Question about 2003 Volkswagen Passat
Have mechanic go back in and set timing belt right will fix problem for sure
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Vw's have manifold vacume issues if camshaft timing is out by even the slightest amount causing vibration at lower idle speeds . the camshaft sproket floats on the cam did your mechanic replace the cam seal if so and he did not have the special tools its a good chance thats your problem i encountered this issue in a audi a4 v6 i got the tools and found a 3 deg difference between banks my customer had also had all engine mounts replaced hope this sheds some light for you
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
Was this work done by a VW equipped garage? It does sound like the cambelt timing is out. You haven't said whether it is a petrol or diesel engine, but my first suggestion is to get the fault codes - aka Diagnostic Trouble Codes / DTC's - read using the onboard diagnostic system. This likely won't be free unless you do it yourself (see my other solutions) but it will help you to avoid replacing things that don't need replacing and get to the source of the trouble as quickly as cheaply as possible.
Hope this helps a bit. D.
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
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