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I have a volkswagen passat 2004 2.0 petrol. Yesterday as I was driving the epc light came on. Actually two weeks had the pump for the coolant replaces as it was leaking. After I got it back, a couple of days later I had a small fire which started as I was driving on the left hand side of the engine if you are looking at the engine from the front. I took it back to the service center. They said that the transmission fluid was leaking and got into the exhaust. They repaired and filled new transmission fluid. A week later, i.e., yesterday the epc light came on as I was driving. I stopped the car and started, the light did not come on initially but as I was driving the light turned on again. It did not come this morning. Can I have help on what went wrong.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Nate Stansfield

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SOURCE: Coolant Fluid leaking, Car was stalling out, Now wont start.

I would move the car to a dry spot. Wait to see if there are any leaks. If there is no leaks on the ground but coolant is still draining, it may be going into engine block. Check oil and tranny fluid to see if it is miscolored. This would result in sever engine damage.
Also, if the coolant isn't reaching the coolant temp sensor, the car may not start or may not run properly.

Posted on May 28, 2009


paul campbell

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SOURCE: Same problem

throttle is probably going out you can try to clean it but they are usually bad when the epc light is on

Posted on Aug 06, 2009



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SOURCE: my epc light went on in my 2002 volkswagen jetta

Take it to the dealer, the EPC warning light - and even more the failsafe run which doesn't allow you drive faster than 20mph) is an indication of serious motor troubles. They can read the ECU faultcodes, which should be a good startingpoint for troubleshooting the cause ...

You could do some basic troubleshooting like checking the air filter, the oil level, the spark plugs, etc. You didn't fill it up with bad gas, did you ? And does the engine make strange noises/vibration when running idle ? In case you fixed some obvious cause, you can dis- and reconnect the battery to erase the engine's faultcode. If it's not fixed, the EPC (and failsafe run) will simply come on again.

My advice would be not to drive it untill it's fixed to prevent more potential damage.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009


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SOURCE: Coolant in pushing up and out of my coolant

If you have not exceeded the maximum mark, coolant might be boiling over. Check coolant pump, thermostat and fan. The culprit would be within them.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

Tim Whalen

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SOURCE: 2004 VW Bug leaking antifreeze. small puddles

the VW beetle has a plastic radiator, where the cap is if you look to the front of that it does a 90, it is cracked there. Here is the fun part, with a throx wrench ( I think it was a T-30) take apart the fenders and front bumper. At the auto parts store there is a plastic tank repair kit, the kit includes resign,fiber glass cloth, and a stick. You will need to rough up the crack as it is right where it angles and lay on the cloth and resign. Let it dry and it will not leak from there again. Good Luck Tim

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