2002 Passat 2.8 4motion that i have had from new,has over past two years had trouble staring infrequently if recently driven or even been parked and cold.Have had to sit on ignition and accelerator turning over for 5 minutes or more,often leaving it for 5min's and gunnng it later.Often with plume of smoke out back.Dealer has changed battery once,checked alternator second time-but no luck.They now say temperature sensor,O2 sensor or air flow issue-i'm running out of patience-could it be starter motor or ECU? any ideas-car otherwise reliable.
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Re: have trouble starting car from time to time
MAYBE YOUR FUEL LINE AND FUEL FILTER, SOUNDS LIKE THE GASOLINE WON’T GO THROUGH, YOU CAN START THE CAR, PUT IT INTO PARK AND PUSH THE GAS PADAL SEVERAL TIMES, SOMETIMES PUSH THE DIRT OUT, OTHERWISE PROBABLY YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE FUEL FILTER. TRY IT.
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More detail would be nice, but I can give you a worst case scenario..
The mk4 Passat 1.8t has been plagued with clogged oil pumps. The oil change intervals might have been too infrequent, sludge builds up, and the only fix is to drop the oil pan and clean or replace the pump.
Just a wild guess but insufficient lubrication and low oil pressure/volume could have led to engine damage. Its hard to say without hearing it.
In the mean time check your maintenance on the car, if it has gone more than 60,000 miles without a new timing belt and tensioner, fix that right away!! When those belts give up the ghost, its time to invest in a new engine.
i have a 2002 passat TDI and won`t start, i have changed the fuel filter and nothing, all the light is on , no error , the problem is in the last few weeks i have used some **** diesel ``green diesel`` exactly,what i heard it is not recommanded,any suggestion pls?
Go to Autozone and they will check your cars trouble codes for free and tell you what part you will need to replace. They are usually right 99% of the time.The crankshaft position sensor located behind the harmonic balancer maybe be bad. There is another crankshaft position sensor located on the engine block above and to the right of the oil filter. Or it could be the power train control module located to the right of the air cleaner box. This information is for the V6 3.4 engine. Buy the repair manual for your Montana and go to the engine performance section. The manual costs about $26.00
I have a 2002 Passat, 1.8L Turbo. I had a problem where my EPC light kept coming on, and I would have a lot of trouble starting my car in hot weather. The EPC light stands for Electronic Pedal Control. When you press on the gas/brake, the pedal doesn't pull a wire like in the past, it's all done by computers. The sensor is saying that somewhere along the path from the pedal, to the brake that something is acting up.
I took my car into the VW dealer nearby and they said the sensor was going bad, and that's why the light was coming on. They informed me that once the sensor went bad, my car would stall, and likely not start again until replaced. I decided to have it replaced (about $250), and I haven't had a problem since.