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  1. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My 2013 Passat now has about 65,000 miles on it and is on its 4th heater core. I knew the heater core was clogged because there was no heat on the passenger side, but I didn't want to spend yet another $1,000 to fix it. The dealer claimed the heater core was a "wear item" and made us pay each...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My car was only giving heat on driver side, so the mechanic shop told me that the heather core probably needed too be changed. So I changed it, but now I have no heat on driver side, it only comes heat out on the passenger side. Does anyone have any experience with it? Its a 2.0 diesel bluemotion
  3. B5 Garage
    Hey everyone, I replaced my heater core using these videos. Everything went smoothly, I was able to get it done in about 3 hours. The car is a 2005 B5.5 Passat Wagon 1.8T AWM 5 Speed manual. When I was all done, and everything was put back in, I put the shifter into neutral, handbrake up...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 Passat ATQ v6 - I flushed my heater core (reverse flushed and forward flushed) and flushed the entire system all with a garden hose, then bled via the bleeder hole and then used Schwaben Refill/Air Purge Tool, still getting little heat from the dash. Ran Climatronic diag and I have no...
  5. New Member Introductions
    My name is Arkette. I have a 2003 Volkswagen Passat. I absolutely love my Passat. It is grey in color and has a sun roof. I will be replacing my heater core tomorrow and would like to know if anyone has done this if they can give me some detailed information on how to remove the dash so I can...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I like to be detailed with my descriptions so sorry if this gets a bit long. History: About 40K miles ago I was having a cooling issue that I determined to be a faulty thermostat. I replaced it along with the timing belt and water pump. Sometime around that same point I replaced the coolant...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My B5.5 1.8t is slowly losing coolant and I'm having a hard time locating the source. The plastic heater core and tubing seem a common culprit and while there are no clear visible signs of leaking, I want to temporarily disconnect the core to either identify or rule it out as the problem. The...
  8. B5 Garage
    Hi everyone, Hoping to get some help/guidance here after doing a ton of searching with nothing specific to my situation for my 03 Passat. I have a strong smell of coolant from my vents. Leaking core, right? That's what I thought, but the symptoms just don't add-up. I had the heater core...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My indy performed this on my 2002 V6. Picked it up at closing yesterday and tested front seat heaters. No heat in either, both switches illuminate correctly. I checked the fuse, its good (fuse 44 green 30A). Thoughts on possible cause?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I'm a new passat (2002 GLS 1.8T B5.5) owner and forum member, and I first just wanted to say thank you to everyone who posts here. There has been a lot that I've taken from this site in the 3 short months I've owned my passat. Anyway, long story short, I bought the car at an amazing...
  11. B5 Garage
    1.8 B5 here with a coolant system question/ in need of advice. My passat was overheating and it turns out the coolant flange was cracked and leaking out coolant The mechanic I took my car to (highly recommend by a "friend" of mine) said he had trouble finding the part (BS because I found online...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 Passat 1.8L Turbo Automatic I just had a bunch of work done at the dealer ($2300 CDN) on this car. I asked them to change the ATF (although they said it does not need to be changed), new spark plugs and diagnosis and repair of vacuum hose leaks. The mechanic noted the valve cover gasket...
  13. B5 Garage
    Hi all, I've got a B5 with a V6 engine. I'm trying to do a heater core flush, seeing as my heat has mysteriously vanished this season. However, in none of the threads that I've seen does anyone with a V6 actually show where the coolant lines to/from the heater core are. There are a couple that...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone ... 1st "real" post so bear with me. I've been lurking on this site for months ... it has helped me many times and I couldn't imagine working on my 2001 Passat without it. Before anyone tells me to search for this topic, I do realize it has been posted many, many times before...
  15. B5 Garage
    I have been fighting loss of heat in my Passat for years. About 3 years back I started flushing the heater core with CLR every season with some success. This year no luck, and I had a total loss of heat. I bit the bullet at took it to the dealer to have it replaced for $1400, about half the blue...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hello All, Not really new to the forum, have visited here several times fo information. Great site so I decided to register. Currently, replacing a heater core on my 2003 Passat. There is fun to be had by all. Will post pics soon!
  17. B5 Garage
    I too have a heater problem of no heat at all. I decided to check the codes on the climatic control system before I attempted to bleed air from the system, or flush the system. The air circulation system seems to be working ok, with the vents opening on the dash and toward the passenger...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey there, I'm going to flush my heater core this weekend because it is clogged and my a/c only blows cold air. I'm going to follow the steps from the thread ": if you're singing the "I ain't got no heat" blues...".. But I also want to flush my entire coolant because it is full of jelly...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking for a procedure to confirm why my heater in my 2003 Passat V-6 is not working. The air flow works fine through the climatic control, but the temperature of the air seems to be stuck on low. The engine thermostat stays right at 190 deg. What steps would you take to track down the...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got home from the dealership. They said i need to replace my heater core and quoted me $1744 for it. Before I go replacing the heater core I want to be sure that thats my problem. Here are my symptoms: 1. A small amount of Steam or Smoke was coming from under hood after i got an oil...
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