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2000 vw passat smells like gas when driving why?

If it is a diesel , then you have a fuel container in the trunk that has dumped over and is leaking gas into the trunk area?
If your Passat is a gasoline engine , then I am going to say you have a fuel leak (possible fuel line rot).
Start the car and leave it in park... exit the car and inspect the underside for drips...alternatly you may choose to park the car in a spot you know is free of debrise and stains etc. and run the car there while parked for a few minutes and then pull it forward and inspect the ground for new fuel staining.

Mar 23, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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My fuel flap wont open anymore

try see if flat head screw driver open flap door, wrap layer tape on flat head screw driver to keep damaging car paint.just pry little see if flap will open.

Sep 04, 2012 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

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I have a 98 vw passat glx. the button which opens the fuel pump door does not seem to work. i have to press it about 20 times before the door opens. any solutions???

chances are the spring that opens the flap is weak,just replace the spring.if it gets stuck shut pull away the carpet/trim from inside the trunk to get to the flap wire.

Feb 01, 2011 | 1998 Volkswagen Passat

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Fuel door won't open, how to manually open

inside the trunk,pull away the trim and look for the wire release for the fuel flap.

Jan 08, 2011 | 2004 Volkswagen Passat

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Unable to open fuel tank flap on a Volkswagen Passat cc. with the push button release. is thier another way.

You need to remove the lining by the fuel door in the trunk. Once you get the lining loose you can bend it out of the way and remove the solenoid that is held in place with 2 philips head screws.

Dec 18, 2010 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

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I had the same problem with my 1999 Passat, whose power lock switch was also not working. It seems that when the mechanic fixed the power lock switch this also resolved the issue with the fuel flap.

Until I had this done, I had to do what goeffreyh above said, pull the upholstery in the trunk aside and pull back on the plastic tab to open the fuel door manually.

Mar 08, 2010 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

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Fuel door release will not open

  • Remove fuel tank filler cap.
  • Push back release rod - 9 - by operating remote control unlock and remove bolt - 2 -.
  • Remove rubber part - 8 - from tank filler flange and swivel out tank flap unit - 1 - from side panel - 7 -.Assembly piece - 4 - and actuator - 6 - is installed.
    • Install tank flap unit - 1 - (rubber part rolled up) with hinge side first.
    • Bolt tank flap unit - 1 - and assembly piece - 4 - with bolt - 2 -.
    Tightening torques: Bolts - 2 - 1.5 Nm
    • Remove side luggage compartment trim.
    • Disconnect harness connector at actuator - 6 -.
    • Remove actuator - 6 - using special tool Socket wrench T 10010 from angled mounting bracket.
    • Remove actuator - 6 - together with release rod - 9 - from seal - 5 - and assembly piece - 4 -.
    Installation is reverse of removal.
    Tightening torques: Bolts for actuator - 6 - 1.5 Nm .
  • May 27, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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    Need to locate fuel filter on 2004 volkswagen passat


    Jan 17, 2009 | 2004 Volkswagen Passat

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