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  1. Car Dying before I can kill it ,No Codes too!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    O.K. usually post on B 5 forum but this is in regards to my 08 Passat 2.0T FSI Lux. automatic/tip, 212K , So I am driving down the road 60 mile commute to work at about 55 minutes into drive doing 75mph, car "flinches" has a micro second stall, just enough to catch my attention but continues...
  2. More problems, my passat is slowly dying

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About 5 days ago my 2001 B5 passat started smoking coming from under the hood and a smell of burning oil, there is also an oil leak that is visible evreytime the car is parked. Anyone know what this is and the fix?
  3. Is my car battery dying?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Now a days whenever i start my car need to press very hard to start my car (Passat 04). Is my car battery dying? or something else? please suggest.. Thanks Amit
  4. Is the turbo dying on my B5.5 1.8t?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 Passat wagon 1.8t with a little over 61k miles on it. Lately the car seems slower than usual, and this is also combined with a disappearance of turbo spooling whine and the appearance of a whooshing sound, almost like there is a leak in the turbo gasket. There are no lights on in...
  5. Smoke out the exhaust, dying when idle, and engine hesitating when reving

    New Member Introductions
    Hello! I just changed the Turbo of my 1.8 Turbo passat. Whenever i start my car now, its stalling at idle, there and when im reving the engine the engine hesitates, while im reving, there is also coming lots of smoke out the exhaust. A known problem? Sincerly a fellow Passat owner
  6. B6 1.9 TDI warning lights flickering and rev counter dying.

    B6 Garage
    Almost all warning lights suddenly started flickering and there is 3 beeps in a row continiously, also the rev counter dies about once a second. The car runs like normal. I have already checked the battery connections, which was a bit loose. Now its fixed, but the problems still remains. I...
  7. Is my turbo dying?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2002 1.8 auto with 186k miles. I have owed it for over two years and have put 50k miles on it. In the past year it has felt like it has lost a substantial amount of power. I have replaced the plugs and coil packs, the pcv system as well. I have just recently checked the pcv puck valve...
  8. Leather dying.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone dyed seats for a car before? If so, any recommendations on brands to use? Do the seats clean and hold up to normal use? I am thinking about doing a complete color change on my car. I have been looking online, and there are all kinds of different makers of dyes out there.
  9. My Starter Keeps Dying!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys, it's been awhile but it's great to be back. I'm frustrated to hell, my 2001.5 GLX started to have intermittent start issues. The symptoms initially were 1) Starter would not engage at all about 50 % of the time, no clicking, nothing, but 2) All power equipment operated fine, and no...
  10. engine dying while driving

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    alright so my car is dying while im coasting or when im in neutral(manual trans). this only happens at 40mph or more. i did some searching and i cant really find what im looking for. i think it might be my spliter valve because it sounds like it is leaking but, im not in boost when i go into...
  11. Is my alternator dying?

    B5 Garage
    just got the TB replaced (and the serpentine belt too).. this morning wife complains that the "Alternator Workshop" message showed up along with the christmas lights.. i cleared the codes (only the intermittent misfires on cylinder 6 was reported). the rpms at idle are surging and even when the...
  12. Dying battery symptoms

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The battery on the '03 4m 30v wagon is getting replaced Wednesday as soon as I pick the new one up. Aside from being a very reluctant start the last week or so of very cold days, I also now have a CEL and Airbag Fault lights welcoming me every morning. Battery related?
  13. Dying while driving

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had a continous problem with my B5 for some time now :/ At first, all it would do was not turn on after I drived for a while and turned the engine off, after trying to turn it back on I would have a hard time but now I changed the Cooling Sensor as advised by a good member here and that...
  14. Is my stock monsoon HU dying on me?

    Mobile Electronics
    Radio has power and displays radio station. Presets work to change channel..FM to AM and CD but beyond that nothing works. Theres of course no sound and no use of the volume control or seek/search knob. The radio has worked intermittently but more often not working. When it is working and...
  15. 03 AC dying

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As the title says, my AC is getting warmer and warmer, works decent when moving, but is seriously lacking when at a stop. Do the AC recharge kits from pep boys or autozone work? Or do I need to have a mechanic do it?
  16. Battery keeps dying

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i have this problem. My passat keeps draining battery. SO i changed the battery and poof drained . Its like something its eating the power. Where to check? Someone with same problem?
  17. Is my auto tranny dying? [metal on magnets pic]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Changed the transmission fluid today. 150k miles, 2002 B5.5 TIP FWD. Expected some metal powder, was hoping I wouldn't find grit. I found grit and the fluid was pitch black, ink black, like overused motor oil. Is she just about done? One or two weeks ago, I over revved in 1st gear. TIP...
  18. battery keeps dying

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    got a massive problem my car battery keeps dying, over night it will discharge and the car will struggle to start esspecially on a cold engine i have changed the following:- Glow plugs Glow plug wiring harness Battery but still cannot find the problem, the only mod i have done is added a hid...
  19. Battery keeps dying :(

    Anything Auto
    Ok, GTI 2003 VR6. New battery about 18 months back. If I leave my car for a few days the battery looses it's charge. I can jump start the car then I'm fine until I have to leave it for say a weekend. Any tips on checking the charging system? Could there be an excessive drain when turned off...
  20. Electrical Problem- Battery keeps dying

    B5 Garage
    So I have a slow draw on my battery that keeps killing them, I just got a brand new battery over christmas break and Im still having the problem. They checked my alternator and said that wasnt the problem. I have unplugged everything and as I was starting to hook things back up I saw some funny...