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  1. Hard 5-4 Downshift, B5.5 1.8t Auto

    B5 Garage
    Hey there, I just picked up a 2005 Passat 1.8t 4Motion AT (125k on the odo) for cheap, going through it, fixing stuff. I did a tune-up (plugs, oil+filter, air filter) and had a bad cat replaced with a high-flow cat from 034 Motorsports. I also replaced the transmission fluid with new Pentosin...
  2. Occasional Harsh downshift into first gear (Drive selected)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been trying to find information about how the auto transmission works on my 2004 GLX V6 B5.5, does anyone have a link to a transmission manual? There is a harsh downshift into first (only occasionally) and because it's not doing it every time i'm starting to wonder what is causing it...
  3. 5-4 hard downshift

    B5 Garage
    2000 atw 1.8t auto. I went through almost everything and the trans shifts great until about 15 mins down the road. The 5-4 downshift feels like the trans is going to drop on the road. If I put the car in neutral and shut it off and restart the car, then it shifts normal. This happens no matter...
  4. 2001 B5.5 1.9 TDI: 4-speed 01N automatic transmission slowly getting worse

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, This my first post here although I've found lots of helpful information on this forum since I bought my Passat about a year ago. When I bought my 2001 Passat TDI 4-speed automatic with 262K kilometers on it it was running great. However, not long after I bought it I noticed a slight...
  5. 1.8T Transmission Clunk on Downshift

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got a 2000 1.8T, and she drives well. The problem is twofold: When I put the car in drive, sometimes the transmission will enter gear violently by shaking the car and giving off a big clunk or thud noise. In the same vein, when the car is downshifting (most notably from 3rd to 2nd gear) it...
  6. VIOLENT DOWNSHIFT from 3rd to 2nd Gear...HELP!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so I'm visiting family and usually get my car fixed here since it's wayyyyy cheaper and more reliable than having it done in NYC. Anyhow, I've had this problem off and on ever since buying my 2002 Passat last year and wanted to get some advice for my mechanic. I explained to him that...
  7. Jerky transmission

    New Member Introductions
    New guy here. I've owned a passat before and fired up to get one again. Just got a 2004 4 cylinder 1.8 with 83k mikes. The transmission jerks when I decelerate and exactly at 35 mph it jerks and downshifts. Also I feel a little jerk from time to time when out of or into park. Vw dealership...
  8. hard downshift when stopping

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 03 Passat with a 1.8T I4 with 103k miles. When I stop faster than normal it seems as if it is downshifting too slow, I will be almost stopped (less than 3mph or so) and ill get a small jerk and the engine will hesitate a little, then 5 seconds later its perfectly fine, I am unsure if...
  9. 2003 hard downshift when stopping fast

    B5 Garage
    hard downshift when stopping I have an 03 Passat with a 1.8T I4 with 103k miles. When I stop faster than normal it seems as if it is downshifting too slow, I will be almost stopped (less than 3mph or so) and ill get a small jerk and the engine will hesitate a little, then 5 seconds later its...
  10. High upshift and downshift points in auto mode! help?!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, my Passat is acting very odd and different from most threads I have searched. It upshifts at higher RPMS and downshifts equally as weird. BUT ITS ONLY IN AUTO MODE:crazy:. Down shifts in Tip are normal and it upshifts on command. It does this everytime we drive it. :mad: Here are...
  11. Hard downshift into 1st on Auto tans - Tranny time :(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my 01 Passa wagon with 2.8L FWD 110k - has been experiencing a hard downshift into 1st when coming to a stop. If I use the tip tronic and downshift myself its good otherwise its a VERY hard downshift and slightly audible. Changed the fluid / filter - no difference Called dealership to see if...
  12. 04 Passat 4Motion hard downshift from 5-4th

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, I got another question. My 04 Passat 4Motion with 167k miles on it shifts really hard when shifting from 5th to 4th, yes, downshifting. It has the tiptronic transmission and I had the torque converter replaced a little over a year ago. It has had the problem ever since I had the...
  13. B5 rough jerk when going from 3rd to 2nd gear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i've been having this issue with my 04 automatic passat recently and i figured there was a chance it could have been the engine or tranny mounts. So i went ahead and replaced them all including the snub mount. Some of the shaking went away but when i put the car into drive you can see the...
  14. Hard downshift only when I brake? Or brake on a turn or stop light?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Ok please if this is posted somewhere please let me know but I am new to the site. I have a 2006 2.0T automatic and I notice sometimes again not all of the time if I am coming to a stop or taking a curve and I brake it's like it downshifts really hard and is fine. Again only when I brake is...
  15. Car shifts up too quickly, resists to downshift!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, 1998, 1.8t, Triptronic. The car shifts up so quickly that it reaches 5th gear at around 35-40 mph. I can barely feel gears shift. It is as if all 5 gears shift all at once. When I have to drive drive at 35-40 mph speed limit, it stays at 5th gear. Because the RPM is low - around 1500-...
  16. Jerky downshift followup

    B5 Garage
    Hi. I hope to get some help with this downshift issue. I have posted about this before, but now I have more info. First a little background. The car is a 2004 VW Passat V6 4motion wagon with tiptronic and has 142k miles, runs like a champ other than this issue. This is some of the work that was...
  17. Jerky downshift

    B5 Garage
    First of all thanks for all the useful info on this forum. I have been having the same issue with the jerky downshift at times. I have a 04 glx 4motion with 145k on it. Did the tranny flush, new filter as well. I did read about service bulletin #0416 that mentions about the reprogramming the...
  18. noticed hard downshift

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Well, if you read my other thread you know that I just picked thid b6 up on jan 27th. I have experienced the hard downshift problem 3 times so far. It has happened usually when exiting the freeway. My car has 55897 miles on it. So hopefully the ballance of the drivetrain warrenty covers it.:wrench:
  19. Hard 5-4 downshift in Auto Tranny....

    B5 Garage
    I'm not usually one to believe in coincidence, but I can't see any other explanation for this one. I changed my spark plugs and air filter this morning, and upon finishing the job I took the car for a quick test drive. Everything was going perfectly until I came to a traffic light and started...
  20. B5.5 Auto Tranny 3-2 Downshift Clunk

    B5 Garage
    Hello all, been reading for awhile but this is my first post (usually I can find everything I need on here!). I am the second owner of an 03 Passat GLX V6 FWD 5sp auto wagon with 71k miles. As far as I can tell from the previous owner's maintenance records, the car regularly had all required...
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