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Volkswagen Passat (1990-1997)
Technical Articles

Welcome to our Volkswagen Passat technical articles section. We've gathered a vast collection of useful articles to help you repair many items on your Volkswagen. Save money by avoiding your mechanic and perform the repairs using the information we've provided here. Try our Search Engine, our Technical Article Directory or hop over to our Bulletin Board and ask your question to the thousands of members who post messages there every day.

 Basics & Essentials
Oil Change
The most common task to do on your Passat explained thoroughly in this helpful article.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Serpentine Belt Replacement
The serpentine belt can seem a bit daunting to replace the first time you look at it. Here's some detailed instructions on how to change it easily.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Spark Plug Replacement
Spark plugs are an important part of your engine - make sure that they are replaced every 60,000 miles or so, to keep your ignition system running smoothly.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Air Filter Replacement
New to working on your Volkswagen? Not sure where the air filter is? Check out this simple article.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
 Engine
Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement
A bad cam sensor can prevent the engine from starting. Here's how to change it out in under 10 minutes.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement
Over time, the exhaust manifold gaskets can wear out and start to leak. Here's how to replace them.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Intake Manifold Removal
Some jobs on the 1.8T require removal of the intake manifold. This article will show you how to remove it without breaking a sweat!
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Timing Belt Replacement
Replacing the timing belt is an important maintenance job. This article outlines the steps required to changing it yourself.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
Got a small oil leak coming from the valve cover or spark plug tubes? Follow the steps in this article to fix the leak.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
 Fuel Injection
Fuel Filter Replacement
You should replace your fuel filter about every 10,000 miles or so. This technical article shows you how to perform this relatively easy maintenance task.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Fuel Pressure Regulator Replacement
The fuel pressure regulator keeps a constant pressure on the fuel rail. If this regulator fails, don't fret, this article shows you how to swap it out.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Fuel Pump Replacement
Fuel pumps tend to wear out over time. The steps outlined in this article will show you how to access the pump and replace it!
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Oxygen Sensor Replacement
Old, worn out oxygen sensors can cause poor mileage, low power and a variety of fuel injection problems. Learn how to replace them today with this handy article.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
 Water Cooling
Coolant Flush
Your coolant should be changed every two years or so. If you haven't done so in decades (it's okay, we won't tell anyone!) this article will show to do it on a 1.8T engine.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Heater Core Flush
Heater not working? Sometimes, corrosion in the cooling system can clog the heater core. Here's how to flush it out.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Radiator and Hose Replacement
This article shows you how to replace the radiator and all of the heater hoses on a 1.8T engine.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Water Pump Replacement
Car starting to overheat? Heater not working like it used to? Occasionally, the water pump will fail and will need to be changed. This article will show you how to swap it out without bruising your knuckles!
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
 Transmission and Axles
Manual Transmission Fluid Change
In this article, we go over the procedure for changing the transmission fluid on your manual transmission VW.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
 Brakes
How to Change the Front Brake Rotors and Brake Pads in Your VW Passat
Stop! Yes, that's exactly what you want to do...but you can't always do so effectively if your front brake rotors or pads are worn too thin. Learn how to replace them both properly in this article here.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Bleeding Brakes
Another tricky process. Here's a couple of hints and tips gathered from some good and bad experiences in brake bleeding.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Front Brake Pad and Disc Replacement
Want to know how to perform this relatively easy task and save some money at the same time? Check out our step-by-step instructions on front brake pad and disc replacement.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Rear Brake Pad and Disc Replacement
Want to know how to perform this relatively easy task and save some money at the same time? Check out our step-by-step instructions on rear brake pad and disc replacement.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
 Suspension
Front Sway Bar Replacement
Looking to replace your front sway bar or replace the mounting bushings? Follow this article to get this done right (the first time around)!
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Rear Sway Bar Replacement
Looking to replace your rear sway bar or replace the mounting bushings? This article will guide you to getting this job done in a jiffy!
    Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Replacing Front Upper Control Arms
Doing a front suspension rebuild? You may also need to replace your front control arms. If so, this article will show you how.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
 Electrical
Alternator Replacement
Battery not charging anymore? Over time, the alternator can wear out, preventing the charging system from working. Here, we'll go over the steps involved with changing it.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Starter Replacement
If you've determined that the starter in your VW is bad, learn how to replace it without electrocuting yourself by reading this article first.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
Wiper Motor Removal
Wipers not working anymore? It could be your wiper motor. Here's how you change it out.
     Applies to: VW Passat (1990-1997)
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