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  1. Basic issue , Water leak diagnosed but car won't start. ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I have a strange problem with my ATQ Passat 04 V6 GLX Wagon. Last year the car would not start and I brought it to my local VW mechanic. He informed me that the car had no compression in the motor. Let me begin by saying the car has 96,000 miles. He offered me a used motor for $3000...
  2. Have Searched and Diagnosed A/C-Need Help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My A/C is not cold like it should be, I have found no trouble codes and no errors. Everything is running fine and the evaporator is operating at it's proper temperature. The air coming out of the vents (with recirc on) is about 7 degrees cooler than outside and it's only 83. The only thing I...
  3. ABS Unit Diagnosed bad

    B5 Garage
    Abs, Traction Control and Parking Brake light on at all times. Dealer worked the VW Tech over the phone and says the unit needs to be replaced. For some reason they could not figure out the issue without VW Tech involved. So, $1900 for the unit and $2,300 installed. I've read this thread...
  4. Front end noise diagnosed by PZ!

    B5 Garage
    Earlier this year, I started to have a small audible thumping noise from the passenger side front wheel. I attributed this to the feathering on my 712s and swapped the two on that side. No change. This is a purely audible thunk, not a vibrational one. It took my some time to separate the...
  5. Leaky head gasket now is diagnosed as a leak in the turbo?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not many responded to my original post It was thought to be a head gasket. Went to the shop the dealer recommended and he ran it for an emissions just to see if it would pass. It did not. He doesn't think the smoke is white, but a...