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  1. speed sensor, abs, asr, or DV (!) causing shuttering during breaking

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have spent a long time on many threads trying to get to the bottom of my cars issue. 2001 1.8T FWD AWM. Whenever i take a long drive and am going 55 mph for a while then have to slow for a stop sign it shutters at 1500 rpm or 35 mph approximately. it isnt as bad if i brake at a shorter...
  2. New from Albuquerque (Home of Breaking Bad)

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I recently acquired an 02 Passat GLX 2.8L 4motion Wagon. I'm not new to VW I had an 03 1.8T GTI from 2005-2014, it was too hard to put a car seat in the car after my son was born in July 14 so I decided to sell it. I've been a member with vwvortex for close to 10 years.
  3. Timing Belt Breaking

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So long and short is the VW I am acquiring had the timing belt break. Doesnt bother me to work on it as it is a toy. I know the 1.8T is a interference engine. I was told by many people that they just get bent valves, is this true? I was told by a older man who works on euro's and he told me that...
  4. Flex pipe breaking often. How to test motor/transmission mounts?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, Car seems fine, I don't notice anything obvious (perhaps a little shaky in idle when in gear, but I read this is pretty common for this car). Car gets much winter use (salt?) But, I have been through 2 flex pipes in the last 3 years, last one is now gone after a year (Walker Exhaust...
  5. what does the term "breaking" mean?

    New Member Introductions
    I am a member of a Passat buy/trade/sell group on FB and there are alot of owners from the UK there. does anyone know what the term "breaking" means? I am wanting to say its our version of parting out, but I am not quite for sure.
  6. Is my transmission breaking?

    B5 Garage
    Hello everybody I have a 2003 vw passat v6 automatic. I noticed yesterday when I change gears from park to drive or reverse or reverse to drive and vice versa the transmission takes like 2-3 seconds to engage, and when it does it jerks a little bit in reverse but the jerk is more noticeable in...
  7. Breaking Bolts now....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, on the way home from work yesterday i went around a corner and took it up to 4k thing I hear is a loud clank and my battery icon comes on. Pull over to the side to find my radiator fan has come off the pulley. Ironically I pulled up into a NAPA auto parts store and was talking...
  8. help please-one thing breaking after another

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    so im new to this veedub stuff and so far not really impressed i have a used 06 2.0 t with close to 90k. never abused but just a lot of daily driving. 2 weeks ago i stop to get gas and after i fill up the car has trouble starting and the check engine light comes on. had the codes looked at...
  9. Removal of crankcase breather tube without breaking the part..??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone here been able to remove the 'L' shaped crankcase breather tube on their AWM motors without destroying the part in the process. I was wondering how feasible it would be to remove this part for inspection, and be able to put it back on if it's rviceable. Looking at servicing/repairing...
  10. How to check oil without breaking the dip stick lock tab ?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, as titled. I tried push in, turn. But the tab wasn't lose on either way. Then I try pry it with hand and it break. How you guy take it out without breaking? thanks!
  11. How do I fix steering wheels controls? Fuse keeps breaking.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    All of a sudden, steering wheel controls dont work anymore. Tried changing fuse #5 several times but still didnt work. Keeps breaking everytime I put in a new one. Getting frustrating. Ive seen the threads on what may cause it, but how do I actually fix this without taking it in? I tried...
  12. Flapping when Breaking

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi Guys This problem seems to be all over the internet but no-one has found an absolute resolve in terms of what the sound is - Ihave tried the google search at the bottonm to search the forum but probably not using the right search phrases. Well the problem is when I break I get a flappy...
  13. BREAKING: Toyota GT 86 Revealed!

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  14. Breaking blue b5 1.8t grey interior just over 100k good condition open to all offers

    Parts For Sale
    Hi all breaking my 1999 model Passat b5 (1.8t) I bought the car and the head gasket went so stripped engine then gave to someone to get sorted never see them agen! Anyway so all is there bar head of engine I just recently bought a brand new turbo for it I'd say done maximum of 3k miles absolute...
  15. Con from Northamptonshire got blue b5 1.8t new just breaking my Passat for bits !

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all joined before but forgot details :| but joining again now as I'm breaking my Passat b5 1.8t and just bought a golf mk4 gti so a few bits people are selling will be of use ! :) want anymore let me know everything bar engine as iv only got the block down no head ! Open to offers on...
  16. Loud bang on heavy Breaking.

    B5 Garage
    When I brake very hard there is a loud heavy sounding bang coming from the front somewhere. Then I get back on the gas hard, in a low gear, the bang happens again. What ever it is returning to its original position. Cant see any fluid from engine mounts (No excessive movement on stick shift. &...
  17. breaking up at top end speeds

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    very odd.. some times it breaks up at top end speeds when im on it in 2nd, and other times it runs like shit at low end .. like sputters, then when i come to a stop it idles like shit ,,, its random but mostly at high revs replaced= plugs with proper gap 0.028, all coilpacks,air filter also=...
  18. V6 Wagon - issues have me personally breaking down...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I don't know where to start .. I love the car but it's all building up and has me completely freaking out and stressing me out so bad I've been getting sick. I have too much money tied up into this thing and I'm trying to get it fixed enough to get it sold for at least $3500.. if anyone can...
  19. All New Earth Shattering, Ground Breaking New Model From Ford!

    Anything Auto I do present the Ford Steaurus... :lol: