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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 1.8t AWM Timing is off while turning the starter over. Backfires and up the intake. Tries to fire when I let off the starter and the engine is possibly rolling backwards. After many tries, it will start, but sounds like its running on two cylinders. After 10-30 seconds of excruciating...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Having an odd starting problem that has been an intermittent issue for years, but is now becoming a more consistent (and highly annoying) occurrence.. Car will start to crank normally when starter is engaged for about a second. Then the starter makes a loud clunk, pauses for about half a...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All-- I've been reading Passat World forums for years and benefiting from them, but this is my first help post. I have a 2000 Passat 4 motion wagon. Generally reliable as it has lived in a garage for 15 of 17 years. Last two have been outside and in Montreal--it has not been easy on it...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, few times back i had an alternator issue, which since then i solved. Few days ago, about a month after the alternator issue my car wouldn't start. It was a dead battery, yesterday i sent the battery to a repair shop who changed the distilled water and charged it up. The guy did tell me that...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My DD has an 03 passat wagon with 1.8T. She is 2 hours away at college and I am fighting a no-start ongoing issue with her car. It has been to the dealership 3 times (they have stood behind their work and we have only paid a bill at 1st visit) and will be heading back for the 4th time tomorrow...
  6. New Member Introductions
    So I guess I will post here to start since i can not get to post in B5 forum area. My DD has an 03 passat wagon with 1.8T. She is 2 hours away at college and I am fighting a no-start ongoing issue with her car. It has been to the dealership 3 times (they have stood behind their work and we...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just bought a 2007 Passat 2.0L T with Automatic and 152K on it 5 days ago. Looked pretty solid. Needed a flex pipe replaced and a check engine light, but drove well, idled well. had a weak battery, but the charging system was strong. replaced the gasoline vapor valve, PCV, and air filter...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there I have a 97 1.8 20v Turbo The car is only worth about £300 so I really do not want to spend money on a new battery, so when I come to sell it, I add the price of the battery to the sale price. My question is this can anybody recommend a “start and charge” or “a jump starter” I think...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    These may be noobish, no, they are definitely noobish, questions, but: When he says with the relay plugged in and the key in the start position, how do you check for 12V on terminal 30 or 87? Do you use a multimeter and precisely how? And also are these tests required if I have already...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is just a FYI for anyone who has to crank excessively to start, and the usual things like CTS or purge valve were not the cause. I recently posted about my A4 loosing power infrequently, then totally quitting on the road. It turned out to be a fuel pump wire, in the tank, that had broken...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I found the "Not Cranking - Comprehensive Diagnostics" and would like to thank whoever put that together. I've been following the sequence and seem to have run into a problem, where I'm not quite sure how to proceed, so maybe someone could offer some assistance. Here is what I know; no 12v on...
  12. B5 Garage
    Hi, I've read a lot of threads about the same issue. I just thought I'd hear if anyone has any newer experiences. A summary of my problem: Woke up this morning, wanted to go places, car didn't start. It's been starting completely fine always, and today it first sounded normal for about a second...
  13. B5 Garage
    Hi, new here and helping my daughter with her first car. She bought it non-op because it needed a thermostat. That was fun. ;) We are currently working on repairing the broken window regulators. Yesterday, the engine would not crank when the key was turned to "start". I charged the battery...
  14. B5 Information-Base
    NOT CRANKING DISCLAIMER: I have taken great care in compiling this information and believe it to be accurate, and safe if followed carefully. I accept no responsibility for any issues that may result from the use of this information. Tomvw Fuse #14 is in the panel on the left (US) corner of...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If I'm stopped or going really slow (i.e. maneuvering into a parking space), I can hear a soft creaking when I crank my wheel to the left. Is this a sign my outer TRE's are going out? If not that, what? A visual inspection doesn't show anything like torn boots.
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    110K miles; new battery, all major servicing up to date. Starts fine if driven within previous 1-2 days and weather is warm. After that or if below about 40 degrees, often requires jumping (but cranks easily once cables connected). Where to begin diagnoses? Thanks. THREAD TITLE EDIT: 2003...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Our 2.0T with 70K miles is sitting in a mall parking lot and won't turn over. The lights and accessories all function just fine, and don't change/benefit from a battery jump. DRLs and all dash indicators light up like normal. We push in the key fob and absolutely nothing happens. No error...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat 1.8t ATW Tiptronic. The car will randomly take anywhere from 3 to 10 seconds to start. The battery is nice and strong as it cranks over with plenty of pep but sometimes it just has trouble starting. It also isn't sputtering while cranking it. It's not as if a few cylinders are...
  19. B5 Garage
    So my mom is away for the weekend so I figured I'd do some maintenance to her car while she's not using it. I did rear pads + rotors and front brake hoses. Once everything was tight and together all that was left to do was bleed the front brakes. With the passenger front still on a jack, I went...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, so I got my engine to the point where I can crank it over, however I can't seem to build any pressure on the top end. My new oil pressure gauge isn't registering pressure and the turbo oil supply line is dry. However, if I crack the oil filter open and crank it, it pumps out there. I know...
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