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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The station that did my State Inspection failed to mention they busted my hood latch in the process. The T handle has one of the fork ends missing (that typically hugs the pin), and the latch was so mangled, that I decided to just break it off. I've read some threads on PW discussing the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, it's happened again - probably the 5th time (lost count) - window fell into door (thankfully didn't shatter). I ripped apart the door yesterday, and sure enough my white window regulator clips were in pieces. :mad: Anyway, my main reason for posting is to ask if anyone has found a good...
  3. B5 Garage
    When I was switching out my spark plug wiring harness on my 01 GLX 4Motion, my hand slipped and the VERY brittle plastic PCV hose that goes across the top of the engine snapped. It actually broke right above the far right ignition coil and about an inch off of the end of the left valve cover...
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    I am asking this question again only because I titled it 2nd post and don't think people will see it there,I am curious if someone has had a busted valve spring on there ATQ v6, I did at about 140,000 miles,I fixed it and found other problems when fixing it,and yes I have maintained it well.
  5. B5 Garage
    Hey all, My water temp always reads 90, and does not budge at all from there even after hours of driving. Originally I thought it was the thermostat, but I still have heat, so that ruled that out for me. Is the gauge itself or the connection from the thermostat failing a common issue? How...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone actually tried to repair a busted headrest button? I've found a few threads on busted buttons, and it seems the only conclusion is to get a new headrest (button not sold by itself). My button is actually lodged inside the headrest. When it broke, the button and the spring behind it...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I haven't posted in AWHILE... feels like I'm coming back from the dead ClubB5 days. Anyway, I've been busy over the last 6 years (married, new house, 2 kids) PHEW! So.. back on topic.. last weekend my mirror control switch snapped off in my hand. Looking for a source for a...
  8. B5 Garage
    For a while my passenger side front wheel has had a vibration with sound and I could detect it in the steering it was not very noticable but it was there. I mostly felt it in right hand turns and not all in a left hand turn. Going straight at speed I didn't feel it. The other day I nailed a...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If you spend any time searching on brake lines, you'll read lots of opinions about how our cars come stock with braided metal lines and you're an idiot for wasting your $$ on aftermarket braided lines (or something akin to that...) but you won't find any facts to back up those opinions. I...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok well. I was working on a evap leak that I needed to fix for a while now when I noticed this. (sorry so blurry.) So looks like I'll be taking it in soon for some repairs. Also is there supposed to be a bolt in there? lol. Just noticed when I pulled back the wheel lining. Also what...
  11. B5 Garage
    Fellow VW lovers, Yesterday the timing belt of my wife's car busted and one of the pulley's busted off. It is a 2.8 V6 30v. I put a new timing belt on and a pulley but it wont do anything. The engine is death and sounds like there is no compression at all (very light). The engine turns over but...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Front passenger window regulator clips busted - looking for regulator clip retailers Well, as many have posted here, my window regulator finally busted - I opened it up this morning and the culprit appears to be busted VW white plastic clips. Now I'm trying to decide whether to try to purchase...
  13. Mobile Electronics
    How's everyone? I put a Pioneer DEH-P5200HD in my 2001 with monsoon and the front passenger mid has blown out: the speaker makes an awful crunchy shorted out sound. I have a replacement on order. I turned the fader all the way to the back so I could still use the stereo and found that the...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, as I posted a few months ago, my crankcase breather tube went out, causing a huge vacuum leak, and several codes. Got that fixed, and sure enough, a few days ago, I get a CEL, which throws a P0171 code, occasional misfires, lower than normal vacuum, and a rough idle, though not as bad as...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So we took in our B5.5 for an oil change and to adjust the headlights. Tech called back and told us the adjuster on one of the headlights was busted and that it would require the complete replacement of the headlight to the tune of 600 bux. AHHHH !!! We're not paying that. Is there some ghetto...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, i think what i have in my hands is called "the busted MAF"... been having extreamly poor gas mileage (~2-300km whit 3/4 of a tank), lack of power, and some wierd vibrations on ~900-1300rpm... So since cant get my hands to the companys VAG-COM atm, i decided to try bit "easyer" method to...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, a thief tried to use a flat head screwdriver to bust into my Passat. Strange, since I was parked directly behind a 996 911, and there were 2 other B5.5's on the same block. Anyways, they never got in, but they busted my driver side door lock pretty badly. What should I do now? I'm...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys, the car is throwing a maf low signal sensor code i took it apart yesterday and cleaned it with alcohol no help, after i cleared the code it came right back so it seems it the sensor is busted should i use this chance to upgrade it? is there a drop in replacement like from a TT ?
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