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  1. New Member Introductions
    My main goal on this forum will be to save my passat w8 from the grasps of Satan himself. I bought and scanned the old boy with VCDS and he has some faults. If anyone can figure out what exactly is wrong, please message me or reply, I'll be going to the B5 forum after I post this.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have a 2005 Passat GLS Wagon, 1.8T AWM, front wheel drive, automatic trans, 165K miles, I purchased for my daughter. Had clicking on turns. CV boots broken. Axles do not look like VW axles and given the mileage that makes sense. No part # on them. Left drivers side went fine. Pulled the right...
  3. New Member Introductions
    so as the name states im not going to be here long but i will always end up back here at some point with some sort of question, looking to the council of the elders of the VW Passats. im a younger mechanic with some darn good knowledge but i have found myself at a stand off with this passat, to...
  4. B5 Garage
    i noticed a couple vacuum lines were not attached on my mothers 01 passat 2.8, simply plugged them in, started the car, seemed to be fine. went to drive around the block made it up the street, got to the corner and it then would not respond when i pressed the gas, began sounding like a lawn...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so I was changing my spark plugs today and I dropped one of my fasteners into the engine bay (dammit!) That's when I noticed this broken monstrosity... Any clue on what this might be??? My car has been running like shit and this may be the answer to my problems lol
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a 2001 VW passat 1.8t, and when its cold i can hear the turbo whistle extremly loud and constant from 2-4th gear.... once it warms up the sound turns into a bad ass waste gate/ turbo backfire sound... Sure sounds cool but doesnt seem right, Doesnt drive any diffrent... same amout of...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. Yesterday I posted about an issue I was having with my B5.5 drinking coolant. I've since topped up the coolant and will respond in that thread in the future with updates about that. But this might be a whole different problem. Around the 1800-2200 RPM range, the car has an audible...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i just took my car last minute to get alignment, since nobody could make my car drive straight. the dealer, and two alignment shops could not fix my cars pulling to the right problem and uneven tire wear. so i took it to this shop that i found on yelp that supposedly specializes in frames and...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have this weird vibration issue that happens whenever I gas or accelerate the car. It does not happen when coasting, cruising, or braking. I do have 15mm hub and wheel centric spacers in front and 17.5mm in the rear. I made sure they fit and they have no play in them when being mounted. I...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Full disclosure, I'm a total noob when it comes to working on my 03 1.8T AWM Passat! I've done a lot of research but tend to be a more visual person when it comes to my passat because, well, I just don't get it sometimes. Anyways, I switched out my coolant flange following a guide I found here...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm doing some work on my B5 variant, I got a cheap vag-com cable off ebay with VCDS 409.1 I managed to read the engine codes, found some little stuff here and there about O2 sensors and some other stuff that i'm taking care of already. Now the CCM has to be a pain as it always is, I...
  12. The Showroom
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  13. B5 Garage
    How does this POS come out. I've got the bolts out, I have the passenger side out. Should i jack it up more? There is no room to just slide this piece of crap out.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    will I have any trouble mounting these? Ie do I need spacers or anything like that Original 18" Mercedes Benz AMG wheels $95 OBO
  15. The Showroom
    I got into an accident about a year ago where a guy speeding through a school zone hit me in the rear left. Insurance company said that they could not prove he was speeding, so they paid for his damage but not mine. I got an estimate of 2k for the damage, but I didn't want to pay it soo I took...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys decided to wash my engine when i oped of the cover i found this hard plastic tube broken off completely can some one tell me what is is and what its for? anything is help full
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