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  1. Need starter help (not "starter" because I'm new...the one that starts the car).

    New Member Introductions
    Need starter help (not "starter" because I'm new...the one that starts the car). Hi, Thanks to the administrators for letting me join. I'm sure most people join because they become faced with a new problem that they can't take care of themselves. At least, that's why I've joined. I have a...
  2. Misfires, chugging, and weird Jetson flying car noise on acceleration

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat, 1.8t ATW engine, 5 speed, 227k miles. Six months ago or so when I brought it in for an inspection, the mechanic told me he was getting misfire codes. We talked a bit about what I had done to it the past year and he seemed pretty confident it was the coil packs. Car ran smooth so...
  3. my car is haunted, or broke

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so I searched around for quite some time now and so far I haven't found a definite answer or similar problem to mine. 98' 1.8t... the car runs and drives great, or did.. after about 10 min of driving when the engine gets nice and hot there is the worst screeching screeching noise I have ever...
  4. Car Shudders During Braking

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 A4 Quattro 2.8 liter manual tranny with 209 K miles that has recently developed the following problem--the car shudders when I apply the brakes. The problem is most pronounced when I’m going 30 to 50 mph but it’s still there at higher and lower speeds. The steering wheel really...
  5. What's my car "worth"?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    It's time to move on from my Passat, but I'm afraid I'm not getting "fair" trade in value for it. It's a bit of a unique case as it's an 06 2.0T, but it only has around 28,000 miles on it. Yes that's not a typo. It's virtually spotless as it wasn't driven much. Dealerships seem to be...
  6. Car wont start. Im about to throw it in the lake.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright guys, i hope someone can chime in and talk me out of pushing my car into a lake. haha Specs: 1999 b5 1.8t So the other day i drove to my friends house, parked too close so i was going to start the car again to move it and, SURPRISE! it wont start. Not even a click. So i figured it was...
  7. 2003 1.8t daughter needs her car back

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello - My daughters car is giving me issues. Not a mechanic but do enjoy doing some mechanic work when I have the time. I had at one time had some codes and was able to replace or clean some sensors and ran nicely. RPMs were smooth at idle at 800. I have replaced spark plugs with the...
  8. ECS Tuning Timing Belt Kit Does not fint on my car. (B5.5 2002 1.8T FWD)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i ordered this last week and me and my mechanic started working on it today, unfortunately most of the pieces doesn't seem to fit my engine its AWM and my VIN is WVWPD63B52P304289. The water pump seems from an older VW (mine it's more like the one an an Audi A4, from what I've seen) The belt...
  9. Auto Catback Ex. on a Manual car?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did some searching here, on google, and the vortex and cat find a definitive answers. What i have is 99 5spd wagon and got a AWESOME deal from a friend on an neuspeed exhaust but it was on a auto wagon. Question is will the Down Pipe from after the cat fit? I've read a few vague responses in...
  10. Need a double check of my plan to start a project car with unkmown history.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The what: bought a 03 GLX 4 Motion with tiptronic auto. car was at an salvage auction for 4 months so the battery is completely dead, before it died they uploaded a pic of the cluster in the on position. . yes the trip shows DEF. the car had both pass side windows open, but i could not detect...
  11. Car died now won't run.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 passat 1.8t that has just been through a new head swap. After i finished it it started right up and ran pretty good, I drove it down my driveway and back a few times with no problems but then it died and wont start now. Battery is good has good spark I can hear the fuel pump prime...
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  13. New Jersey Car inspection

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everybody I read on NJ motor commission website that new cars are inspected by downloading OBD information from computer, so when I bought a 2002 Passat, I brought it to inspection facility indicated on the paper I was given during registration. So I didn't see what they did for the car, but...
  14. Need recommendations of products to use for getting decades of grime off car

    Wax On, Wax Off
    So my Grandpa is giving me a super old car (79') little European number renamed the Buick Opel. From what I remember from a long time ago the car ran fine, the exterior was flawless and so is the interior. It hasn't been driven for more than 15years and he's basically tired of it sitting there...
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