1999 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT STALLING; BAD SMELL; ABS NOT FUNCTIO

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  • 1999 Volkswagen Passat

Engine Performance problem
1999 Volkswagen Passat 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 200 miles

When I start my vw 199 passat, it stalls and there is a bad smell coming inside. Also, when driving it for more than 20 min. It the console displaying drive;park;reverse etc. Goes black in the background and the car has no power;slows down. I have to pull over let it cool down and start it again. My ABS is not working properly, and when I stop makes a thumping noise; while wobbling some.

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 AT 1:32 PM

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  • merlin2021
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Probabaly two seperate problems, wobble with ABS light on could be a hub bearing up front, check both by jacking it up, shaking the wheels, if any play is noticed, replace all faulty parts. Other problem sounds like a clogged catalytic converter. Have the codes read, post all that are found.

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