkswagen Passat
Hey there. Unless you've been experiencing other symptoms, it's probably not the fuel pump. But that's easy enough to determine by performing a fuel pressure test. A car that struggles to idle and then dies might have trouble with a...
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Does a VW Passat 2003 have a front motor mount?
Hi there. There is no directly front motor mount, but there is a mid mount extended to the rear of the engine and a side mount just under the crank area to the frame. There is also a mount that...
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What Could Be The Problem? My car has no heat.
This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater...
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I have been jump starting my car all the time, but now it won't start at all and is not injecting fuel
If there is no fuel pressure at the fuel rail, you may have a problem with the fuel pump or the electronics controlling it. This can be caused by a fuse, contaminants in the fuel, or a failed fuel pump....
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Damaged ambient air temperature sensor
The short answer is yes, but only slightly. The ambient air temperature sensor provides information for the engine management system to make the correct fuel air mixture for the local temperature. If the sensor is damaged, it usually causes a...
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My cruise control does not work - 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Your car has an electronic throttle body which is controlled by the engine electronic control unit (ECU). As such, the cruise control is incorporated into the engine management system and will not have a separate fuse. There are a few...
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Skipping during idling and driving
Hello. Oil on the spark plugs can be an indication of a failed O-ring, worn piston, or worn valve guide. The first of which is less serious than the others, but it should be inspected sooner than later. Catching a...

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