2003 Volkswagen Passat Questions

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I am try to reset the timing chain from the camsharft and cranksharft

The engine light on my 2003 Passat GLS is on and I tooked to my mechanic to find out was going on. He told me there is a misfire on #2 cylinder and advise me to replace the coils and spark plugs, what I did from the dealer. After replace all coils and spark plugs from the dealer and erase the code from the computer the engine light come back on after a couple of hours and with the same reading ( misfire cylinder #2 ).The mechanic move coil and spark from cylinder #2 to cylinder #3 to see is something wrong with the new coil on cylinder #2 or get the reading in the other cylinder but nothing still the same reading on cylinder#2 the only weir thing was the spark plug on cylinder #2 look kind of burn after only a couple of hours of being replaced...there is no other codes or hidden codes besides the misfire on cylinder #2....PLEASE guys help me out my registration is almost expire 4/28/15 and in order for me to register the car I need to inspected first and I don't have the money to take the car to the dealer....THANK YOU!!!

My car makes a noise when I turn it all the way to the right, my mechanic said I needed a new front axle and he wants $220 before tax. Is that a reasonable price?

I've had this car for 6 months. The heater core has been replaced, the water pump and "belt" has been replaced, and more recently, the thermostat was replaced. Setting in line at my son's school this morning (it was a 5-minute wait), all of a sudden my Warning light came back on again. I drove it work--about a 5 minute drive and it stayed on. The temp. gauge is where it is supposed to be, but I"m concerned about it tearing up again; especially when I am going to be heading out of town this weekend. Not sure what I need to do next. :(

and the obdometer is not working we had to disconect the coolant container to get to the hose to replace it and now all these things are happening do I have to replace censer on coolant container? What to do?

looses coolant fluid often when car is warmed up. doesn't leak when i put it in seems to to heat up and come out overflow tube builds pressure and high temperature in coolant tank

driving they go off touch brakes it stops but let off brakes starts again (fuse?)

I have a mechanic that has the ability to drop an engine but not to lift it, so I am wondering if my car engine will need to be lifted or dropped?

When i drive my vw passat 2003 for about 60kilometres at high speed and slow and to continue acceleration engine become stiff and will produce some racking sound and when i force it stops and pick up again. Please any help.

My check engine light came on, code P0431 warm up catalytic efficiency below threshold bank 2. The dealership said that I need to replace both of my catalytic converters. I don't know if they cleared the code but my engine light was off when I left the dealership. I put in a can of Seafoam the next day, and the light hasn't come back on. That was a month ago. I'm questioning if I really need new cats or if there could just have been a blockage / something else going on.

Ck coolent and it go to 260 then it backs off has coolent in it when i stop and ck what could be wrong