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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So over winter I noticed an oil leak coming from the back of the engine on my 1.8t so i figured that it was the Valve cover gasket or the cam chain tensioner gasket so I replaced them and the half moon about 2 weeks ago and cleaned up the area as best I could. I just checked again recently and...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 GLX 4Motion, 155,000 miles. Both side marker lights are out - the ones in the fenders. Both fuses look good, bulbs didn't make any difference. (My mechanic tried two sets; I didn't see what kind of condition the housing was in but I think that's something he would have noticed.) Had the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Friends, Need help diagnosing as I can't find many details on TC issues. I think it is an issue with the converter locking/unlocking and have nailed down how to reproduce and work around it. Car: B5.5 V6, 166k Miles, Tiptronic Symptoms: Occurs when driving between 40-60 miles on high...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Gents, I've been a DIY guy on my 03 Passat for years now but finally met a problem I can't seem to find a solution for, hence my first post on this forum. Upon attempting to start my car the other day, a slew of issues hit me at once. I'll work through this as it happened...I started my car and...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had this other thread about identifying a leaking hose, I got that fixed so now I am starting a more specific thread. I have a 2001 B5.5 2.0L AZM engine. So suddenly it started shaking a lot at idle and VAG-COM gives the system too lean and random/multiple misfires, also misfire codes on all...
  6. B5 Garage
    First, I know a lot of this information can be found on the forums, I am pressed for time as I am working today and tomorrow and then driving to in-laws on Saturday. My wife was driving her 2003 1.8t, manual, 190K to her parent's house this morning. Driving down the highway, fast not slow, 90...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Guys, I am helping a friend out with her 1.8T 2005 Passat. It was throwing code P0303, for Cylinder 3 misfiring. All the coils and plugs have been replaced recently, so the coils should not be involved in that recall that seems to affect many of the early 2000 VW coils. I swapped the coil...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello..hoping for some feedback. I have a 2002 1.8l Passat. Recently I changed out my valve gaskets and PCV valve because of light white smoke coming from the tailpipe. The smoke seemed to stop for a couple of weeks, but now it back periodically, especially after it has been run and sits for a...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Help diagnosing P1545 Started car this AM, was loading the kids for school, and the car stuttered once, then died. Would not restart. Swapped back to stock ECU, no dice. Hooked up VCDS and scanned. P1545 code came up. Tried to to a TB alignment, but it won't align and says ERROR. I can't even...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've done a thorough search and can't quite find the information I'm looking for. My stock '98 1.8t recently developed a condition in which it started violently bucking on the highway. It got bad enough that it would idle, but any time I applied the slightest amount of throttle it would buck...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, Before I get pasted for bringing this up in this thread I just want to state I've searched the forums for this problem. I have a had a knocking coming from the front end of my 2009 Passat TDI for about 2 months. It basically happens whenever the car makes a forceful movement. Like pulling...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello fellow duberrs.. I recently started hearing a creeking sound while accelerating in my 5.5 V6 GLX. I thought it was the snub mount but looking thru photos while looking for a DIY I saw one that looked like mine and they said it was good. So is there supposed to be a space where the snub...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Thank you for your insight. 2000 ATW manual. Yesterday left for work. Started normal, stalled without load at the end of the drive. My long term check engine light turns off when the engine died and has not come back in. Engine started immediately without issue. Died again a couple...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am new to VCDS, i got a p0420 and P1479. Can i troubleshoot my O2 sensors on the computer only once i have a registered vcds? or can i do anything besides find out what codes i am throwing with the free version? can you point me where to start on the VCDS cause all i know how to do is press...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    SOLVED - Bad connection at starter. 2004 GLS Wagon, 5sp, 4motion 136,000 mi. New battery as of 3 weeks ago Starter and ignition switch are factory Weather today - 30s and misty rain Drove to work today as I do every day with no issues. Walked back to my car at 5PM and it wouldn't start: -...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi! My cam chain makes a brief 2 second rattle on day's first cold startup. After that there's no problem with it for the whole day. It's a '97 B5, 1.8 20V ADR engine with 233 000 km on it. This video/sound recording is not mine, but it's surprisingly accurate. In short: Is 1-2 second noise...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all! I've been using this forum for awhile to diagnose my usual Passat issues over the past five years (usually find a solution!) But I can't figure this one out! Let me know if you have an idea i should try out. First off, introduction: Mine is a 99 Passat 1.8T, 180k, with blizzaks in...
  18. B5 Garage
    So my relatively new to me 1.8T is using oil much faster than I would like. I have been doing some informal tracking (by memory rather than writing stuff down) and it looks like it would go through ~1qt of oil in ~1000 miles when I got it a couple of months ago. Not great, but from what I have...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone. I have a strange noise I need help diagnosing. It is a fast thumping/clicking sound (once per revolution) that sounds like it's coming from my front passenger side wheel. It happens only at highway speeds, when I'm turning slightly left, OR when a gust of wind passes :confused...
  20. Mobile Electronics
    FIXED - dead Premium VI head unit/system... I have 2005 B5.5 Variant with a Premium VI head unit, Monsoon Amp and a Phatbox. I was out of town for 2 weeks and parasitic drain (probably from two cigarette lighter adapters that I thought I had unplugged) killed the battery. Because he needed to...
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