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  1. Caliper bracket mounting bolts won't budge

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 1.8T AWM and I'm trying to install new rear brake calipers w/ mounting bracket. I cannot remove the old brackets because the fasteners won't budge. Mine are not 6-point head but rather take an 8mm allen to remove. I tried a impact driver at the highest setting and nothing. I tried...
  2. Engine Stand Bolts

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, I am pulling and mounting a V6 2.8L tomorrow and need to know the bolt size to mount on the engine stand. A member that's been helping me out says its either 14 or 16mm threaded bolts but need to know for sure. Will have to pick these up before pulling the engine. If anyone knows the...
  3. Roof cross bars, eye bolts?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I finally(!) found a set of actual VW cross bars for the wagon. Got keys made for them - yay, I can use them! And, so much nicer than the crappy (eBay?) "universal" bars that I started off with. But, a conundrum: They're too fat to hook, say, ratchet straps to them (so I can, say, strap...
  4. Leftover Bolts. Too big to ignore!

    B5 Garage
    I just had the engine out of my 05 passat 1.8 t manual and after putting it all back together I have a couple bolts leftover and I can not for the life of me figure out where they go. I am fairly confident that they are from the front area of the sub-frame but I cant find where. I attached a...
  5. Help getting lower bellhousing bolts out for engine removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I need some help, I'm starting on removing the bellhousing bolts from the transmission to the bolt on my 02' VW Passat B5.5 1.8T FWD and The subframe seems to be in the way of getting a wrench in there. The lower three bolts are the main culprits. I've been searching some Audi A4 B6...
  6. Mystery Bolts

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I went to the dealership to order some replacement bolts but they weren't able to identify much less order them. Anyone know the size of these bolts so I can get replacements? I pulled out the wheel well liner on the left ( drivers ) side and they are in the transmission. TIA, Troy...
  7. FS: OEM Locking Wheel Bolts with Key

    Parts For Sale
    SOLD - $30 shipped in the US. Bought these for the Alltrack but changed my mind. They were a takeoff from a Passat with 3K miles on it.
  8. Missing Bolts Puzzle (+pic)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was under the hood today and by sheer coincidence I saw couple of bolts are missing from a part down under the engine (see the picture). Does anyone knows what that part is and perhaps what causes the missing bolts?
  9. headight bolts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello anyone know the part number for the lower headlight assembly bolt in front the engine air filter ? thanks
  10. Help with door lock bolts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wanted to change a broken microswitch on my drivers door, but ran into problem with unscrewing door lock bolts. Im pretty sure that Im using the right tool as i removed the first bolt easily, but the second one wont budge. Im scared that if i try again im gonna strip it completely and wont be...
  11. Can't get snub mount bracket bolts to thread

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is driving me crazy. I've spent the last 3 hours cursing/trying to unsuccessfully thread on the three snub mount bracket bolts to the radiator carrier. Are they captive nuts in the carrier because it seems like whatever the bolts thread to inside have come loose? I may have managed to...
  12. Hi everyone - love my 01 Passat, but need help! Rusted hub bolts !!

    New Member Introductions
    :banghead: So, I'm not sure if this is the place to ask yet, but I am in desperate need of tips or suggestions on how I can remove the 5 rear hub assembly bolts that you access through the hole in the hub assembly. They are very rusty and will not budge - a friend thinks they might have to be...
  13. Hello & Help a Noob out :)

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, have been reading up on Passat World for a while now so thought I better join up! I am seeking help in regards to my 2003 VW Passat - i am needing a steering rack change. I have the mechanic to do it, I also have the new steering rack. The mechanic came to my house, had a look and...
  14. Replacing connecting rod bolts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm rebuilding a 00 1.8t ATW. I have new ARP con rod bolts but I'm wondering how I'm supposed to get the old one's out. Are they pressed in there? I hit em good with a mallet and they didn't flinch. For clarification these are the nut and bolt set up not the newer star head bolts.
  15. Need to replace bolts and re-torque?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I changed the timing belt, tensioner, idler pulley, water pump, etc. 500 miles ago on my 2002 V6 with 110K. When I installed the parts I didn't have a torque wrench and made sure the bolts were nice and snug. I saw a youtube video saying if you over-torque the tensioner bolt it'll sheer off...
  16. What are the 6 bolts for the motor mounts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 Passat V6 Auto w- Trip. I will be replacing the motor mounts on my car and wanted to know if I have to replace the 6 bolts (3 per side) that you need to remove to remove what I'm guessing is part of the sub frame to give clearance to remove the mount. I changed the mounts on my 01 and...
  17. Subframe bolts

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I had the oil pan replaced about 18 months ago. I know the mechanic had to drop the sub-frame to allow clearance. I am thinking he did not replace the bolts (or torque them to the correct value, perhaps just leaning on them. I now hear a faint clunking on the passenger side of the car...
  18. what size are the Flange Bolts For a 2003 passat Wagon

    B5 Garage
    what size are the CV drive Flange Bolts For a 2003 passat Wagon
  19. Stripped bolts

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Greetings to all. I have a 2002 Passat wagon with 166K miles on the odometer, bought recently (I am the 3rd owner). Much of the paperwork showing maintenance performed was done before 2010 (the 2nd owner did not have any documents to show work done since then), so I have elected to start with...
  20. Four 16" x 7" Road America Wheels for B5.5 + Locking Bolts and Trim Caps

    Parts For Sale
    Four 16" x 7" Road America wheels in good condition with center caps. These are the stock GLX wheels from B5.5s from 2001.5 - 2003. Also included to sweeten the deal are four locking bolts with key and the black plastic trim caps for the bolts, including the locking bolts. SOLD!