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Check the transmission cooling lines that go to the radiator. It seems like one may have come loose or split/ruptured, spraying ATF through the engine compartment, and when the fluid got low in the transmission triggered the P0741 code (torque converter clutch circuit).

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Sep 30, 2017


Your EPC stands for "Electronic Power Control" and without it (bypassing it, as you stated), you will not be going anywhere in your car. The car MUST have the EPC on/enabled to run, as I have been told. The VW Passat does not have a throttle cable... it is controlled electronically. The EPC light means something is wrong in the drive-by-wire path, the "gas pedal" potentiometers or the electric motor-controlled throttle body, etc. You will need to take it to a mechanic/repair shop that is knowledgable in foreign automobiles (especially VW's) and has the appropriate tools and equipment to read any "codes" being kicked out by the computer.

I have a 2001 New Passat with the EPC light coming on randomly and it will idle high but next time I start the car it goes away. I think you will have to take it in to the dealer.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Sep 20, 2017


It can't be removed if it is a factory system.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 28, 2017


The 206 code may be just a connector or wiring issue, but the worst case would be the computer (driver for injector 6). The 011 is usually caused by a jammed camshaft adjuster. If that was caused by sludge, you may have a big problem. However, if the engine was well maintained, you may just need a part. The bottom line is that diagnosis is necessary before repair can be properly estimated. It is not likely that you need a new computer, but it is possible.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 05, 2017


check replace the engine/transmission rubber mounts

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 04, 2017


Common hand tools and snap ring pliers I guess.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 01, 2017


Compression check may tell you something.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 10, 2017


If the rattling changes with the revs of the engine, it might be that the valve compensators are either worn or not getting enough lubrication. 20V engines have quite small oil passages travelling to the head. They tend to clog up with gunk if the oil change is not frequent enough.

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 07, 2017


check to make sure that you have the correct bulb in the correct socket in both left and right tail lights. dual filament bulbs have to contacts on the base of the bottom of the bulb. make sure the socket that you are inserting them into also has two contacts. if that doesn't work then you need to get a test light so you can find out if power is going to the bulb housing and all ground. check all fuses also with amp meter

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 27, 2017


You may have to park it with the front pointing down hill just the same as one did with a Ford T

2003 Volkswagen... | Answered on Apr 09, 2017

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