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2002 Passat GLS 1.8T Sedan - $61k miles
Reason for Check Engine Light (#1, 2, 3)
#1 Diagnostic Procedure 5052 - Bank 1, Sensor #2 internal resistance too high
- Replace O2 Sensor #2 =$199 parts + $200 labor = $400 plus tax
#2 System too lean - all vacuum hoses are broke $24 parts + $200 Labor = $224 + Tax
#3 Also Misfire in cylinder #3 and #4 - spark plugs are wasted $18x4= $72 parts + $100 Labor = $172 + Tax

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS:
#4 Coolant bottle is completely dirty, needs a new bottle and a flush - $290
#5 40k Tune Up = $750 (which is odd because I'm at $61k)

This is the first and only time it has happened>

this is the only time it has done it

How will you know the miles?

hi, i have a 98' volkswagen passat 4cyl 1.8T, I am having problems with the fuel pump relays i have replace the fuel pump because after 13yrs it was useless i have also replace the fuel pump relay and my car still doesnt turn on, I was told that there might be something else that connects the fuel pump besides the relay, could it another realy somewhere else? and if there is, where is it located? please help me with this problem. My car has been parked for three weeks now :(

and yesterday while driving oil pressure light came on for a few seconds ?

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM

Well the Engine wasn't holding water cause of a leak in the hose from the water pump to the engine, I drove the car with the temp. flexuating and having to often stop and refill with water. Now my car wouldn't start 2 days ago, I went & had the battery tested and charged, the car still wouldn't start a friend helped me push start it! I had a mechanic thats near me look at it and he said it was the starter, well then my car was parked across from his shop, He saw me at my car and asked, why do i push start just turn with key so i tried it and it turned over,Didn't start.He said "You see these hands i been mechanic for long time". So he said " You need gas why mess with ur car just go get gas" so I got gas Tried to start again and still it turned over but not on, Then he said " It must be the fuel pump". Now 2 days b4 i push started it and it drove fine the fuel pump wasn't the problem then.

Well the Engine wasn't holding water cause of a leak in the hose from the water pump to the engine, I drove the car with the temp. flexuating and having to often stop and refill with water. Now my car wouldn't start 2 days ago, I went & had the battery tested and charged, the car still wouldn't start a friend helped me push start it! I had a mechanic thats near me look at it and he said it was the starter, well then my car was parked across from his shop, He saw me at my car and asked, why do i push start just turn with key so i tried it and it turned over,Didn't start.He said "You see these hands i been mechanic for long time". So he said " You need gas why mess with ur car just go get gas" so I got gas Tried to start again and still it turned over but not on, Then he said " It must be the fuel pump". Now 2 days b4 i push started it and it drove fine the fuel pump wasn't the problem then.

3 weeks ago the car started shaking. and in the last week the check engine light came on and the car will no longer move into gears. Does this mean the transmission is completely shot? Also the back seat behind the passenger side gets completely soaked. Do you know what this comes from????

In February 2010 at 114,000 miles, I had my valve cover gaskets and tensioners replaced because the valves were seeping oil causing a burning smell. Just 17 months and 8,000 miles later, a burning smell has returned. It's not as bad as it was, and I can't smell it (yet) while I am driving.

Are my valve cover gaskets bad AGAIN? If I ignore it, what is the downside? Will I eventually damage the engine? How long (time and miles) do I have? I only drive it 100-200 miles per month and one 2,200 mile trip per year.

You can smell the fumes in the cab.

I am going to repair the fan on the passat 2.8 V6 myself. I just want to confirm that the radiator fan is electric (it looks like it is)?
Any particular things I should know or is it straight forward?

i have tried everything i have no idea what wrong please help

Car all of sudden wouldn't start about 2 weeks ago, finally got my car to a shop that specialises in imports and they advised that it's probably the ECM but want to run a diagnostics one more time.

when a/c is turned on, the temp gauge exceeds 190 and white smoke comes from the right side of the engine. the oil light also comes on. what type of problem or repair am i looking at?

idling runs fine,give it gas and wants to fall on its face.replaced the fuel filter cleaned the air filter,ceck engine light is on and code says its running to lean.

car started took off and engine stalled .tried to restart lost all power to vehicle.absolutely no power. never had a vehicle do this. checked battery its good. any ideas i would appreciate. thank you

i loosened the bleeder but it didnt move at all even when i put a c clamp on it

my ac does not work already replaced the commpressor.. is it a leak somewhere?is there any fuses that need to be changed?

Window fell down in door

Mechanic tested hydraulic system and says it's fine. Says the antilock braking unit is defective and needs replacement. Estimates unit at $650
plus installation. Can't get inspection with warning. Brakes work fine but no "antilock" action. Thanks VAP

I was told the thermostat was still good and so was the serpentine belt arent they supposed to be changed anyway?

tubes, flex-pipe and cat are all together as one integral part. does that mean it is a failure of the the cat system and consequently covered by warranty? VW estimates repair cost $ 1o95.95 and said'no warranty'because the'check engine
light' is not on.

WV model 4 cyl 1.8 L

I have a Freon leak that they say is at the nozzle to the evaporator. Dealer wants to charge me 1850.00 to replace the evaporator...Can't they just solder the leak?

i got in a slight accident when my cars brakes locked up and can't get the car started. what do i do or what could be the problem? please help

On my afternoon drives home, only during the summer, my power steering goes out and in. when the weather is cool outside it always works no problem. Any help?

I've had a problem with the heater and air conditioner for the last two seasons. Both systems are weak, meaning that the heater barely puts out warm air and the AC system barely puts out cool air. The fan seems to work fine. I was told the problem is the motor, but I'm not confident about that. Does anyone have information about this problem?

I need to know how to change the spark plugs.