20 Most Recent 1996 Volkswagen Passat Questions & Answers

PCV valves aren't common on European cars, instead they regulate vacuum flow by connecting a small diameter hose to a very small hole in the intake manifold or throttle body.

The other end of the hose is typically connected to the top of the engine at the oil mist and flame trap which is usually inside one of the cam covers. The main engine crankcase breather hose typically also connects there and sometimes is connected to the air cleaner side of the air intake and sometimes directly to the air filter housing.

The small hole generally needs checking during maintenance as they frequently become blocked. The hole is something like 5/64 inch but mostly it is beneficial to enlarge it just a little, say to 3/32.

Sorry can't advise you about the diaphragm valve...

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Dec 16, 2017

Bad connection going too have check all connections battery area or could be main fuse

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 28, 2017

Like to make sure that your post says your car is a 1996 with only 38800 miles.
There were many recalls for your vehicle back then which may be the cause of your hard shifting. Are you the original owner ? If so, have you done any scheduled maintenance to it from the day you purchased it ?


Hope this helps

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Go to the library and find the Manuel you need and photo copy it .or if you have a smart phone (goto how do I fix my vw year make and problem.and will have some thing there for shure.

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Apr 02, 2017

in no air or leaks in the system
replace the clutch

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 07, 2017

A fully charged battery should read approx 12.6 volts. When you check the voltage of a running vehicle, it should read approx 14.5 volts or so. If it doesn't, you are not going to charge. You are most likely driving around with a junk alternator, and if it has a bad regulator, it will discharge your battery. Most auto shops will test alternators for free!

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 02, 2015

Replace front crank seal and oil pump gasket

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014

May be a problem with blend doors

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1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 06, 2014

Hi. If the display is worn out then a new cluster is needed. If it is just to dark and the clock also does not work then check the fuse.

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 23, 2014

Under rear seat passenger side or in the trunk up close to the rear seats. Should be a cover the get to it.

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Dec 14, 2013

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1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Dec 03, 2013

First thing to check is the simple things. Be sure the bulbs aren't burned out, then check to be sure the fuse isn't blown. Let me know if that helps.

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Feb 09, 2013

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