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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car: 04 1.8T Passat Wagon Automatic Error Code: P0321 Issue: Car ran fine then one day decided to die while driving and wont run/turn-on again. Car cranks and sometimes turns on for a few seconds then just dies. Stuff I Have Done: -Gone over/Read the link that everyone seems to share for this...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Short version is; split the oil pan with a slow but steady crack. Had extra oil on hand and kept topping up on the way to my shop. Hit traffic pulled over and parked it till after traffic. Got more oil to drive the extra 2 miles. the STOP warning light never came on cause of my oil additions...
  3. B5 Garage
    Hi I have a 2005 1.8T GLS Wagon that just stopped running yesterday. My wife and I are moving about 2 hours away and were driving to a storage unit. I had noticed it started having trouble accelerating about half an hour before we arrived, and when I put it in park at the storage unit the...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 passat 1.8t AEB I just spent A LOT of time replacing the oil pump on this car, when the job was done and I started it i could here the turbo spinning loudly and it sounded very "fast" . The car runs for 1-3 secounds and then dies. If I apply gas it keeps going but the turbo sound persists...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi there - I've tried the Google search quite a few times, and trawled 10 pages of this forum and 6 of the garage: couldn't find the same thing. Any help and advice appreciated: I have a 2007 B6 TDI Estate - have had it for about 6 months. I put my key fob in a little....yellow steering wheel...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my old faithfull passat has all of a sudden started to running really bad. It idles OK and in lower gears but if i try to accelerate in 4th or 5th gear going 50-60 it almost dies on me. Bought a cheap cable and invested in VCDS lite but there's NO error codes apart from a faulty heated...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a Passat B5 1.8T 1998 It all started 3 weeks ago when something smelled burnt, and some smoke came under the steeringwheel I stoped the car, checked, and couldnt find out where it came from. So i countinued to drive. It all was OK until yesterday, when suddenly fuel, watertemp and MFA...
  8. B5 Garage
    Hi Experts, My car dies in the middle of the road anytime especially when temperature is hot outside greater than 45C. Yes, It is that hot. My mechanic just told me it has a weak fuel pump and needs to be replaced. I was wondering if it is easy to replace the fuel pump myself? Any video or...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 B5 1.8t dies, no power fuse #29. nooby needs help So I'm looking for a little help figuring things out. I bought this car not running no big deal, as the timing tensioner failed and the cylinder head needed to be rebuilt. that's all in the past and now it runs...sorta. 1st the cars...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Continuing with the saga, I started the car (1.8T AWM) this morning and less than a .5 mile it started stalling. A mile later it went off and the red battery light was on. I restarted it and the problem of stalling continues. Is this a dying battery/alternator problem or the fuel pump? Any...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I accidentally my dashboard. Anyway, long story short - changed out heater core, put everything back together. Connect battery pos terminal, go to connect negative - seems to be sparking a lot - I have changed a lot of batteries and never remember them sparking. Oh well - turn car to...
  12. B5 Garage
    2002 Passat 1.8t automatic. 190k miles. She said last week her check engine light was on and the car died at an intersection . She said it started back up and drove it for several days before it died again just randomly. I drove the car a few years before she got it and had similar issues...
  13. B5 Garage
    Hello, this is the last problem to solve on my newly purchased 2000 Passat Wagon 1.8T and I hope someone can help. Symptoms: Car idles so smooth you wouldn't know it was running but when I'm on the freeway say 4th gear and I press the clutch in the RPMs drop past normal idle and the car dies...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, this is the last problem to solve on my newly purchased 2000 Passat Wagon 1.8T and I hope someone can help. Symptoms: Car idles so smooth you wouldn't know it was running but when I'm on the freeway say 4th gear and I press the clutch in the RPMs drop past normal idle and the car dies...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, i got a used turbo put in my car about 70k miles on it. I put the turbo in buttoned everything up, turned 3 different times within 20 min it on and it idles fine each time i let it idle... Then i went to go test drive it and drove fine then i got to the end of the street and it...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all my 03 .Manual transmission passat engine goes off in motion when i m driving at about 100kmph once i apply brakes ,i have to quickly depress the Throttle because the engine is off and the steering locks ,once i do this it restarts and then i apply the brakes and the cycle repeats till...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Passat V6, 1999 I've been getting a P0160 code (bank 2 sensor 2) for the last 2 years. Finally got around to getting the replacement sensor - Bosch 13552. Not having the tools to do it, I had the local community college auto department change the sensor. Figured something as simple as this...
  18. B5 Garage
    Hi Guys, spring time is here and with it (like always) a new set of problems ugh! Ok so on Sunday went to start the car (02 passat 1.8t) to go to town, barely made it out of the driveway, lots of shaking and lost of power at 2000RPMs, died at some point, managed to drive it back to the house and...
  19. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Plugged in scan tool for a PO321 and 322. Car is immaculate inside and out. 78K. VW Service records don't indicate any trouble. I have about 48 more hours to rescind. Red Flag?
  20. Anything Auto
    I have enjoyed listening to Car Talk and the Magliozzi brothers for as long as I can remember and still can't wait for the re-run each week! Rest in peace Tom. :salute: Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77 : NPR
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