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  1. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I have a 1997 B5 1.8 20V ADR engine with 4-speed automatic DMU gearbox. Does not have air conditioning. I did timing belt, tensioner, pulleys etc. and changed my water pump. Changed the whole water pump, not just the impeller inside. Well everything went surprisingly well for the...
  2. B5 Garage
    All the videos I've seen on bleeding brake lines have all four wheels jacked up. I only have two jack stands. Can I jack up the rears, bleed them, then do the fronts? Is it possible to bleed the lines without jacking up and taking off the wheels? thanks
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently had to replace my slave cylinder on my 2002 V6...bled the brakes no problem, but the clutch is another story. Bled it using the old two man pedal pumping, but have bought a Motive Power Bleeder now. I have read a few things saying that if the front end of the car is higher than the...
  4. B5 Garage
    Hi all, I'm bleeding the brakes my self for the first time ever. :O The whole reason is b/c the FR brake line was cracked. I've had more trouble than I should due to a faulty pressure bleeder that wound up with me draining all the fluid out of the RR brake line :banghead:. Got a 2nd pressure...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My brakes have been weak for over a year (I don't drive the car much right now). I have replaced all front and rear pads and rotors, and fully bled a couple times. Replaced the master cylinder, though I don't think that was really needed. Pedal feel is poor: when car is off the brake pedal...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got a Passat 1998 1.8t brake bleeding problem thats got me stuck and out of ideas. Just changed all the discs and pads as had a warp somewhere and look a little cooked so not sure if this is a pre-existing problem or if it’s something I’ve created by disturbing the system. When changing the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would like to bleed my cooling system after installing new anti freeze. Can I just open the cap and run awhile. :confused: 2003 Passat 4 motion v6 2.8l
  8. B5 Information-Base
    BLEEDING THE COOLING SYSTEM. The cooling system should be bled any time the water in the reservoir has been very low, or the system has been opened (other than the filler cap). NOTE: The V6 has 2 extra bleeders, one is on the hard pipe about 6" below the coil pack connector, the other is on the...
  9. B5 Garage
    Hi my car is a 2002 Passat B5.5 V6 FWD GLX with 90,000 miles. I am changing out my front and rear brake pads today and I will be bleeding the lines as well and replacing with new fluid from the dealership. When I bleed the lines, is the correct order of bleeding: RR, RL, FR, FL ? When I...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 GLX V6 6MT 68,000 miles. I'm finding a few drops of red colored fluid (oily) on garage floor. Could this be trans-axel fluid? Any suspected known areas to check? I am also finding about a 1/2 tsp. of antifreeze every couple of days. Any ideas on where to look would be appreciated (Timing...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, today my daughter calls me at work and tells me something is wrong wither her just-purchased 2001 Passat 1.8L auto. She tells me that someone pointed out that there was smoke coming from her right front wheel...Yes...smoke!! She said she saw it and I asked her what color it was, she said...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had to change the drivers side, rear brake caliper on a 2000 Passat GLX FWD and I bled the new caliper, my question is, do I need to bleed the other brakes also?
  13. B5 Garage
    I'm probably stupid but I don't get how to use this one. Bought in in Sweden and it looks like this It is a bottle, a nipple, 2 tubes black, 1 silicon clear tube and one check valve... Anyone =) ?
  14. B5 Garage
    I have a really nice low mileage Passat 4Motiion that I just installed new rear brake pads-new rotors and right rear caliper(it was sticking and would not screw back in so i just replaced it! Here is the problem I am having; I have been trying to bleed the new caliper and I just cannot get...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just installed new rear calipers and bleed the brakes using the 2 person pump and hold method. The brake peddle felt good when finished. Then I recalled that I forgot to pull up on the parking brake a few times for the self adjusting mechanism. Now the brake peddle seems a bit softer...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey Guys, I have to flush the brake fluid on my car. According to the dealer I have >3% water in the fluid. I was considering on buying a motive power bleeder. Has anyone used this before? Also, I want to bleed my clutch. Which to do first back brakes or clutch?
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Im out in my garage right now attempting my first brake bleed ever and have hit a wall. Im following the directions from the taligentx.com write up but without speed bleeders. Ive opend up the first bleeder on the right rear and started pumpin the brakes but like I figured the brake pedal...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I just finished up doing a heater core flush and followed all the necessary steps to complete it, however, I can't seem to manage to bleed my coolant properly through the nipple on the hose. The car ran at running temp for minutes and no coolant has left the bleeder hole yet. G12 is...
  19. B5 Garage
    Brakes were sticking on left rear and right front. Changed new master cylinder, tried to bleed brakes getting only air from left rear and right front. cracked both lines from master cylinder to abs and and seemed to have good flow and pressure to abs. How do I check the Hydraulic side of the abs...
  20. B5 Garage
    Hello, This is Wade. I have read lots of your posts for help in the past and have not needed to post until now, but I am stuck and need some help. This is for my wife's car, 2000 Passat GLX four motion wagon. (V6) The car has 138,000 miles on it. I would rate my mechanic's skills as...
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