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There are marks on the crank pulley to align with mark on the sheet metal cover behind the pulley.
Exhaust cam sprocket has mark that aligns with mark on valve cover.
16 chain links between marks on cams. The square marks on both cams align with triangle marks on the cam hold down bracket.

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2002 Volkswagen... | Answered on Apr 03, 2019

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2002 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 09, 2019

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2002 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 02, 2019

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2002 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 01, 2019

battery is on its way out ,replace battery and check your charging system

2002 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 26, 2018

i gather its an auto, check colour of atf oil should be red, green or clear depending on what brand, if brown or black, ...get your check book out..

2002 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 11, 2018

I have the same 2002 Passat with Tiptronic transmission and have changed the transmission fluid as well and had smoother transmission shifts. I never had the engine rev high when accelerating, however. You mentioned driving up an incline. Perhaps when changing the transmission fluid you didn't add enough. The procedure for adding transmission fluid is very critical for proper fluid level. There is a large hex plug (I think 17mm) in the bottom of the transmission pan that if removed, no fluid should come out if the car is level and the fluid is at or below 113 degrees F, and the car is RUNNING in Park. That's because there's a riser tube in the hole where the hex plug was removed that rises up to where the top of the fluid level should be under certain conditions mentioned below. DO NOT GO UNDER A CAR, OR LET ANYONE ELSE GO UNDER A CAR, UNLESS YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH YOU TAKING YOUR OWN SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. IF YOU PERFORM THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK! Let's talk about how to drain the old fluid. Run the engine in PARK to warm up the transmission fluid to a temperature that won't burn you. To drain out the fluid, you must remove the quantity (27) Torx 27 (T27) cap blots from the rim of the transmission pan and drop the pan. I highly suggest replacing the filter and pan gasket. I used an AMSOIL recommended ATF transmission fluid (go to the AMSOIL website) instead of the very expensive VW OEM transmission fluid. I have had no problems with the Amsoil fluid in my 2002 and 1999 Passats with over 100K miles on the Amsoil fluid between the 2 cars. When adding fluid, start with NOT running car engine, make sure car is level (use a magnetic level on the transmission pan both front to back and side to side) and then add fluid with a syringe or gravity feed up into the riser tube until fluid overflows out hole. Now, if that's all you did with your transmission fluid change then you will be low on fluid! More fluid is needed! Next, have someone turn on engine and WITH THEIR FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND THE EMERGENCY BRAKE SET AND NO ONE UNDER THE CAR go through the gears slowly (about 5-10 seconds per gear) and then leave in PARK, still with the engine running. The engine has to be running to keep the torque converter full of transmission fluid. Now, add more fluid as described below and wait for fluid to overflow out the hole all while the fluid is at a theoretical 113 degrees F, readable with a VW VAG diagnostic tool or a Ross Tech VAG equivalent, which I now own, but not when I changed fluid. So, what I did is use my hand on the bottom of the pan and estimated what 113 degrees F was. (This "human temperature gauge" procedure worked well for me at the time and both cars have been shifting very well ever since.) THEN, WITH THE ENGINE STILL RUNNING AND IN PARK, REINSTALL THE 17MM PLUG IN THE TRANSMISSION PAN. You now have the correct transmission fluid level in the transmission! I hope this helps you and others! Remember, SAFETY FIRST!

2002 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 05, 2017

push seat all the way forward you have 2 more holding back side to the floor

2002 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 29, 2017

There is a small drain plug that needs to be removed, the car level, suspended on Jack's, monitor the tranny fluid temperature with obd2 tool, engine started from cold, , the fluid will ooze out of the open plug hole at proper temperature. Use a new plug when done topping the fluid. Intricate task

2002 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 09, 2017

The oil pickup tube has a gauze. Have you checked that for blockage?

2002 Volkswagen... | Answered on Aug 30, 2017

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