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If you dont hear any buzzing sound from the pump then. Check for a blown fuse. If the fuse is intact then remove the pump and take it to a mechanic to fix or replace.Also if possible check the wiring. Overfilling does not cause any problem as long as the pump is working. Fuse Location for VW Passat Note:Number 24 is the fuse for windscreen washer ...


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Sounds like the the parking brake mechanism that pushes against the parking brake pads has seized, probably due to wear/corrosion/brakedust. I would take it apart and apply a very thin amount of high temp anti-seize to the joints. If this is the case you might also feel the brake shudder at certain speeds too because it should be the same as driving around ...


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Sounds like a simple case of driving too fast in the rain. There's only so much water that tires can push out of the way, and the effectiveness drops as the tires wear, water depth increases, and speed increases.


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I wouldn't risk it. If the water pump fails you can easily cook the engine, leading to no end of problems (failed head gasket, warped head, etc). The temperature gauge will only give you an accurate reading if the coolant is flowing through the engine - if it isn't you will end up with hot spots very quickly. A lot of modern cars have an ecu-controlled ...


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I agree, you don't want to take the seller's word for it. This could be a serious problem. If it is indeed an "oil pickup pipe" that's dirty, that means oil is not flowing through the engine properly. That means more wear on every moving part in the engine, particularly if the current owner has ignored the problem and continued to drive the car. Without ...


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This PDF file seems to have good instructions: http://home.comcast.net/~slashpub/headlights/ReplacingHeadlightBulbs.pdf I haven't tried this myself on a Passat, though the final pieces seem vaguely similar to my New Beetle.


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While it is difficult to diagnose car sounds over the Internet, I would say pretty confidently that the sound is coming from the transmission for the reasons below; You have stated that the pitch of the sound follows the speed of the vehicle, which would lead me to believe this is specifically the final drive or 'differential' (inside the transmission on a ...


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Refuse to pay - they're trying to coerce you to use their services... On most cars, removing the cam cover is a 5 minute operation, and replacing it would be similar. Even a really complicated one isn't going to take more than half an hour, unless loads of stuff needs to be removed to get to it. I'd therefore consider 1-2 hours labour (at however much your ...


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From your description, it sounds like your catalytic convertor is shot. If the honeycomb within the converter shatters, it creates a hug obstruction within the converter. The back pressure this creates will not allow your engine to rev to its potential. This really shows up when trying to accelerate. Depending on where the hole in the exhaust is, you may be ...



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