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  1. Cop keeps player from seeing dying relative

    Off-Topic Forum This was very sad for me. I am from this area. To be honest I lived in Plano when I was younger. :(
  2. 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...
  3. My poor springer dying :( info please :(

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    my almost 4yr old springer is about to die , went to vet she has lymphoma sucks she is a good dog. the family is heart broken and don,t know how long she will last she is eating and acting normal. one day i,am playing with her and felt her glands and they were swollen . the vet recommends...
  4. How do you know if your Tip trans is dying?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Because I think mine is... It takes up to two seconds to change a gear. The fluid was changed to Redline quite recently. When the gear changes, it does it with a hard jerk. I know I need a new trans mount, could that have anything to do with this? I'm just worried that I might need a new...
  5. Help! Fuel pumps keep dying.

    B5 Garage
    I've got a '98 1.8T (AEB) Tiptronic which is on it,s 3rd fuel pump in one week. Fuel is clean, 1/2 full, no residue in bottom of tank, battery voltage at plug, and it runs great, ( for a while, at least ). Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanx, T
  6. Laptop dying

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    My wife's laptop seems to be on it's last legs. It's a HP Pavilion that is about 4 years old and two vertical lines have shown up on the screen this week. They are a pixel wide and seem to be a death sentence for the display. I really really don't want to buy her a new one. Can anyone tell...
  7. Is my tranny dying a slow death?

    B5 Garage
    You can read my other threads regarding my abrupt upshifts/downshifts I've experienced out of my tiptronic (01.5 V6), but now it's just getting worse still. I've noticed now that when I...
  8. Car battery keeps dying.

    B5 Garage
    My battery from Autozone is only 9 months old and after a full charge, it only keeps charge in the NYC winter for 4-5 days before its completely dead. The battery prior to this was a BOSH and that only lasted 1yr before I raised hell and got a full refund. Autozone tested the battery and...
  9. Dying battery?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, since the temp in my garage has been below 30F, my 2001.5 1.8t GLS is cranking slowly and kind of "stumbling" to life in the mornings. It still fires on about the 2nd crank, but it doesn't sound crisp and fast like it should. Is this indicating a battery with reduced cranking amps...
  10. Battery dying warning?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What I mean is: I just replaced the battery in my 2003 Saab 9-3. There was no warning, like slower cranking. The electronics just decided one day that there was not enough voltage and refused to even TRY to start. So, does Passat (2003 B5.5) behave similarly? Still the original battery. Rick
  11. Dying heater core...?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    During almost every warmup sequence, I hear from under the dash the telltale gurgling sounds characteristic of a dying heater core. This has continued for several weeks now, so it is unlikely that this is merely due to trapped air that will eventually be purged from the system. The problem is...
  12. Loud Whoosh = Car Dying??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys i was leaving a parking lot and gassed it to get into fast moving traffic and i heard a really loud woosh like a bov. i have the gfb hybrid bov but its turned completly off. anyways after the loud whoosh my car began to sputter and eventually died. i tried starting it again and it...
  13. Dying ICM--thermal paste question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My ICM is dying, so I ordered a new one (the Huco) from After doing this, I realized that I didn't know whether they include the required thermal paste. Because I don't want my car to sit any longer than it has to, I'm going to go ahead and order that separately. Searching this...
  14. Ok, car won't stop dying

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just replaced the alternator with an OEM Avleo or whatever. Everything is tight :thumbup: Replaced ground with a 2 gauge wire. Running An eclipse CD5000 cd player, an eclipse 34230 amp and 33230 amp, and all eclipse door speakers. With the car turned off I have a 7 amp draw somewhere, so my...
  15. Dying Woman Loses Appeal on Marijuana as Medication

    The Black Hole In the other marijuana case, a judge threw out money-laundering and tax evasion charges against Ed Rosenthal, but left in place drug charges, because of growing medical marijuana. He was convicted in 2003, but the conviction was overturned...
  16. Help! I think my Bilstein Sports are dying...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm REALLY noticing it on long curvy turns as it feels like my car has gained some weight and turned into a buick. It was REALLY scary on lakeshore driving turning into a sharp curve when I realized that my car no longer cornered as flat as I remembered it to. They've got about 30K miles on...
  17. weird noise / what are the symthm of dying alternator?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Two days ago, my car started to make some weird noise in the alternator area. the car starts up fine without any problem. the noise sounds like if a fan's fin is hitting something.
  18. my car is dying

    B5 Garage
    I have an '01 1.8T at 66,000 miles.. for the past 2 weeks or so it's been making a weird rattling type noise whenever I turn it on, coming from the back of the engine. It happens on start up and at idle [below 1000 rpm]. It doesnt make the noise at all while i'm driving, except when changing...
  19. Paul, is my deck dying?

    Mobile Electronics
    I have relocated my Kenwood deck in the armrest to make room for my screen. Have had it there for almost two years now, and hadn't had ANY noise problems... until now... I tore apart my center console to rerun some wires for a new screen, and put it back together. Ever since, I get a Deep...
  20. Do you think my german girlfriend is dying?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi ladies and gents. Okay, so I drive my car(2003, 1.8T, auto, ~60kmiles) with my windows open pretty much all the time and lately I've been hearing a moderately loud rattling sound pretty much everytime my RPMs go up(higher than in idle). I've already called my dealership to have them diagnose...