Question about 2004 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Car has 101000 miles on it,engine seized. whats up with that?

Posted by on

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    What's up is that you either ran it out of coolant or oil or had an isolated bearing failure. Take the plugs out yet?



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 3,085 Answers

It sounds like you have a broken timing belt. Very, very expensive damage to head and valves.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Engine stopped while driving on highway..I'm told the engine seized possibly due to the timing belt even tho the belt was changed as required..approx. 8'000 miles ago. it now has 121,000 miles. What

Did you see them replace the belt ???
Its a complicated process, and should have taken several hours to replace. Mechanics sometimes lie.
If it was replaced, it's possible the failure occured from lack of oil, metal fatigue, hydraulic lifters can break, valves can drop into engines, any number of things can go wrong.
Unless you pay to have someone open the engine back up, there's really no way to positively prove what happened.

Feb 13, 2015 | 2001 Saturn Lw 4dr Wagon

1 Answer

How often to replace timing chain on97 gtp

as soon as it stops running like it used to...

Nov 27, 2013 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer


There is a fault in the restraint/Airbag system it will need to be hooked up to a diagnostic computer to determine the cause ...either the dealer or a certified mechanic with the proper software can do it.
could be a simple as replacing a seat belt..
Good luck

Nov 05, 2010 | 2005 Hyundai Sonata

1 Answer

1998 gmc savana with 101000 miles, starts but runs poorly. Skips and sputters, backfires thru trottle body. Code reads mass air flow sensor bad, replaced wirh another one. Didn't help. Now engine tries to...

this sounds like the timing is out, backfires, have you tried checking the plug wires, spark plugs, and did you reset the code after installing the MAF sensor?

Sep 03, 2010 | 1998 GMC Savana

2 Answers

I am looking at purchasing a second hand car its a 2000 model petrol 101000 miles. However they describe it as having a smokey engine on startup. Is this a major problem? Is it going to be costly to...

Smokey engine at startup means that the valve seats and bushings are worn out - major refit needed - stay away, it might cost you more than the car itself.

Jun 09, 2010 | 2004 Mazda 6

1 Answer

Hesitation @ low revs

first thing i would do is put the old spark plugs back in and try it [may be faulty new plug] if that doesnt work replace ht leads and all so take distributor cap off and check condition

Jun 20, 2009 | 2000 Mazda Protege

1 Answer

1994 jetta III gl oil in the air intake hose

Sounds to me you blow by. Thats when either rings on the pistons are worn letting oil pass by or you have a scorned cylinder which also is letting oil get by. Should get a compression check done to make sure.

Feb 09, 2009 | 1994 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Transmission fluid service

You should change the transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
Very good idea at your current mileage.

Nov 07, 2008 | 1998 Toyota Corolla

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Volkswagen Passat Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8273 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides