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  1. Engine didn't turn off

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    After stopping the car then pulling the key out of the dash then locking the car the wife then tells me that the engine is still going. There were no warning lights or anything. I then unlocked the car and put the key in then drove it to the local VW dealership but they had never heard of it...
  2. Didnt prime oil pump before install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Changed out the oil pump on a 99 passat 1.8t AEB.... Didnt prime the pump. Fired up the car the engine starts for a few secs then turns of / turbo is running loud an fast? Is all of this related? Is there a way to fix this without taking the oil pump off again...
  3. WTF dealer? You didn't replace the serp when doing a t-belt?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently had the local dealer do my rear coolant flange, and while it was in there, a t-belt job (the existing one had 76k on it.) They had a better price than the couple local indy's I called. (The t-belt parts prices were inflated, but everything else was reasonable, at worst... the entire...
  4. sorry , didnt read the rules before i posted

    New Member Introductions
    love to work on my own v dubs , . my 4th, 72 beetle, 98 jetta, 06 jetta and now a 2000 Passat. good with wrenches , learn as I go , usually the hard way !
  5. Hi! I didn't intend to have to work on a Passat!

    New Member Introductions
    My son bought one, I would have bought it for the price, but I figured I'd let him have the experience ;). He is 20 years old and loves diesels, so I think this little car will be fun for him! I will be supervising ;) I have been working on cars since I was 3 helping my Dad, it's just part of...
  6. i hope i didnt kill my car... need advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i had to replace my crankcase breather hose, which i had to remove the intake to do so. After i took the intake off, i plugged the intake hose with paper towels to keep crud from getting into it. Like a moron, i forgot to take them out before putting it back together. Started the car up, and...
  7. First, Car Didn't Start; Then, Tranny Went into Single-Gear Mode. Help!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    A new issue with my ever-problematic 2008 2.0T wagon: - For past few months, I have noted that when starting, starter motor sometimes is slow as if battery is low. Releasing fob, then pushing again, starter motor acts normally and car starts right up. - Today, wife was stranded in grocery...
  8. Didn't think it would ever happen 310k

    B5 Garage
    Wow everyone! Never thought it would have happened. Hit 310,000 miles today. Very proud of her sticking by my side all this time. 2000 Passat V6 Tip-Tronic ATQ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. repaired ABS Module didn't fix problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm throwing vag-com code 18014 - Rough Road/Engine Torque Signal From ABS. P1606 - 35-00 - Electrical Malfunction. Took the ABS control module out had it repaired. Installed fixed module. Cleared codes. Same problem! So what now? Wheel sensors? Broken wire in the harness?
  10. I guess I bust my new front wheel bearing, didn't I? Lesson learned.

    B5 Garage
    It's a -97 B5 1.8 20v. My first bearing job. Right, so I pushed my new FAG bearing into the bearing housing with a vice after freezing the bearing and heating the housing. The last inch I pushed in with the biggest hammer in the house. I thought it went surprisingly well. But the moment I put...
  11. My 59 plate Passat alarm didn't go off when it was broken in to

    New Member Introductions
    HI A few hours ago, someone smashed my back drivers side window, pulled the seats forward to access the boot, and stole my new sat nav, a pair of heels, and a samsung tablet with a cracked screen. When I approached the car, the red alarm flash was still flashing like nothing had happened...
  12. Almost didn't make it home -- both CV axle boots ripped apart.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, been a long time lurker since I bought a 2003 VW Passat 1.8L Turbo for my wife. We bought the car for $2,700 in 2013 knowing that the car will need some work on it. Lurking around here, I know that you guys are knowledgeable and just great. I wish I had posted earlier to introduce...
  13. Lower Control Arm Ball Joint Spinning - Didn't see this coming...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm doing (well, started to do) my control arms this weekend and in advance read all the Control Arm/TRE replacement threads I could find, watched a bunch of videos, and thought I was ready to get going. I've been squirting PB Blaster on things for days in advance and knew to expect sore...
  14. I didn't stop on "STOP ENGINE OIL PRESSURE" light. Big Mistake.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2005 Passat 1.8T AWM 99K miles. Nov-2012 I didn't stop on STOP ENGINE OIL PRESSURE light, (driving on PA Turnpike exit 247). Big mistake. Please check the below photo link. December 2013 Somebody already...
  15. Lifter Noise reduced but didnt stop completely yet AWM b5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys i know there's some threads about the subjet but didn't find some thing like my situation So i have my 2001.5 passat AWM 1.8T. i had a lifter noise for a while (since winter) I tried to find a solution since then and i found one and one thread in this forum inspired me. lets start with...
  16. Power windows won't work while driving - Searched, didn't find anything

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am currently having a problem with the power windows on my 2001 Passat V6 4Motion. While driving the windows will barely work, go down or up a few millimeters at a time. This happens on all windows, fronts and rears. The odd thing is when the car is stopped there is no issue. I have replaced...
  17. Didn't read the stickys - not a good start

    New Member Introductions
    Sorry guys, school boy error. Started off with a cry for help rather that a friendly intro. I'll start again. I'm from London, UK and have a lovely dark metallic green 1.8 20v auto estate. Great car just a few issues. Re. my last post I obviously joined the forum for some help and advice so...
  18. 2nd post, didnt realise i needed 2 to activate.

    New Member Introductions
    Hope someone can come up with a solution to my door handle problem(apart from use the other 3 doors!):P
  19. Hello! Its funny how we noobs didn't realize not to post tech posts on here :)

    New Member Introductions
    ...until afterr reading the post that says "don't do that!" and after I realized people who look at the tech ones, won't be looking in the noob ones... Anyways, Glad to be on here! Cheers:lol:
  20. Cam Chain Tensioner Didn't Spring Back Up... Solutions?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Doing VCG and CCT Gasket Fix. Used VW tool to compress it and worked fine. Retorqued the Cam Chain Tensioner down and released the tool. Tensioner didn't spring back. Still have VCG off. I read in the Audi forums write up where someone had this happen before and to fix it he apparently manuall...