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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car's been running fine for a while. The other day got home and noticed a kind of whirring noise. Like the gearbox of an old english car in reverse in the movies or something. Grnaaaaaaaahhhh....... The noise is present in motion or at rest. I put it in the garage and left it till I could make...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just a couple of hours ago I started my car (B5.5 1.T) to return home. The car shakes and has no power. With a lot of trouble and driving slowly I was able to drive home. I scanned it and got these codes: 16684 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected P0300 - 001 - 16687 -...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hoping for a quick answer .... 1999 Passat V6 with manual transmission. Wanting to avoid draining the battery, I disconnected it while the car sat idle for ~2 weeks. A day ago, I decided to move it into the garage. I attached the positive terminal first, then the negative, but did not...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had just had my front motor mount and bank one sensor one passenger O2 sensor replaced. O2 sensor was a Bosch premium and the motor mount was directly from VW. After I got off the parkway, on my (don't know the exact name) is it the trip computer? It read ALTERNATOR WORKSHOP! And I had the...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been having a CEL come on and off for a few months with no noticeable drivability issues. Problem is, NYS inspection is here and I need this fixed. The CEL is from a P1128 too lean code. I've cleaned the MAF (it looked fine, no real dirt but I sprayed it down real good anyways), and the...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had read just about every thread on this forum and others concerning creaking steering wheel noise and no-one had mentioned this as their cause so thought I would post it here. Having only owned my B5.5 Variant for a few months and having just gotten most of the bugs out of it I was amazed at...
  7. B5 Garage
    Greetings! The basics first: 2003 GLX 4Motion Wagon with the V6 engine. The story: My car recently had that dreaded fuel leak associated with cold weather fuel line failure with the V6 motor. The line in question is a high pressure line that enters the injector rail on the top rear...
  8. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    My 2007 2.0 Passat TDi with BMP engine code broke its crankshaft at 130,000km. This happened after the engine became progressively more noisy over a month or so. Local agents thought the noise was a "Diesel knock" caused by an injector. My problem with the overhauled engine is that it is...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys!! I recently had a low oil pressure issue on my 02 passat 1.8t that I just fixed. Afterwards, I got a P420 code for the Ctalytic Converter!! I was wondering if the low oil pressure had anything to do with it? Also, how long do CAT's usually last? Thanks!!!
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've used SeaFoam in a couple other cars before, and had no issues. I added Seafoam to my crankcase, and gas tank. The next day, my car is throwing P0300 and P0303, random multiple cylinders misfiring & cylinder 3 misfire. I think its the coil pack, but its just odd that this started happening...
  11. B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 Passat Wagon with an AWM 1.8T engine. This afternoon the car started rocking really hard so much so that it's not drivable. It is similar to what happens with the old washing machines when they have clothes all in one area and go out of balance and then boom boom boom on every...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is burnt valve common on 1.8T engine (esp. AUG/AWM)? if so, around what mileage? What are common underlying causes? - I don't want to attempt fixing the cylinder head and have the problem recur soon afterward. I googled but couldn't dig up much info about 1.8T engine. Many literature list lean...
  13. B5 Garage
    Just got my car back from a TB change after 66,000 miles. 1.8t AEB. The shop replaced the crankshaft pulley because the little chunk of metal on the back side was shearing off... what is this little bit of metal's purpose? Would it have caused an issue? (see pic) I can't tell if this part is...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 Passat v6 Wagon. I went to enter rear hatch with key, and at same time either hit the lock or unlock several times. Now the key will not let me enter into the hatch nor will it let me lock the doors. The remote does not appear to work at all anymore. In addition, the driver door, when...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Replaced my front drivers side axle of the weekend with a raxles replacement. Started Saturday night, finished early this morning... Who else hates that effing pinch bolt?! :banghead: Anyways since I had to wait for VW to open this morning for the bolt, the car was jacked up for a day. Today...
  16. B5 Garage
    I bought a 2001.5 1.8t AWM automatic Wagon a few weeks ago and it's been running great. I took it to the local lube shop for an oil change and drove it home. The next morning the cel light came on and the idle was really rough. The code for the cel was misfire on cylinder 4. I'm still learning...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car is being sluggish to start but always starting. It been happening for about a month now. Am I just tempting faith and need to replace the starter? It sounds like it gasps for air or something. Have a watch on youtube and please throw me suggestions on what it could be, thanks...
  18. B5 Garage
    I noticed a piece of my serpentine belt lying in my driveway last night. The entire belt was pretty shredded. The car is a 2000 V6 Station Wagon. On 8/15/08 at 69290 miles I replaced the timing belt, water pump, TB tensioner, hydraulic element idler roller AND the serpentine belt. I did NOT...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi this is my first post after buying my first passat (i've had 3 polos and a golf gt-tdi). its a 2003 1.8t auto triptronic. but i bought the car with the engine management light on. thinking that it just might need something small, i bought it quickly without checking it. After driving it a...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1998 Passat 1.8t (atw head) & 155k miles ive been searching for the last 4 days on tranny shifting weirdly. i just got the head rebuilt and new timing belt and all the goodies associated with it. the car shifts from 1-2 just fine under normal acceleration at about 3.1k rpm, then from 2-3 it...
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