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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was to pass a truck when I heard a click and lost "traction", I could accelerate but the wheels were nt reposnding. A tow and a couple of ours later, I am with a mechanic in a smaller town. Some how the axle got disconected from the outer end. He tried to find a replacement axel locally, but...
  2. B5 Garage
    Hi All Hope someone can help. I was fitting a new brake switch and pulled the brake pedal up with my toe. Maybe a little too hard. Problem is pedal is now squeaky and is loose and also this item fell off from somewhere. Please see pic. Hope someone can help. Thanks
  3. B5 Garage
    So I bought this 2001 Passat last week. 120K miles, excellent maintenance records etc. Drove it home (50 miles) ran great. My daughter leaves for the first day of school and calls. 1 mile from home at the stop light, it... just... died. Battery light and engine light comes on. Turns over but...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is this piece called and has anyone done any diy mine must have flown off on the freeway
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was driving on the freeway yesterday and noticed that my mirror was not adjusted correctly, but looking closer it was coming away from the plastic. So a minute later I hear a thud and look in my rear view mirror and see my mirror shatter in a thousand pieces. Called the dealer and asked if...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I was painting my wheels and what not when one of the jacks I was using slipped and caused the car to slide off. It wasn't a hard crash, very slow and rested on the rear left control arm I believe. I can't see any damage but when I go to start the car it starts fine but then slowly just cuts...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i was rolling the passenger side window up and it made a loud bang and it fell to the side. its only being held up on one side. i took the door apart and found this white plastic clip broke and the window is just hanging by the other side. the other half of the broken piece has a wire/cable...
  8. B5 Garage
    okay so my driver side glass of my side view mirror fell off. I still have the mounting plate and the heating element in the plate still works. I'm looking up replacement glasses I found some that were in the $20 range that were just the glass, I also found some of the heated mirrors that were...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was checking the oil level in my 2003 Passat 1.8T today, and had pulled the dip stick partially out. The bright-yellow hard plastic grip at the top of the dipstick broke apart in my hand, and a small piece of plastic fell back down the dipstick hole into the engine. What to do? I have no...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Was searching around on the net for the apparently very problematic window regulator clip that broke on my B5, and found Passatworld - hopefully full of answers on how to do the repair. :wrench:
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, just curious as to if anyone knew how to properly put this mechanism back into it's slot, any help is greatly appreciated. Looks like theres some type of spring inside. Thank you.
  12. Anything Auto
    So, Mercedes had a little stand at COTA last weekend for the F1 race. Thye had one of these on the stand and I fell in love. For under $50K base for the CLA AMG I was impressed for what you get.
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dear community, I tried to replace the crankcase vent valve exhaust by myself but did drop down two screws. After that the engine stopped starting. When I turn the key I do observe that lights on the panel become less bright and the starter does not spin, there is only one short click. I assume...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So was I was driving I noticed the glass for my side mirror was shaking something awful. I went to touch it at the lights and the thing fell off. Is this something I can glue back on??? Gorilla glue or silicone may work?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The other day at my job I had my crank seal replaced (its nice being on the other end of working at a dealership finally). Everything went smooth with that and the tech stated my oil pan was leaking. So we decided to warranty it. I've always complained on how my car made a little bit of a...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys...I just finished removing the crankcase breather tube because I'm replacing some components of the PCV system on my 1.8T. The crankcase breather tube disentigrated into a number of pieces (as usually happens I read) and at least one smallish piece of the rubber/plastic fell down into...
  17. B5 Garage
    Hello everyone i have a b5 (99) passat and my window stopped rolling up and down. so i took apart my door and found that everything fell apart. i got everything out and set up on my table, does anyone know how to put this http://i.imgur.com/LOaix.jpg back together....or if there is a DIY write...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey everyone! Just got a 2001 1.8T, of course i was fooling around with it, checking oil etc, i noticed a black tube, thats covered in a braided type material, that went from somewhere right next to the valve cover, closer to driver side, and down to somewhee under the fron grill, it was hanging...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While replacing CTS, the old o-ring basically disintegrated in the fitting for the sensor, and in attempting to get the bits out, some fell into the coolant system... Now I am afraid to start the car! Where does the coolant go after the CTS? Into the block? to the radiator? Otherwise this...
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