• Tiny
  • ruth84
  • 2002 Volkswagen Passat
  • 157,000 miles


My car is a 1.6 petrol and I have 3 questions, really hope you can help:

1) When I am driving and going around a bend to the right I hear this continuos knocking/tapping noise that sounds like it coming from the front right of the car down low maybe? It doesnt do it when I am driving straight or turning to the left! Only when turning right. There are no bumps and it doesnt sound like a rubbing noise

2) The temprerature gauge on the dash stays at cold all the time! It may only move up a tiny little bit, and sometimes it doesnt move at all!

3) When I first drive my car in the morning 2nd gear is very hard to get into. The rest of the gears seem ok! Then once I have been driving for twenty mins it seems to ease out and go into 2nd gear ok.

I hope you can help. I have only just bought the car and have 3 months warranty on it, but wanted you opinion before I brought it down.

Thanks a Million,


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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 AT 11:54 AM

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  • Tiny
  • exovcds
  • Member

1) outer CV joint, have someone look for a broken boot, if boot is OK, check the CV on the side that you hear the noise coming from

2) replace the temperature sensor for the ECM/Dash (one sensor, feeds two items)

3) flush the gear oil and install new fluid, add an Additive / Treatment to help treat the gears / syncros (a shop should know what to add).


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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 AT 3:27 PM

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