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Manuals for VW PASSAT models
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (03/2005 - 11/2010)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 102 - 300
    • Power (KW): 75 - 220
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (08/2005 - 10/2011)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 102 - 300
    • Power (KW): 75 - 220
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (11/2000 - 05/2005)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 101 - 275
    • Power (KW): 74 - 202
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (10/2000 - 08/2005)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 101 - 275
    • Power (KW): 74 - 202
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (08/2010 - 12/2014)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 105 - 300
    • Power (KW): 77 - 220
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (05/2008 - 01/2012)
    • Car body type: Coupe
    • Power (HP): 136 - 300
    • Power (KW): 100 - 220
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • Passat Saloon (362)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (08/2010 - 12/2014)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 105 - 300
    • Power (KW): 77 - 220
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • PASSAT (3B2)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (08/1996 - 12/2001)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 90 - 193
    • Power (KW): 66 - 142
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • PASSAT Variant (3B5)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (05/1997 - 12/2001)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 90 - 193
    • Power (KW): 66 - 142
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • Passat Saloon (3G2, CB2)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (08/2014 - ...)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 110 - 280
    • Power (KW): 81 - 206
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine, Plug-In Hybrid
  • Passat Variant (3G5, CB5)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (08/2014 - ...)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 120 - 280
    • Power (KW): 88 - 206
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine, Plug-In Hybrid
  • PASSAT Variant (3A5, 35I)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (02/1988 - 06/1997)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 68 - 184
    • Power (KW): 50 - 135
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • PASSAT (3A2, 35I)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (02/1988 - 12/1997)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 68 - 174
    • Power (KW): 50 - 128
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • Passat Alltrack (365)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (01/2012 - 12/2014)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 140 - 210
    • Power (KW): 103 - 155
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • PASSAT (32B)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (11/1979 - 06/1989)
    • Car body type: Hatchback
    • Power (HP): 54 - 136
    • Power (KW): 40 - 100
    • Type of drive: Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • Passat (A32, A33)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (01/2011 - ...)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 140 - 280
    • Power (KW): 103 - 206
    • Type of drive: Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • Passat Variant (33B)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (08/1980 - 06/1989)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 54 - 136
    • Power (KW): 40 - 100
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • Passat Alltrack (3G5, CB5)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (05/2015 - ...)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 150 - 280
    • Power (KW): 110 - 206
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • PASSAT (32)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (05/1973 - 07/1981)
    • Car body type: Hatchback
    • Power (HP): 50 - 110
    • Power (KW): 37 - 81
    • Type of drive: Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • PASSAT Saloon (32B)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (08/1984 - 06/1989)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 54 - 116
    • Power (KW): 40 - 85
    • Type of drive: Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • PASSAT Variant (33)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (05/1973 - 10/1981)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 50 - 110
    • Power (KW): 37 - 81
    • Type of drive: Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • PASSAT Estate Van (365)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (08/2010 - 12/2014)
    • Car body type: Estate Van
    • Power (HP): 105 - 299
    • Power (KW): 77 - 220
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • PASSAT (315, 3A5)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (08/1988 - 12/1996)
    • Car body type: Estate Van
    • Power (HP): 75 - 116
    • Power (KW): 55 - 85
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
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DIY Volkswagen Passat repair and maintenance

Engine

  • A cylinder head of diesel power units in B1–B5 cars is apt to crack. You can remove minor defects yourself if you have proper equipment.
  • If you own a car produced before 2004, you should regularly check a camshaft of the petrol engine. Do not ignore its scheduled inspection. Timely removal of small camshaft scuffs will help to extend the lifespan of the power unit itself.
  • Timing chain tensioners break down fast. Check them every time you repair and service VW Passat yourself.
  • The oil pump of both petrol and diesel turbocharged engines may fail. Inspect the turbine vanes yourself: if there are oil leaks on the turbine impeller, immediately contact the car service.

Exhaust system

  • The main reason of a clogged catalytic converter is poor-quality fuel. You can easily recognize this problem by the lowered vehicle performance. Most of the exhaust system elements can be installed in your garage, with the help of step-by-step manual on Volkswagen Passat repair and operation. You should use new gaskets.

Transmission

  • Don’t skid at high RPM if your car is equipped with an automatic transmission. Violation of this recommendation may lead to the torque converter overheating and friction plates deformation.
  • Buttons on automatic transmission lever may jam due to moisture or dust. In most cases, you can eliminate this problem by treating the lever with an anti-corrosion fluid.

Suspension

  • Bushings rapidly fail. Their malfunction leads to the decreased vehicle stability and impossibility to align wheels. The reasons can be a continuous car operation in the extreme cold weather or improper repair. The latter often results in the oil leak on the rubber elements and their accelerated wear-out. Having downloaded free illustrated PDF manual on Volkswagen Passat repair, you will be able to avoid mistakes when mounting new components.
  • CV boots may split if you frequently use your car in off-road conditions. If a CV boot breaks, you will hear a crackle while driving. Replace the part as soon as possible; otherwise you will have to install a new CV joint. Watch a special video guide – our step-by-step video tutorial on Volkswagen Passat repair.