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2003 vw passat 1.8 rough idle low mechanical noise check engine light on and steady

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  • lk597339 Feb 07, 2009

    Similar problem, rough idle in D and R when stopped. Dealer diagnosed dirty throttle body and injectors, wasnt that. Then said needed new mounts, engine and transmision, wasnt that either. Now say could be torque converter which is basically a transmission rebuild. Car is 04 passat with only 40k miles and has needed new front axle, water pump and timing belt ( fell for the line if u change the water pump should change tb too) in last 3 months. Over $3000 in the hole, my advice, sell yours now!

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    Got a 2003 passat and its check engine light stays on. Just spent 1900 on getting it fixed less than 24 hours later its on again

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Dont drive make sure you get the timeing belt put on buy a good repair place. one that wont burn you up belt might be 60 bucks but that engine is 2000.00 used . the worst option is that it might need turbo is there smoke . or rough idle comeing from turbo blade will make a nose if it is going out start and listen to turbo if it coming from there turbo . i should have one used for about 300.00 plus shipping wreckcars@aol.com

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