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      The integrated controller in the large fan is...

      The integrated controller in the large fan is probably dead.

      Do you have any overheating issues?

      Is your A/C blowing cold?

      Does the small fan ever turn on (try turning the A/C on max, then...
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      Does it move at all or is it stuck? If stuck get...

      Does it move at all or is it stuck? If stuck get some lithium grease in there to free it up. Mine tends to get stiff over time.
    3. Did you test the exhaust for noise when it was...

      Did you test the exhaust for noise when it was hot or cold? Could be that the noise only happens when the metal in the exhaust system has expanded due to the heat from aggressive driving. It's just...
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      The TSB is linked to from the "Exhaust" section...

      The TSB is linked to from the "Exhaust" section of the thread on the front page, but it wasn't clear where the link goes (I just made an edit to fix that). Here's the TSB:...
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      Here's how to get the front end off, that'll get...

      Here's how to get the front end off, that'll get you well on your way. Never done the job myself so I can't offer much more guidance other than don't drink none of that antifreeze:
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    6. Do you get cold air at highway speeds? If so the...

      Do you get cold air at highway speeds? If so the root cause is the fact that your radiator fans aren't working (you need to get to the bottom of that anyway, if they're not working correctly you'll...
    7. The 1.8T in the GSW S with the 5-speed manual has...

      The 1.8T in the GSW S with the 5-speed manual has different ECU programming to reduce its torque, as the transmission can't handle the full 200 lb-ft. Unfortunately this means that if you get a...
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      Good info here :thumbup: I'll have to create a...

      Good info here :thumbup: I'll have to create a timing chain change section in the resource thread.
    9. Cars.com has a pretty good comparison feature....

      Cars.com has a pretty good comparison feature. This should give you a good idea of the differences and similarities between the Passat Wagon and GSW.
    10. Interesting question! As far as the cars...

      Interesting question! As far as the cars themselves go, the B6 Passat is bigger than the new GSW but not by a huge amount. All models had an independent rear suspension, whereas only the GSW TSI has...
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      Yes, those are all synonyms for the G28 engine...

      Yes, those are all synonyms for the G28 engine speed sensor. It's used in conjunction with the G40 & G163 Camshaft Position Sensors (a.k.a. Hall Senders) to determine engine timing. If one of those...
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      It does sound like a fueling problem. At that...

      It does sound like a fueling problem. At that mileage it would probably be worth changing the in-tank fuel filter. It used to be that you could only get it as part of a new pump assembly, but they...
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      It should just snap on. On the driver's door...

      It should just snap on. On the driver's door popping that off exposes the keyhole for the emergency key that you use if your car or fob battery is so dead that you can't open the car with the remote....
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      That ride height looks very close to my stock...

      That ride height looks very close to my stock 2008 sport suspension, maybe 30-40mm lower if that. The OEM sport suspension is a bit harsh on rough roads, but not too bad if you pair it with good...
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      The CEL only lights up for things that effect the...

      The CEL only lights up for things that effect the car's emissions. Fan control module problems don't rate, but like I said 10 minutes at the autoparts store with their genetic scanner will let you...
    16. It's usually the fan control module that goes...

      It's usually the fan control module that goes bad. It's built in to the large fan, so you have to replace the whole fan to get a new controller. A bad controller can also damage the motor in the...
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      Did you try hitting the motors with something to...

      Did you try hitting the motors with something to see if you could get the fans to come on?

      It could be something besides the fan control module. What trouble codes are stored? If one of the...
    18. Stop right there! That means you need to replace...

      Stop right there! That means you need to replace both radiator fans, as they should always be turning if A/C is on. If they aren't running there won't be enough air flowing over the condenser fins to...
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      It's possible that the compressor seized and...

      It's possible that the compressor seized and broke up, but not definite. I'd evacuate the system, remove the old compressor, and inspect it. If it's intact but just busted, put on the new compressor...
    20. Could be a lot of things, from a simple leak to a...

      Could be a lot of things, from a simple leak to a failing sensor, thermostat, compressor, etc.

      Are both of your radiator fans running while A/C is turned on?

      First, do you have access to a a...
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