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  1. Clutch Engagement Issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I replaced my clutch about 20k miles ago and now I am experiencing what I can only describe as slipping in first gear. When the clutch is cold or I am on a hill the clutch doesn't slip it seems to catch and release repeatedly and creates very violent vibrations. However, once its warm I have...
  2. Starter engagement woes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently bought a 2.8 litre manual tranie 1999 Passat, which I have been working away at getting ready for the road. Something odd is happenng which it took me a while to realise was a problem. Often when I turn the ignition key to engage the starter nothing happens. I bring it back and try...
  3. Clutch engagement on V6

    B5 Garage
    Do these clutches normally engage at about 3/4 pedal let out? Feel different that other std. trans cars I've had. Seems to grab just fine.
  4. Jerky torque converter engagement?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My '02 GLS 1.8T has fewer than 60K miles, so it should still be under powertrain warranty. Before I take it to the dealer, is there anything I should expect? A new transmission? "Unable to duplicate problem"? Any explanations/remedies? It happens several times a day, particularly during higher...
  5. Clutch engagement noise... Normal?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So everytime I put the car in any gear and start releasing the clutch, as soon as it starts to engage, I hear this metal on metal click noise. It almost sounds like the sound that it makes when you jack a front wheel off the ground and rotate it forward and back while in gear, that clicking...
  6. Clutch Pedal Engagement?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Where does your clutch (stock clutch) begin to engage? I have a 2000 1.8t 5spd. When I got the car in October I could have sworn that the clutch began to engage as soon as I began to let it out. Latley I have noticed that the clutch doesn't seem to engage until the last 4-6 inches of the...