Last post on Mar 20, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Wagon
#8246 of 8275 Re: Speaking of maintenance......... [whitey9]
Oct 30, 2009 (6:29 pm)
Not knocking your post, just curious. I was under the impression that you could do the timing belt and associated hardware with the front end in the service position (front end pulled forward on special supports). No? Or was it just easier to do with the front removed?
#8247 of 8275 2003 Passat Hesitation
Nov 10, 2009 (5:55 am)
I have an '03 Passat 4-motion wagon that has started to hesitate a bit when going up small hills. Any suggestions?
#8248 of 8275 Re: 2003 Passat Hesitation [clamshell]
Nov 10, 2009 (7:54 am)
I recently had the same problem. As it turned out, my #3 plug was arcing over the porcelin to the engine block due to the plug being fouled. After changing the plug, it ran well for 100 miles or so and then began doing it again. The ignition wire was arcing to the block this time. $200 later [the cost of the wires] all is now well. NOTE:The check engine light would come on only when the arcing was constant on a long uphill. I reset the code after each event. Another possible cause could be the coil set.
#8249 of 8275 2003 Passat - Lifter Noise, 108K
Nov 11, 2009 (7:16 am)
I am just having this issue confimed by my local VW shop - already confirmed by my local Indy guy...........who also says VW knows of this issue, knows it was a big problem in models from 1989 - 2004, and in some cases has even replaced the engine to fix the problem?
Anyone else have this issue?
Advice and approach?
#8250 of 8275 Re: Engine Oil [yupoldbull]
May 31, 2010 (1:43 pm)
yupoldbull - please respond to graycamaro re andress at mobil in paulsboro
#8251 of 8275 Re: Engine Oil [graycamaro]
by kirstie_h HOST
May 31, 2010 (1:54 pm)
Um... the message to which you responded is more than 5 years old. Your message is also rather cryptic. If you need help with a Passat issue, your best bet is to post your question here, and let others respond here, where everyone can benefit from the info exchanged.
#8252 of 8275 Slamming Passat Trasmission
Sep 11, 2010 (4:08 pm)
I bought a 6cyl 2000 Passat GLS in 1999. From I drove it off the lot I noticed the gears seem to hang a bit during shifting. I had to take it back to the dealership 3 times.. The last time they kept it for 5 weeks (I guess that was to give me the impression they were actually doing something about the problem).. It did not seem to be much better when I got it back, but decided it was a waste of time to take it back to them....I wrote VW America a detailed letter explaining my problem..I got no help (not surprisingly). I learned to live with the car and drove it passively for all this time...Recently the problem got worse and the box started slamming..the shifting indicator blanked out etc....
Has anyone had this problem...And is there any advice on how to resolve this? I'd appreciate any help.
#8253 of 8275 leaky 2.8 l 30 valves engine
Sep 12, 2010 (7:16 pm)
My VW Passat 2000 engine is leaking again after spending close to 1 month at the VW santa monica dealership, they said that they changed 2 times the valve cover gaskets, the camshaft adjusters seals and some other seals and it worked for 3 months, just enough to clear the 10 years power train warranty and then it started leaking again . The 2 valve cover gaskets for instance have been changed no less than 4 times in less than 80,000 miles. I sent an email to VW America but didn't even get an answer. And they want to sell 800,000 cars a year in america?
#8254 of 8275 Re: leaky 2.8 l 30 valves engine [bindhu]
Sep 14, 2010 (6:02 pm)
You need to have the pcv system worked over. The car is building too much pressure internally causing the leaks.
Conversely, you might want to consider this: I saw a newly released oil cap on ECStuning.com 's website for the v6, specifically designed to relief pressure from the v6 engine.
#8255 of 8275 Re: leaky 2.8 l 30 valves engine [altair4]
Sep 15, 2010 (5:24 pm)
Thank you Altair,
Now why doesn't the Santa Monica VW dealership technicians don't know this?
They supposedly changed all the seals and gaskets and warranty, kept the car for a month and now all this work needs to be redone. What a waste.