WHILE DRIVING MY CAR HOME OUT OF NOWHERE THE CAR...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1995 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
  • 188,000 MILES

While driving my car home out of nowhere the car died. Tge dashboard lit up like an xmas tree and lost power. I went to start it vack up and it would crank but wouldnt turn over. Towed it home. Havent tried to fix it but today went to go charge the battery and noticed that a hose from the air filter was broker in half. Could that have been the reason it died in the first place?

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 12:33 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Exovcds
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What size engine?

Which hose? Can you post a picture?

Probably no due to the hose. You would have had rough running or at least lack of power.

BTW, Cranking = turning over.

Thomas

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 12:37 AM
  • Tiny
  • Missychapman
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Its a VR6. Image of hose on its way.

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 12:44 AM
  • Tiny
  • Exovcds
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If you have a scan tool, check for fault codes.

It could be a Crankshaft Position Sensor problem.

Other possibility is ECM relay or fuel pump relay.

Thomas

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 12:51 AM
  • Tiny
  • Missychapman
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Heres the photo of hose. I glued it together at the bend.

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 1:06 AM
  • Tiny
  • Exovcds
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Is it the little hose that goes to the Valve / Engine Cover?

Thomas

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 1:14 AM
  • Tiny
  • Exovcds
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Heading out for dinner party... will check back later tonight.

Your image is not yet visible.

The Intake hose can be bought here:

http://www.germanautoparts.com/Volkswagen/Passat/Engine/23/2

Thomas

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 1:28 AM
  • Tiny
  • Exovcds
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Still no picture. Have you tried starting it again?

Thomas

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 10:52 PM
  • Tiny
  • Missychapman
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I have not tried to start it again. I didnt want to mess anyrhing up in case it was the timing belt. I did try to start it on the day it happened. But not since.

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 10:57 PM
  • Tiny
  • Exovcds
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No timing belt. The chain usually makes noise before letting go.

Thomas

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 11:45 PM
  • Tiny
  • Missychapman
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It made a slightly odd but barely noticeable sound.

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Sunday, January 27th, 2013 AT 12:06 AM

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