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  1. Odd noise from inside passenger foot well

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Odd noise from inside passenger foot well: SOLVED! In the past couple of weeks a strange noise has developed in the passenger foot well between 20 - 22K rpms. 1999 1.8T GLS manual AEB 160K miles. Noise developed after i did a full monty to replace TB tensioner, also put in new TB, serpentine...
  2. Odd noise from inside passenger foot well

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Didn't think I was new but maybe new computer this year has done something. Any way, in the past couple of weeks a strange noise has developed in the passenger foot well between 20 - 22K rpms. 1999 1.8T GLS manual AEB 160K miles. Noise developed after i did a full monty to replace TB tensioner...
  3. Car wont idle it keeps shutting off unless I keep my foot on the gas

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've just about had it with this car. My car was sitting in a tow yard for 6 days and they didn't start it up at all so it was dead when I went to go get it out. He jump started it but it wont stay on unless you keep your foot on the gas. I just put $700 in it last month for a new battery...
  4. Foot pedal rubber pieces

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How easy is it to replace the foot pedal rubber pieces in a Passat? Thanks
  5. W8, -17 F and a foot of snow...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My new Pacific Northwest hometown is LOADED with awd subarus and giant 4x4s, so I was pretty sure I was going to be following in a spray of salty snow melt for the next few months. Being from the southeast I had no idea what to expect from my first snow outing or from the 4motion and TIP in the...
  6. Advise needed: switched +12V wire to tap into or terminal in the foot well

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Please help me to find a place to connect the power to my AEM Boost Gauge. I need switched +12V to stay ON during cranking as well. If power is iterrupted during cranking, the gauge resets itself to a false zero. So far terminal stud 75X under the dash does not comply. Also, what is the...
  7. driving foot pain

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    this is probably going to sound weird but i have done a lot of driving the past few days and my cruise control doesnt work so i had to use my foot the whole time. after a little while my heel hurts really bad and my foot goes numb. does anyone else have this problem or is it just me? lol. its a...
  8. Wtb: Black driver's side rear carpeted foot mat

    WTB/WTT Section
    As the title states I need an OEM Black Driver's Side Rear Carpeted Foot Mat; type of hold-downs does not matter as long as the mat is in decent shape. Provide pics if possible.
  9. Taking foot off of gas a rattling/grinding noise pleaase

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a v6 b5.5 auto i dont know if it matters but i have coils on it and they are pretty low, anyway i just recently got the problem of taking my foot off of the gas there is a rattling/grinding/clicking noise. it goes away when i step on the gas. I have no idea what the problem is or could...
  10. WTB: Thule Rapid Traverse foot pack with aero (aluminum) base bars

    WTB/WTT Section
    for my 2008 Passat sedan. Also looking for 2 sidearm bike racks (Thule 594XT) Used is better than new =o)
  11. Water in foot well and odd convieniance midule

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Help please :( Just got round to cleaning the car and found te dread passenger side water ingress. Got the convieniance module out and some ones been in before me and tried to seal the box up. It didn't work and the box with the module in was full of water. But it gets wierder! Here's the...
  12. Battery Died, Remote only works on drivers door, 1 foot away now

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My Battery Died when I was doing my brakes. Up until then all was fine. The car started fine from a rolling start in 2nd gear.. But since then, the remote will only open the drivers door and only from a foot away or if I put the remote right up to the door. It won't open the trunk or any...
  13. Water leaks in front foot well

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Much to my disappointment I have discovered that my '02 Variant has a reasonably significant rain water leak into the front passengers foot well (RHD vehicle). I've only had the car for a couple of months and just noticed it today when I was washing it and found a large patch of water had...
  14. Four Foot hose across front of motor fell off

    B5 Garage
    Whilst replacing the valve cover gasket and 034 PCV on my 1.8 T 2000 Passat a approximately four foot long by 1/4" diameter "insulated" hose fell off. It connects from somewhere near the PCV near the air filter to somewhere underneath the coolant Reservoir? Should I buy a new one and where do...
  15. Engine suddenly loud and shutters when take foot off gas

    B5 Garage
    This morning I accelerated hard across an intersection and immediately noticed my engine sounding much louder than before. I initially though something was wring with the muffler but the noise seems to be coming from the engine (underneath). I have noticed that the sound "shutters" when I...
  16. Engine suddenly loud and shutters when take foot off gas

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This morning I accelerated hard across an intersection and immediately noticed my engine sounding much louder than before. I initially though something was wring with the muffler but the noise seems to be coming from the engine (underneath). I have noticed that the sound "shutters" when I...
  17. Left Foot Braking

    Amateur Motorsports
    Can someone explain this properly to me? I know how it's done. I know that it transfers weight to the front, off the back, so the back can lose traction. I know this is done to oversteer. However, there are a couple of things I don't understand: Does being on the gas and on the brakes at the...
  18. Why oh why do they build manhole covers a foot tall in new developments :(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i went to see a friend last night and it was pouring down rain, pull up to his townhouse and there sat a manhole sticking a foot out of the ground. Needless to say my oilpan is gone, i havent even looked under the car but im sure its worse than that. Also both driver and passenger airbags...
  19. dead pedal: how to rest your foot near the dead pedal and not get gunk on the carpet

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm sure I'm not the only one who has wondered about this. In the winter with gunk on your shoes/boots, I get stuff dripping off on to the carpet while leaning on the dead pedal. The Monster Mats don't extend onto the dead pedal. Anyone find a work around? Hate getting the carpet dirtied...
  20. Lamborghini Gallardo Plunges Off 250 Foot Cliff

    Anything Auto
    Where it landed and where came to rest Divot it made in the ground (is that the floor pan or the roof?) Corner where is lost it View off the curve where it lost it Final resting spot
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