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2001 VW Passat leakin water

Hello ... my 2001 VW Passat is leaking water by the flywheel ... anybody know if there a freeze plug there ? because the water is runing out so quickly ... i just lift my car and i noted that is leaking from there ..... thanks!!!!!!!!!!! is that expensive to fix?

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  • border_tx Nov 04, 2008

    thanks yes is a V6

  • border_tx Nov 09, 2008

    hello there .. i just writing back about the car .. i just find the problem it was a flange in the back of the motor,,,,, where the rear main seal is ... i have to take out the motor from the car ... but my question is I almost dont know about this cars .. i call a mechanic tellin him about where the motor was leaking and he say there is not running water a that place but it looks the contarie ...... do u know about this ??????? the water is leaking because the flange got a hole

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    Brian032472 May 11, 2010

    V6 model

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I would highly suggest a pressure test to really pin point this leak. I can tell from diagram that the coolant expansion tank line goes right thru that area. I would also caution you to the obvious with this vehicle- everything is a tight fit and coolant leaking from the t-stat housing and or water pump could look similiar. I strongly suggest a pressure test to keep from throwing good money away.

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