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  1. 2005 TDI Passat Limp mode, turbo underboost, fixed multiple things already

    B5 Garage
    Hi all! I have a 2005 Passat wagon I bought last spring (90k on the clock). Since then, I have been battling with an endless limp mode struggle. I have made some ground on the limp mode and my car is somewhat driveable but the limp mode still rears it's ugly head about half the time I drive...
  2. Fixed misfires at idle

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1.8t AWM fwd auto b5.5 Add this so anyone searching in the future can hopefully see this. My engine was misfiring badly on all cylinders only at idle, sometimes worse than others. I changed/ checked the maf, evap purge valve, divertervalve, and most of the small one way check valves on the pcv...
  3. Fixed coolant leak, now it barely runs...soliciting thoughts

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, I just completed fixing the front coolant pipe o-ring leak (and all other coolant o-rings). Twas a PITA but I have accounted for all hoses and connectors and don't have any left over bolts ;-). While there I replaced a valve cover gasket, injector o-rings, drivers side cam position...
  4. VW MFD Disc read error-How I finally fixed it after trying many discs unsuccessfully

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi everyone, I'm posting this thread as I'm hoping it may help others. When I initially bought my VW MFD-D Sat Nav and retrofitted it into my Passat B5, I was sad to see that it gave the error "unable to read disc". So I tried many things, firstly I bought a genuine disc secondhand off of...
  5. Hood latch busted - any way to remove the fixed pin?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The station that did my State Inspection failed to mention they busted my hood latch in the process. The T handle has one of the fork ends missing (that typically hugs the pin), and the latch was so mangled, that I decided to just break it off. I've read some threads on PW discussing the...
  6. No start condition after valve seals and up (Fixed)

    B5 Garage
    Thank you everyone who posts to this forum. After doing the valve seals through the timing belt the car wouldn't start. If there hadn't been a post about the coolant temperature sensor causing a no start condition I wouldn't have found the problem without sending the car to a mechanic. FYI of...
  7. Fixed power lock and other issues GLX B5.5 wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is a 2001.5 GLX 4 motion wagon. Seems like electrical system always had ghosts. Sunroof opened on it's own. A bout 1 yr ago, driver side rear door lock started flaking out. Sometimes I had to reach in and open it from driver door. Lately, remote fob key would not open anything but...
  8. Fixed power seat problem glx B5.5 wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About a year ago, driver seat switch failed to recline back. All other switched were ok, but the recline would not "click". It just seemed dead. Seat memory button would move it to my preset, so I was ok. This weekend, I pulled the CCM to work on other issues. Since I disconnected battery...
  9. Rubber on Rubber Squeak fixed by an alignment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just thought I'd pass this on for whatever it is worth. I had a squeak from the front suspension when going over bumps at slow speeds. It was from the passenger side wheel well and I could duplicate it by bouncing the front of the car up and down. I thought my control arms must be going...
  10. Fixed my sunroof (NEW)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    macaddict has a great write-up (with pictures) in the info base. I only want to add some fresh info: * My switch assembly is marked 8D0 959 613 and it looks entirely different than the one in macaddict's writeup. Mine has an E with a circle around it (after the P/N) which is suspiciously like...
  11. Power Steering leak fixed, but what it this?

    B5 Garage
    Power steering was using alot of fluid, looked underneath and sure enough the factory clamps weren't tight enough - replaced with screw type, but noticed oil dripping down too and traced up to this. Cracked... What part of the system is this? Looks like it would be a pain to replace.
  12. Transmission gear selector broken then fixed itself???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone So I poured over past posts and can't find any info on my problem that I had last night. Long story short. 01 Passat Triptonic I forgot to put the car in park in my drive way (it's level), Set the E-brake, left it running. Ran inside to grab my phone and when I came out the car...
  13. Vibration/clunk need to be fixed?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a 2002 Passat with the V6 with 87k and honestly I know nearly nothing about the mechanics of cars. I've noticed a few things though...when I get up to speed on the freeway, there is sometimes a very slight vibration in the car, and only sometimes. It's off and on. Only at 70 mph...
  14. I fixed my climatronic 4F7 error for $12.00 and 2 hours.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    https://youtu.be/SDYD4jmUdis My first video ever and it is apparent. You folks have given me so much knowledge I felt this was my opportunity to repay a small amount. This is a video I posted on YouTube of the repair of wifey's 2000 Passat B5 GLX wagon. Climatronic error 4F7. The temperature...
  15. Replaced CCT and Fixed Leaks in PCV = Low Oil Pressure?

    B5 Garage
    I've got a 2000 Passat with the 1.8T AWM engine that I'm getting set up for my daughter. It had the timing retarded code so I replaced the CCT. After the replacement of the CCT, the code change to timing too advanced, multiple mis-firings and had the cabin smell of burnt oil (there before...
  16. G28 and EPC - fixed but weird benefit gained

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    EPC light came on a few times randomly over the last few months - but this past week it comes on after about a 20 minute drive and the cars runs like garbage. Pulled codes, G28 Engine Speed/Crank sensor fault. Replaced, honestly a piece of cake IMO. But upon starting up and clearing code...
  17. 1.8t AWM in limp mode, Replaced EVERYTHING, still not fixed, STUMPED

    B5 Garage
    So here begins my epic tale of woe. Back in June I decided that it was time to buy a new car come the fall, 2008 VW R32. With this planned all repairs on the passat ceased to allow for proper money saving techniques to be employed. Additionally I had just got my motorcycle license and my first...
  18. Intermittant fail to start passat b5.5-i fixed mine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    G'Day, 2001 2.8 v6 B5.5,4motion,Passat, Aussie RHD GLX, Black Betty, I fixed the ...................................MUTHER, Warning this thread is long, maybe funny and something you can relate to, But in the end problem solved. Read all first and check the last solution that solved my...
  19. I fixed my B5 heat for free! Maybe you can also.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2000 Passat B5 with Climatronic temperature control had absolutely no heat. AC worked fine. The climatronic self diagnosis returned ONLY error 4F7 which means heater positioning flap motor (servo) no response. The rest of the car is in good shape. I ruled out a clogged interior heat...
  20. Alarm Goes Off In The Rain (Pollen Cabin Filter Seal Fixed)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Guys, As per the title, 2003 passat alarm goes of in the rain. I replaced the pollen filter seal as the footwell was moist, not soaking and no standing water. The footwell is now totally dry and the alarm goes off intermittently but only in heavy rain. I'm certain the pollen seal is fixed...
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