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  1. If all else fails, read the instructions -- Hello !

    New Member Introductions
    That's what I had to do here to figure out why I wasn't allowed to post in other forums. Cuz I'm just a newbie :) Hello all!
  2. Has anyone else had smoking problems with your B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1.8T model and was wondering what it is. Has anyone had smoke come from the exhaust. Pretty thick and usually worsens as you drive or give it more gas while driving.
  3. No pwr windows or mirrors and no auto locking doors but everything else seems ok

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have a 99 Passat sedan GLS with AEB and 5sp ... went out to go to work this morning and my windows weren't working. While on lunch I pulled fuses for locations 5, 14, 37 that were shown in a couple of searches on here and put in a good test fuse but still no windows. I also...
  4. Im swapping my tranny - what else to do while im at it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay so my old auto tranny is busted so im putting a younger one in. Before i start doing anything i would like to know what r your thoughts on what else should i put my hands on while the tranny is out? i know im gonna change the rear main seal because it's leaking tranny mounts i guess too...
  5. Haldex or anything else?

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    I havea 2006 2.0 tdi 6-speed manual 4motion passat, and as i was driving I heard some grinding, and sudden braking, without touching the brakes. Can it be the Haldex? As i checked the e-brake on the vcds and it was reacting just fine (opening and closing). Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  6. engine re-hab for my Passat - what else to do?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a '98 1.8 manual transmission. It has 237k on it. It has some obvious issues and perhaps other not so obvious ones. I recently scored a solid turbo from an '04 and got some guidance from another 'picker' on what and how to work on this engine. I am now motivated to do a bunch of...
  7. VCG and half moon replacement, what else? 1.8t ATW

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'll preface this by saying I know I need to replace my pcv system. But a $54 kit plus a $10 vented oil cap is far more reachable for me right now than a $120-$140 pcv kit and the vcg kit. I'll take the risk of having to do it again. With that said, I'm about to order my parts, but I...
  8. Torque converter, tranny or someting else

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have a couple of videos here. This is on an 03 Passat GLX 4Motion 2.8 Auto. My Vag_Com shows I'm tripping no codes. Tranny nor engine. The first video shows how the rpm's are acting. Two things it doesn't show is that on cold start up the car stays in 1st gear until either it reaches 2800...
  9. Transmission, MAF Sensor or something else?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 04 Passat Wagon 4Motion with 150k on it, I live in New York so i'm not driving it daily but on the weekends it's typically going longer distances(100mi +). About 6 months ago I started to notice a pattern, when ever I would take a sharp left hand corner and hold any speed through it, I...
  10. Crank No Start. Possible gas flooding. What else can I try? Help! [Video]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Issue fixed. Thread can be closed. Thank you all.
  11. B5.5 V6 FWD TB Change. What else?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys... occasional lurker here. Picked up an '03 B5.5 2.8 V6 Tip FWD Wagon a couple years ago, 2nd owner, and I've just crossed 70k miles. I'm going to be doing the timing belt change in the next month, and I'm researching and getting prepped. I'm also assembling a...
  12. Passat B6 CNG here, anybody else drive with methane?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello! Does anybody else drive with methane here? I've got a 2009 model of Passat B6 ecofuel, 1.4 tsi. So far no problems with it, it's been a very nice car, I've had it for about a year. Close to where I live there's a big farm, where they produce biogas from animal wastes. Passat drives about...
  13. This seems really silly that I have to post this to post anything else.

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  14. ABS Went out-who else

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sooooo My ABS module went out and its annoying becuase my cluster beeps at me every time i turn on the car. and it flashes "STOP".... :thumbdown: I know this is a common problem with b5's. Years 98-2001 mainly, but has anyone else on here delt with it. as in, removed and had it rebuilt or...
  15. Votex roof rack for sale: B5? B5.5? something else?

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  16. Oil Pan Change (and what else)

    B5 Garage
    ALCON- Looks like I'll be replacing the oil pan on a 04' 1.8T in my near future. I've been reading past threads, and I see the oil pump might is a "no-brainer" to change in conjunction with the pan. I want to ask the collective knowledge...what else? I know the flex hose is another issue, how...
  17. Step light problem solved pics. Anyone else same issue?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So here is one of the two (front) step light housings. Look at how the metal has melted and broken its electrical connection. B o t h Fronts! Will be changing to LED for lower temps and hope that a sodder may fix the connection. Don't wanna buy new/used ones if can avoid it. So, all...
  18. 2004 1.8T Noise: Turbo, Secondary Air Pump or Something Else

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a louder than usual spinning noise from the front left of my engine in the area of the turbo and secondary air pump. It's not really a whine but, at the same time, it kind of is. It happens on cold start and stops after about 15-30 seconds. I also hear what I think is the same noise when...
  19. 2001 Passat Auto Transmission problems or something else?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 01 Passat GLS 1.8L Turbo auto with about 160K miles on it. Let me first say, the transmission shifts fine, but, when coming to a quick or sudden stop, it is like it comes out of gear for a second. Say. for example I nail the brakes quickly for an emergency stop, then immediately hit...
  20. Timing belt time, what else should I replace?

    B6 Garage
    I need to change the timing belt on my wife's Passat 2.0T fsi. I see a bunch of kits from various manufactures and since some are not the same as others what do you guys suggest that I change. I know the usual belt, tensioner and rollers are on the list, also do you guys prefer one vendor over...