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  1. Oil leak comes and goes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2002 Passat V6 has developed a new oil leak. Standing in front of the car looking at the engine, the left side front. I can't tell where it is coming from. It is dripping down the head, and on to the rubber hoses for the transmission that run into the hard lines. I have cleaned the PVC system...
  2. STOP-Coolant comes on but doesn't seem hot

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    New owner of '05 1.8, happy so far but....lately the temp gauge says "190" but the RED warning comes on saying "STOP" under the hood there is no sign of overheating. The warning seems random, even after driving for an extended period. Removing the cap and adding a little water seems to settle...
  3. Oil pressure stop warning comes on with good oil pressure

    B5 Garage
    I'm replacing my 1.8t with another engine after my engine was damaged by low oil pressure. My guage says I have about 60 psi but the STOP warning light keeps coming on. What could cause this? I'll check the pressure again with another guage to be sure.
  4. How many miles can I drive after the gas light comes on??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01 V6 Passat 165,000 miles Does anyone know about how many miles I can drive before running out of gas once the fuel light comes on? Thank you.
  5. j comes full circle... (Back in a Passat)

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Well, it's been a few years, most of which has been spent in VAG products... Yesterday, the deal presented itself, so I am in a 2014 B7 Wolfsburg... Let the mods begin. First, I need a light head unit upgrade (probably an RCD 510 mod AF?) to get me by while I focus on performance. I also need...
  6. P0420 CEL Comes on, sometimes goes away by iteslf, keeps coming back.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2002 1.8T has been getting a recurring P0420 CEL a couple times per month. Car hasn't been running rough, no misfires, no other codes. Either I will clear it with the Vag-Com, or it will go away by itself. Either way, it keeps coming back. The car seems to have the normal amount of power...
  7. Brake Booster Pump: comes ON and stays ON randomly

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there any basic hints for what is the cause of this? (it appears that brake booster comes on by itself and stays on for some time). The car is 2000 1.8T ATW, converted from Automatic to Manual by vwshloman and associates and now owned by me. In most aspects, this vehicle is quite awesome...
  8. Battery Light Comes On and Goes Off

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About a year ago, the battery light came on and did not shut off. I had replaced the alternator with a upgraded 120amp Valeo Reman from Autozone. It worked fine until it started to squeal a few weeks after putting it on. I took it back to exchange it for another one. This one did not say Valeo...
  9. So, the wifes goes out in my VW and comes home in a Honda....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    No, this is not the start of a joke (far from it), or a movie title, or a horror trade-in scenario. My wife used my car to take one of the boys to football practice, but came home with another mom from the practice in the Mom's Honda minivan. My wife has to be one of the least mechanically...
  10. How long after the "check brake pad" light comes on before you need to change pads?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How long after the "check brake pad" light comes on before you need to change pads? Hi all. My "check brake pad" light came on a couple of weeks ago, and the car hasn't been driven for the last week. I've decided to replace the bakes and rotors myself, but I won't be able to replace them for...
  11. Hi. Advice needed- Coolant light comes on on cold engine but no leaks etc...

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, Am new here. I need some advice. Feel like garage are fobbing me off. I took my car into garage to get new cam belt and water pump put in. Car came back. Seemed fine. Next morning coolant light came on. Nothing wrong with coolant level ( service done recently and air conditioning) No...
  12. Engine Oil Filter comes in synthetic and regular version now?

    B5 Garage
    So I bought 5w40 synth oil and asked to see if they had a filter for my car. The guy tried to upsell me a $18 mobil 1oil filter which is apparently synthetic. He said that is what should be used with synthetic filter. I never heard of it. Anyone recommend the more expensive filter over the...
  13. 2000 Passat GLX. Driving car the car jolts like I hit something. ABS light comes on.

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2000 Passat. This is an intermittan problem. Im driving the car and the car suddenly jolts like I hit something in the road. The ABS light comes on along with the ASR symbol on the dashboard and also the warning chimes ringing off. When it first happens it feels like I slammed on the...
  14. The noise comes after I installed the new CV axles and bushings....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, guys, I just got another problem after I installed the new upper control arms and CV axles for both sides. I just made a video in order to describe this symptom more clearly. the mechanic told me that is because of the brake pad are new. However, this never happened before I installed...
  15. Newsflash - incorrect number comes up for a/c belt

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So if you're looking for a replacement a/c belt for your B5 and you come up with AutoZone's 335K4, it's going to be impossible to get on. I even tried removing the tensioner and it wouldn't fit over the crankshaft and a/c pulleys. The belt that will fit is 338K4. Just a heads-up. :wrench:
  16. Hand Brake CEL Light (Dash) comes on and stays on, why?

    B5 Garage
    Hand Brake Dash Light comes on and stays on, why? For some time now, the red P in a circle for what we Aussies call hand-brake but I think, you call emergency-brake, comes on in my 99 :b5:while driving around a corner or over a small bump but while the brake is definitely not engaged. It...
  17. 1963 Beetle convertible comes full circle

    Anything Auto
    This is a great story! BaT Success Story: Had-the-Key-Already '63 Beetle For Sale
  18. Ignition Switch Replacement then Air Bag light comes on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I just replaced the ignition switch after the headlights, turn signal lights, horn and windshield wiper stopped working. Now, they all work fine. BUT, AFTER THE IGNITION SWITCH REPLACEMENT , AIR BAG LIGHT COMES AND STAYS ON! What do you think is the problem? Best,
  19. Oil Light comes on exactly at 1500rpm. Goes off below or above!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, 1998, AEB. The oil check engine light comes on, buzzing, exactly at 1500rpm. When I hit the gas, it stops blinking. P.S: The car tends to shift up too quickly. ( For example, shifts up all the 5 gears at 35-40 mph. And, as slows down, the gear remain at 5th untill the speed is down to...
  20. 2000 Passat, Oil Light Always Comes On

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Even if I got my oil refilled last week the oil light keeps going on. Anyone have this problem? If so ,do you know how to fix this?