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  1. New Member Introductions
    Looks like I need to post something else new before I can ask questions. Here we go!
  2. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Ok I am working on my sister's 2013 Passat 2.5, it keeps draining the battery. I think I have it narrowed down to one of the fuses under the hood but I can't find anything online that tells me what the fuses control. It is a green 30 amp fuse at the bottom of the first row
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello out there. Been reading the forums and tech tips for a few days, and figured I'm gonna have to post and ask for advice. Here's the situation. Bought a 2004 v6 with climatronic used, and it was having the known run warm problem. Aux fan would not come on for any reason. I originally...
  4. New Member Introductions
    hello world! im new to posting all that but im frequent these forums and ones like it to get the information i need for my VW problems. looking forward to officially be apart of the community and help out where needed :D. cheers!
  5. New Member Introductions
    B5.5 GLX 4Motion Wagon is my daily. Sadly might need to move on shortly....
  6. B5 Garage
    Hi guys! I have a 2003 Passat Wagon GLX V6 Automatic (Tiptronic). It appears to have a slow transmission fluid leak on the passenger side, just in front of the transmission pan. From what I've read, this may be coming from a bad seal in the differential, which has gear oil in it? I am almost...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone, Last Friday I bought an automatic 1.8 Turbo Sport Estate. I'm not quite sure how VW managed to name it Sport though. It drives beautifully and I love it apart from a battery drain fault that I can't fathom out. The car's nearly 17 years old but has a documented 68000 miles and...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Everyone, This car is killing me slowly. I have a 2000 passat 1.8 T with 148k miles. Timing belt and all related parts replaced 1000k miles ago. So recently I drove to the store. Came out, tried to start the car, wont start. Tried for like 5 minutes finally started and drove like normal...
  9. New Member Introductions
    hey guys, I've been to the mechanic twice and I stiLl give me the same answer to go to the dealer, but I really don't want to pay dealer fees and prices... when I accelerate it's around 40 miles per hour . I get a clunk like I'm hitting an animal, anybody had this problem?
  10. B5 Garage
    Hi Guys, I had my ECU flashed years ago and I can't remember who did it (APR, GIAC, etc) or locate the receipt. Can I look in VAG-COM somewhere to figure it out? I'm about to install a K04 so it would be great to see if I could get a discount on the updated software. Thank you!
  11. B5 Garage
    Greetings all. New to me '01 Passat sedan. Driver's window regulator failed with window down, ended up replacing regulator and motor as original motor was destroyed when forcibly removing the regulator panel (had to get window up in time to leave car at the airport and catch my flight..)...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here the back ground on my 2001 passat 1.8T, engine code aug, tranmission code efp. I bought this car a few months ago, need some work, tranmission was messed up and the oil light was coming on, but did run. Figured out had an oil sludge problem, so cleaned the top and lifted the motor and took...
  13. B5 Garage
    Help! The nice guys at Wheel Works replaced our 2002 B5 front shocks (coil overs), left half shaft, and tires. One noise introduced after the work is an annoying “clunk” that happens over light bumps and a creak/groan sound upon turning the steering in either direction. I’ve checked ball...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went to change out my spark plugs this evening, and discovered that 3 out of the 4 plug wells are so filled with oil I can barely see the tip of the plug; frankly I'm surprised the engine still works. I guess oil isn't particularly conductive? I have a small leak out the rear corner, but...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    keep getting a misfire on cylinder1, ive changed the packs, plugs, icm and no luck. i have no cat as i installed a cat-delete downpipe. getting annoyed with this can somebody give me any suggestions???
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ever since putting the engine back together, and replacing the TB, thermo, water pump etc, my cars radiator still stays ice cold. This is a 2000 v6 2.8, I've tried bleeding it from heater core, both bleed screws one by ignition coil, the other under the reservoir, and using the rad rain plug...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Have a 2008 Passat 2.0T with 76k. From a cold start (morning), starts fine and drives ok, but when i got to about 45-55 cruising speed it was really rough. Cant really tell if its transmission or engine. When the car warms up 10-15 min, it rides smooth. Had a few different check engine...
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