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  1. B5 Garage
    Ever since my friend removed my radiator and did a full timing belt, water pump, thermostat service I have had an issue with the coolant temp on my car and I think it is related somehow to the auxilary fan. The coolant temp gauge never goes above middle while driving or at idle, but if I turn...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello there! I urgently need to repair/splice the broken/faulty wiring harness connector of my car's CTS? Anyone in the house who knows how the wires (colors/stripes) connect to different holes labeled 1, 2, 3, & 4. I have tested and traced the wires, and have ascertained the following: Blue...
  3. B5 Garage
    I have a 2000 Passat GLS wagon, ATW 1.8T w/ Tip, 165k. Started getting the traditional "Varies Widely" coolant temp gage behavior last week. I plugged in my code scanner just for fun a few different times to see what was going on. My scanner lists two coolant temps, which would sometimes show...
  4. B5 Garage
    I would like some help to identify a few parts. I want to replace the PCV valve, diverter valve, & coolant temp sensor on my 04 GLS 1.8T. I've done some searching and read a few different threads already. I've learned there's 2 different (upper & lower) PCV valves, and 2 different types...
  5. B5 Garage
    Many here have had great difficulty replacing the Coolant Temperature Sender [CTS] because reaching it is tricky if you do not remove first the air duct sitting above it or inserting the clip is hard due to the angle in which it has to be pushed in. I have found that the latter problem is caused...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I have a 2004 GLX Sedan (2.8L V6 FWD), and need to replace the coolant temperature sensor. I already have the new sensor and o-ring seal, but was hoping for a little confidence before setting out to do the work. I know it's simple, but there is an intake duct (I think) that blocks the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello ALL … I have read every CTS post I could find and understand the basics of code reading and replacement of this sensor. I have gotten the CTS code for high limit reading coupled with the random misfire code. I have read all the possible remedies from vacuum leaks, spark plugs, wiring...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All First off: 2002 B5.5 Passat GLX v6 ATQ FWD manual climatronic ~120,000 miles (yes, TB job done @ 100,000k) I am experiencing a problem with my A/C that seems to have everyone including the internet stumped: - A/C not blowing cold - Local indy (Underground VW - ATX) has tested system...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all: I bought a coolant temp sensor to replace since I've been getting some rough morning starts every so often, but am unsure what is safe to move/remove in order to get at it. I have a bunch of extra clips since this is the first time I've done this. I've looked at some other threads...
  10. B5 Garage
    Hello, I have a 1998 1.9 tdi AFN engine with 125, 000 miles. In the morning I have to turn it for 5 -6 seconds before it starts. When its up to running temperature and I stop for a couple of minutes it will start first turn and runs well with great fuel economy (600+ miles on a full tank). If...
  11. B5 Garage
    Hi I have a 1998 1.9 tdi AFN engine. It's been hard to start when cold. I have to turn it for 5 -6 seconds before it starts. When I turn the ignition the glow plug light on the dash illuminates for about a second. After reading several posts I checked the coolant temp sensor. I unplugged it...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking for a procedure to confirm why my heater in my 2003 Passat V-6 is not working. The air flow works fine through the climatic control, but the temperature of the air seems to be stuck on low. The engine thermostat stays right at 190 deg. What steps would you take to track down the...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8T AWM. I'm overseas so I want to do fix this myself... MIL came on and shows a P0118 code. I've reset it twice and the same code reappears in a week or so. I've noticed the following: engine runs well, the gauge on the instrument panel warms up to 190 and stays at the 12 o'clock...
  14. B5 Garage
    Despite the substantial information from search (this thread in particular) on the topic, I'm still having trouble locating my coolant temp sensor. Attached are a few pics including one of a sensor that looks somewhat like the coolant temp sensor but is so easy to access I doubt it is. Can...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced the coolant temp sensor on a V6 Passat wagon last month because of some codes and intermittent gauge fluctuation, but after I replaced it I noticed that cold starts (ambient around 45-55F) were terrible - stumbling and sputtering a few times before it settled in to a proper idle. The...
  16. B5 Garage
    Hi all, I'll start this post by stating I AM NEW HERE, I AM A NOOB! :rolleyes: I bought a 1.8 sport 20v Passat 1999 and despite has many major fixies due I love him to pieces... is my baby :driving: (do not mess with this turbo-boys! :hmmm:) Some weeks ago, coolant started leaking, slowly...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I finally got around to getting a green top coolant sensor ( thanks DerhsLacidar!), and a new o-ring from my dealership including (2) horseshoe clips, in case i lose one. So today i dedicated my rainy Saturday to the b5.5. I just finished a full synthetic oil change, since she was a...
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