Question Answered: Should I fix or sell?
March 07, 2015, 07:37 PM
For any questions go to www.passatworld.com b5 forum, abs module failure is common on these cars, module masters repair them for around $100, you are fine driving without it. Make sure the correct coolant is put in after the radiator repair, g12 coolant should be the correct one, don't use universal coolant. Audis and VWs are costly to maintain, they tend to be labor intensive, its not a car I would recommend for someone on a tight budget. Again go to passatworld the guys over there will help you with advice and they may know a great cheap mechanic near you, good luck
Question Answered: how much should it cost to replace both oxygen sensors and how hard is it. How d
March 17, 2013, 06:52 PM
its as easy as changing spark plugs, you can get the special socket from harbor freight for around $5 or get a loaner from advance or auto zone, the socket has a split in it so you can put it on (passing thru) the o2 sensor wire, you can spray the sensor with some pb blaster to aid removal, sometimes its best to tighten a little before undoing, it helps it break free. Its very easy, but on some cars access can be a little difficult, but by using extension bars etc it can be done. Ive done mine on the vw passat twice front and rear.
Question Answered: Took car to get inspected-has over 160,000 miles;intake gasket needed?
January 19, 2013, 07:23 PM
if you replace your intake gaskets (upper and lower) use the latest updated lower gasket that is aluminum, my mother in law had this done then gave us the car, within 3 years it had failed again, the repair shop had used the old style plastic lower gasket, so this time i did it and flushed all the dex cool (bad stuff)out of the engine and replaced with peak antifreeze,also replace the two plastic coolant elbows but get them from the dealer do not use the doorman ones from auto stores as the rubber o ring is slighty smaller and WILL fail within 4 months.
Question Answered: my hood will not open
January 19, 2013, 07:10 PM
more than likely the cable has snapped to the hood release, a few people have had this problem go to www.passatworld.com and search the forums for your answer.....it can involve drilling into the hood
Question Answered: Intermittent Hesitation While Driving
March 11, 2012, 12:35 PM
I know on my wifes Buick we cleaned the MAF sensor and got a new idle air control valve it ran great for a while, then started playing up again so I bought a new MAF sensor and all was good. Now later on it was messing up, I cant remember if it was the same stalling or just a misfire but I bought a new ignition control module and it ran perfect. Both of these parts I got from advanceautoparts, I did a search for coupons and bought online but picked up in store, I saved $40 off $110, do a search for coupons and save loads, good luck.
Problem Reported: Oil Leaks From Camshaft Chain Tensioner and Valve Cover Gaskets
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p>Engine <a id="ce_59" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/engine-oil">oil</a> leaks are common from the <a class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/valve-cover-gasket-set"><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">valve cover gaskets</span></a> and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.</p>
Problem Reported: Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p>An <a id="ce_84" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/ignition-coil">ignition coil</a> or <a id="ce_100" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/spark-plug">spark plug</a> may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the <a id="ce_5700" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/understanding-the-check-engine-light">Check Engine Light</a>. Vehicles equipped with <a id="ce_88" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/ignition-wire-set">spark plug wires</a> may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.</p>
Problem Reported: Premature Wear in Multi-Link Suspension Components May Cause Noise
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>Premature wear in various multi-link suspension components can cause noises that are difficult to diagnose. Worn suspension parts can also cause uneven tire wear and create <a id="ce_261" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/wheel-alignment">steering alignment</a> problems.</p>
Problem Reported: Engine Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow/Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM
<p>The <a id="ce_5631" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/mass-airflow-sensor">mass air flow</a> or <a id="ce_5829" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/crankshaft-position-sensor">crankshaft position sensor</a> may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of any stalling condition.</p>
Problem Reported: Water Pump May Fail Prematurely
May 27, 2010, 11:07 AM
<p>The <a id="ce_129" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/water-pump">water pump</a> may develop a <a id="ce_80" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/coolant">coolant</a> leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.</p>