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  1. Need help with Passat B5.5 02 model - no CEL, checked everything still misfiring

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I have a passat b5.5 1.8T '02 model ABT spec. It has 121k kms on the clock and she has been running fine since I bought her at 98k. The problem I am having currently is that at idle it is misfiring. Consumption has also gone up; normally at idle the dash shows 0.8 l/h but now it...
  2. Need Help B5.5 Passat 1.8T yom 2002, ABT Spec...Stalling going off checked everything

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I have a 2002 passat 1.8T ABT spec auto. It has done 108k kms. When I drive it for a while it suddenly starts jerking, stalling and eventually goes off on the highway. Once i park on the side and leave it for about 10 mins it will start okay and go for a distance like another 10 kms...
  3. 1.8t Won't catch, checked fuel pump,pushed on relay and horn honks

    B5 Garage
    1.8t Won't start/catch, checked fuel pump,pushed on relay. and horn works Please bear with me... passat noobie ( 3 weeks). manufactured 5/98 wagon stick shift. car is too much fun, getting pulled over once a week on average. friend at junkyard said "maybe you should change your shoes ?" The...
  4. P0171 CEL code strikes again..Have checked other posts..please advise !!

    B5 Garage
    Hi Folks, About a year ago my 2002 1.8T threw a P0171. Figuring the fuel filter hadn't been changed for a long time and that being a possible solution, I replaced it. The car has worked fine since...until now. A month ago the car threw another P0171. I reset it with a friend's scan tool...
  5. just checked codes on my 2003 volkswagen passt 1.8 turbo . please help.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok here are the codes i got: P0011 P0300 P0301 P0302 P303 P0333 P3081. Car runs good though. Sometimes it will crank and you have to give it gas to start. I know fuel injected cars you dont have to. Im worried if i bought a lemon. Im scared lol.
  6. P0411 - SAIP help (already checked other topics)

    B5 Garage
    I've got a P0411 code that comes on sometimes. Usually once a week. The SAIP kicks on/off every morning as it should. I've removed the hoses from it, and no water comes out. The car doesn't seem to run any different. I've checked all of the vacuum lines associated with it. What's the next...
  7. It has been a while since I checked in ...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Almost two years. And I've been unemployed the whole time. My Passat is doing well. It's in for the 240,000 mile service. They are also trying to figure out where the oil that goes missing as I drive actually goes. It's roughly one quart in 1000 miles at this point. A friend of mine...
  8. AFS inoperative, wires checked,then what could be...

    B6 Garage
    Hi B6 runners, I am new here, just read a post from the AFS (bi-xenon headlight not leveling) problem on this forum I have the same problem, been searching on the forums,and managed to remove the bumper and headlight, I checked the wires according to TSB on vortex,and everything seems ok, so I...
  9. Heat is out( flushed core , checked knob )

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey , so my heat is dead, and i gotta fix it b4 winter. It is a manual AC control i flushed the core = no luck both heatcore inlet and outlet is hot Checked the knob controlling the flap = perfect working order Sometime there are heat coming out of the vent, but when i turned the temperature...
  10. Checked my air filter today, glad I did.....

    B5 Garage
    the filter that was installed was not aligned correctly, drooping at one corner. Also found that flapper assy. in the lower half of the air filter assy had a broken spring and was WFO. Found the remnants of the seal. I fashioned a new seal and worked the broken spring to work again. There was a...
  11. is this cause to get my car checked out?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any advice would be helpful, thank you. when my car is at a stand still (in park, neutral, or drive) the entire body sparatically nudges from time to time. ex. car is idling fine at a notch under 1k, tach doesn't move when this happens. car goes, "idle idle idle....nudge nudge....idle idle...
  12. Have you checked your spare?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Got Air in Your Spare? :confused: Driving in summertime heat puts your tires to the test. Any weakness begun running through spring potholes or contact with road debris from summer road construction zones combined with summer heat can cause a tire to fail or go flat, and leave you temporarily...
  13. Has anyone actually checked stopping distance with the A8 brakes vs OEM?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm thinking of going A8; actually, only about 30% chance I will. But if I can see a big stopping distance improvement (on the street, not track) I might go ahead and pull the trigger. What's the data say?
  14. Rear defroster not working on wagon, checked fuses

    B5 Garage
    I haven't had a working since I bought the car, and now tis the season. I checked all the fuses in the panel, and they were good. the 'hidden' fuse behind the gauge cluster was blown and I replaced it. the defrost still doesn't work. I push the button, no light and no frost removal. Any ideas...
  15. Indy checked my new car over and..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    All looks great. Everything is tight with the suspension. There is one small oil leak on the temp sender??? at the bottom of the oil pan. Is this a temp sender ans if not what is the part number. It is hard to tell if it is leaking through the sensor or out of the o ring seal. Any insight...
  16. Blinkers out, relay changed, fuses checked, no dice.

    B5 Garage
    The following story relates to my 2001 Passat GLX V6 4-Motion Anybody have any suggestions as to what the problem is relating to my problem of not having blinkers. I'm getting quite tired of finding creative ways to get places i need to go without turning, cuz man it's hard :) The story so...
  17. Rut-roh, bougth used K04-015; oil in exhaust side. Where to get turbo checked in CT?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought a supposedly low milage used K04-015 turbo, and it arrived with some oil marks in the exhaust side. It may be nothing, the turbo looks mostly clean, but maybe it would be prudent to have it checked? Can someone recommend places in CT that could check turbos, or maybe even a...
  18. Anyone have carfax? need a vin checked

    Anything Auto
    PM me if you do. it would be greatly appreciated.
  19. Help have a great deal and need a part number checked.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok I have a 99 V6 auto, my aux waterpump is dead and I am leaking coolant from the extra pressure from the broken pump. I posted what I needed on audiforum and a member has the part for sale cheap. Well I asked for pics and the part looks right to me. The part number is for a Bosch aux...
  20. do I need my timing belt checked ???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    bought the car brand new in 2003. it is my first german car coming from the reliable honda cars. inspite of all the scary stories out there, the car has been very reliable. i love the car. do my oil changes (synthetic) & finally did the 40K maintenance last night myself. more difficult than...
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