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Ck coolent and it go to 260 then it backs off has coolent in it when i stop and ck what could be wrong
would that wire have any effect on that?????
My VW passat 2003 short oil after 1000miles however the is no oilly smoke from exaust when started in the morning. I want to know the posssible causes of this oil shortage
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what are the standard shocks for my car
HAD THE TIMING BELT REPLACED AND THERMOSTAT REPLACED AND EVER SINCE THAT REPAIR. MY ANTIFREEZE IS DISAPPEARING - NOT LEAKING BUT GOING SOMEWHERE
I've got 95K on OEMs. Would like to upgrade. I'm riding on 17" Advan wheels (Subaru WRX 5x100). Any suggestions?
parked car cause of misfire on second cylinder went to start and would not star battery light came on I charged the battery and now the car still will not start and epc light is on what can I do about this
I experience the heating when i drive a long distance like 100 miles or when put on the air condition at even distance of 20 miles whiles The temperature guarge will be at 90F.Some times The temperature guarge will rise to 190F for a while and fall to 90F. Help me.The engine gives a racking noise when the heating starts.
I have looked and can't find the meaning of this warning symbol. Does anyone know what it is?
I havent heard anything good bout the 1.8 motor, so want to replace it with a better one but want know what other motors would fit? What years and sizes and which is a better choice
it resets to zero each night the car is parked, then starts accumulated mileage and indicates gas mileage
2003 passat 1.8 engine with tiptronic auto and 96,000 suburban miles shudders when coming to a stop. VW shop change fluid and claimed it was brown like something was burning and said I needed a new transmission and that VW does not repair transmissions.

1) Can I get a new torque converter without a new transmission
2) can a rebuilt tranmission be used?
2a) Do aftermarker additives work to reduce TC slippage
3) Is this a common problem i.e. should transmissions fail at 96k
4) How much to replace the tranmission (or torque converter)
5) Have the 2003 Passat's had issues
6) Can anyone do this type of repair or should only a VW/Audi tech do this type of repair
water got into my tank a lot got it empitied new injector pump new timing belt new filters al timimg done right but now starting great an blowing clouds of white smoke out any one help ??
I just bought a 03 vw passat 1.8 t 4 door sedan. and it idles rough when i put it in gear, and the check engine light is on, the code it came up with was mis fire on 1 and 2 pistons. I'am pretty sure the turbo inst working either so could it be the waste gate or something different.
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