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#2693 of 3341 Re: 2003 Passat V6 4 motion Problem [shipo]
Jun 30, 2008 (9:45 am)
I had so many problems with this car that I needed to spend countless hours at the service for the last 4 years. Instead of the weekend quality family time, I wasted those hours at the VW service. I am also very careful w/ the maintenance.
I think I really had it this time. To prevent further financial pain, I got the extended warranty early this year. Oil changes are done usually at the dealership but 5K mile before was done at the car wash facility next to our house.
From what I read the symptoms look like slug problem to me.
Unfortunately VW as a company very hostile to its customers and their overall attitude towards customers really annoys me.
#2694 of 3341 Re: 2003 Passat V6 4 motion Problem [urbannomad]
Jun 30, 2008 (9:56 am)
I guess I need to say it differently; there is no "sludge" problem with the V6 engines. That problem is isolated to the 1.8T four cylinder engine, an engine that is not in your car.
#2695 of 3341 Re: 2003 Passat V6 4 motion Problem [shipo]
Jun 30, 2008 (9:59 am)
I hope it a simple problem. That is all I can wish for now.
#2696 of 3341 Re: 2003 Passat V6 4 motion Problem [urbannomad]
Jun 30, 2008 (10:42 am)
Agreed. It isn't an unheard of thing for the oil pressure sender to go bad.
#2697 of 3341 Re: 2003 Passat V6 4 motion Problem [shipo]
Jun 30, 2008 (11:35 am)
when the a/c is on the shaking also intensifies.
Keeping fingers crossed for a simple problem.
Jul 02, 2008 (10:54 am)
Allot of good information here.
I just bought a used 2001 Passat with around 92K on it and since I dont have the maintenance records Im gona replace the timing belt to be safe. After reading what you guys have suggested im going with http://www.germanautoparts.com/Volkswagen/Passat/Engine/290/4 and I'm doing it myself. One side note for anyone who may not know I called the dealer out of curiosity and to replace the timing belt, both tensioner's, water pump, yada, yada, yada $1000 +.
I've also no idea of what the security code for the radio is (Thanks for the info guys) so I'll have to spend $66 bucks and 30 min at the dealer for that.
Since right now money is tight and I really cant afford the kit and the Bentley manual are there any 2001 1.8 timing belt replacement procedure write ups that any of you guys may be aware of?
I did find one thats pretty good but is a couple of years older than my model so things like the hydraulic tensioner are obviously missing. Im sure most if not all the info in this write up will help.
Read it here: http://www.taligentx.com/passat/maintenance/timingbelt/
If you don't know of any write ups that I can use is it possible to augment the link above with the missing steps or any suggestions?
Thanks in advance guys
#2699 of 3341 1999 VW Passat GLX
Jul 03, 2008 (10:47 pm)
I purchased a 1999 Passat for my daughter a month ago. All was fine until we noticed a small oil leak. My husband said it was no big deal and when he had the time he would look at seals/gaskets,etc. Now she has come home for a visit and her malfunction indicator light has come on and this being a holiday weekend we are thinking that , great we already are starting in with problems. I bought the car from a small dealership and bought a warranty, but does anyone know if this is a major problem or not. The light is fixed and NOT blinking ...yet. She only comes home on weekends as she works 75 miles away. Do I need to give her my vehicle and get this to a shop ASAP??? Thanks
#2700 of 3341 Headlight Replacement
Jul 05, 2008 (5:52 am)
I have a 2005 Passat Stationwagon diesel. I would like to know how to replace the head lights and day running lights. I have one out on each side. I have 70,000 miles on the car and it just passed the 70,000 mile warranty. Of all the luck.
#2701 of 3341 Re: 1999 VW Passat GLX [lawoman1]
Jul 05, 2008 (9:13 am)
I have the same car and my oil drips were due to a gasket leak. Once that was fixed the leaks stopped. Depending on the mileage of the car, you should look into the belts and water pump as well.
#2702 of 3341 Re: Headlight Replacement [chuckhanson]
Jul 05, 2008 (9:19 am)
Its real easy and you can figure it out if you open the hood and check behind the light housing. There should be a clip that you can unhook... I forget exactly but it was easy to figure out. Then the whole thing will come out. Unplug it and remove the back cover. Replace the old bulb with the new and hook it back in. Try it... you shouldn't break anything. But I heard you shouldn't touch the new bulb on the glass in case the moisture and oils on your hand got on it and when it heats up ... something something.. yada yada... basically lowers the life of the bulb? Can someone confirm this? Anyway, it should be easy!