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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know I tend to start a lot of threads, but I guess that's the side effect of owning a previously neglected VW. I already know my alignment is off in the front because of the pulling to the right. If you center the steering wheel, the car drifts to the right slightly but if I let go of the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Front Right Brake Pulsating after the (failed) Alignment by the VW Dealer. So, I took my car to a VW dealer in South Georgia for alignment after I replaced the control arms. I pulled out of the dealership and noticed a sound reminiscent of a bad strut coming from the front right. I also noticed...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I installed lower control arms. Went to two VW dealers for alignment. They couldn’t do camber alignment. One said the problem is the steering knuckle, the other said subframe has to be moved. (And he didn’t know about the alignment holes smh!) Attached are before and after from two...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone: I recently had my car's tires rotated (tires are pretty new) at Goodyear tires and after that my car started pulling severely to the right while driving. I went back there to have it checked out and they said that I should get an alignment, so I did. My car still pulls to the right...
  5. B5 Garage
    Besides soaking the offending parts in Kroil for a week, are there any "magic" ways of loosening the triple square headed adjusters (rear camber)?. If not, and I have to cut or grind them out, where can I get a new set (both sides) of the camber eccentrics, bolts and nuts other than the dealer...
  6. B5 Garage
    I have replaced my water pump and timing belt once before with no problem. I am not an experienced mechanic, but I am learning. I got myself into a bind this time and I really need some help. Recently, I needed to replace the water pump and had to remove my timing belt. I used the camshaft...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just need someone to check the math for me as it's been a while since High School. And yes, this really was high school math. I picked up a set of Toe Plates: Longacre Toe Plates 79501 Instead of simply measuring and setting the toe by the difference of the 2 measuring tapes, I want to...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I took it to the VW dealer in Charleston. They told me the camber can not be adjusted. Didn't make sense to me. Thoughts?
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went to get a alignment and they told me my camber is non adjustable. This I know. Problem is my camber is off - 1.4 and other was a little more and the rears were worse. Those will get shimmed obviously and this is causing abnormal tire wear on the front Would new control arms fix this? Alot...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought new rims and tires for my 02 b5.5 Wagon. raceline Mystique gloss silver with general gmax as03 tires very sexy rims and tires.... BUUUUUT i had to get both tie rods replaced and i had both front struts replaced as well Then I had the car fully aligned by a reputable shop.. Meanwhile...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay bought new tires and got a 4 wheel alignment. It was late and the tech spent 5 minutes said all my bolts were seized, he couldn't do it. I called the customer service number tthey said take it to another one of their locations. I took it in on Sat at 8am by 915 it was done and my before...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 V6 Passat Went to get the tires rotated and an alignment done yesterday. Car has been pulling to the right and the steering wheel is off center a bit. After ~ 2.5 hrs they couldn't do the alignment due to the drivers side inner and outer tie rod end being bad and not being able to loosen...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I took my B5.5 for a tire change. Two weeks ago the car was tuned-up and had an oil change. Everything fine, smooth and excellent fuel mileage (30.1 mpg). Suddenly the car began with a misfire when the installer handed me the car. I asked him, WTF?? The obvious answer you might guess "oh...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, I need some advice as this is driving me insane. I have a VW Passat 2004 1.9 Tdi Highline. Couple of weeks ago I have had a flat front tyre. Lucky for me was that it was flat after i came off the motorway. Having removed the tyre I could see that it’s been worn out on the edges...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just thought I'd pass this on for whatever it is worth. I had a squeak from the front suspension when going over bumps at slow speeds. It was from the passenger side wheel well and I could duplicate it by bouncing the front of the car up and down. I thought my control arms must be going...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, I did my front control arms and while it all feels god I do notice that when going straight I have my wheel turned maybe a degree or two off level and to the left. If I hold it level the car will go right. So I need to get an alignment, which I planned on doing anyway. Question is I am no...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, I did my front control arms and while it all feels god I do notice that when going straight I have my wheel turned maybe a degree or two off level and to the left. If I hold it level the car will go right. So I need to get an alignment, which I planned on doing anyway. Question is I am no...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    98 Passat, I know it's had the rack replaced, and I just replaced the steering wheel with a GTI wheel. When I took the airbag off, I noticed that the alignment dot on the spindle, and the mark on the wheel, weren't lined up. The car doesn't pull, and the old wheel was straight. (within a degree...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Had a coupon for a free tire rotation and alignment check. The car goes straight down the road, brakes straight and the tires have no abnormal wear. The shop said the alignment was out a bit, but that on my 2002 4motion wagon they would need to order adjustable arms to get the camber adjustments...
  20. B5 Garage
    Recently, I replaced timing belt, valve cover gaskets, tension gaskets, half moons and two caps because of bad oil leaks. I did not take cam pulley off, and used camshaft locking bar and crankshaft lock pin... I flushed coolant, flushed engine oil, bled the coolant system. After I put...
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