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  1. 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. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Upper mount also has a tab. The lower most hard vacuum line on passenger side, wraps around between the combi valve and block using the upper coolant flange mount for support
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    following the write up from 2005 and all was good till I got to the rear brakes. the piston wont budge with a c clamp. Did I miss something (says you dont need to do anything with the e brake) Im lettling fluid bleed via the bleed screw. Is it common for the them to need lots of pressure before...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm in the process of a valve cover gasket replacement job. Starting with the passenger side, right now I am stuck. The valve cover just won't budge. I made sure all the 8 nuts holding it in are all out, checked and rechecked it. Gently tapped it with a rubber mallet a couple times, grabbed it...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I lost the driver's side cap in my wheel well and water got in while driving in the rain. Now my temp gauge wont go anywhere even once the car is warmed. I have the CEL on with code P1296(Cooling system malfunction). My guess is I need a new coolant temp sensor. Anyone else have this problem...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I decided to do my own oil change today now that I have a new Pela 6000 (ramps wont work on my lowered car, and I dont have jackstands) When I went to remove the filter it was stuck. I messed with it for 45 minutes, and it BENT my strap-type filter wrench. I also tried to remove it with the...
  7. B5 Garage
    Having followed the how-to from here; http://www.taligentx.com/passat/maintenance/cvjoints/ and searched every CV Boot replacement thread... I now have the axle removed but can't seem to get the outer cv joint off of the axle. I removed the c-clip from inboard of the joint to allow better access...
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