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If the clutch goes will there be a need for a fly wheel?

Are there any other faults that you can tell me about with VW Passats, new shape 55 and above as I am looking to buy one but have been alerted about potential problems with these vehicles.

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  • ambwyraja Dec 16, 2008

    i was asking about passat model 2006 above diesel that if the clutch goes do you have to put a flywheel as well. I would appreciate if you could tell me if this fault is common when you change the clutch. I am a novice in this area and have very basic knowledge on this car, so if you could please inform me as much as you possibly can about this vehicle.




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The only information I have on the 1997 to 2005 Passat is; expect problems with suspension, axles and electrics. Gearbox failures are possible. Catalytic converter fault also.

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    James Raymond Williams Dec 17, 2008

    As a general rule, you do not have to change the fly wheel when you replace the clutch. However, if the fly wheel is damaged because there has been metal to metal contact, you will need to replace the flywheel. If you do replace the fly wheel you will have to take off the ring gear and fit it to a new fly wheel unless you buy a good second user part.

    The faults I outlined to you earlier are the only ones I have picked up on so far. So when you are doing your servicing check all your suspension ball joints for wear.

    I trust this clears up any misunderstanding on my part.



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