1992 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Volkswagen Passat

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

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It's an automatic wagon model, only has 135k miles on it. Was working just fine but was sometimes hard to start but never failed me. Last time it ran, I drove it on the freeway and at one point it began losing power, I slowed down a little, it seemed to even out and I got to my destination. A...

I start it up after priming the fuel pump a few times. Than it will act like it is out of fuel and it dies. I replaced the fuel filter has new battery and newish alternator. I have not put a code tester on it yet.

I have just been told my Passat is a sinking ship and will soon need a new engine and a/t. I have over $ 5000 in it and before I write it off, I would consider replacing the worn out engine and a/t. My other avenue of escape is to try and sell it for parts as the interior and body panels are in...

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THE VENTURI TUBE LOCATED IN THE THROTTLE VALVE HOUSING CAN BECOME LOOSE AND FALL AGAINST THE THROTTLE PLATE.

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Bought this car in 2004 and it's been one thing after another... I enjoy working on this car but now tha i'm just about finished rebuilding enging and transmission and fixing a lot of issues of this car over the years and have spent THOUSANDS going to Vw Dealer,Ebay,Junk yards and various other outlets... finally got my new fuel pumps and installed them and the dreaded leak I thought was just ...

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