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  1. Oil filter assembly break?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 vw passat with the W8. Has anyone had the oil filter assemble bolts just shear off? I found it odd that all three would. Doesn't look like it hit anything.
  2. Break light/running light not working.

    New Member Introductions
    2011.1.6Tdi bluemotion Offside breaklight /running light not working. Have checked the usual, basic stuff with no joy. Wiring has continuity and there are no faults showing on the dash. Mechanic suspects that it may be the body control module but there are no other indications of a the BCM...
  3. 2002 Passat - What did I break? Changing oil, not oil related though.

    B5 Garage
    OK, so I had a meeting last Sunday morning and I promised I would go grocery shopping after, so I took the SUV. I come home to find that my dad had wanted to help me out and change my oil which I mean, gotta love Dad. Only problem was, he ****** my oil filter with a wrench or pair of pliers and...
  4. 06 front break line.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So I have a bent break line on the front right of my 06 Passat. See pic. I've looked at several web sites including ECS for a direct replacement with no luck. The closest one I've found is from ECS for an 08 R32. Could this be correct. Is an R32 caliper swap common? Please let me know own...
  5. Break in oil consumption

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a new 2016 Passat with the 1.8T. The car is great and runs great. We finally are up to 1500 miles on it. I bought it with 5 miles on it. I checked the oil today and it seemed to be almost halfway down the cross hatched part of the dipstick. So I guess that is almost a half quart low...
  6. 2002 1.9 TDI Replacing vacuum pump for the break booster

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi guys I have a problem with a stiff break, and after looking around if it was a problem with a vaccum, sure enough it was. Unfortunately it is not just a easy hose replacement fix, but it seems like there is a problem with a vacuum pump. The vacuum pump itself is working, however the little...
  7. 'cmon Passat, cut me a break here! (Trunk blew a fuse)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It seems like every time I do something nice for my Passat, it repays me by tossing some silly gremlin my way, just to test my dedication to further B5 ownership! I just put in a new battery, did new brakes all around, just put on new tires, and I'll be getting shocks (and all the assoc. bits...
  8. engine oil burning smell when i break and also can my fuel filter increase my mpg

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys i have a 2005 Passat 1.8T 4MOTION and it has 146000KM on it. Lately i have been taking a smell of engine oil burning when i break, it does not happen often. My Valve cover gasket was changed during the summer. also i have notice a small oil wet spot in the back of the engine. i was...
  9. What is left to break?; How many things can break in one car? (a venting session)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In the 5 years I've had with atia (B5 v6 5spd) I feel like if it is possible for it to break, it has, twice. I'm wondering if there are other common failures someone has had that this car hasn't. I feel like I should get a prize for having a passat that ALL common failures were shown. This...
  10. left side of my rear car caliper not holding enough pressure when using hand break

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dear Friends, i have a problem with my hand break. when i pull hand break it works fine right side with my rear tire. but on left side it is weak to hold it tight. One of my mechanic told that i have a bad left brake caliper. need to change both brake caliper if i buy new one and it is a...
  11. Can a wrong battery break my starter?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2002 2.8l standard. I was told my battery didnt keep its charge properly and to get a new one. I was first given the wrong battery at my local store. I noticed it was a little longer and taller than my last one, by about half an inch. The lights and power seemed to work fine but the...
  12. Brake Light Switch? I thought so too!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 VW Passat V6 FWD Wagon So this is very interesting. AT first two bulbs were out. Both at the bottom of both tail lights in father's Passat. Ok so he repalced them but later put on both of the assemblies wrong that the connector for blinkers was above the plastic instead of under it (u know...
  13. How can I break up or sequence CA, TRE, MM and other jobs?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 1.8T, 5MT, sedan. The parts needing attention soon are: 1-- motor mounts 2-- driver side outer TRE 3-- passenger outer CV boot I will get one of those 13-piece kits to do all CA and TREs. I would like to do #1-3 incrementally, if possible. I have done the driver side CV re-boot, which...
  14. Front break intermittently "sticking", resulting in serious overheating

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi. I have a 2008 VW Passat. Over the last few months we've had an intermittent issue (maybe once every 50 times the car is driven) whereby the front left wheel gets extremely hot - you can smell it, smoke rises and if you put your hand close to the center of the wheel you can feel that it's...
  15. fix one break two

    New Member Introductions
    fixed the pcv breather tube on our 2004 passat 1.8 turbo.broke the upper dip stick tube and a vacuum hose off from a sensor on the bottom of the intake to the throttle body.grrrrr. found the dipstick tube on ebay.not sure what the other piece is any diagrams for this availible...
  16. ABS Light on and break lighting blinking but NO beeps like others have said

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys, I need to get this car smogged and I have the ABS light on and the break light blinking. but NO beeps like others have said. what could be the problem? I have 149k on the car. actually I just bought the car from a friend. do you think the abs module needs fixing?
  17. did i break something?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been trying to get ny boost to stay up higher uptop instead of down to 12. I installed a turboxs mbc and I kept geting a weird buck at part throttle. But all Is fine with barely n e throttle and wot. Now geting to get a new hesitation no matter what rmp I'm at or gear if I'm w.o.t...
  18. Break pad advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, I am gearing up to do my brakes on my 2000 Passat wagon. I've done breaks/rotors on other vehicles I've owned. My question to you all concerns the pads. What, if any, are the advantages of ceramic pads? This is a family car, and at 145k miles, she's still running strong. I want the best...
  19. How did this break!! What should I do?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have no idea as to how this broke but it ticks me off a little bit Any ideas as to what happened? Any responses would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Brian Sent from Free App
  20. 2004 passat drivetrain for sale, will break apart for individual sale

    Parts For Sale
    Hey all. A few months back I picked up a 2004 1.8t/auto Passat for misc. parts. I took what I needed, saved a few things, and scrapped the shell. The project i was going to use the engine for is not going to happen so i am listing these for sale.I have the complete 1.8t AWM engine and AZS...