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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok so I changed front and rear lower controls arms on Front passenger side. Car was tighter but there was a clunk that I could not find. After a while I have determined that when I removed the Front rear lower control arm the tapered bushing must have gone with it . So now I have to replace...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Dealer is quoting me $627 to replace. I have the goodwill package credit so I was already in there to get those activated. Have the clicking/clunking while turning the steering wheel while parked. Wife took the car in so I didn't get a chance to look at it. I am pretty mechanical, have...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was rotating the tires today and I noticed this bushing has some water in it. Is this normal or something is wrong?
  4. B5 Garage
    Does anyone know where to buy the driveshaft center bearing/bushing. I called downingtown vw, they don't have it, but told me a new driveshaft is around $1400. I tried 034 motorsports, they do not carry the item but to check back. I really need to find this. There is a horrible thumping noise...
  5. B5 Garage
    Okay, I am assuming this thing is the cruise servo. It's a metal can mounted below the intake with a rod that goes to the throttle body. There is a bushing that clips into the top of this can, either to guide it or hold it in place. Anyone know of any alternates for these things?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Time for new outer tie rod ends! Pot holes and frost heaves have destroyed my steering. I started doing some reading after finding different versions of the tie rod ends, mine are very loose, but more due to the "dampening bushing) blowing apart than the end pin/socket it self. I find this a...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, Does this two things work on the B5? Stern Differential Power Ring Stern Differential Bushing Kit
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi guys! i hope someone, help me on this one.... my 1.8t tip passat, leaked out all the atf fluid through the holes in the bottom of the bellhousing. After some cursing and some minor injuries, i managed to remove the transmission. i notice that the pump seal was moved, i mean, it was almost...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    is't ok to install a powerflex bushing for upper control arm? my car is lowered :)
  10. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Found the source of my right front creaking noises! Now, are they hard to replace yourself or should I just have the dealer/independent shop do it? Anyone know the price this could run me?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have searched this forum and others on torquing down bushing bolts. They have to be at ride height before tightening them up, correct? Does this include the sway bar link? I watched the video from FKAutoworks and he used a jack under the edge of a ball joint to load the suspension. This is...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My clutch pedal has been exhibiting increasing side-to-side slack (not much, but noticeable). After some research, I got worried and dropped the lower dash [link: see dash instructions], and I traced the slack to the main pivot joint of the clutch pedal. After some further research, I found...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, I would need the procedure and some advice in order to replace the mounting bracket with bushing on the lower control arm on my passat B6. This mounting braket has a bushing in it that plugs in the lower control arm and is located in the back of it. Can we replace the mounting braket without...
  14. B5 Garage
    Hey everyone...so I'm replacing my upper control arms on my 2000 Passat. Here is where I am confused....there are two control arms...a rear and a front one. I replaced the rear one..but cant seem to find the proper replacement for the front one. I searched at autozone and purchased one...
  15. B5 Garage
    does anyone know if the 1.8t automatic crankshaft has a pilot bushing in it. I know the manual has the needle bushing, but I am trying to see if the auto crank has a pilot bushing in it or if it is just machined to accept the alighnment pin on the torque converter? By the way we are talking the...
  16. B5 Garage
    My passenger lower curved control arm bushing has gotten loose and creeky. Is to possible to replace just the bushing? I've searched, but I can't find a guide. Also, are there any special tools I need to replace the bushing?
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok i got a 99npassat v6 5spd a week or two ago and the driverside front lower control arm bushing is like non existent. should i replace the whole control arm or just do the bushing. i havent even got under to check out anything else on it. is the ball joint on the lower or upper control arm? im...
  18. B5 Garage
    I have a 2000 Passat front wheel drive with a creaking or groaning sound coming from the right rear wheel area. I can make the sound by gently pushing the right rear of the car up and down. The sound is exactly the same sound that a front control arm made before I had it replaced. The car did...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can someone look it up in the Bentley or Haynes manual? Is this info available online somewhere?
  20. Anything Auto
    I have an old truck ('84 Isuzu P'up diesel), thing runs great, daily driver, yadda yadda badda boom badda bing. Virtually all the front suspension bushing boots are cracked, although I've taken a few joints apart and the metal doesn't look too worse for the wear (25 yrs/250+kmi). Anyway, I'd...
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