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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 01.5 4mo v6 steering is vague. It will drift from side to side a little bit with no input. The feel of the steering has grown progressively lighter over the years and not in a good way. I have 106k on it. I have had all 4 shocks replaced and yesterday the front springs (left front broke)...
  2. B5 Garage
    Just recently the STOP Oil Pressure warning light has come on my 2001.5 Passat GLS. It currently has 220,000 miles. PO had sludge issues and had the oil pump replaced because dino oil was used. Since I got it at 124,000 miles, I've only put synthetic oil. I've gone through several synthetics...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01.5 2.8 tip 4motion i have done some searching and reading and have not found anyone with this same issue. basically the ac is switching off and back on again. i will turn it on, it blows cold for a few minutes (2-3) then the a/c comp shuts off, the flow of air from the vents stops for a...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How do I figure out which mine is? What is the difference between the 2001 & 2001.5 passat gls 1.8T?? Sent from AutoGuide.com App
  5. B5 Garage
    OK, so I've searched on this and found nothing. Should the OE rear shocks on a 2001.5 FWD B5.5 1.8T extend on their own? I know that if they are a pressurized shock they should if not you should be able to put them where ever you want and they won't move. I don't remember if my Bilsteins...
  6. Vehicles For Sale
    UPDATE: CAR HAS BEEN SOLD NEED YOUR HELP sold to DasB5 on vwvortex. I sold the car to a guy on the vwvortex forums who had many a post etc. He paid me $2500 upfront with an agreement to pay me the $1000 during the course of this winter. I didn't write in a lein on the title because i...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi! Just chiming in here to get familiar with the 2.8's in these cars.
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Quick suspension question, as the title says... Will '03 W8 Wagon stock suspension fit an '01.5 GLX Wagon? I'm looking to freshen up my 100k mile original suspension with someone else's used, but low mileage, stock suspension. Thanks in advance for any recommendations!:thumbup:
  9. Vehicles For Sale
    Sold 01.5 Passat has been sitting in my garage for a few years. I just have not had time to finish. $2700 http://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/2310735292.html (cars & trucks - by owner) North central Pa Sold
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am pretty sure I am going to find out tomorrow that the 01.5 Passat is a sludge victim - and I have 150k on it so as far as I can tell am SOL with the extended warranty/class action etc. BTW I have always used synthetic oil, used to be Mobil1 then for the past 5 years or so always the correct...
  11. B5 Garage
    I just bought a used 2001.5 GLX V6. I'm making a few minor upgrades/repairs, and one of the things I need to address is the glove compartment latch. I can get it to open and close, but not without a great deal of difficulty. It feels like the pull latch is going to break off in my hand if it...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, im seeking more power im settling for a k04 015 upgrade, do they actually fit any VW's/ AUDI's as standard or are they just a new upgrade? thanks
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I just replaced my 225/45/17s on my 17x7 rims with 235/45/17s on my 01.5 Passat. I can hear a little noise when I turn really sharp, like when pulling into a parking space, but I can't tell where it might be coming from. I've already cut out some of the plastic in the wheel well but it didn't...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Topic says it all...I've heard it both ways. I'd love to know before I put a call into the dealer. They've been known to lie on stuff like this (either intentionally or through ignorance). TIA
  15. B5 Garage
    I'm changing the timing belt and waterpump on my 01.5 1.8t AWM. Does anyone have any advice on removing the crankshaft pulley? I have removed the four hex bolts and the pulley isn't budging. I searched for this but every post seems to say something like "once the four hex bolts are out...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Very sporadic so it's hard to pin point. When it turns over it starts and runs fine but, "clutch in turn the key" and nothing.......sometimes. Question: Is the switch in the clutch prone to failure or should I be looking at the ignition or starter? It would only happen about once every two...
  17. B5 Garage
    I'm currently fighting this problem with my 01.5 V6. While driving, I can smell burning oil smoke, and after shutting it off, I can see small amounts of smoke from the drivers side of the engine. There's two areas that are noticably leaking- 1) there's a slight leak on the bottom of the oil pan...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Specifically, the crankcase breather hose assembly. Just wondering, as I'm always scared that I'll get a part that won't work on my car (it's an 01.5). Thanks.
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