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My 96 passat has a new noise, it sounds like a rubbing. I opened the hood and it sounds like a hissing. It wasn't there before, car smokes a little more.

It seems like it was suddenly smokey, I think it is related to the noise. Any ideas?
 

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I have a bicycle compressor, but no air tank, is that OK? Couldn't see anything obvious today, with my luck it's under the car.
 

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No, read the writeup and it should explain a lot. The air tank is needed because you have to be able to hear any hissing air leaks. If the engine is running or there is a scream air compressor, you won't be able to hear it.

Even minor leaks can cause a problem. This method will also let you hear it if it's under your car so you don't have to crawl underneath. But if that's where the leak is, then obviously you will have to get access to it. It's probably a split hose or a clamp came off.

First check for this and check for any error codes at your local parts store.
 

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OK, finally had some time today, and I heard some air leaking. I put a bag over the air intake like it says and it did not hold pressure. It looks like it is under the car, I will take a look some more later, I still have to use the car today.
 
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It might just be a loose clamp. At worst, it's a split pressure hose. These cars are getting old, so it isn't that unusual for a clamp to loosen or a hose to harden and move.
 
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