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  1. car "shudders" when idling at stop light

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 V6 ATQ, GLX 4-Motion, auto trans (tiptronic) I replaced the MAF sensor and the Engine Speed Sensor/Crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS) because, while driving, the car would suddenly act as if the ignition was switched off and then quickly back on. That is no longer happening, but now, when...
  2. 1999 AEB Passat - Misses After Idling. Ok After Restart.

    B5 Garage
    My Passat is having a small issue. Under 2 conditions it begins to miss. 1st condition is upon idling for a period of time. 3 minutes or more. If the car is sitting there running after a few minutes it will begin to miss. I can shut the car off, restart, and no problems. 2nd condition is...
  3. New (to me) 98 Passat B5 starting / running but not idling. Annoying whine included

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I purchased a '98 Passat 1.8l turbo 20v for $500. It's garaged right now and does turn over but doesn't idle without constant gas. There is a vacuum line disconnected on the intake manifold. Could that cause the idle to cut off? Also, note in the video what sounds like belts rubbing...
  4. Idling issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey everyone been a while since Ive been on here. Im having some issues with my 2001 VW B5 Passat. It barely idles now when Im first starting it or sitting at a light it sounds sick the vacuum gauge bounces between 3psi and 10 vacuum. I have a front mount intercooler and a cat back exhaust. Here...
  5. 2005 TDI conks out when idling

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    I purchased a 2005 Passat TDI, automatic transmission, used with 94,000 miles in 2011. It ran well at first, but for the past 15 months has been idling poorly. Currently it is conking out when I am stopped and running choppy going up hill. It also gets worse as the engine heats up (after about 2...
  6. Minor hiccups while idling in gear?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've looked at some posts here on the forum and found a few things about the car hiccuping. These hiccups are minor. I was told that I could replace the coils and plugs and all would be good. Can anyone confirm this? I have limited knowledge and am quite new to owning VWs. There are no strange...
  7. 2004 1.8T Passat Idling issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi I have been having a idling problem on my 2004 1.8T for about 3 years. It seems to be getting worse. My car has 205 000 km's on the clock. I have now been to about 10 different machanic's over the last 3 years. This is the best car I have ever owned but I am now thinking of getting rid...
  8. Weird idling after intake install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just installed the K&N intake my Passat yesterday and its not idling "properly". Sometimes the RPM drops to a point like the car wants to die so it hesitates a lot. Wondering what could be wrong? Anyone have this issue before? Thanks in advance for your help... KT
  9. Rough Idling engine, Smells of fuel in cabin.

    New Member Introductions
    hello, I am having an issue with an very rough idling engine, and smell of gas fumes. I have recently replaced spark plugs, coil packs, and the turbo diverter valve. Im thinking I might have a clogged cat conv.?? Any ideas? Or common issues? Thanks
  10. Engine shut off while idling + Immobilizer active?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought a 2002 GLX 4motion about 4 months ago from a guy. When I test drove it I noticed the yellow car and key light blinking and the guy told me it was because the key needed to be programmed to the car. After more drives, I noticed when the car starts the immobilizer active message appears...
  11. Poor idling! Help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello! Yesterday, My 02 passat started having a weird idle after a two hours drive in the freeway. It started pretty simple and then it increased more and more. By the time I got home, the Check Engine Light had come up. This morning I researched possible reasons for such behavior, and I found...
  12. Blows greyish/lblue smoke while idling

    New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys, I just bought a 1998 VW Passat Wagon GLS and yesterday it started blowing an excessive amount of smoke (greyish a little blueish). It was a little weird, I had the car on for about an hour and around 40 minutes it started blowing excessive smoke for about 3 -4 mins and then went back...
  13. Ticking sound when idling

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi PW, I am having an issue with my 2004 v6 passat (120K miles). There is a ticking noise when I idle only, but when i give it gas it goes away. When the RMP drops to around 900 or less, it starts to make the ticking sound. This started to occur after I got my alternator changed. I will try to...
  14. Please help, can't figure out with hard idling on my W8

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :cry: Hi there, this is my first post, and im already begging for help So, i bought this W8 recently with rough idling/check engine light/ and it pulled pretty dull. I took it to first mechanic, he worked on it for long but didn't fix it all the way. What he found was some loose wires going to...
  15. My B5 Passat V6 is idling rough

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Every once in a while my Passat Idles rough and I don't know what to make of it. Honestly I love my Passat but it scares me every time it does that. I've learned that if i accelerate that after some time it goes away, but it always comes back to the same situation. I also have a check engine...
  16. tonight I experiened hestiation while idling

    B5 Garage
    I was sitting at the light and the car starting hesitating at idle. it s a v6 30 v glx I wanted to find out what I should be checking on or possible causes thanks :confused:
  17. Strange idling issue on 1.8t. Please help.

    B5 Garage
    Hello all, I have been trying to figure out the cause of the rough idle in my 98', 1.8T, AEB. Sometimes, the rough idle fluctuates . Also, the RPM needle fluctuates maybe a millimeter. Vag-Com shows RPM of 840. On highway, I feel vibration on gas pedal so much that it feels tingly on my foot...
  18. Whistling noise when a/c is running / idling

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Compressor and condenser was replaced a bit over 1 year and since late last summer ('11), at first I started hearing this whistling noise each time the a/c is turned off. Fast forward to this year ('12), I started to use the a/c more since it's getting warmer. The noise is still there but also...
  19. Intermittent clicking sound while idling

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Test driving a 2007 passat wagon 2.0t after warming up the car on the highway I stopped at a traffic light and while stopped there was a faint tick,tick,tick,tick,tick sound that appeared to come from the passenger side of the car or directly below the shifter. When I stopped again the sound did...
  20. EPC & CEL light on car stalls after idling for 2 minutes

    B6 Garage
    Hey vw lovers, I have a 2008 passat turbo with 75000 miles. In the last month I had been experiencing some idling issues. Thought car needed tune up, had one. problem still there thought it was transmission, had a flush. Today car just lost power. Able to start up but lasted about 2 minutes then...