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  1. Front Passenger side noise upon breaking.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently noticed an intermittent noise on my 2001 1.8 wagon. It sounded like metal scraping on metal, like the brake shield on the rotor, it did not change when I pressed the brakes. I took off the wheel and I noticed green gunk everywhere. I saw that my cv boot was torn, so I took out the...
  2. Installing a new brakes and some new oil

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I will install all new rotors and brake pads on my 1.8T brand Are and also put new oil. After removing a old oil and putting a new after vent of all calipers should i need to vent/bleed also a slave cylinder on clutch or dont need, but is recomended??
  3. "STOP Brake Fault Service Manual" and Red Brake Light still flashing

    B5 Garage
    Car: United States 2002 VW Passat 1.8L Turbo FWD Issue: Info center will only display "STOP, Brake Fault, Service Manual", red Brake Light constantly flashing, and the dreaded 3 Beeps when starting vehicle. SEL also on, but related to an issue with the CAT. Ultimate Question: how do I get the...
  4. Front brakes crunch after pad and rotor change

    B5 Garage
    So this is the second Passat I’ve had with this problem. 2003 GLX 4 Motion. I changed pads and rotors last month. Was pretty careful, used the pink brake quiet stuff. The problem is when I brake everything works fine up until the last second of completing my stop. At the last moment there is...
  5. 70 mph vibrations unrelated to wheels or brakes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ever since we bought it (around 160k miles, currently 200k), our 2002 V6 4motion has been having unbalanced wheel-like vibrations around 65 mph and faster. In the meantime, we have replaced the tires, wheels, and rotors/pads. The vibrations occur irrespective of braking and are more noticable in...
  6. 2002 passat sticking brakes

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all,My name is Brett and just joined this site.Has anybody had a locked up brakes problem that happens gradually as brakes warm up?I have replaced MC and booster and all air bled from system.Could overfilling resevoir cause this?Thanks
  7. New brake pads and rotors now brakes locked

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I searched threads but didn't see one like my issue. I may have missed it. Here's my issue... I have a 2004 Passat wagon 4motion. I replaced the front brake pads and rotors like I've done on many of my other cars before, however this time, the brakes were locked once I started the...
  8. Tool for Rear Brakes

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a 2010 Komfort Wagon that is due for brake service. I have tools for the EPB. My question is regarding removal of the caliper mount from the axle. At first I thought it was a TORX, but I realize that it has too many points. What is this type and size of socket? Thank you in advance.
  9. No brakes, none, nada, zip zilch.

    B5 Garage
    2005 1.8 Wagon AWM 4motion, 188K Brake pad light came on, check brake pads in the front. They needed replacing, replaced them, good job brake pad light. Grinding noise starts in the back of the car. Both rotors in crappy shape and right side down to steel on inner pad. Change out...
  10. Brake job help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i have to change my brakes and figured since I've got a 99 and I'm pretty sure the pads haven't been changed since 99 lol, I figured I'd do a pretty big overhaul. I want to change as much as I can but I can't seem to find a list of stuff that I need. So far I have: - brake pads - rotors -...
  11. 2005 VW Passat 1.8t B5 Check Brake Pads

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been experiencing a MIL for "Check Brake Pads." I have also noticed that when I am coming to a stop I get a grinding feeling/sound. I believe this issue is on the front brakes. Upon inspection of my brake fluid yesterday I noticed that my brake fluid reservoir has a defect in the upper...
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    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
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  13. Brakes grumbling/slipping(?) when I come to a stop after replacing axles.

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I just had axles replaced on my passat from non-dealer. (They had gotten pretty bad, cv boots were torn and were clacking whenever I turned the car). When I picked up the car, I noticed that whenever I have almost reached a complete stop, the brakes give a little rumble/grumble sound, and I...
  14. Front brakes upgrade

    New Member Introductions
    Hello to all, these are the specs of my passat Manufacturer: Volkswagen AG Manufacturer Address:Berliner Ring 2 Wolfsburg/Hannover Make: Volkswagen Model:Passat Series:B5 Number of Seats:5 Number of Doors:5 Check Digit:Z Model Year:1998 Plant Country:Germany Sequential Number:031764 I would...
  15. Scraping sounds from brakes while driving

    B5 Garage
    Got a very neglected Passat, rusting outside with no driving for three or more years... I knew sooner or later I will need to do brakes, because rotors looked overgrown with rust and I had to un-stuck after finally starting the car first time. I was hoping the pads will make rotors more shinny...
  16. Rear disc brakes Q & A

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2006 Passat, Is it true you have to electrically &/or computer control the rear brake pads to release and change them? $600. to have dealer replace them and replace the rotors too? aaaargh Mac
  17. Squeaky rear brakes when warm

    B5 Garage
    This is a new problem (at least to me). My kid's 01 B5 GLX 4motion wagon makes a squeaking noise when the brakes get warmed up. Driving short distances on relatively flat ground I never hear it. But if I take the car into town (3000' drop in elevation over 10 miles), by the bottom of the...
  18. blchandl had a question yesterday about the wire on his 2012 SEL brake pads

    New Member Introductions
    blchandl blchandl is offline Neutral Join Date Oct 2012 Location Indiana/Texas Posts 24 2012 SEL Brake Pad Replacement I was rotating tires on our 2012 Passat SEL and I always check the brakes while I have the wheel off. When I look up replacement pads, they have one pad with the sensor wire...
  19. Stripped the caliper carrier bolt hole on front brakes - what size helicoil to fix?

    B5 Garage
    *sigh* It was supposed to be a simple front brake job. I stripped out the caliper carrier bolt hole on the front driver side. Anyone know what size helicoil I need to repair this? The bolt is fine. Went to tighten it and it just kept going and going. Backed it out and there were the filings...
  20. 2002 VW Passat Brakes Rattle

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Folks Since everyone is/was so helpful with my AC question, I have another. 2002 VW Passat 2.8l v6 with 270000 Km I have only owned this car for a few months, and it is my first VW product. I do like the way it drives, lots of pep, and very fuel efficient. The car passed a safety with...
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