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  1. Hard 5-4 Downshift, B5.5 1.8t Auto

    B5 Garage
    Hey there, I just picked up a 2005 Passat 1.8t 4Motion AT (125k on the odo) for cheap, going through it, fixing stuff. I did a tune-up (plugs, oil+filter, air filter) and had a bad cat replaced with a high-flow cat from 034 Motorsports. I also replaced the transmission fluid with new Pentosin...
  2. Hard starting in cold weather

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my 2005 V6 Passat has had a hard time starting it left sitting in the cold for a few days in the past. I’ll start it and it’ll be fine hen but a rough start. Sometimes it’ll be tougher and it’ll run rough until I turn it off and back on. Today I went out after it sat all weekend and didn’t...
  3. Hard To Shift 2.8 w/ 5 Speed Manual & Front Wheel Drive

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, So the car in question has just over 200,000 miles. Amazingly the car still has the original clutch. There is no slipping; there is chatter sometimes when engaging the clutch, but the clutch looks to be working well enough. About 3 months ago it started to be really hard to shift...
  4. Passat CC hard steering and couple of lights on dashboard

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I have Passat CC R-line 2012 and having a problem of hard steering and couple of lights on dashboard. Description is as below. Everything was fine couple of weeks back. However, I changed lower arm bushes and all 4 tyres and thought to go for alignment which makes everything worst. 1...
  5. Passat CC R-line 2.0 2012 Hard Steering and couple of lights on Dashboard

    New Member Introductions
    I have Passat CC R-line 2012 and having a problem of hard steering and couple of lights on dashboard. Description is as below. Everything was fine couple of weeks back. However, I changed lower arm bushes and all 4 tyres and thought to go for alignment which makes everything worst. 1...
  6. Passat B5 hard time starting when hot

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Having some issues with my Passat (2000 V5 2.3L) as it does not really want to start when hot. No problem starting when cold but once the car warms up it can take up to 4 attempts to start it. Recently I have replaced the crankshaft sensor so that can be ruled out. VCDS does not...
  7. B5.5 Cruise Control and hard to start.

    B5 Garage
    Two seemingly unreated issues, except that the cruise control is managed by the ECU. The car, diesel, auto is hard to start. The engine will turn over vigourously for 2 or 3 seconds or more before starting. When the engine is running it is ok. At the same time the cruise control switch does not...
  8. Power Steering Pump Replaced, Still Very Hard to Turn

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 GLS Sedan, V6 ATQ, 5-speed manual - I replaced my power steering pump yesterday. The bearings in the pump for the pulley had been failing for a while (clicking sound and a slight rattle) and, ironically, the new pump was already on its way when failure occurred. I installed a...
  9. Transmission shifts hard

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, the car in question is an 08 with about 122k on it. I don't think it's ever had a fluid and filter change so I'll be changing that soon. There's a huge kick when it goes from 2-3 and 3-4 but only if it shifts after 3500 rpm, and so far only on up shifts. I've read about the valve body...
  10. Hard Start 2003 passat 1.8t AWM

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I am a first time VW owner and am having some trouble figuring some of it out. My Passat has been having trouble turning over. When I first got it it would sometimes crank for a while before turning over and the EPC would illuminate, so I replaced the crank position sensor. No...
  11. Sub zero major hard start problem..... 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 Passat GLS, AEB 1.8T Automatic Front*wheel*drive So, here I am with the dreaded NO start when cold.... by cold I mean below zero Celsius.... so in plus temperatures the passat fired up no problem.... then it got below zero and wham! Haaaaaaaaard start.... so here goes, you get in the car...
  12. Hard starting problem, cranks but will not start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wagon has developed a bit of a hard starting issue the last couple weeks. It never wants to start on the first turn of the key, but will almost always start after the second time. Cranking speed is the same as always, just won't fire. No CEL, but I have had "Evap small leak" and "open...
  13. Stumble Under Moderate or Hard Throttle - P0303 Code

    B5 Garage
    We have a mis-fire condition with cylinder 3. Under light throttle (cruising) the 1.8t purrs as it should. As soon as you try accelerate or pull a hill you get a mis-fire and loss of power. Only code in the computer was P0303. I'm thinking the mis-fire under load "only" is an indication of...
  14. Hard start when cold

    B5 Garage
    How are you doing passat world. It's me reedster again and I'm having a few problems with my 2002 passat 1.8t. First problem is when the car is cold or has been sitting for about 4 hours and I try to go start it will keep cranking after about the 10 revolution of cranking it start but it sputter...
  15. steering wheel shake during hard acceleration

    New Member Introductions
    I am guessing it may be tires but am not sure, of course the boy picks a car out with 19 inch rims, and when we test drove it, did not seem to have a shake when under hard acceleration, but I can not be sure, the salesman, said he had the wheels rotated and oil changed when we picked up the...
  16. Hard to shift into 2nd

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys I have a 2001 B5 1.8t with a 5 speed. Bought this car with 265K on it in march and have put like 6k on it since - not any significant problems - runs great I love it for a commuter car. In the last like 400-500 miles though it has all of the sudden become hard to shift up to down to...
  17. Hard cold starts, random idle stutter

    B5 Garage
    Hello there. Just as a preface, I'm going to try to give y'all as much info as I can on this problem, since I've been trying to diagnose it for a while. The Car: It's a 2005 1.8t auto wagon, AWM engine code with 160k on it. Stock except for APR Stage 1, which we've had for years with no...
  18. What is this piece called, where can I find one, and how hard is it to replace?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This piece is busted off of my passat, it seem's pretty modular, and I don't think it would be tough to replace, I'm just wondering what it's called.
  19. What is this piece called, where can I find one, and how hard is it to replace?

    New Member Introductions
    I imagine I could just find one at a u pull lot, it looks somewhat modular, and it's clean off, so I was just wondering what it was called.
  20. Pushed My B5.5 To Hard. First repair as a car owner

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So as you guys mightve guessed me wanted to race every single thing i see as a first car owner. i pushed my car way to much one day, and i believe both of the hydraulic engine mounts have gone bad. please see pictures provided. Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet i think i mightve...
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