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Volkswagen Passat, Electrical, Fuel System, Transmission, Sedan
#520 of 527 Hello outofmind
Aug 08, 2000 (12:31 am)
Check out my post #539 just prior to yours. I think you too will get a better response in our Sedans conference.
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#521 of 527 transmission problem?
Aug 08, 2000 (12:35 am)
I bought my 2000 Passat GLS auto 4 cylinder just a month ago. It drove very smooth until recently, when I notice some problem. It happens when the car is accelerates from low speed. sometimes I can feel an obvious "jumping forward". While I didn't notice it at the first couple of weeks, I was wondering if this is a problem in transmission or a sign of problem. Could the experienced tell me whether this kind of "jump" is normal or not?
Also, I got very low MPGs. I mostly drove on local. The reading from the computer is around 18 mpg. What do people get?
#522 of 527 Slow Acceleration on 99 Passat Turbo
Aug 08, 2000 (3:11 pm)
Just had a temperature sensor replaced under warranty. Faulty sensor gave bad info to computer about fuel mixture ... car wouldn't start. Seems to run fine now.
However, I've noticed that it is unusually sluggish from a dead stop to about 20 mph. Every car I ever had has been a 4 cylinder ... so I know what to expect. Car seems to come back to life at about 3000 RPM. Furthermore, the problem is not always repeatable.
Anybody else seen similar situation?
Aug 08, 2000 (3:46 pm)
Temperature and humidity effect TURBOs to a HUGE degree. Here in New England, our summers are terribly humid and my car has duel personalities.
In the mornings, it is cool and usually drier...the car just flies. When coming home, it is usually much hotter and more humid...I need to rev the car higher to get the same power.
I've learned to recognise it and adapt since our hot humid weather only lasts a couple of months anyway.
The cool dry air of autumn always makes me grin!
#524 of 527 Update on 99 Passat Airbag light
Aug 08, 2000 (5:52 pm)
I have a 99 Passat and the airbag light keeps coming on. The dealer has reset it, changed the clock spring and the airbag. The light still comes on. Any suggestions??
#525 of 527 Re: monsoon
Aug 08, 2000 (7:28 pm)
You know you have the monsoon system if the words "monsoon" appear on the radio's display when you power it on. It should also be itemized on the car's factory window sticker.
If you have the sedan, you can also see the additional amplifier bolted up underneigh the rear parcel shelf when you look in the trunk. Non-monsoon systems don't have this amplifier.
If you have the wagon, the amplifier is located in the drivers side rear compartment.
Aug 08, 2000 (11:35 pm)
I will check it out when I bring my car from the dealership tonight.