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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Symptoms: On a road trip, my dashboard temperature gauge wasn't coming up to normal mid-dial 190 degrees F. It was fluctuating at lower temps. I could still get adequate heat in the car, but I might have had to set the temperature higher than usual. A short time later I got a Check Engine...
  2. B5 Garage
    1999 AEB B5 Fridgid temps and failing to start (SOLVED) I know it's been a looooooooooooong time since I've visited. Okay, stupid me forgot to plug in my car. It is -27C (-17F) out right now, car is now plugged in (been plugged in for a full day), double checked battery charge. But the car...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi All, I need some advise regarding my Passat. I have a vw Passat highline 2004 model. A few months ago it started to cause me some trouble when starting it up. Initially I though it was related to cold weather but now I believe it is more than just the cold weather. Well this morning temp...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So recently I changed the cam bore plugs and the valve-cover gaskets, they seem to be holding just fine. But what I can't explain after I did them is this strange noise coming from right behind the coils. It's a very electric screeching hum, not quite a belt whine or slip. I'm really confused...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, i m a new member though i do regularly come here to read posts.I got this 03 manual transmission passat 150k km on it currently for about 3years..I got into it sometime back a few minutes after parking and the engine wouldn't start up..just kept cranking. I got someone to look at it and...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Ive heard alot of stories of people saying their wiper motors not working after they put in hids, should i be worried about this or is this just a small % of happening, ive ordered my hid kit, here is the ones i have ordered : H7 Single Beam HID Conversion KIT Canbus Ballast 35W 6000K CAN BUS |...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just got an estimate from the dealership for $3000 to replace a camshaft on my 2006 3.6 4motion. I am getting intermittent loss of power. Most of the time the car runs perfect. Cam won't drive the fuel pump. Get codes P2539 open circuit 35 times and P129F-001 Pressure to high 1 time. Later got...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Every now and then when I slow down the temp gauge drops about 1 notch below its normal 200 reading. It's nerver done this before. Car runs great and heat is strong. Is this a sign of a failing thermostat? If so, where is the thermostat located, is it hard to replace, and should I get OEM...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About 18 months ago I replaced the OEM cat on my '99 B5 with a bosal unit (Right side). At the time, the OEM Cat was fine other than the flex pipe. After about 6 months I started getting a CEL with an error code that the cat wasn't working. Monitoring the front and rear 02 sensors confirmed...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've just swapped out a broken driver door window regulator; my latest major repair in awhile. Here's a list of things I've noticed about my Passat that says it's getting really old. 1. Door panels skin is drooping right above the door handles on all four doors; front and back. 2. The head...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my car recently started making loud whistling nose at acceleration. i went to the stealer, they told me that my turbo could be failing and its around $1300 to replace it :banghead: is there anything else that could be failing? the max i can spend on a turbo is around $500. please help
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recent Timing belt job completed (< 750 miles ago) I'd like to know what the symptoms are for a Crankshaft Pulley that's failing. For example the key on the inside of the pulley is worn. How would the car drive?
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm having a cel even tho the car runs fine. No misfires, hesitation, or anything. 4 Faults Found: 17801 - Ignition Coil Power Output 1: Electrical Malfunction P1393 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent 17802 - Ignition Coil Power Output 2: Electrical Malfunction P1394 - 35-10 -...
  14. B5 Garage
    So, last week I started getting this rattling noise, thought maybe I was loosing my cam chain tensioner, today at the shop I was able to take the valve cover off and take a peak, the tensioner seems fine, very tight. But there seems to be noise from the timing belt area, also the cover had...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi All, How you do you know if the Cam Follower is Failing? Occasionally I have been experiencing engine jerking serge every few seconds during cruising speeds. But it will just go away after awhile. Have checked the Cam follower during previous service but workshop told me still can last...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've asked this before, but here' goes again. I've been suspecting a failing turbo and/or diverter-valve. First, the car: 2000 Passat 1.8T FWD 5-spd manual. Mods: GIAC X+ Chip installed Jan 2009 along with Audi TT d/v and lightweight swaybar; installed by a shop during previous ownership...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat GLS. It came with a basic alarm which I might add has an absolutely abysmal range with the remote (3 feet). I've been thinking about getting a Viper alarm/remote start installed sometime soon. But I'm having a problem with the current system which I'll need to be using for a...
  18. B5 Garage
    i have a 2001.5 passat that was lowered by the previous owner. i have had to put 3 drive axles on it in the last 4 months. the original was VW (i guess) i used 2 advance auto and the 3rd was NAPA. the car was lowered with nuespeed springs app. 1-1.5" can anyone tell me why this car...
  19. B5 Garage
    When I turn my key to the on position, sometimes the dash lights do not come on and the car will not turn over. Other times, no dash lights but it will turn over but will not start. Then other times, dash lights come on and everything works fine, ....until I put it in reverse....then it dies...
  20. B5 Garage
    I had nothing to do, so I decided to post a copule of videos showing my problems with the cam chain tensioner (supposedly). Im taking the car in a couple of weeks to the dealership and get it fixed. I also found some sludge, maybe that is the source of the problem. Video 1 The car is cold, last...
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