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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello All, I have an 02 Passat GLX Wagon with some transmission problems. Here is the background. It has the tiptronic auto trans.238,000 miles, V6. The problem is very unusual. The original problem was that the trans (I think) went into limp home mode. Park, Reverse, Neutral all work well but...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Gentlemen, At the advice of Urlik the Moderator Extraordinaire, I have cut and copied my original Noob post here complete with several responses in hopes of a wider range of exposure to your brain trust. Here goes; _____________________________ I am a '2 post completed' newbie to this forum...
  3. B5 Garage
    Hello all.....I have a two part question I was hoping I could get some guidance on: The background: My wife was driving our 2004, 1.8T, 4motion down the highway. Saw smoke and pulled over. I was out of state so she had it towed to a "stealership" and they told her that they needed $6500 to...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey folks! I think the title says it all- I just bought her last week and she's a beauty but she needs love and new parts galore. Most of the regular maintenance work is getting done now as parts come in but I need to do a full timing belt job. Who here has done one and is anyone in Southern WI...
  5. B5 Garage
    'oo passat , V6 , 4-motion ....No heat ?? ......Gauge reading normal .....Water pump/ thermostat replaced 6 mo. ago with Timing Belt . Where do I start with this ? :banghead::banghead:Anybody delt with simular malady ? Any advice much appreciated :confused:
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2001 4 motion automatic just started acting up. The transmission gets stuck in one gear. One odd thing is that the dashboard display that shows the gear (PRNDL) just disappears when this happens. Sometimes the display comes back and all is good but mostly the display is gone and the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I own an 04 passat 4 motion. It runs perfectly when driving in automatic mode, but when I switch over to tiptronic mode, and accelerate hard, it feels like there's a pause occasionally, and it makes a slight thud when it starts accelerating again. The engine doesn't rev up when the pause...
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