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  1. Check Out These Great Last Minute Prime Day Deals From All Categories!

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  2. VW won’t crank. Check my diagnostic process please!

    B5 Garage
    2000 Passat Wagon 6 cylinder tiptronic, 114,000 miles. Car won't lock with fob and even with key-in-door occasionally won't activate alarm. This has been an issue for over a year. Yesterday's morning compute ended before it started when the car would not. Would not turn over, no noise...
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  4. How to check serpentine belt pulleys?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced the serpentine belt and the tensioner pulley. I forgot to check the other pulleys while I had the belt off. How do I check the other pulleys? Is it as simple as releasing the tension on the belt via the tensioner and then spinning each of the other pulleys to hear if they make any...
  5. Check timing on BPY engine with VAGcom VCDS

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    What measuring blocks does VAGcom VCDS provide for checking/verifying the timing on the BPY engine? for the old 1.8T and 2.7T, I used blocks 090-093. I would assume similar data is available for the 2.0T? What ARE the values/ranges to correct timing of the BPY engine?
  6. small vacuum line check valves

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Are all of the two-connector ones interchangeable? Some are black-and-white, some are dark gray. Can I substitute generics from AutoZone, or should I use OEM? In the latter case, does anyone have part numbers on these? I am not having much luck with various online searches. I just finished...
  7. Check Engine Light

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    So randomly the check engine light came on. Had someone check the code and they said it has something to do with the coolant system even though the levels and temps were fine he reset the check engine and it hasn’t come on since. Has this happened to anybody else? And should I be worried?
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  9. 2006 VW Passat 2.0T Issues (Check Engine Code P0171 & P2540)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, New to the forum obviously but I got a 2006 VW Passat a few weeks ago off of a guy I work with who didn't need it anymore. I just needed a point A to point B car for work and he sold it to me pretty cheap. The Key Fob doesn't work (key does, but you can hear the parts shaking around...
  10. 17114 & 6 / Help? / How to Check Solenoids with Xtool Vag401?

    B5 Garage
    Greetings everyone. I appreciate the support I've been able to gain here in the past. I hope to share that support back too. Right now, I'm trying to, if possible, save my auto trans. I can share more details; however, here's the summary: * 2005 Passat, 1.8L, auto, approx. 136,000 miles. *...
  11. Adding check valve to 1.8T fuel system

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys My OG fuel pump went out in my A4 last year (cross posting to this forum because didn't get any response from Audizine). Replaced it with a used one from a parts car I had, and low and behold the check valve in that pump doesn't work (rest of the pump works great). Car takes multiple...
  12. PCV check valve removal difficulties

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any hints on removing the PCV check valve under the intake manifold on a 1.8T (AUG)? I got the coolant recovery tank out of the way and unplugged the siphon pump from its two longitudinal connections, leaving it attached only to the PCV valve. Removing the screw-type clamp around the body of the...
  13. 2007 B6 Check Engine Light, Lots of Codes, Please HELP

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Good evening everyone, so I have a 2007 B6 with a FSI 2.0T with 154,000 miles. The car has been running perfect up to this point. I bought it used in June of 2017 with no issues what-so-ever until a couple of days ago. I got in & started it like usual, let it warm up for about 10 min, drove...
  14. Blue/black vacuum check valve

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I was replacing my vacuum lines on my 2000 Passat with ATQ V6. There is a hose that goes from the fuel pressure regulator, to a T above the throttle body, then goes to a little box on the vacuum plate, and it has a blue/black check valve. My check valve broke when I tried to remove it, I...
  15. 2005 VW Passat 1.8t B5 Check Brake Pads

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been experiencing a MIL for "Check Brake Pads." I have also noticed that when I am coming to a stop I get a grinding feeling/sound. I believe this issue is on the front brakes. Upon inspection of my brake fluid yesterday I noticed that my brake fluid reservoir has a defect in the upper...
  16. A quick math check for alignment.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just need someone to check the math for me as it's been a while since High School. And yes, this really was high school math. I picked up a set of Toe Plates: Longacre Toe Plates 79501 Instead of simply measuring and setting the toe by the difference of the 2 measuring tapes, I want to...
  17. Need help finding a part online Vacuum Check Valve Breather Hose Assembly

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I found this part online but doesn't seem to match exactly to what I have in my 02 Passat 1.8t. It says it fits 1997-05 Passat. Vacuum Check Valve Breather Hose Assembly There is a 2nd one on Amazon that appears to be identical part but more money. Anyone know if this will work or not? The...
  18. Check emissions

    Vag-Com and OBD11 Coding
    Replaced everything and still getting that stupid error message on cluster ugh
  19. P0421 how to use VCDS to check if O2 sensor is bad?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How can I use VCDS to check measuring blocks to determine if the O2 sensor is bad? I found this thread - VAG-COM procedures for testing the MAF, O2 sensors and catalytic converter but it is not specific to ATQ engines. I have a 2002 V6 ATQ. Can I use the info in the link to check...
  20. How to check the distance to service on a 5.5er?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello lovely people, The car is a 2002, 3BG, 1,9 TDI. I want to check how many miles/ km. I have until service, I assume that this can be seen on the dash with some combination of buttons. I know how to check it in VCDS, but it is inconvenient to do this each time when i want to know. On my...