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  1. WTH heard a "pop" wheel skidded ended up in someones front yard nothing wrong?

    B5 Garage
    WTH heard a "pop" wheel skidded ended up in someones front yard nothing wrong? 2005 1.8T 4 motion. I replaced the front right control arms and steering knuckle a few months back (that's another story) and I know its been out of alignment and just put it off for awhile, needs tires anyway...
  2. Metal on metal "click" heard when engaging next gear?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    162K miles on the original clutch, no slipping, no chatter, smooth engagement. GIAC-X since ~40k. Again, no issues with driveability and I've never been a clutch dragger like some folks I've ridden with, LOL. Recently I've noted that as I release the clutch pedal while engaging the next gear, I...
  3. Tire belt broken? I've never heard of this!!!! Some insight please

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my car aligned and aligned good. Steering wheel angle programmed and what not. I take the car for a drive, steering wheel is straight, not shaking, and no pulling. I was a happy camper, well I took it on the highway and going over 60mph it was pulling to the left. Weird pulling too, but at...
  4. 04 1.8t Automatic Passat-Coolant can be heard circulating after shut-off, normal?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everone, This is a great forum, btw, glad to join. My question may, and hopefully, is simple to answer. I have an 04 1.8t Passat, automatic with Tiptonic. I have recently had a head gasket repair done in May and oil cooler replacement done last month. Since this has been a costly...
  5. Has anyone heard from VW after registering their TDI for compensation?

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    I am wondering if anyone has heard back from VWUSA after registering their TDI on the website? The statement that we would hear back in 4 weeks seems to be as accurate as the NOx testing. As an aside, though. I think my 2014 Passat TDI is a great car. I always wondered how I was getting such...
  6. What is this noise? Only heard on start-up.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi folks, If you have a second, please check out this clip: This noise occurs as soon as the ignition is turned on, and last for several seconds. Sometimes it repeats immediately for a second time. Then that's it during the drive. However, I occasionally hear...
  7. Clunking noise heard inside car after driving ~10+ miles

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me with the strangest issue I've ever had with a vehicle. We bought a 2002 Passat 2.8L V6 5-speed Automatic in December 2014. The car's most recent issue is a clunking noise on the driver's side that reverberates into the steering wheel (you can...
  8. Heard "crunch" in passenger window...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    heard a crunch noise when rolling the passenger window down, then back up again. As the crunching stopped, the motor still runs but the window does nothing. It moves freely with my hand up and down but will not move with the motor. Whats wrong with it? The motor still seems good...i hope..
  9. Ecu reflashing ever heard of them?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I found this on eBay today in search of a stock tune 1 8T Chip Tuning Remap Audi VW A4 Jetta Beetle Passat ECU Reflash Stage 1 2 | eBay Just wanted to know if anyone has ever heard of them and or if it is any good. Thanks
  10. 1974 vw SP-2 never heard of it or seen it before Brazilian made

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    Rare 1974 VW SP-2
  11. Koni STR.T shocks/struts anyone heard of these? Experience?

    B5 Garage
    Looking to replace stock shocks/struts but budget kinda tight have eibach pro-kit lowering springs. Any advice? Thanks
  12. anyone heard of

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i found a full set of control arms for sale on CL and the guy says he got them through a website called he says theres no marks or numbers on the arms themselves, so i am wondering if these could be meyle since he said he remembers there being an M on the box. how can i tell if...
  13. Hey! Have you heard of google before? You should try it!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    WTF is going on around this place lately? Simple questions that a quick google search would answer are all over the damn place, and the same people are asking the same questions a bunch of times on the back of different threads. Seriously, people- you're killing me here! :banghead:
  14. So just heard back from my mechanic...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I dropped my 00' Passat GLX Wagon off at the shop last night, he called me this morning, his quote for all new control arms, new o2 sensors in both forward locations, and a tune up was 2300. Seem about right?
  15. What is the general consensus on clicking noises heard in the fuse box?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I just got my second set of HID's for my second set of projectors in my quad projector custom made headlights. I'm using stock North American headlight housings. The low beam is H7 and the front fog/high beam is H4. I am using a H7 HID kit for the low beams and it works 100% fine...
  16. Anyone heard of these guys' TB kits?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I came across this web site today. This is a link to their DVD showing how to do the timing belt on a B5... needless to say that I am tempted!! hehe... the also sell kits... Has anyone heard from...
  17. Any body heard this??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, i hate to start another tint thread but i came up with an idea and wanted to know if anyone had any opinions on it. It seems to be a popular thing to tint the front windows, but most places in north america there are bylaws against tinting the driver and passenger windows. So this is...
  18. Have you ever heard of this.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have heard if you go to an eye doctor you can get an prescription that allows you to get your front window tinted. I am woundering if this is true or not. I am going to look more into it. It might be a fluke what do you guys think have u ever heard of this.
  19. So I heard you can use rear springs from a GTI MK4...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is this true? On my B5.5 wagon non-4mo? :driving:
  20. How is it I just heard about this??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just found out about using the vag com or gas pedal method to put my tiptronic into sport mode.:icon_eek: I'm going to do that tonight and give it a try. Is this still the preferred mode? or is there some kind of problem with it that I didn't see in my readings?