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  1. Brake Scraping Noise After Brake Fluid Flush

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8T 139K miles. I flushed the brakes last week as I'm pretty sure it's never been done before. Now I hear a scraping noise after braking (on both fronts). The noise goes away above 20 MPH. I figured the new fluid didn't allow the calipers/pads to fully retract. I decided to replace...
  2. Green Fluid Leak

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, Ive just had new tyres put on the car and when the wheel was off on the passenger front side there was a considerable leak (lots of dripping) of green fluid. Does anyone have any ideas of what this could be? Appreciate this is a passat forum, but have a b5 based car Car is a...
  3. Power steering pump & fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Starting to hear a whining noise from the PS pump when I turn the wheels end to end. Gonna check the fluid first to see if it is at the proper level. What type of fluid should I buy just in case I need to top it off? Just regular PS fluid or does VW have some special grade that I need t use?
  4. transmission fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2005 Passat gls TDI I just drained my transmission fluid and it looked like new motor oil or the color of new motor oil., it was also clean looking. Is there a transmission fluid that is the color of motor oil or was mine just burnt? When I dropped the pan it was clean and the magnets had...
  5. Brake Fluid - Dot4 or Dot5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello guys , I own a 2002 1.8T VW passat . I change my brake fluid at least once in 2 years. My mechanic suggested me to use Dot5 brake fluid(FTE). Specification codes do match the vehicle , but I would like to ask you all , if there is a problem using Dot5 instead of Dot4 ? Thank you
  6. How do you drain the brake fluid reservoir on a 2002 GLS 2.8

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to drain the brake fluid reservoir and fill it with fresh fluid but the screen does not seem to come out and a small vent across from the cap seems to be where fluid should be added but not removed. Is there a trick to removing the screen under the cap without destroying the screen? If...
  7. Manual transmission fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am planning to replace my manual transmission fluid in the next days so I bought the Liqui-molly full synthetic fluid GL-5 but upon reading the characteristic of the GL-5, I learned that it has sulfurs that will eat out the syncros (yellow metals) so I sent it back. When I was about to buy the...
  8. 2002 Passat V6 2.8L 4Motion Brake Fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just wanted to know what Brake fluid I should use, I know it's Dot 4, but is there a preference in Brand?
  9. Transmission fluid change at high mileage?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my Passat go into limp mode because of accessive slipping and I had it reset by a shop and drives fine now. The shop told me I need to have the transmission serviced because of low and dirty fluid. So would it be a bad idea to change it with this high of mileage? My Passat has over 157,000...
  10. B5 Passat 1.8T AEB..Starting only with Starter Fluid!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, This is my first post asking a question, I hope I am posting in the right place Short Story: Car Starts up for a few seconds..when I spray starting fluid into the throttle body inlet. When I put my finger on the Fuel pump relay it clicks when I turn on the ignition to acc position. all...
  11. AT Long Overdue Fluid Change Procedure

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am in the process of refreshing a 2003 wagon with a non 4-mo AT. It has 140k miles and the ATF is black, leading me to suspect it has never been changed. I have changed ATF on Passats many times, so I know proper procedure. What I am wanting input on is the steps people think I should follow...
  12. 50,000 mile service. Dealer wants to change trans fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi, I'm coming up on 50,000 miles on my 2012 Passat 5-speed MT. I've been doing the regular 10k service intervals at the dealer (only had the car for two years, bought it used directly from another person), but now the dealer is telling me that the trans fluid should be changed at the 50k...
  13. VW Power Steering Fluid

    Parts For Sale
    I bought a brand new unopened bottle of VW power steering fluid from the dealership for $33 (after tax). Dealership only allowed returns after 10 days and its 30 days since I bought it and I have no need for it anymore. Got it cause I had a leak which is now fixed. For sale for $25. I'm in NYC...
  14. Leak under passenger side - clear/yellowish tacky fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone! I felt the need to make my yearly post today:P I have utilized the knowledge base here on more than a few occasions. I'm thankful for everyone who's active on here! I've just hit 240k miles on my 2003 Passat and for the last 3-4 weeks I've noticed (not every morning) a very...
  15. Fluid changes!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all! Car is an '03 V6 4motion 179k Not looking to fix any issues as much as I'm wanting to bring the car current as I'm a new owner and have no record of these being done... Wanting to change transmission fluid which I'm reading is best to change the filter and pan gasket at the same...
  16. ID this fluid

    B5 Garage
    It came out today when I had my rear driver's side up in the air, so driver's side nose down. A good amount had pooled under the driver's side control arms. First time I've seen drips down below since picking it up, though I know there are oil leaks up top. I'm just worried it's tranny fluid...
  17. ZF5HP19 lost all fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2004 pumped all the fluid out in 1/4 mile. Car never missed a shift, no codes. Just lost all fluid. Looks like either a pump seal or something else in the bell housing. Fluid coming out of hole at the bottom of bell housing. Looking for a good transmission shop in Atlanta area. Thanks, Clark
  18. Anyone used AISIN ATF-0T4 for Auto Transmission fluid?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I cant seen to get any awnsers. ECS Tuning has this AISIN ATF-0T4 thats is suppose to be compatible with VW 2.0 2007 passat Auto transmission. Has anyone used? Any harm is using? Should I use another liquid if so which one...
  19. Brake Fluid leak around rear caliper

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 Passat wagon Noticing fluid leaking from the rear caliper and I'm guessing it's brake fluid. We're planning to replace this vehicle soon, so I'm wondering if it's OK to just regularly check the fluid levels and refill rather than have this fixed. Thoughts?
  20. Rear differential fluid color?

    B5 Garage
    2001 B5.5 here just curious if they are trying to rip me off or if it really needs to be changed... he said it's supposed to be clear like water, is this true or just an $80 up-sale? thanks
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