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  1. W8 Wagon Rear Caliper Frozen

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The passenger side rear caliper on my 2003 Passat W8 Wagon is frozen. Is there any good way to free it up and put new seals, or am I just better getting a Autozone $80 caliper? I'd rather not have to spend $80, if I can fix this one.
  2. Frozen water, not coolant

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Need some advice from Passat World experts, please. I had a coolant leak from the rear coolant "faucet" flange where it dumped a good pint or two daily in the cold weather. On warm days there was a teaspoonful and of course the 2or3 weeks of deferred maintenance caught me in the cold snap. I...
  3. Best way to remove frozen TRE pinch bolt & outer from inner TRE?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So pulled the wheels to inspect the TREs and they're worn. Bought the replacements but when I tried to remove them the passenger side pinch bolt wouldn't budge even with w 3 lb. sledge and the driver side bolts came out easily but the outer doesn't want to unscrew from the inner. I pre-soaked...
  4. Brakes are sticking / frozen help me diagnose this?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002, 1.8t manual. 213,000 miles. PCV system was throwing a P0171 system too lean code, found the breather hose below the PCV valve was blown open. Replaced the PCV breather hose, the suction jet pump, and also replaced the 07C 133 529 A valve too. System too lean codes have NOT returned since...
  5. Frozen PCV symptoms?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I might be having another crisis with my ol' girl... I have a faint hope that what I'm experiencing is a frozen up PCV system, and I'm hoping that you all can shed some light for me: Today, out of the blue, I went to leave work and had a HUGE cloud of blue blowing out the exhaust.... No...
  6. Help! Help! Car won't start in -degree weahter: Frozen in minnesota!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Help!! Help!! Help!! So I live in this Frozen tundra called Minnesota and as of 01.05.2014. temperatures plummeted to -31degrees in my city and with my car not being garage kept, it felt the full force of mother nature. Fast forward a few hours into Monday morning 01.06.2014 10am -20degrees and...
  7. Door frozen or broken?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    This morning, I unlocked my car but the door wouldn't budge. All the other doors opened..I went in through the passenger side and leaned in to try and open it from the took a few pulls on the handle but it finally I go back around and get in..the door will not...
  8. B6 Passat frozen door rollers??

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    The door rollers in the rear left door in my B6 don't roll against the hinge anymore. They're frozen stuck. Does anyone know of a good oil or grease to loosen them up that has worked?
  9. 99 passat shifter frozen

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, this is the 3rd year this has happened, and I can't take it anymore. I live in Michigan, and yes we get snow occasionally and it gets cold. Every now and then I go out and start mu car and I cannot shift it out of park. What gives? I mean it only does this in the winter. Just yesterday I...
  10. front metal brake lines frozen to flex brake lines - how to remove?

    B5 Garage
    I'm replacing the front flex brake lines on an A4, and these are identical to the Passat. at the spot where the hard metal line comes to the bracket where the flex line meets, I am trying to disconnect these (11mm, btw...). the nut is stuck on the metal line, as in the entire metal line is...
  11. Class Or Crass? E92 M3 Frozen Black Edition

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    On June 16, 2011 at 11:30 AM EST, BMW will start taking orders for the car you see here, the 2011 Frozen Black Edition M3 Coupe. Only 20 examples will be produced, with the first 19 being sold on a first come, first serve basis to anyone willing to plunk down $79,650. BMW North America will hold...
  12. '99 B5 Tiptronic Frozen Gear Selector

    B5 Garage
    The strangest thing just happened to me to night when I went to start up my Passat. I live in Pennsylvania where we received a fair amount of snow and ice a few days ago and the temperatures have been a high in the teens. I started my car, cleared the snow and ice off and it probably idled for...
  13. Frozen windshield washer fluid?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've been stuck in this mess in Atlanta for a week now. Today, I finally got back on the road and all this salt is on my windshield. I just tried wiping them down with the windshield washer fluid, but nothing came out when I pulled back the lever. I had the fluid replaced at my last...
  14. Cooling System not working, I'm stumped, and frozen

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 1.8t AWM, and this morning the Engine stayed cold, and only blew cold air... What has happened so far... 1 Water pump failed in 2007, and was replaced by the dealer under warranty 2 Bought the car in early 2007, and noticed Cabin Heating and Cooling were not as good as my old...
  15. Frozen Coolant Bleed bot - V6 front

    B5 Garage
    Good day. I am doing a TBelt - VCG - Came Seals - Chain Tensioner Gasket Job and the only major issue is the front coolant bleed bolt being FROZEN. Sucker won't budge. Need Help: 1) anyone know how to leave it as is and use some unordthodox method to bleed/flush/fill the system? 2) anyone...
  16. Frozen washer fluid?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently moved to the Chicago area, and now in winter washer jets don't spray the fluid. Previously I did use washer fluid, but not sure if its meant for such low temperatures or not. Yesterday, I top off with new washer fluid (which says won't freeze upto -25F) but I don't think the tank was...
  17. 2001 Passat Upper Arm Control Bolts are frozen

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I'm trying to install the front left and right CV axles on my 2001 Passat. Both upper arm control bolts are FROZEN and I can't get an impact wrench in the tight spot to shock the bolt loose. I need to get these bolts out so I can swing the arms over to remove the old axles. I sprayed the...
  18. frozen tie rod

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I have a 2002 Passat. Got new tires this weekend and when they went to do the alignment they told me my front tie rods were frozen. Am I better off just replacing both outer and inner tie rod rather? Also what specific tools will I need to get it out? Thanks for any advice.
  19. Frozen minivan doors - how to prevent?

    Anything Auto
    as those of you in the northeast US know, we've had lots of freezing and thawing lately with a goodly amount of precipitation, both frozen and not. my wife's Nissan Quest has large passenger doors where gaskets meet and seal all the way around the doors; when water works its way into that area...
  20. Possibly frozen engine woes

    B5 Garage
    Okay, so here's the story. Early this year, around May, I got a coolant leak coming from the back of the engine. I would fill up the coolant to the proper level, drive, and by the time I got to my destination I would get the "STOP" coolant light. So instead of wasting money on Coolant I began...