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The corner of the coil pack broke off and the spark plug was ejected and goo is coming out.

I just got my '97 Passat. Today my car started making a weird noise so I took it in to a local shop (first time) and was told the water pump needed to be replaced. The cost is $450.00. Is that a reasonable price?

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.

Ignition Switch: I disconnected the wiring harness but can't get the actual switch removed. Can't find anything that keeps it attached to the cylinder. Anything special that needs to be done to remove?

I have a 97 VW passat and it won't drive forward or on in reserve. It starts just fine,but won't move. Can some one please let me know whats going on.

I have removed interior panel. In order to access window contoller I need to remove interior handle housing. Does it pry off? I can't find any evidence of fasteners.

Im looking for some instructions on replacing a water pump, belt tensioner and belt on a 97 passat with the vr6. If any one could help, please let me know.

Lately, I have my check engine come on, the light next to it as well. Car runs well,but door locks ,and anti-theft no longer work.