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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Engine died. Turns over & sounds like timing belt is gone. Belt is ok though. Ideas? Long story short, for those that didn't read my last post on July 23, our 2001 Passat died, and we thought it was related to the oil pressure, or lack of...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well unfortunate situation here, I was driving on a local road about 40 mph when all of a sudden my VW Passat 1.8t 2003 died, without any warning, no engine light, no sign of an issue at all. It sputtered just a little before becoming unresponsive. I had to get the car towed back to the house. I...
  3. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I have been having some issues I can't figure out. A month ago my 2000 Passat decided that after running errands that it didn't want to start back up, I tried a few times with no success. I let it rest for an hour and then tried again with it only turning over. At the suggestion of someone in...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to start by thanking everyone for help in advance. So the whole story. We bought the car, 2003 Passat 1.8t, with a bad oil pump. Long story short we ended up replacing the motor. Well my father in law cause I’m less than confident doing so in a VW. Put new timing belt and tensioners in...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Rolling to light B6 shut off. No restart. Someone else posted on youtube the exact same issue I am having. No resolve yet. Here's the link https://youtu.be/NQEEuPJUqf8 My obd2 states 343 camshaft position sensor. Thought belt broke but pulled cover and it's still on, tight and turns with...
  6. B5 Garage
    I have a 2002 V6 Passat that died while my son was driving on the highway. Replaced fuel pump on the side of the road but still wouldn't start. :thumbdown Finally towed it on a car dolly two hours to home and started further troubleshooting. Here is what I have found: Bench test of old fuel...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently noticed I wasn't using up the water/methanol mixture I store in my windshield washer reservoir. First look into the matter uncovered a blown fuse protecting the water/meth pump circuit. A new fuse only got me a click sound from the pump but no pumping action. Time for the bumper cover...
  8. B5 Garage
    Seems like this is the same old story based on search, but I haven't seen it with a V6 yet. Anyway, died while driving - no odd sounds or shuddering - and wouldn't start again. Engine cranks, but won't fire. Have power, and it's acting like I'm out of gas but I've got a half tank. Based on...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my 2001 passat 1.8t automatic just sitting for a while because i was driving another vehicle. Well after replacing the alternator and the toasted coil connectors car ran like a champ amazing. To be honest i missed the smoothness of it. Well after about 10 miles, the RPM drops to 0 and the...
  10. New Member Introductions
    So it was a nice Sunday I went out and gave the passat a bath. The very next day no start cranking no start OMG i thought to myself I know how this is going to go so I tryed to figure out what happened pulled plug getting spark, checked fuel pump I can here it, checked fuses, checked fuel pump...
  11. B5 Garage
    Girlfriend's car, symptom prior to dying: it would feel like it had low power going away from a stop sign, and the next stop sign it just died when pulling away. Will not start, sometimes starts and then dies with 1 second. Other stuff: low on oil (filling with oil did not solve problem)(no...
  12. B5 Garage
    Heeeeellllllpppp. I'm getting desperate. Yesterday evening I started my car it started, a second later it died completely like there was no battery in the car, nothing. Today I checked battery totally flat so I tried a jump start from another car with jump leads and as soon as I tried to start...
  13. B5 Garage
    Hey guys my V6 with 260,000 miles just died on the highway I ran the code reader and got PO348 and PO343. Does that sound like my timing belt broke or maybe skipped a tooth. Or could it be something simple?
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A little info on the car: 2000 v6 passat supercharged with 164k I have been noticing my rpms bounce while the car warms up for the last two days. I was thinking my throttle body could be dirty. However today on the drive home the car lost all power and the battery light came on. I pulled to...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HELP! Need guidance on replacement ECUs (new/used/remanufactured) - 2000 1.8t (ATW) Hello, My ECU has failed (according to the dealer) and I'm looking to buy a replacement (new or gently used). I'm seeking recommendations for replacing the ECU - what are the "reputable" vendors who sell...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    There has been some edits to this thread but basically it is about the driver door lock/latch mechanism.....
  17. B5 Garage
    My daughter called and said her gauges had died suddenly. She has no speeometer, tach and fuel gauge, they are all dead. They died without any warning. Suggestions? She is about to get married and I will be glad when my future son in law will take this problem over. Thanks in advance
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Strange thing happened to my 2005 GLS that I'm unable to explain yet. I've never owned a VW before. And I only had it for less than a month. I usually work on my cars so I'd like to figure out what happened and how to prevent this from happening again. I was at the stop sign, hit the gas pedal...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys! OK, so while working on the timing belt and the battery disconnected, the battery lost it's charge and the computer forgot the key's RFID programming stuff, is there any possible way to re-program and re-sync the key to the car without taking it to a dealer? They key doesn't work...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had my 2002 VW Passat v6 4Motion GLS for the last ~10 years and I've loved it over the years and hated the part costs but thats what i get for owning German made car. more fixing and more $ Comes with the territory but damn was it safe and fun to drive. Its now dead due a to a chain...
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