How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask vwnewton Your Own Question
vwnewton, VW Owner,ASE Master and L1 Advanced
Category: VW
Satisfied Customers: 307
Experience:  25 years of VW obsession turned into a job, last 15 years as a VW Tech.
Type Your VW Question Here...
vwnewton is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have had rough time with my VW Passat 1.8t 2003. There is

Customer Question

Hi! I have had rough time with my VW Passat 1.8t 2003. There is in the panel the EPC light in an intermittent way and Motor light permanently. When EPC light come up the motor sound trembling and accelerated or suddenly turn off. The mechanic changed the Camshat, but still is the same problem. So after that he said, there is a sensor taking care of temperature that force to turn off when car is overheating, and A/C Fan looked doesn't work for long period time. They changed the A/ Fan, again, the same problem remain.
JA: Have you checked the connectors on the sensor itself? It's important that they not be loose or corroded. Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Please can you help me to discover what is wrong!
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No there is a VW mechanic.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

hey how are you

1- i need more info from you & i will try to help

2- when at repair shop , did they scam it & retrieved fault codes ,what were they ?

3- they replaced the fan assemblies/motor itself or the fan control module ?

4- the epc is electronic power control , usually issu with drive by wire system throttle body ,but testing will be needed it could be several things

5- what is the car doing ,does it run & drive good ?

6- overheating issues ? what kind of service & parts been replaced on it so far other than the fan or fan module

do you have manual ac control or auto ?

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician