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  1. Litany of problems with 2002 V6 wagon; ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everybody! So, I've spent my evening so far googling/forum searching the various problems my beloved wagon is having these days. I think there may be a correlation between some of them, but I don't have enough car sense to know where to start picking these things apart. Any suggestions or...
  2. Does not crank...Everything else lights up. Any ideas before I replace the starter?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 B5 GLS Wagon ATQ - 2.8 V6...Just replaced the water pump (!) two weeks ago. Car ran fine for 5 or 6 days and then - No Crank! Checked the fuses, electrical getting to the solenoid when the key is turned. Anything else to try before I commit to a new starter/solenoid? TIA for keeping this...
  3. Engine died. Turns over & sounds like timing belt is gone. Belt is ok though. Ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Engine died. Turns over & sounds like timing belt is gone. Belt is ok though. Ideas? Long story short, for those that didn't read my last post on July 23, our 2001 Passat died, and we thought it was related to the oil pressure, or lack of...
  4. Wheel Pulsation/ Grind sound when braking?? Any Ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I am getting a wheel shake/pulsation when I brake, more noticeable at high speeds. I also feel a grind as well. The issue will not happen when I first brake, its only when the car has been heated up a bit and then it will start. I went to the dealer today and everything checked out good with the...
  5. The dreaded 17544-any ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone! I've read over some of the older posts in the forum, but I'm not too great with engine work yet. My MIL has been on since I replaced the breather hose underneath the engine ('99 AEB-the bottom of the hose was essentially gone). Below are some of the VCDS readings I've gotten and...
  6. What is this noise caused by any ideas (with recordings)?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car's been running fine for a while. The other day got home and noticed a kind of whirring noise. Like the gearbox of an old english car in reverse in the movies or something. Grnaaaaaaaahhhh....... The noise is present in motion or at rest. I put it in the garage and left it till I could make...
  7. Electrical Burning Smell and Smoke Ideas on locating source?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2000 V6 passat has been laid up a while because I needed to fix motor mounts and Oil Leaks from VCG and a bad CCT. Right before I put it up, I noticed an electrical burning smell and smoke from below the right front air intake (where the plastic intake goes through the top of the grill)...
  8. Unlocking front door keeps popping the boot - ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. Just bought a 2004 1.9tdi Highline and brought her home last night. Everything seems fine other than when I unlock the car, the boot pops open. Does anyone know what could be causing this or where I should start to try and correct it? Originally I thought the key remote might be...
  9. Hey, New here. Need some ideas.

    New Member Introductions
    Can anyone help? I have a 2003 Passat glx 2.8 V6. About a week ago start making a intermittent thudding sound and vibration felt in the pedals. The sound gets faster and louder when turning left. It doesn't really pull to the left or right and drives ok otherwise. I have jacked it up and checked...
  10. Lots of new parts but there's still vibration upon acceleration...any ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son has a 2003 Passat 1.8T wagon, automatic, with about 118K miles. Some time back after replacing the shocks with Bilstein Tourings and H&R springs to lower the ride about 1.3", and having new tie-rod ends installed and an alignment done at the dealership, we started noticing that there was...
  11. Coolant flange bolt sheared off - any ideas on removing it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed a little bit of coolant in my garage under my '99 Passat 1.8T so I looked to see where it was coming from. I couldn't see much but when I placed my hand under the coolant flange it came out wet and sticky so it was pretty clear where it was leaking. I grabbed a 1/4-inch socket wrench...
  12. Any ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Can anyone help me identify this sound? I've listened to a few videos on the cam chain tensioner and this is a different sound. Any clues? car is a 07 BPY engine 2.0T with 142k on the clock. isnt throwing engine codes, just doesnt sound like my 08 did.
  13. Grinding sound from bell housing. Please help

    B5 Garage
    I'm open to any and all suggestions here. I had a bad automatic transmission in my 05 model Passat, 1.8t. I changed the transmission and when pulling it out, bent the spacer between the motor and transmission. I straightened it out as best I could and put it back in when I installed the new...
  14. I am stumped, any Ideas for me?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 VW passat with the 1.8T engine. I bought it as a "non-runner" and I'm now in the process of trying to get it to run. The engine cranks strong, has compression and correct timing... - No fuel is reaching the engine - No spark from spark plugs (I've tested them) - No power at...
  15. Fuel pump replaced now P0442 errors, any ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5 B5.5 wagon, 1.8T ATW. My daughter had the car out of state and had the fuel pump go out on her. The car was towed to a mechanic who installed a new fuel pump (ouch$$) Afterwards, the car ran fine until there was a 'bang' then a sound like an exhaust leak. She got the car home and I...
  16. Throttle cut out on 3.6 passat? HPFP and LPFP already replaced, any ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey everyone, My wifes 2007 3.6 passat wagon cuts out periodically while driving under what I could call normal conditions. It doesn't throw a code when it happens, however every once in a while it will throw a code for either the low or high pressure fuel pumps, p2540 and I can't remember the...
  17. B5.5 2.8 V6, misfire/rpm surge under 1800rpm. Ideas?

    B5 Garage
    Before I start throwing money at it with what makes sense(coil, wires, plugs), anything else known to do this? Car does not have a glowing service history, so it very well could be simple and I plan to start with new OEM double plat plugs, but i'm assuming all kinds of things could be at fault...
  18. Opinions on these designs, just ideas

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  19. exhaust side of turbo rusted / welded together, any ideas on separating it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    exhaust side of turbo rusted / welded together, any ideas on separating it? ive tried wd40 to no avail hit with copper hammer, an can i heck get it to separate, i have sticking vanes an wanted to strip an clean inners, but just cant get the dam thing apart 1998 1.9tdi 110bhp afn engine, any...
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