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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been working on this car for years. I've replaced the timing belt, water pump, and associated parts three different times. Although not related, I've replaced many other items (cv joints, control arms, complete brake system, alternator, etc.) Just recently, the water pump went out on the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    car is Passat AWT 1.8T MY 2002 Along with my cold start problem (later I will link the other thread I have opened for the supposedly faulty crank sensor), I noticed recently a rev hang whenever I depress the clutch pedal in order to switch gears up or down. I did some search on the net and I...
  3. Parts For Sale
    Black Dash Air Vents - SOLD Front Grille Air Collector - SOLD Viscous Fan & Clutch - worked perfectly when removed from 2005 Passat with 130k miles $20 or Best Offer Lower Front Valance - regular scrapes from being run on lowered car but no cracks and no broken clips $20 or Best Offer
  4. New Member Introductions
    I am trying to retro fit cruise control to a 2002 B5 130pd sport estate which i bought 4 months ago, a local VW car breaker has supplied me with the stalk ok, i have removed the steering wheel and cowel but there isnt the small lead that attaches into the plug for the ribbon connector coming...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Our 1999 Passat recently had some "preventive maintenance" work done, and 2 months later we now need to replace the coolant hoses. Apparently they "moved" and then rubbed against the serpentine belt, causing a hole in the hoses, and subsequently all of the antifreeze leaked out -- setting off a...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hey, all. This is my second post having just bought a 04 Passat GLS wagon. I'm sure I will be a frequent contributor. 1. What are folks talking about when they speak of a B5 or B6, etc? Is it a body type, or what? 2. I noticed the wipers are much different than your normal wiper. Where...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Time to replace valve cover gaskets, CCT gaskets, valley seals, etc. - NEW QUESTIONS I just did the timing belt / water pump job on my daughter's 2004 Passat. Everything went smooth and now I'm ready to tackle the infamous burning oil smell. I purchased the gasket kit from Blauparts which...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey everyone. I am a proud driver of a 2007 Passat B6 2.0 Sport Wagon! Car just turned 54k miles and has never given me problems except for the parking brake error. I am pretty new with cars and Volkswagens. I just have a couple of questions that I hope people can answer. 1) How is reliability...
  9. B5 Garage
    Hello all, I am doing rotor and pad replacement on my 98 1.8t. Here are my questions: I dont know what the type of the existing fluid in the system. I have BMW DOT4 fluid. Can I use it? I know some fluids dont mix in those cars. Is brake fluid one of them? I want to change front and rear brake...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi, Am new here. I need some advice. Feel like garage are fobbing me off. I took my car into garage to get new cam belt and water pump put in. Car came back. Seemed fine. Next morning coolant light came on. Nothing wrong with coolant level ( service done recently and air conditioning) No...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Here’s a write up for taking the front door apart on a 2007 Passat 2.0T. I took the driver door apart, but I imagine the same steps would apply to working on the passenger door. This write up is useful if you want to replace a window, door handle, door lock, door lock cylinder, window regulator...
  12. Parts For Sale
    Hello, I am selling the following: Interior Wood pieces - SOLD 2007 GTI steering MFSW w/o airbag - SOLD Potentially 2004 GTI Steering Wheel w/ Airbag - 220$ shipped Mild Wear on the steering wheel. Let me know.
  13. Parts For Sale
    Got rid of most parts and keeping a couple. :)
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, long time, no see. The wife and I have been pretty covered up for the past 2.5 years raising baby #1 (little boy) and we're expecting #2 in May (girl!). Needless to say, things have been pretty exciting for me and "ashwoman79" lately. So with a mountain of deferred DIY work on...
  15. Parts For Sale
    hey there, i have a few other b5 parts im looking to sell to up the wheel fund. i have some gloss black door handles,b5, w working tweeters in the rear handles that are near mint $65 for the set, lights work... 2 spotless non blue glass side view mirrors w heat $ 25 pair... mint b5 4 spoke...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, I've been really looking around at my car lately and found a few things that ideally should be repaired or replaced. I can't decide if it's worth putting money into it or if it's even necessary. It's a 2002 Passat Wagon GLX 4motion 2.8L with 143,000mi. Overall it's in nice shape and...
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