Question about 2001 Volkswagen new Passat
I have a 2001 VW Passat 1.8T with automatic tranny. sometimes after i let the car sit after driving for maybe 20 mins or so, i start driving again the car starts shaking pretty bad and the check engine light flashes and it feels like i lose alot of power. sometimes it happens for a few seconds then goes away, other times a few minutes but it always seems to go away. its been hard trying to diagnose it because it is so random. i was thinking maybe a tranny problem by im not sure. any advice?
I would check to see if there is a miss on a certain cylinder on the 2001 VW Passat you have a problem with.
If it has a miss on a certain cylinder, it may be a blown head gasket that allows a little bit of antifreeze into the cylinder, and prevents detonation of the gas/air mixture in the cylinder in question.
I had this problem on my car.
I don't think it's a tranny problem, it sounds more like an engine problem.
Another problem that I have experienced is a miss due to the computer randomly not firing a certain cylinder's fuel injector. This can caus a lot of vibration, also.
I would definitely have it scanned for the codes stored in the computer with an OBD-II scanner.
This can point to clues that can lead to a solution for you.
Good luck on this engine diagnosis and repair.
Posted on Jul 28, 2010
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
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 03, 2014 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat
Feb 01, 2011 | 1998 Volkswagen Passat
Oct 08, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat
Apr 19, 2010 | 2004 Volkswagen Passat
Oct 09, 2017 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat
Sep 06, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Passat
Apr 22, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat
Nov 01, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat
Oct 22, 2008 | 1996 Volkswagen Passat
Dec 30, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen new Passat
223 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: