2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8

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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Problems

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter

A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Check Engine Light due to catalytic converter faults

Check Engine Light illumination can be related to catalytic converter faults, which will require a re-flash of the ECM or replacement of the catalytic converter.

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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Questions

How long should a transmission rebuild take? (1 answer)

Chief mechanic said 6 days. I brought it in on the 17th.
90% of transmission is being replaced.

i need a new trans (torque conv problem) any other option than paying 7k to rep? (2 answers)

my check engine light goes on and off every few hours, but other than a lil kick when tapping the gas it seems fine. HELP IS APPRECIATED!!! my first car lol 125k miles btw

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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Reviews

My W8 is AMAAAZZZING! ! I have a SPORTS Edition with 6sp manual- I love this CAR! I do allll SERVICES at the dealership- so COST is signicant. Did I mention this car is AMAZING, I have vacationed and couldn't WAIT to get back to DRIVE my w8! Snowy conditions. . .NO PROBLEM. . .PASS- NNOOOOOOO Problem. . .My A/C has gone bad TWICE with MASSSSIVE repair costs. RECALLS were a nightmare- parts were...

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