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The video above shows to check the coolant hoses in your 2004 Volkswagen Passat. The coolant hoses (radiator hoses) carry engine coolant through your engine and will eventually wear out. You can avoid getting stranded by identifying signs of extreme wear before they break. In 2004 Passats with the 2.8 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine, but it can also leak from the reservoir or from the hoses. Look for cracks in the hoses and analyze the brittleness or squishiness of the hoses in your Passat - if the hoses are hard to squeeze or squeeze very easily, it's time to replace them. The video above shows you where coolant hoses on your 2004 Passat GLX are located and the steps needed to analyze them.
Never attempt to replace a hose that is connected to your air conditioner - these hoses contain refrigerant that is under pressure and can blind you. AC problems are always best left to your professional mechanic.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L V6 Wagon
Dirty cabin air filter cause undue wear on your car's heater and AC and can cause bad odors2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L V6 Wagon
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2004 Audi A6 3.0L V6
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L V6 Wagon
Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L V6 Wagon