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  1. New Member Introductions
    I dont know what kind of engine oil to use on my VW 1997 1.6 Petrol Engine Passat, should i go for 15/30 or any other type of oil
  2. New Member Introductions
    So i got a 1997 VW Passat B5, 1.6 Petrol Engine. When i start the car it will idle at alomost 0 rpm, even though it doesnt stall and runs kinda fine, except it doesnt have much power. What i mean by that is that it doesnt accelerate good and in a steepy road it will accelerate very slowly on 3rd...
  3. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Last weekend I had catastrophic failure, just as I was parking the car at an airport, before flying off. I've always had a persistent coolant problem on my '97 B5 TDI Passat. The car was happy running with the coolant level just below the "min" line. Upon topping up, the coolant would "leak"...
  4. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I have been having incredible trouble with my 1997 Passat in the way of signal function. Everything else on the vehicle works fine but neither turn signal will operate. The flashers work fine. I first check fuses and relay. Then I decided to trace for a ground, then I cleaned the ground posts in...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I have a 1997 Passat Wagon VR6 wolfsburg that has had many problems. Most recent is it will not start if driver's seat is moved forward. Also drivers door will not lock while the other three do lock. ABS light comes on sometimes. Clutch pedal does not always return, overheats at high speeds...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Anybody happy with this car. I cost me about $2000 per year to keep it on the road. Many crazy problems.
  7. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Hello, We recently found and purchased a beautiful 1997 Passat TDI with 24,300 miles. This car is in perfect condition and we absolutely love it. We have found one issue that may force us to sell this car, which we would hate to do… My husband has COPD. Now that he has been driving/riding in...
  8. B5 Garage
    hello.my interior lights are always on they only go off in off position.i have vag and went to measuring blocks and all door switches are ok..i disassembled all door locks and look for broken weldings.looked for switch failure and nothing...my CCM has no errors.and i have battery drainage.
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi guys.my interior lights are always on, they only go off in off position..i have VAG and i get no errors in the ccm i go to measuring blocks and it senses the all doors opening and closing,i have disassembled all door locks and checked for broken weldings tested all switchs its all ok.my ccm...
  10. B5 Garage
    disclaimer: If you love a clean car bottom, the picture isn't for the faint hearted... :D The car is a Passat 3B 1997 1.8 20V ADR engine, Automatic 4 speed gearbox 01n (DMU exact model from manual) Car has gone through 230 000 km and it is possible the ATF has never been changed :thumbdown Now...
  11. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Hey guys, Does anyone have a fuse/relay panel diagram for my 1997 vr6 passat. Its the older gen. I dont have the manual for the car and have looked online and haven't had any luck. Thanks, Kevin
  12. Anything Auto
    Well, as promised from the "Newest purchase" thread, here are some pictures of my new toy. I hope you enjoy. I'll add more as the weather gets nicer and I feel necessary. Happy viewing!:thumbup: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Can't wait to drive her!!!!
  13. B5 Garage
    I am the owner of the only Passat in French Polynesia, and at present am having an intermittent problem with starting. I turn on the key and I do not get any of the indicator lights on the Right Side of The Console lighting up. The Seat Belt Light, Glow Plugs, Door Adjar, and Check Engine...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hey all, I am a newbie to the site. My daughter just bought a 1997 passat vr6 with 136000 miles for me to work on and her to drive.Lotsa issues and I will have lotsa questions
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So here is the deal (sorry if this is kinda long): I haven't really posted anything of significance on this forum and I am sure this will not be of any significance either, but I thought I would share some of my recent troubles and observations that I am finding while fixing my car. About a...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I have a passat 1.8 highline from 1997 petrol.Few days ago I noticed on the front left side(somewhere between the left wheel and the gearbox) oil dripping.I checked the oil(after dropped on the ground),was cold,despite the fact that the engine was warm.I checked the cooling fluid(no oil...
  17. Vehicles For Sale
    I have a 97 Passat for sale. Good condition. E-mail for more pictures.
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Batt. went dead and after charging it now it wont start,Cranks fine, started fine all other times, checked fuel pump ok checked fuses all ok, need some guidence.:confused:
  19. Vehicles For Sale
    175000 miles Located in Lake Tahoe, CA I'm the second owner. Purchased the car in September 2010. I am not parting it out - I am selling it without the engine, ECM, wiring harness, and accelerator. This is a rolling chassis with the transmission and axles and everything labeled. This car can be...
  20. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Hey all im looking for some help here i have an issue with the doors not locking i turn the key and hear a growling from trunk area but the locks wont lock the windows will go down but no lock any info would be great thanks
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