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  1. B5 Garage
    Went to install the meyle hd tre in my 02 b5.5 and of course the salty new englad winters have crusted everything under there. Soaked everything in PB blaster since before starting my timing belt last weekend, but it hasn't helped much. Went to remove the pinch bolt and pounding with a 4lb...
  2. B5 Garage
    for the past 2 weeks i was in italy for the holidays. this meant my car was back at home standing in the way below freezing temps of new england. i tried starting it up but it wont. the starter just makes the that continuous noise. i charged the battery and it still did not help that much...at...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had a few threads over the last month or so trying to diagnose my boost problem. When I stomp on the gas it boosts fine until about 10-14 psi when my turbo screeches, then my car jerks violently and then the boost just shuts down...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went out yesterday, for what should be about a 3 minute job-putting on the new license plate. Well, in Indiana, we only replace our plates about every 5 years. So, the 4 bolts I have in are pretty rusted. Actually, the two top one's are pan head, phillips screws. Anyway, the first screw broke...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Started noticing smell and smoke from front brakes with hot wheels. Each of the 4 wheels is very hard to turn (jacked up and in Neutral). I have greased all caliper posts, retracted calipers, bled lines and they continue to grab and won't release, slowing the car and forcing higher RPMs. New...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all. Just put new pads on the front of a '99 FWD 2.8 manual. The front calipers are original, having taken the car nearly 170,000 miles now. I compressed the piston, put the pads on, and had to fight the caliper back onto the rotor -- this is where I got suspicious. So I removed the...
  7. B5 Garage
    My battery was dead so I jumped my '98 1.8 Tip, from my other car. She started right up, ran fine. When I turned on the radio expecting to find SAFE and reset the code all I could get was an FM station at the top of the FM range. No sound, no response to any radio controls except on/off. I...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm in the middle of having my shocks finally done and the mechanic calls me to say the control arms are frozen to the spindles (1 or 2 I don't know). Explain to me what he's talking about (he doesn't speak good english) and how to deal with it.
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Went to have my wheels aligned on my 01.5 Varient, and I was informed my tie rod assemblies are frozen. If they cannot be freed by removing and applying heat, they will have to be replaced to the tune of $180 per assembly for parts alone. Anyone else experience this problem? I only have 45K...
  10. Mobile Electronics
    on a certain track/disc on my monsoon. after several seconds, it then says no magazine is available. i tried calling vw and phatbox, but no tech support is currently available. everything seems fine when connected to my pc when adding discs and such. the monsoon works fine, but no phatbox. so it...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    History: I have an '01 B5 1.8T AUG. The breather hoses, PCV and vac lines were all changed this summer, due to some dry-rotting. Problem: Twice in the past week the car has started burning/leaking a ton of oil, meaning oil is leaking out of the cam tensioner and valve cover seals. The first...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have tackled 7/8ths of the task of replacing my controls arms on my 99 passat. The last control arm of course is giving me the problem. My problem is the passenger side lower front control arm is frozen into the knuckle, the one you have to pop out from the bottom. I've tried all types of...
  13. B5 Garage
    This past weekend I did the dreaded "Tie Rod Replacement" on my wife's 2000 GLX wagon. The passenger tie rod was siezed in the tie rod. Using wrenches simply wasn't an option because I couldn't develop enough torque to break-free the tie rod end from the tie rod. I was at my wits end when my...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    this sucks. spent all fri night trying to get it out. i'm gonna have to bring out the blow torch.
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I wnet ot the dealer today to get an alignment and was told my left TRE is frozen and needs to be replaced before the alignment can be completed. Other than using penetrating oil any other suggestions??? Also, I've got a set of upgraded TREs and a set of S4 TREs. Which ones do you all prefer...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We've been having some very drastic temperature changes here in Montreal over the past couple of weeks. From rain and above zero temps to snow and ice to below 30 temps. Did not drive the car all weekend and went from rain to minus 30. The car was a little ice cube this morning - but the...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I walked out of work today to grab a cd out of my B5.5, and I noticed that my driver's side headlight had a crapload of frozen moisture on the lense. :( I have never seen this on my car before (frozen or melted). Where could it be coming from? It this something that is simple to fix, or...
  18. B5 Garage
    Well, I had to bail out of a disc and pad replacement tonight because of two problems. I tried the needle nose pliers method of compressing the rear caliper piston but could not get it fully retracted. I figured I’d do the fronts and try to find the tool tomorrow. I got the driver side...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went to move my dads passat out of the drivway and it feels like the parking break is just stuck on ( i can put the handel up and down fine even tighten it up a few clicks) but its like its just not disengaging my dad complained of this once before during another cold snap but its about 17...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK here's the deal. I'm in Missouri and it's about 15 degrees outside right now and snowing. I need to remove my taillights and my f**cking trunk is frozen shut. I've chipped away all the ice I could see and even tried pushing it open from inside. I WISH I WAS HOME IN ORLANDO!! Is there a...
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