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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought the inner axle boot replacement kit to have it changed ON A RAXLE and for the hell of it it does not want to come off. I already destroyed the whole thing and it wone come off. Supposedly original caps are press on and should come off but this is not the original one so who the hell...
  2. B5 Garage
    So my wife hydroplanes the other day and slides into and embankment, she is fine and she used the cars front right tire to take the brunt of the impact. She made it to work ok, no issues with driving. Later on the tire went flat so i went and changed the tire and inspected everything as best I...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I replaced the CV axles and it shocked me to see the driver side inner axle joint was out of its joint. Would it have caused a bad accident or something? I drove like that about 2000 miles. The new Raxles feel great. Pictures attached.
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm currently trying to replace the drivers side CV axle on my 2008 2.0T Passat. I spent the day battling with the axle bolt, but eventually (after snapping a breaker bar) broke it loose by applying some heat to it and using a new breaker bar with a big pipe. When I freed up enough space to...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've seen torque specs for the inner tie rod, which I assume are the large (slightly larger than 1 1/5") nut. I can't imagine how it would be possible to gauge the torque on that nut. Do I just tighten it very firmly?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Until recently, I thought the only VWs of this era that had that gooey rubberized coating on interior and dash parts were New Beetles. Not so. Passats do, too. So after discovering that both the parts that cover the power window controls on the driver's side plus the right grab handle on the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    B5 A/T 2.8L, rebooting a spare set used Raxles. First, Does anyone know how the hell to take off the metal end cap/cover on the inner CV joint? Boot hasn't cracked, just looks like dry rot crap. I am trying to reboot the inner joint and inspect the tri-pod rollers. I have been very unsuccessful...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01 Passat Is Locktite recommended on the 6 bolts that attach the inner part of the Axle under the heat shield? If so what color? Thank you
  9. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a 4-spoke Non-MFSW in my car... I bought a 4-spoke MFSW of eBay for $50. No airbag, no center cover. I am looking at it and its puzzling me. How do the buttons on the MFSW communicate with the system? The left and right button arrays are connected to each other, but they do not go into a...
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  11. B5 Garage
    I'm about to change my drivers side ITR and was wondering if I do it with my BACW will I have any need to remove the outer?
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So pulled the wheels to inspect the TREs and they're worn. Bought the replacements but when I tried to remove them the passenger side pinch bolt wouldn't budge even with w 3 lb. sledge and the driver side bolts came out easily but the outer doesn't want to unscrew from the inner. I pre-soaked...
  13. WTB/WTT Section
    2001.5 Passat 1.8T FWD Got a new suspension kit from another member. Had uses one of the inner tie rods on his car. I have one complete assembly and a pair of HD tie rod ends. Just looking for a new inner Meyle HD tie rod here first.
  14. B5 Garage
    I had a split inner boot. The outside boot was showing dry rot cracks. Ordered both kits and installed but had a lot of problems with inner cover. I'm not sure I have it in far enough. It seems like the cover should be pressed in. I used a small chisel and worked my way around but I could not...
  15. B5 Garage
    I am trying to track down a nasty vibration under acceleration right now. So I got under the car and grabbed the CV joint shaft and it has play front to back so I figured it had to be the CV joint wore out but when I called Marty he proceeded to tell me it is impossible essentially to have play...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. I have a 2003 Passat B5.5 wagon manual transmission. Had a split outer CV boot passenger side, so tried to replace it with one from O'Reillys- that did not work, so ordered an aftermarket axle with CV joints and boots already installed (from FCP Euro brand was EMPI I think--- $42.00)...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my wife noticed that my rear tires were wearing a lot on the inside and decided to take it to get new tires and an alignment while i was away. She told me that the guy at the service counter told her that they couldn't get the rear camber to correct because it had a bent axle and it needed to...
  18. B5 Garage
    '03 B5.5 1.8T Went to replace a burnt out headlight. Twisted the clip holding the bulb in and inner part of the headlight unit popped loose. Now I can grab the base of the bulb and wiggle and it moves around in there. The housing itself is still firmly bolted into the car. I would assume that...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone know of a good alternative to Dum-dum (trade name) to seal inner door panels? I bought the 3M product (3M strip caulk - pn#08578 60ft / 1ft strips) for a repair I did this summer. It does a great job but it's pretty nasty to work with in warm weather. Also wonder how messy it would be...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Figures once I finally find out what I want to do with the tails of my '07 sedan, it's late in the game and am having trouble tracking down these manufacturers. Referencing this Vortex thread, I found three different sites that were known to sell pre-assembled inner tails. -F4D Lighting won't...
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