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  1. Bad Bearing / Fan Pulley

    B5 Garage
    Grinding, assuming the bearing is bad. Now I need to remove the fan. AC is still working, no overheating issues. Pulley has some rubber skid marks on it from the extra friction. I know it's starting to seize up. What's the easiest way to get the bearing out once the fan and pulley are...
  2. Bad Clutch or something Else?

    B5 Garage
    Hi All, I have a very weird issue which I've searched but can't find the solution for. First for the specifics: - 99 Passat GLX 1.8t AEB - Over 208k miles - Have owned for close to 8 years. current Problem: One Day last week, I felt what appears to be a slipping clutch. I would shift to a...
  3. Bad Alternator Confirmation & Questions to Possibly Repair

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 V6 4motion Hi folks, My story begins about 12~13 months ago. I'll state the facts, and you can tell me if these issues are from a possibility of one source, or if I may likely have multiple problems. 13 months ago the car would sometimes need more than one turn of the key to crank, until...
  4. Bad Experience with RockAuto. Thoughts?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I ordered “new” remanufactured BeckArnley front calipers for my 2003 1.8t. Upon arrival there were some rust spots on that particular caliper. I went ahead and installed. In two weeks the entire caliper has now rusted. I contacted RockAuto. They refuse to replace it. I even offered to buy...
  5. 01 Passat v6 manual —> bad battery or alternator ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Took a 2 hour trip and 1 hour and 30 minutes in my car beeps and says alternator workshop and battery light comes on. I drove rest of way picked my mom up and went to wal mart and battery light was still on but no problems. Took her home and headed back home and a little over and hour later my...
  6. Bad or Loose wiring at fuel injectors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For the last couple weeks I've been having P0301 cylinder 1 misfire alongside P1237 manufacture defined which was something to do with fuel injector 1. So from those I knew it was the fuel injector. When I came to a stop the engine would start misfiring at cyl 1, but would start firing normally...
  7. Fuel injector seal or bad fuel injector

    B5 Garage
    Replacing the head on my wifes 2003 1.8t AWM (CCT Failure). Just pulled the fuel rail off (prior, fuel pump fuse was pulled and pressure relieved), the #2 injector came out wet and the hole was filled with gas (I'm assuming gas but could be oil?). I'm thinking injector seal (as far as I know...
  8. Bad 2nd gear synchro

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just picked up a 2004 1.8t manual 4motion with 146K on it. 2nd gear synchro is bad on it, grinds like a mofo shifting into 2nd unless speed is perfect and you double clutch. I'm weighing my options, Ideally I'd just like to swap the tranny which would be the easy way out if I could find...
  9. po299 code after new turbo insatll. Bad n75?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everybody first post but have been reading a lot here. So as the title says I'm getting this code after putting in a brand new oem replacement turbo. I broke the T off of the n75 valve when I was talking the old turbo out so I got a new uro parts brand n75 to put in it. After I got it all...
  10. Sound of a bad chain tensioner?

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I recently bought a 09 vw CC and I wonder how a bad tensioner would sound because I heard this engines are loud that I can even heard the sound at the stops when a driving but I dont know if is normal or not so I made a video and uploaded to see if anyone can help with this confusion Link...
  11. Original motor/tranny mounts have to be bad by 180k, right?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My '03 1.8T 5M, w/Giac 1.3 bar ECU since ~40k, now has 180k. No barney blood. No excessive engine vibration at idle, but its not like new either. Shifts are a bit clunky and hard to make smoothly (which I was convinced was DMF failure since that's original also), especially in low gears. I...
  12. experience (good, bad, or ugly) with Quickjack?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1. Has anyone used this? Like/don't like? 2. Is 3500lb capacity unit safe for Passat wagon, which is just over that? (Probably yes.) 3. Can I "store" the unit by leaving it on the garage floor and just parking over it? 4. Other comments?
  13. Bad clutch or Bad transmission?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys... So i have a 2004 passat b5 2.8l v6 with a manual transmission. My first gear is completely shitty feeling.... It can never really be a smooth transition. Also, it does this weird issue: When i easily let off clutch to get going in first and when im completely done and in gear, if I...
  14. Bad Brake Caliper/ABS

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Would a bad rear caliper cause an ABS fault causing dash lights to come on? Thanks
  15. Bad ground or voltage regulator?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Using accessories, like hazard/flashers, causes other lights to dim, or wipers to slow. At idle, hazards cause a faint whining sound, WAAA-aaa-WAAA-aaa-WAAA-aaa, lower pitch when the hazards are lit. Also, sometimes the car doesn't want to crank. It randomly won't want to crank on the first try...
  16. 2003 2.8L PCV bad, how to limp until part arrives?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 4Motion wagon, 2.8L 30V, automatic. The PCV started leaking a couple days ago, giant vacuum leak out the vent looking port on the side of the hockey puck PCV valve. I taped over the vent to stop the vac leak and that sort of helps but it still leaks and idles rough. If I pop the...
  17. Failed Smog - bad air intake hose?

    New Member Introductions
    2001 v6 manual. Test only place implicated this hose as failing a visual inspection. Looked myself and it's defiantly cracked. No idea what it's for so I don't know how to look up parts. Image is attached. It has a squared uncorrigated section right above the block. Thanks in advance for any...
  18. Bad transmission?or electrical

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have 1999 glx Passat automatic transmission. put in reverse or drive engine dies. Wondering if it’s something electrical or mechanical with the transmission. Don’t know a whole lot about it hadn’t been setting a while. Don’t know much history on the car 150000 miles on it. Looking for some...
  19. Bad Leakdown Test Results - Differeing Opinons Help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Poor Leakdown Test Results - Help Moving Forward? So my 04 1.8T Passat has an oil consumption problem. I took it to my local shop that I trust. They work on all sorts of euro cars much more expensive than my 04 Passat. I had them check for where i might be losing the oil. The car is stock with...
  20. Bad Valve Body or solenoid?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My car had hard shifts before I attempted a valve cover gasket change (I say attempted because I ended up breaking two bolts, because they didn't want to torque down, and I'm scared that some dust or a small piece of metal got into the camshaft), but it wasn't constant. It happened more and more...