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  1. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi all, I've read as much as I could on 228mm clutch upgrades/DMF lifespan. There is surprisingly little definitive info out there. So, how about the 6-speed transmission mated to the AVF engine? Has anyone experience a failure of that gearbox? If so, what model year and at what mileage? Was...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've been trying to figure out to fix this issue without buying a whole new door panel. If you go to this video, and fast forward to 0:50, you'll see him start to remove the master switch assembly from the door control panel: After I pulled the master switch module, and looked at the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As many of you know, 5-amp fuse #6 and 10-amp fuse #14 both go to the CCM, which controls locks, alarm, windows, sunroof, mirrors, etc. About 3 weeks ago my elder son borrowed our Passat wagon to pick up some baby room furniture he had bought. Fuse #6 blew, leaving him in the store's parking...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is the first year in a while that I haven't seen multiple posts about oil cooler o-ring failures during the first really deep cold snap! Every single one of the 50 states is reporting below-freezing temps! Care to take a wager on how long until the first "There's a gigantic puddle of oil...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced all my O2 sensors a couple months ago. Recently B1S1 had a high resistance in the heater circuit and causing malfunction, I replaced it. B2S1 had same issue a couple weeks after that. Replaced it. Now they are both having the same issues again. I put in cheaper O2 sensors that I...
  6. B5 Garage
    My mechanic has replaced 5 turbos(the most recent one was from the dealer) and yet the car continues to have blue smoke. He has replaced both the inlet and return oil lines, checked boost pressure and checked the coolant lines - all ok. Every time that the crossover line to the inner cooler is...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sick of my dim halogen headlights, I finally decided to buy the VVME digital slim HID kit. I figured for ~$50, including the optional harness, it wasn't a big expenditure. Well, the install took me 5 hours! Mostly because of two reasons: The freaking bulb holders are a horrible design and...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, If any of you had a timing belt failure, can you please post the following info: Engine code Old/new style of tensioner (if AEB) What failed: belt ripped/stripped, tensioner roller failed, hydraulic tensioner failed, pulley (water pump, etc) seized, etc. How many miles were put on...
  9. B5 Garage
    It happened twice today with the family in the car, both while cruising on the interstate at about 60-70 mph: 1. Driveline jolt, like it was slamming into gear, or worse. First time I was afraid the timing belt had let go or something else catastrophic had happened - thankfully that was not so...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello I am new to this Forum. currently working on my daughters 2000 passat 1.8 . about eight months ago the oil cooler failed. I replaced this, about six weeks ago she had a failed radiator hose. her boyfriend replace it. but i suspect he had used regular antifreeze. now the oil cooler is...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I'm at 85,000 miles, my 5 speed I notice is "whirring" in any gear (even neutral). It's a speed sensitive whirring, but I know it's not tires. Dealer says it's coming from my tranny. I don't know trannys to know what makes a consistent noise like that in every gear and neutral. ONly...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my mom took the passat to work yesturday and when she got out of work the car wouldnt start. When I went to see whats up I put the ignition in and everything was working the radio turned on the ac fan turned on but when I wanted to crank the engine the engine dosent even make a noise its...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am getting a loud "blow off like sound" coming form the turbo area with crap for boost. I only have one code in the vagcom that doesn;t mention either the Wastegate nor the N75 (bank 1 catalyst low). How can you tell if it is the wastegate or the Mechanism that controls the wastegate (N75)...
  14. B5 Garage
    In preparation of getting ready to tackle the timing belt on my 2000 V6 4-Mo in the next month, I've been reading up and it seems that a few have had replacement idlers fail prematurely. The last thing i want to have happen is to do the belt then 20k to 30k later have to do everything over again...
  15. B5 Garage
    I recently have been getting CEL 1128, too lean, and cleaned my MAFS today. After I cleared the code, I did a readiness check just for fun, and I had failed or incomplete readiness for Oxygen Sensor Heating, Oxygen sensor(s), Secondary Air Injection, Evaporative Emissions, and Catalytic...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A few people on Audiworld have experienced oil pump shaft failures on their 1.8T's. The shaft fatigues then breaks, grenading the bottom-end of the engine. http://forums.audiworld.com/a4/msgs/2654648.phtml Anyone else heard of this? Anyone think it's a real issue? Anyone think we all ought to...
  17. B5 Garage
    I have a 2001.5 New Passat with the V6, currently with 49K miles. In 12/04, with 29k miles the breather tube with the integral pcv valve clogged. I noticed it because there was such a strong vacuum being pulled inside the valve covers that air being sucked through minute openings sounded like a...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Collateral Transfer Today I learned something interesting while discussing my car’s problems with the son of my dealership’s owner. I have a 2007 Passat wagon which has been producing repeated “air bag failure” warnings since the day after we bought it. By now this car fully qualifies for...
  19. B5 Garage
    In one week, BOTH front outer CV joint boots tore! The car is a 2002 V6 AT with 73,000 miles. Spoke to my buddy who has a 2002 Audi A6 2.7T, he had the same thing happen to him at 70,000 miles. My 1999 A4 with 89,000 miles still has all its boots intact. VW/Audi must have cheaped-out with the...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone have their clutch go or wear prematurely? I have an 03 GLS 1.8T and have a couple posts about it on here already. Mine is history at 41k. Anyone else? My production date is 01/03. Post if you have had an issue. Particularly if you've had to pay for it. (insert puking sound here)
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