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  1. Parts For Sale
    Gentlemen/Ladies, I have had this vehicle for 15 years, tried my best to maintain it as prescribed. Engine has 156K, 1st timing belt change @ 81000, was planning on the next one at 160,000, so decided to get new vehicle. On the ride back from purchase, belt popped. Don't know if it's bad belt...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all - getting ready to do timing belt job on 2000 V6 wagon, manual. 213,000 miles. Still running fine, but time to fix oil leaks too, so enough procrastinating. If you bought the crankshaft locking pin and the cam bar and are done using them, I will buy them. I'm in the Mpls MN area...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, so i originally had a crankshaft seal gone bad which I had to replace which lead to having to re-time the engine. I got it all done today, in TDC the cams line up with the timing bar so all looks good. I didnt put back the rad, airbox components, bumper, etc because I wanted to run the motor...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So as I am trying to save a 475,000 KM passat V6, I need to replace the crankshaft seal as it's leaking. It was a pain to get the 24 mm bolt off but finally got it done yesterday. The mistake I made though was not putting the locking pin back (I removed the bolt by the start the engine trick) so...
  5. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hi, I'm hopping over from the B5.5 forum as i'm looking for a CC (as they look fantastic). I've seen one which has all dealer history up to its current mileage (103K miles) there is no timing belt replacement shown - i've tried to look, but can't find any mention of a schedule for the 2.0 TDI...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got a 2001 VW Passat B5.5 2.8L v6 and i just did the timing belt and components. I decided I didnt want to make my life easier and remove the cam sprockets. so I had cam lock tool on and crank lock tool on for car’s TDC. Everything went off smooth, when putting new belt on, I started crank...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    98 1.8. Replaced thermostat and now there is a leak. I will dig into that later. Real question is regarding the water pump belt. Car continued to overheat as I drove it home from work (where I did the thermo change in the parking deck). Shut off car and rolled into a convenient parking lot and...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On a 2004 Passat wagon GLS 1.8T....what is the recommended service interval for the timing belt and does the belt begin to make noise at any point in it's life when it is close to failure? Or, does it just break with no symptoms of immenant failure? I'm on my second belt which was replaced at...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I saw this on YouTube. This could happen to anyone of us. So, I m posting it for information sake. https://youtu.be/toH7H1wejxk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. B5 Garage
    Friends, First off, many thanks to all who helped me through my issues. Everyone at PassatWorld is first class and very understanding when talking to lesser experienced folks like me. Our '05 4Motion 2.8 B5 is my daughter's car and I need it to last through college. Frankly, getting to know...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings and thanks for the great advice I've already found in the forums here. While I've done a lot of researching regarding my latest issue I haven't found a scenario that quite matches mine, so I'm reaching out to see what the community thinks...here goes: The car is a 2001 Passat (old...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On my way to work a few weeks ago, climbing a hill and all of a sudden I lose acceleration, power steering, and battery light comes on. "Huh," I said. Pull over to the side of the road, turn the key off and back on - just starter whine. Ooops. Timing belt failure. 276,000 miles, and the...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced the serpentine belt and the tensioner pulley. I forgot to check the other pulleys while I had the belt off. How do I check the other pulleys? Is it as simple as releasing the tension on the belt via the tensioner and then spinning each of the other pulleys to hear if they make any...
  14. B5 Garage
    I am new here. I am a seasoned DIYer and I am fairly skilled in fixing my cars. This does not mean I make no mistakes though. My V6 30V passat has reached 170k miles so I did the timing belt job the 2nd time to it. I did the first at 100k miles and all was OK. The engine started and idled...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here is an AEB -1.8T timing belt tensioner, which has about 70,000 miles/6.5 years on it. It looks OK, except that it is locked up. This is from the car that AndreasPassat helped us with on Thanksgiving weekend. The roller will turn a few degrees either way, then won't move. There are also...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am almost ready to the service position to replace Timing Belt Kit and Water Pump. I see many option by different manufacturers and different items included. Any good or bad experiences with after market kits or who to avoid? Your input based on experiences will be greatly appreciated. I...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I followed the instructions at the link below and after everything was replaced and I was ready to pull the pin that is already in place when you buy a new tensioner, I realized that the pin was too short, there was no way I could reach it or get a grip on it to pull the pin out, so, I took the...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have to replace weeping water pump on vehicle. There is about 70k on 2nd T-Belt, so I'm going to do the whole group of timing components. I see that there is an 'updated' kit with simple spring tensioner pulley with no hydraulic damper. I'm wondering if this is an improvement. I've seen...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just picked up the car from the shop and it drove fine for the 1st ride after leaving. The next day the ABS and traction light came on for the first time and then later in the day the CEL came on with a P1340 code. Car is driving fine other than the lights. Mechanic assured me that they counted...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've lined up all marks and have had the valve covers off to verify timing between the cams by counting the links. EVERYthing was checked and rechecked several times before starting. The car runs but badly with misfire codes on cylinder 1/3/4/6. But nothing on 2/5. After it was running, I set...
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