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04 passat engine sputter and cuts off

I have a 04 vw passat and while i am idling my engine will start to sputter then cut off. the car will crank right back up and no check engine light will come on. this doesnt happen every time i am idle but quite often. on other occassions i will go to crank my car and put it in drive but when i press on the gas it has no power so i have to re-crank the engine a few times and rev up the engine before it will finally go anywhere and once i get driving it will be fine. again no check engine light or any other idicator light will apear. i have found that if i disconnect my battery then re-connect the car runs perfect for about a week then it starts doing all of the above again. please help!

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SOURCE: Starts but wont rev up

i had the same problem with my 98 passat but its a 1.8t motor. i had to reflash my throttle body cuz the battery died. stupid design i guess.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Rev counter jumps whilst idling and then engine cuts out

Your problem sounds as if the thermo sensor....which controls the air fuel ratio when engine is cold....is faulty. It is a common fault on this model.
This is not an expensive part, and takes only a short time to fit.
Good luck
John

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: my vw 2000 1.8t passat has trouble idling. Anyone?

It "might" be your throttle position sensor, look for some electronic's going into your or near your throttle body and clean them with disc brake cleaner, something that won't leave a film on it.
This was the problem with my chevy, I know it not the same car but it's worth a try, cheaper that replacing it.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 volkswagen golf epc light on loss of power

i had the same problem... Change the spark plugs and the ignition coils, All of them... It usually accelerates without giving it gas.. Don't worry about that...

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: driver side window on my 04 vw passat wont go up

Depending upon the actual sounds your hearing the windo could have come off its track, or the linkage between the window motor and the window hardware has become disengaged. In either event you will need to remove the interior door panel in order to observe the proble, and then determine whether you will be able to repair the problem. The access holes are small, and the metal edges are sometime rather sharp. Other than that the job may not be all that difficult if you are mechanically inclined. Dealer cost could be in the $300 range, mor if a new window motor is required.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

SOURCE: how do I reset the MIL to VW Passat 04, now that problem is fixed

You will need a scan tool in order to do this.

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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