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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello Community, first of all Merry Christmas to everyone ! I am from Germany but moved to Mankato Minnesota to study. I decided to buy a 2003 Passat GLX 2.8L V6 as my first car in the US. love the car during summer time hate, it during winter. i just can’t get it to start during winter. Where...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat AWD 4motion with 163,XXX miles on it that has been an overall great car for many years now. I just had lots of work done on it hoping to keep it running for years to come, but am now experiencing some issues with the transmission :/ Just recently, among other work, I had...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, have been reading up on Passat World for a while now so thought I better join up! I am seeking help in regards to my 2003 VW Passat - i am needing a steering rack change. I have the mechanic to do it, I also have the new steering rack. The mechanic came to my house, had a look and...
  4. New Member Introductions
    My name is Dustin. I'm from near Erie, PA. I've been a member since 2011 and been an enthusiast for more than 15 years. My first VW was a 2002 Passat W8 sedan that I bought in February 2009 with 60K miles. I had that car until May 2013 when I sold it with 168K miles. I regretted not keeping...
  5. B5 Garage
    I went under my car today (2003 1.8T AWM auto triptronic) to inspect the transmission range switch (I have code P0706 -- that thread is here) and found dripping around the transmission pan but I don't think it's transmission fluid. It has a slightly sweet smell and I believe it's coolant leaking...
  6. New Member Introductions
    I just bought my 2003 Passat wagon a few weeks ago. I love this car. Really. I had it checked out by a mechanic since I'm not married to make sure there were no major issues. Last night I stopped at a store and when I came back out it wouldn't start. A couple guys trying to help say it's...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, New girl here with a 2003 VW Passat 1.8t Yesterday I replaced my valve cover gasket, in trying to detach a hose I broke the PCV valve breather puck looking thing. I've ordered a new one, but I have a few questions 1. Does anyone knows exactly what that part does? 2. Can I ride it a...
  8. B5 Garage
    I was afraid to do the rear brakes on my 03 Passat with AWD because of that parking brake going into the caliper piston. Turns out that with a caliper piston retractor tool that I rented from Autozone (for free), The job was a breeze. Here is how it went: 1) Break Lugs, Put car up on stands...
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