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  1. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    2014 SE 1.8T 96K miles.........................I was on my way to a Dr's appointment and in a hurry. Was impatiently waiting for a stoplight to turn green, and as soon as it did, I gunned it a bit. A horrid grinding noise followed and I slowed down to about 5 mph and then stopped. Tried to put...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Alright, guys. I've gotten a lot of really good help from this site. You guys rock. I'm new to these cars. I have a 2001 Passat 4motion V6 station wagon. I replaced both front wheel bearings and something about how I put the ABS sensors back in caused them to be crushed by the tone rings on the...
  3. New Member Introductions
    So, I recently bought a beautiful 2003 GLX V6 Wagon FWD. It's in pretty amazing condition and has been fantastic to me. Unfortunately it had a slow coolant leak. After some reading here I found that it was possibly the CTS and went to buy one. I didn't realize I should have bought a new CTS...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed the rubber sandwich section on my son's front pulley had pushed out and rubbed on the lower timing belt cover when I changed the timing belt last year (when we bought the car). I trimmed the rubber that was pushed out and wanted to replace the pulley, but I did not have one available...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So today my friend took is Audi a4 muddling .... And he hit a huge rock and yanked this metal line out... After we washed it he cut it out... Now the car makes a huge vacuum sound. What is that line, how critical, and how much to fix. The car is an awd car and it has a metal line that parallels...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well I am having a pretty bad day. I was trying to fix a leaking driveshaft flange seal. When I was ready to do a test drive after everything was put back, I put the car in R and it wouldn't budge. I stupidly tapped the throttle and felt a pretty big clunk and noticed oil leaking badly from...
  7. B5 Garage
    Hello everybody! So a couple months back I decided to swap out my coolant reservoir because it was brown and just gross looking. I originally went with an ebay reservoir. Failed within a week; it cracked on the bottom and blew out coolant. I requested a replacement at no cost ( which they...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A week back my car threw multiple codes for both O2 sensors and the manifold sensors (pressure and ambient pressure?), I figured it had to be either a bad harness connection or the ECM was acting up. I finally had a chance to look at this weekend... first I noticed that one of the wires going...
  9. New Member Introductions
    I destroyed the right front ABS sensor on install of the CV axle. I removed it completely before removal of the axle as instructed but like a dummy I installed it before I tightened the axle bolt which just destroyed it. Money for a new one aside, once it disappears up into the wheel well, how...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all: 2002 passat v6 with electronic climate control problem : only mild heat coming from all vent. car temp normal - reaches 190F within 10 mins of driving at 40F external temp I have already read no-heat blues and was preparing for a flush this weekend. Thought I would scan car to look...
  11. B5 Garage
    Yea, I think I'm the first person to blow up a B5 bellhousing.AFAIK, I've never heard of this happening on a B5. I've seen it in person on my buddy's 68 Chevelle when his clutch exploded, but i definitely was NOT expecting it in a 400WHP Passat. Here's the rundown of what happened- It was...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    That damn brittle dip stick funnel tube, I was being careful because I knew it broke easy but didn't know just how easy! Once the top broke off it just kept going. The more I handled it the more broke off. Anyway I was left with just the base on the metal part and didn't know how to plug it. I...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I was coming home today, as I got off of the super slab, I put the windows down and heard a noise sort of like a jazz drummer working the cymbals with the brushes, except I normally don't have a jazz drummer playing under my B5.5 when it is at speed. I pulled into a parking lot and when I...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Picture this....I get home from work and the wife calls asks me to run to the store to get some dinner. I leave my house and run to the store (which is like a mile away!) On my way back, a half a block from my house I am stopped at a red light. It turns green and i go.....then.....BLAM...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    just but a 1998 TDI variant for my daily. bought it with a few known faults (mostly electrical) slowing sorting them out and very happy with car. The garage I bought it off fitted a new central convenience module as he was aware by previous owner of it being at fault. When I viewed the car, it...
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