Question about 2003 Volkswagen Passat
If there are no drain locks on the bottom of the radiator, remove lower radiator hose. To create a vacuum, remove radiator cap and upper radiator hose .
Posted on May 14, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the timing belt broke on a 1.8 turbo usually the valves in the head strike the pistons. You have to have the head removed to check the pistons. When did the radiator crack? Water pump isn't an expensive part but the rest with work hours and parts will be. Might be able to get a used engine but just make sure that belt and pump are replaced with new along with all the tensionners so the same doesn't happen. Also make sure the oil pressure is good. Sorry for the loss.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
SOURCE: VW Passat 2003 Brake Lights
In your trunk area there should be a piece of carpet by your tail light just move that to the side and then you can access your bulb. Any problems please let me know.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
go to a tool store and ask for an easy-out, this is a specialty tool placed on a drill to grip stripped screws and broken bolts
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
check fuses..came across a bora with much same problem..it turned out to be a coolent tempreture switch the heater gauge wasn't working and on diagnostics it was reading -41degrees celcius the fan was not running because it thought it was freezing outside also blew the fuse of the fan also
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
T25 Torx Screwdriver
Phillips Head Screwdriver (if equipped with fog lights)
Small Flathead screwdriver
Wide Flathead Screwdriver
1. Jack the car up on both sides and remove the front wheels. Use Jackstands and please observe all safety procedures. I'm sure it's possible to do this by turning the wheels to each side as you work in the wheel wells, but this was easiest for me to do.
2. Remove the hood release lever.
Pry out the plastic guide on the front of the grill, and looking directly down on the hood release lever attachment point, you'll see a metal clip. Using your small screwdriver, flip that clip up so it's off of the plastic lever and place your wide screwdriver in the Y of the plastic, turn the large screwdriver to spread the Y off the pins that it is holding on to. This can be VERY frustrating, so take your time. If you need to remove the latch cover in frustration, it's a $6 part from Liberty (experience)
3. Remove the front grill.
Just a T25 torx screw on each side and clips underneath, be careful not to break the clips as you pull it off. If you have an aftermarket grill you might have to pull through or cut off your double-sided tape
4. Remove the 3 lower grills (they just pop out, the middle one is a little tricky, just take your time and make sure all the plastic clips release)
5. Remove fog lights (if equipped) 3 screws each and disconnect
5. Remove the 4 T25 screws from the top of the bumper (under where the grill just sat)
6. Remove 4 T25 Screws from each wheel well, one is pointed straight up, you'll have to feel under the wheel well where the bumper meets the fender to find it.
7. Climb under the car and remove the 3 flat head screws (they just twist out)
8. With your helper, pull the bumper straight towards you from each side, and remove the connections from the side markers. The bumper should now be free.
Installation is basically the reverse of removal HOWEVER, there are tabs on each side of the car that line up with tabs on the bumper, be absolutely sure that these line up, they will center the bumper for you and hold it on while you screw it in.
Removing Bumper strip
1. Looking at the back of the bumper that you just removed, find the 4 tabs and 4 hooks holding the strip on. The hooks are down by the side marker holes, and the tabs are on the front of the bumper.
2. You'll see a black pin holding one of the hooks in place, if you push with a small screwdriver on the bottom of this pin, you'll see another, smaller pin come up, pull this pin out as far as you can and the large pin will pop right out.
3. With your screwdriver, carefully pry back the tabs and pull on the strip from the front of the bumper, releasing it in sections.
4. After all the tabs are removed, pull the strip away from the bumper (as if you were pulling it from off from the front of the car, and it should come right off)
I hope help you woth this. Good luck (remember rated this help).
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
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