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2001 passat 1.9 tdi no power and brake pedal very hard?? any ideas??

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Check for vacuum pump operation - remove pipe at vac pump and check for sucking on end of finger, check pipework to brake servo unit for chafage / disconnection. if no vacuum at pump replace the pump ive had a few like this

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Where is the diagnostic port located on my 2001 passat 5 sp. auto V6?


On the old Volkswagen Passat B5 (MY 1997-2001) the Data Link Connector (DLC) or diagnostic port is placed on the right side of the parking brake lever, under a small rectangle rubber cover. See pictures below:

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On the new Volkswagen Passat B5 (after MY 2001) the Data Link Connector (DLC) or diagnostic port is placed on the panel above pedals. See pictures below:

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Apr 06, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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My 04 passat keeps aplying its breaks its self


if there is too much brake fluid in the master cylinder this as it heats up will expand causing brakes to drag reason 2 if power brake booster is faulty will **** brake pedal down hope this is help full

Mar 12, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Passat 4Motion

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Occasionally when I apply the brakes on my 2001 VW Passat it sounds like the ABS is kicking in even when I am soft braking. The brake pedal vibrates and the car makes a grinding sound. What could be...


I had exactly the same problem with my 2003 tdi, 'scary stuff for sure' Lots of so called experts knew what the problem was, (brake pressure switch).. (ABS sensor at the wheels) .. (ABS control module)..Trial and error and lots of expence for sure, no thanks, keep away from from the backstreet cowboys and go to the people who specialise in VW repairs every day and who know what they are talking about. My main VW dealer sorted it, they found it was a problem with the YAW Sensor located under the rear seat, they cleaned it and checked it and reset it etc, they didn't even charge me ( I did have a new clutch and 2 outer CV joints fitted at the time) and now it seems ok, hasn't happened since, actually this seemed to happen more often when I had 2 or 3 people sitting in the back seat and the ESP light came on at the same time, hope you sort it soon

Feb 09, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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The clutch pedal on my passat stayed close to floor


sounds like a problem with the hydraulic clutch, either the master or slave cylinder was bypassing fluid and causing the low pedal.

Jun 24, 2009 | 1998 Volkswagen Passat

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Vw passat tdi 2001 4dr


You should have a servo pump to help the pressure on diesel models. If the pump fails, then the brakes feel soft as though there is no pressure there. The other fault is, that a wheel cylinder or some other brake componant is leeking fluid. Cheek for fluid leeks and if there are none get the pump checked out.

Sep 27, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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2001 tdi 130 passat lacks power


Get the fuel pump checked. Crack each injector in turn and see if there is any fuel getting thrugh, When you set up the timing you may of thrown out the timing of the fuel pump.

Aug 22, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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Bleeding brakes


Simple way - takes 2 people. Get a small jar, and fill it part way with some brake fluid. Then use a short length of hose (one that fits snugly over the bleed screw), and keep one end in the brake fluid. With the engine off, loosen the bleed screw, and have the brake pedal slowly depressed. Close the bleed screw BEFORE releasing the brake pedal, and repeat until no air bubbles come out the hose. Top up the brake reserve with fluid.

Jul 07, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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