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  1. Intermittent popcorn sound from front passenger side

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 1.8T wagon with 115k miles and I'm hearing an intermittent popcorn type sound from the front passenger side. If I drive for a while then I'll sometimes hear it at low speeds like 20mph. It is a very low muffled sound but if I put my foot on the brake pedal I can feel it. The...
  2. Will a b6 S4 front sway bar fit a b5.5 Passat? And is there any benifit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I grabbed a b6 S4 front sway bar in the yard. I noticed when I got back that the ends were slightly different. Don’t know if anybody has had any experience with suspension upgrades. I’ve already done ST coilovers and C5 A6 uprights and lower control arms. Still feels like the front end needs a...
  3. Enqine stutters and cuts out when water splashed into right front wheelarch

    New Member Introductions
    Hi . I have a B6 2007 estate 1.9 TDI manual (260K mileage) . When driving through puddles ,wet snow or slush at a speed that causes the water to splash up into the passenger(UK) front wheel arch the engine stutters and 9 times out of 10 cuts out completely within 1 or 2 seconds of going through...
  4. WTB: Amber Left Front Blinker Housing

    WTB/WTT Section
    Like it says, need a full amber front left blinker assembly with light socket for 1998 B5 - Pre Facelift. Lost mine on the road. https://www.passatworld.com/forums/volkswagen-passat-b5-discussion/306159-what-did-you-do-your-passat-today-283.html#post4518223
  5. '02 4Mo GLX Wagon, Front ABS/WSS "depth"

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can anyone tell me how far away from the ring the sensor is supposed to sit? or how much space there should be (exposed silver part)? I had swapped the ABS/WSS and now I have the ABS kick on at the very end of braking......which from what anyone has told me has to do with the sensor being too...
  6. Front rear most lower control arm bushings POOP!!

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My car had 30k on the clock when the passengers side front bushing cracked.. I replace the entire arm with new ones... 50k on that same clock time to do it again :thumbdown:thumbdown I kept the original ones and am going to press in new ones my self and try these this time ...Moog K201630...
  7. WTB: OEM B5.5 Front end cover/bra/mask

    WTB/WTT Section
    Looking to buy a OEM B5.5 front end cover or bra. Looking for the hood section mainly. Anyone have one available?
  8. Front sway bar replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My wife has a 2012 S model with the 2.5L 5 cylinder and one of the brackets that mounts the sway bar to the subframe broke. You can't replace just the brackets because of piss poor design (bracket is welded around the bushing) so i bought a replacement sway bar. From what I'm reading, I'll...
  9. 03 passat Front mount intercooler

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Need help finding a budget friendly front mount intercooler kit. Do they make a direct fit FMIC for the 03 Passat?
  10. B5 front spotlights/fog light install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. I have seen a few b5s with spotlights but can not seem to find the trim to do this to my car. All I seem to find is b5.5 spotlights. Does anyone know where I can find anything?
  11. Is There a "How-To" w/ Photos for Front Wheel Bearing Replacement?

    B5 Garage
    A search turns up various threads on Front Wheel Bearing Replacement. But no "how-to" thread. If there is a how-to, could someone point me to it. Thank You!
  12. Rhythmic noise front passenger wheel well?

    B5 Garage
    Hiya! Long time no see. Have an ‘03 1.8 turbo sedan. The other day I had a rhythmic rub sound from the front passenger wheel area, slowing down and then slowly speeding up, like something was coming around and rubbing against something else on each revolution. Fine at speed. Next day I was going...
  13. Rigth Front Brake Pulsating after the (failed) Alignment by the VW Dealer.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Front Right Brake Pulsating after the (failed) Alignment by the VW Dealer. So, I took my car to a VW dealer in South Georgia for alignment after I replaced the control arms. I pulled out of the dealership and noticed a sound reminiscent of a bad strut coming from the front right. I also noticed...
  14. Sagging front end!!

    B5 Garage
    04 Passat four motion- 120K ... has been sitting for apx 1 year except for occasional very short drives as I intend to sell.. suddenly right front sagging bad..few days later left front drops as low as other side...what's up? Drives ok except for rough ride from front droop...any ideas...
  15. Popping Sound from Front Right when Braking/Accelerating

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, 2003, 1.8t, 123.000mil. I am hearing a popping sound from the front right. It happens mostly at hard brake and occasionally hard acceleration. NOT while making sharp turns. It is not contentious. It pops once at hard braking and acceleration. I feel the vibration from the popping...
  16. Front brakes crunch after pad and rotor change

    B5 Garage
    So this is the second Passat I’ve had with this problem. 2003 GLX 4 Motion. I changed pads and rotors last month. Was pretty careful, used the pink brake quiet stuff. The problem is when I brake everything works fine up until the last second of completing my stop. At the last moment there is...
  17. B5.5 Front Bumper, TB, and tie rods

    Parts For Sale
    Have a Fresco Green bumper; no broken tabs, missing snap-in black lower panel. -$50 Meyle tie rods; outers only, unused. -$15 Bosch Elec. Throttle body, unused. -$75 Also have B5.5 sport springs (front). -$75 Can ship tie rods, throttle body, and springs at buyers expense: PayPal only...
  18. Exhaust leak in front, doesn’t seem like manifold

    B5 Garage
    I just replaced the passengers head, runs great. I know I torqued the manifold bolts, it was in my lap when I did it, I just popped off the heat shield and still feel no air from the manifold. Is there something disconnected buy the pump I hear when I start the car? Or vacuum line nit closing a...
  19. Front speaker question

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Im new to the b7 world! im a sucker for punishment :) Anyways Im mostly familiar with the b5 and b5.5 audio setups. Since the tweeters were in the Pods on the doors. anyways im getting ready to replace the speakers in my 2014 b7. whats the best way to do a component setup in the front doors...
  20. wtb dark blue b5.5 trunk lid and B5.5 front springs and shocks from a 1.8T car

    WTB/WTT Section
    PM me with what you have.
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