Question about 2003 Volkswagen Passat

2 Answers

My brakes are not functioning properly on my Passat - I have to push down really hard to get them to work

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,510 Answers

Check the brake booster vacuum pipes for leaks and the connection to the engine. Check that the brake booster diaphragm is not leaking. Change the brake fluid and bleed the system thoroughly. making sure that clean fluid bleeds out of each bleeder point at the wheels.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 693 Answers

1of2 Master cyclender needs replaced or try bleeding your lines.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Pulsating brakes and peddle pushing back up


This is a classic ABS problem. Either the pump or the ABS controller. But as it is causing the brake pedal to push back you should get it seen by a qualified mechanic and DON'T drive it until it is fixed.

Jul 15, 2013 | 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

5 Answers

How do you compress the piston in the rear caliper on a 2002 VW passat W8 moel.


Hi On a VW PASSAT.
DON'T Hammered...
Just you need to turn with the Turn style tool. to push down the brake piston.
If is hard. Open a LITTE the BLEADER valve to to DROP a few of the brake fluid. Bucause if you force to much. The Brake master cylinder and ABS Module seals can be damaged.
Do a Little by Little. with the bleader valve open. is the right prosses to do that.
But don't forget That maybe your car Require DOT4. Don't put DOT3. is not the same.
I include a picture of your calliper. and the tool.

e7ff765.jpg I hope this help on your problem.

Jul 27, 2008 | Volkswagen Passat Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

HANDBRAKE ON 2006 VW PASSAT WONT RELEASE


try pulling up and at the same time push the button

May 06, 2011 | Volkswagen New Passat Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I just got a new used 1995 honda accord and already i'm really unhappy. The gears stick terribly and the breaks... you have to push down really hard and they don't break fast. What can i do about the gears...


the gears are sticking? is the shifter just really tight and hard to move from one gear to the next, or even just wiggle around in neutral? if so, you may need new bushings for it. which are not very expensive. IF the shifter wiggles around easily in neutral, but hangs in a gear when you press the clutch in all the way, you could need a clutch, OR hopefully you can just try bleeding the clutch line. at the master cylinder on the transmission. the breaks.... do you have to push the pedal down really hard, or really soft and far? if you're putting a lot of pressure on the pedal but you don't have to push the brake pedal all the way to the floor, that would indicate to me that your pads and rotors are glazed over. you should replace the rotors, pads and have the calipers checked, and have the brakes bled. if you've got to push the pedal all the way to the floor, there's a good chance all you'll need is to have the brakes bled.

Feb 07, 2010 | 1995 Honda Accord

1 Answer

2002 Passat. Brake fault light comes on. What does it mean? Still have brakes.


your brake light will come if the ebrake lever is up inside the car and that is easy to fix just push it back down. the other is a drop in the brake fluid tank to the point it drops the float and trips the switch in that case you just need to refill the tank and check for leaks in the braking system.

Dec 21, 2009 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

3 Answers

I have a 1994 volkswagon passat. I am having problem with the brakes, it has a abs light and brake light on , in the dash. must also have to push hard on the brakes to stop. Can anyone help diagnose what...


i'm not entirely sure on this but it sounds like the assist is not working, i think it works with the power steering , so check htat level, and the belts, i hope this helps

Nov 21, 2009 | 1994 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Passat 2003 tdi, brake pad change..


Proper size wrenches and a large C-clamp to push piston back into the caliper is only tools for the front, but back disk brakes require special tool to TURN the piston as it is pushed back into caliper to reset emergency brake. This tool can often be borrowed from Auto parts store or purchased from Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=40732 for about $20. Don't try to service rear disks without the tool, Calipers can be broken if not retracted properly!

Jul 03, 2009 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Parking Brake problem


2000 S-10: brake functions properly while pedal is held down, but when I remove my foot, the brake is released.
The following is not a repair so much as a solution to the basic problem and I guess it won't pass scrutiny of any state inspection. Nevertheless, this idea may skip around the automatic pedal stop malfunction and buy you some time while a proper part replacement is arranged.
The release cable ends at the ratchet assembly by the pedal and the lever which receives it can be pushed forward before depressing the pedal thereby engaging the stop which will hold the pedal down and keep the brake engaged. There is no click, or catch evident when the release lever is moved forward and it only moves a little bit.
Not the easiest reach from the driver’s seat. Also, the release cable is likely to jump out of its place if you just reach blindly and push.
From what I've read on this site, there are some design issues with the ratchet mechanism that commonly lead to failure of the pedal stop function.
Hopefully this will help those who still want to park on a hill.

Jan 21, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet S-10

1 Answer

Passat 200, intermittently break/ABS/ASR/STOP lights come ON


Try carefully topping up the brake fluid, this can happen when the level falls as the pads wear down especially when cornering

Dec 04, 2008 | 2000 Volkswagen Passat 4Motion

1 Answer

Replacing brake pads in 2001 passat tdi


You'll need a few special tools. You will need some common metric wrenches and sockets, 10-19mm will be more than enough, and you'll need an 8mm Allen bit as well, to remove the caliper mounting bolts (these anchor the caliper to the caliper carrier). If you're doing rear brakes, you'll also need the proper tools to screw the calipers back in. If you're doing front brakes, you can use a C-clamp to compress the pistons back in. Other than that, and maybe a big beefy screwdriver to separate the caliper from the carrier, there's nothing to it.

Jul 21, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Volkswagen Passat Logo

188 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75077 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7768 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...