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  1. Came for the How to Fix It Expertise

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    I've had a Passat about 3 years, and now it's time to do some work. Hoping to get some guidance on CV Joints. I've done the brakes, spark plugs, and all air filters,
  2. :( Timing kit came with a composite water pump impeller :(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Doing the timing belt job on my 2003 Passat 2.8L Bought all new parts to do it all. the timing kit came with the belt, both pulleys, tensioner, cam and crank seals, and water pump. Unfortunately the kit came with the composite style water pump. The old pump really feels pretty solid, no play...
  3. I came from the quantum world

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    I have a GL5, Had a diesel.:P
  4. New, came here for answers to car problems

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    But I have to make
  5. Yakima roof rack - came off my B5.5 wagon

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  6. ABS and ASR light came on the other day, what did I do?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As the title says, my ABS light and the ASR light came on the other day and stayed on. This has never happened before but I have a feeling that I may have dislodged something when I removed the bumper (to remove the headlights, stupid system but whatever). As far as bumper removal, I had to...
  7. Oil light came on car lost power and shut down. :(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I have a Passat Wagon 1.8t 2003 that I've had for 7 years.... at 170k. Always used synthetic religiously. Throughout the years I've had various issues, but I always really enjoyed the car. Last week I was driving down the highway when I suddenly had the oil light come on. I got...
  8. Oil light came on. Car shut down.

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    Hello all, I have a Passat Wagon 1.8t that I've had for 7 years.... at 170k. Throughout the years I've had various issues, but I always really enjoyed the car. Last week I was driving down the highway when I suddenly had the oil light come on. I got off the freeway about 5 minutes later and...
  9. upper control arm came loose.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When this happens, can the axle be damaged? Or just any other suspension component? I'm trying to assess the possibility that some other pricey part is broken and or is above my mechanical patience. I'm about to take a weekend and replace the one side upper/lower/tie rod etc...
  10. Front Brake: Brake fluid came into piston during push back

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last night I was changing the rotors and pads on my front brakes. When I was pushing back the piston some brake fluid came out in the piston cavity. I cleaned it out and continued. The brakes work well now and no more leaking so far detected. Has the piston O-ring damaged during push back or...
  11. Alternator Workshop came on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I researched this problem here but could not get exact answer what it could be and how much it might cost me I have 1.8T 2001 Passat. So Today i drove with high RPM, usually I don't drive crazy but today I was speeding and with high RPM. So I drove about 15 miles and just before getting to...
  12. Came from a Touareg to a Passat...first impressions

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    what up guys. I just traded (and took a bath) my 2006 Touareg in on a 2014 Passat TSI SE....and LOVE IT it seems like some of the features that were luxury in my 2006 Treg and now standard on the Passat. Very nice. I will have to enable the mirror and window options through Vagcom. I love that...
  13. O2 Replacment still check engine light came back on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a bunch of sensor gone bad. I had to switch all the temperature coolant sensors + fan switch and then when I did scan last week I got bad O2 sensor. I replaced the front one in engine bay went to the mechanic to reset it he did then both O2 sensors came up again. Assuming the one on the...
  14. 02 lots of codes after mil came on, abs on, and brake light flashing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hoping that I can get some assistance with the following codes: Wednesday,20,August,2014,11:44:27:55062 VCDS Version: Beta 12.10.3 Data version: 20130228 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  15. Need some help from my fellow boardies..CEL came on.

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    So yesterday we let the mother in law drive our car seeing as we used her car to go to IKEA..anyway..long story short..when we returned to pick up the Passat, I noticed the check engine light had come on..thanks mom!..grrr..anyway..I didn't notice power loss or anything like that..so today I...
  16. Came here to pay respect to my newly dead B6

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    So today the workshop called. Both engine and turbo needs replacing. Not sure what to do..
  17. Car died while driving, Battery light came on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A little info on the car: 2000 v6 passat supercharged with 164k I have been noticing my rpms bounce while the car warms up for the last two days. I was thinking my throttle body could be dirty. However today on the drive home the car lost all power and the battery light came on. I pulled to...
  18. some codes came up and a small oil leak today =[

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    these codes where coming up before the engine swap..except the p0300 p0301 - cylinder 1 misfire condition p0304-cylinder 4 misfire condition p0300-random cylinder misfire detected p1559- idle speed control throttle position adaptation p0422-main catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1 i...
  19. HELP! chain tensioner came thru my valve cover!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, recently my 01 passat 1.8t AUG has been spewing oil like a white girl spewing on St Patrick's day. I thought my valve cover gasket just gave out until I took off the plastic cover and found that the chain tensioner had ground thru the valve cover itself! I took pics and will try to get them...
  20. New member with old Passat 3B5. Came here because of timing belt replacement.

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    Hi guys. When the car was new, some power lines fell down onto the car and gave it a few scratches. And I believe some clear laquer was repaired. Later on, the clear cover laquer began to peel. It looks awful. And because of that I haven't been maintaing the car as well as I should. In fact, I...
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