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  1. B5 Garage
    Can someone tell me if the kits pre-installed on backing plate are a good idea or not? I was thinking it might be easier to get that than the cable kit. I searched ebay with "passat window regulator driver front" and found quite a few. Eric
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a B5.5 and the backing plate is loose. I can see the bolt has backed off and I need to tighten it. Is there any way to do this without taking off the caliper and caliper mount? I need the bolt size to get the correct wrench on it, even if I have to grind it down thinner so it will fit. I...
  3. WTB/WTT Section
    '05 1.8T with the newer rounded mirrors (late model b5.5). glass came off on the highway, don't need the entire unit, just the glass or the glass w/ the plastic backing. I can't cut my own glass. Not sure where to find just this and not the entire side view unit. Any help is appreciated!
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have tips on keeping the nuts from backing off the exhaust manifold where the BO connects? Any suggestions :wrench:will be much appreciated as this the 3rd time the nuts have backed off:banghead:
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Had my rear rotors and pads replaced by a competent VW/Audi tech within the last 10K miles (4 months ago with Bluafergnugen kit). Recently, I noticed a howl or groan or light metalic rubbing sound when I am backing out of a parking space. The noise is not particularly loud, but I can hear it...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my 00 wagon just started making noise when backing up only a few weeks ago,rear brakes and rotors replaced jan 08,appx 4000 miles ago 98,000 now(not many miles per yr anymore)anyway not realy a squeal .more of a moaning hollow type of noise,more noticable when wet,then they sound like...
  7. Wax On, Wax Off
    how do i make it stick to the backing? it was working fine for 3/4 of working on my hood. then all of a sudden, it lost it's static stickem. how do i make it stick?
  8. B5 Garage
    My 2002 B5.5 recently developed a groaning noise like when ever I turn the wheel backing out the garage. What can this be? TIA
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, in addition to the other crappy problems I've had lately, is now this really odd addition... Take off the engine cover to get painted and since then, coilpacks 2 and 3 have gotten a mind of their own and are backing out ..... between 1/4" to 1/2" from original position :Yikes: :icon_eek...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a horrible brake noise when backing up on a moist morning. It lasts for about 2-3 brakes when I`m backing up. It`s so load it probably wakes up my neighbors. I took it to the XVW stealership and they said that is common with these cars and it`s ok, nothing to do about it. The car is a...
  11. Anything Auto
    A friend of mine traded her '04 GLI for a '03 jetta GLS. It was an impulse thing to lower her payments and now she is having second thoughts. She is already driving the new car. Is there anyway out of this or once the papers are signed is it a done deal. She also still has the stock 18" BBS...
  12. B5 Garage
    67K on the clock, factory fronts. It appears that my front brake pads move independently of their backing plates. At least on the front outer two. They probably don't move more than an 1/8th of an inch but if I move the wheel back and forth with my hand, yea they move. I believe what is...
  13. B5 Garage
    Car: 2002 Passat GLS 1.8T Tip When I back out of a parking spot with my steering wheel cranked hard to the left, the car makes a grinding noise that can be felt though the steering wheel. It does not make this sound at any other point. Any ideas?
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For about a week now, my car makes this griding almost kind of rubbing vibrations when I am backing up. It is more when I back up on an incline. Almost like a shudder. Once I pick up some speed, the shudder subsides. What could it be?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It seems like almost every time I put the car in reverse to back-up I get a loud squeal, a REALLY loud squeal. Initially I thought it was my front brake pads, since they are pretty much worn out, but the car still squeals when I take my foot off the brakes and back-up. Actually the noise is...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    slight "clunk" when hitting brakes while backing up...? my 01.5 has done this since I bought it with 21,000 miles on it, but when I back into my spot at work in the morning, the first time I hit the brakes, I hear a slight clunk from the front, the LF I believe. If I pull forward and back up...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I will be installing the A8 rotor upgrade on my 99. I currently have the rotor backing plates that are in the information section under "wet braking shield". I would like to install the larger backing plates from the W8 I found some stray part #'s in a post months ago 3B7 615 312B 3B7 615...
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