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1999 VW Passat WagonCar has trouble starting when hot

I'm beginning to feel paranoid going on short trips because it starts great cold, but after a short trip it's taking longer and longer to fire up.
Had spark plugs replaced throddle body cleaned up ( it was dirty) , Have sunk a fortune into what I refer to as my Lemon. I like it but man, it has costed me so much money. Most unreliable car I ever had. Won't buy VW ever again or recommend to anyone.
Now the windows are all not working. Spent summer with just the sun roof working. Windshild washer motor gone. I've given up fixing every problem and have to focus on running the damn thing. Every 2-3 weeks it PRESENTS ME WITH A a NEW IMPROVED COMPLAINT _ ARGHHHH

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  • throbber Nov 27, 2008

    I have had the same problem and my mechanic cant figure it out. Have you made any progress?

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    At least DS repair gave me something to go on when I see the mechanic again. I wonder if he can suggest how to fix my electric windows which have stopped functioning since before the summer?
    Thanks a bunch

  • kak0852 Feb 24, 2009

    It satarts fine in the cold but then is harder to start through out the day. Could it be the secondary air pump?



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Mentioned problem could be the Starter Motor or a temperature sensor.

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