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  1. 5th post still cant post in other areas

    New Member Introductions
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  2. Transmission jerks from 5th to 4th gear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. Ok I know there has been numerous post about this problem but i havent found a solution. My problem is as follows. My car shifts up no problem but when im slowing down it jerks, sometimes harder than others. I know for a fact it only happens when the car is downshifting from 5th gear to 4th...
  3. Harsh 4th to 5th gear shift B5.5 4motion steptronic

    B5 Garage
    Hey all I have my roomates b5.5 4motion triptronic with 108k miles!!! that has started to experience very harsh 4th to 5th gear shifts increasing in frequency. It feels like you hit something in the road or hit a pothole to be honest so rather worrisome... not good... It happened four times when...
  4. trans 5th gear SLAM

    B5 Garage
    so my alternator went out replaced it (story in itself) then noticed a leak from the trans cooler line o-ring replaced it. then pumped 2 more quarts into the trans..... when i noticed it leaking. still slamming into 5th and isn't smooth switching from park to reverse to drive. too frustrating. i...
  5. Noise in 4 and 5th gear B6TDI

    B6 Garage
    Hello. I have a 2008 1,9 TDI With 5 speed manual transmission. The car has full service history and seems in main good maintained. the km is about 160000km. The gearbox Works just Perfect, but when drive in 4 or 5th gir, it is possible to hear a whining noise. it feels like the noise comes...
  6. Fault code 17101 - 4 and 5th useless

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys and sorry for my lack of English. Can't find answer on my problem so i will give this forum a try. A have a Passat V6 Syncro -98 which i have some problems with. It started one morning when i was crusing on the highway. As always the gearbox was at automatic, and as soon it changed to...
  7. 05 A4 1.8T mid-range acceleration in 5th and 6th gear seems slow...

    Anything Auto
    like the title says - it seems like the mid-range acceleration in my B6 is a bit off. I should be at the lower end of boost, but should easily be able to get into that area - but the acceleration seems a bit slower than normal. suggestions on what to check?
  8. Transmission Randomly Shifts up and down between 4th and 5th on WOT???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I was driving home from work today and on the way back i had to pass someone, so put the car in Tip downshifted into fourth no problem and passed the other car. As I upshifted from 4th to 5th the car started to go back and forth on its own, downshifting and upshifting until I let off the...
  9. b5 variant 5th brake light mod wiring

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ive looked it up and found other threads on wiring up the 5th brake lights using the factory for lights. i have noticed in my looking that they are there, but not for us variant owners. rejoice for i have done the work! required tools wire cutter splicer crimp-er tool 4 inches of wire 4 female...
  10. shifting into 5th gear, issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    sometimes the car will shift automatically just fine through all five gears, around 3k rpm will the shifting occur. sometimes the shifting will occur around 4k rpm and will not shift into 5th gear. shifting at 4k occurs only with 3rd and 4th gear. i checked the transmission fluid and had it...
  11. 2004 V6 Manual problem in 5th around 55-60 MPH

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We recently picked up a 2004 GLX V6 Manual transmission with 105k on the clock. My wife's the primary driver of the car and she's been experiencing a problem when driving it on highways. I've had a search through the forums and didn't find anything that matched her description. In 5th gear...
  12. New to Passat Forum...on my 5th VW

    New Member Introductions
    I just registered on the Passat Forum. I bought a new VW fow when I got out of college. Then I graduated to a Jetta and then another Jetta. Six years ago I bought a B5 Passat. Saturday I bought another B5 Passat (wagon this time). So we are now a 2 Passat Family.
  13. PLEASE HELP ME!!! No shift into 5th gear and tip tronic not working all of a sudden

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have 98 GLS auto and the transmission display is black back round and shows PRND432. It does not show what gear I am in when I put it in gear. Also will not go into 5th gear. and the Tip Tronic stop working. It IS NOT the magnets in the shifter. someone PLEASE HELP ME. You can even call me my...
  14. Engine Clanking into 5th gear after taking out MAF sensor to clean

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 2.8L V6 30V which had the check engine light on for P2096 post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1. So, I took out the MAF sensor and rode it around to see if that was the issue. After I took it out, the car now clanks extremely hard into 5th gear. I cleaned the MAF sensor...
  15. May 5th Shannonville Full Track event 6 - 9pm, 4th event of 2012!!!

    2012 4th lapping event (Shannonville Full Track) - May 5th, 6pm - 9pm, Saturday evening---- Signup Sheet Less accident, Less down time More time on track, more fun.. No firetrucks, No burning cars, No rogue wheel rolling onto the track!!" Instead, you will have tons of track shots...
  16. Transmission slipping in 5th

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1.8t passat wagon with an auto/tip transmission. Recently the transmission started to slip slightly in 5th gear, the car has just rolled over to 100,000, so I decided to to service the transmission, I used a bluaparts kit and everything went according to plan, the fluid level is...
  17. 4 Motion 5 Speed - swapping to smaller 5th gear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As far as I know, the TDI 4 Motion exists in Europe. Does anyone know the tranny code of that transmission and if I can swap it's lower 5th gear into my 04 4 Motion? I've been searching for hours but I'm coming up empty.
  18. 04 Passat 5th Gear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    New to the forum. I have an 04 Passat 4 door, 1.8T, 5sp manual, 4 motion - a fairly unique setup it seems. I am interested in going to a .717 5th gear to get a true overdrive. I am trying to find out if it is a simple end cover pop-out with the tranny in-place, or a full R&R. --? Thank you for...
  19. 00 GLX WAG. Tip Issue 4th 5th gear

    B5 Garage
    so a little back history. about 6 months ago i did a fluid change after suffering from the hard downshift into first. transmission had a lil over a quart in it when i pulled the pan. got 6.5 quarts in before it overflowed. got it back on the road and my problem with the hard downshift was...
  20. o2a 5th gear cover ticking (96 vr6)

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
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