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  1. Failed front end inspection, wheel play at 3 & 9

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Still kinda new to the Passat and especially the more complex suspension system. This is a 4 motion V6. Is this just an outer tie rod/ball joint issue or from the inner tie rod too possibly? And how can I be sure? Thanks!
  2. Failed Smog Visual Inspection - identify hose?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 v6 manual. Test only place implicated this hose as failing a visual inspection. Looked myself and it's defiantly cracked. No idea what it's for so I don't know how to look up parts. Image is attached. It has a squared un-corrigated section right above the block. Thanks in advance for any...
  3. Check engine codes need clearing for inspection in New York

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I need to do an inspection on my 2000 Passat. I have a persistent check engine light on. Do you know of a place that can clear the code and do the inspection? Somewhere in nyc preferably? Thanks!
  4. Check engine light ON. State Inspection up! HELP

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    My check engine light (CEL) was ON in my passat car. I brought it to service station, they run the scan and said it needs coolant sensor (CTS) replacement. P2181 code. As my inspection is due in 2 weeks I asked them to change the coolant sensor. They changed CTS and reset the code and CEL was...
  5. Moving to Maryland how hard are they going to be on my b5 Waggy

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    Ok, So the SO wanted to move to the east coast, she landed a job in MD. Ill be moving there in a week.. is there anything I should worry about vehicle wise? I heard the inspection is a scam. SO paid 800. to get new wipers and a broken dummy light replaced to pass inspection. Her brother paid...
  6. What should I do with my money pit? Going to college in one month. Failed inspection

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm going to make the story short and sweet: -Buy 2001 B5 passat for 3600. The car was not inspected and could not pass my shop's inspection. Owner got it inspected somewhere else (my guess is lick and stick aka fraudulent tags) -Day 2 engine light goes on -Since then I have put an additional...
  7. 2004 VW 1.8T inspection hole??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, sorry if I missed this somewhere else, but is there a plug you can pop out to see the timing belts' condition? I know a lot of domestic cars used to have them. Thanks.
  8. nj emissions inspection due in april

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    in nj, car must pass emissions testing every 2 years. 3 years ago i had the 2 cat converters replaced and i keep the car pretty well tuned up with filters, oil, etc. car passed no problem 2 years ago, and i'm due back. any tricks to help the car run cleaner before i go? i pick up the grandkids...
  9. 2014 nys inspection sticker

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Need help getting inspection sticker in bushwick brooklyn area. New york state now wont pass you if the anti-lock brake light is on as of november 2013. I plan on getting the module rebuilt by the summer also refreshing front suspension but until i can get a inspection sticker my dub stays...
  10. Need Inspection. CEL on. Seeking opinion on course of action. Autoscan provided

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, thank you for reading this post. I have a 02 Passat, 1.8t. I have owned this car since 133K miles. It has suffered deferred maintainence, but now I need to get it inspected. My plan is to tackle some issues over the next few weeks. It leaks a good bit of oil, so I am going to tackle...
  11. took my car to the shop, got inspection results, any advice?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so if you have been following my threads on my steering and knocking problems. i finally bit the bullet and took it to the pro's. they found worn motor mounts and snub mounts, front lower rear control arm bushings were worn (i just had new control arms installed few months ago and was shocked)...
  12. Cam cap inspection.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have read in many posts to inspect the cam caps before replacing the oil pump, because if the caps are scored it’s not worth putting in a new oil pump just replace the engine. so can anyone tell me inspecting the caps what the procedure is? All the caps? or just certain ones? I looked at #5 on...
  13. need help to pass inspection. computer keeps saying not ready

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, still trying to make do with my 01.5 AWM FWD sedan. She has 136k but have not been able to pass inspection since I can't get rid of the CEL. in NJ they only now inspect for emissions by connecting obdII. I can clear the codes with vag-com but Readiness fails because of the following has...
  14. New Jersey Car inspection

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everybody I read on NJ motor commission website that new cars are inspected by downloading OBD information from computer, so when I bought a 2002 Passat, I brought it to inspection facility indicated on the paper I was given during registration. So I didn't see what they did for the car, but...
  15. PA inspection help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so I need a basic run down on how to pass inspection. In about one year my whole family will be shifting to the Philly area and I need to know what is needed to pass inspection. My parents cars will pass, but mine I am not too sure about. So here is what I would like to know: What is looked...
  16. NYS inspection problem check engine light on

    B5 Garage
    had my 01' 4 years check engine light was on the day i bought it. tried to have it scanned but onboard computer wont talk to most hand held scanners. car runs fine drove to florida mississippi boston never any problem. so i have decided to dig deeper into the cause of the light being on. went to...
  17. Used Car Pre-Purchase Inspection: 10 Things to Check

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    Check out's tips for checking a used car before you buy it.
  18. Check engine light codes HELP! Inspection up.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, my mother foolishly decided to wait until the last week of the month when her inspection is due. Soooo now the car has no inspection on it, and I'll be the one to suffer because she'll be taking my car until it's fixed. Soooo, I'm quite anxious to get it fixed! Anyway, her car is an 2004...
  19. Damn, NY Inspection Sticker! I Hate You!

    B5 Garage
    Sometimes I just hate the hell out of living in NYC. I had my '02 Passat serviced and tuned up in Jan., drove it 14 hours straight, and have had zero problems since. My check engine light came on and the damn machine says something about the catalytic converter and a misfire error. So, now I...
  20. VW inspection report: """Turbo boost valve (car has an oil leak)"""

    B6 Garage
    VW inspection report: """Turbo boost valve (car has an oil leak)""" Hi guys, new on forum, looking for help to avoid big invoices at VW dealer, to repair / maintain my 2009 Passat Wagon, 2.0 liter, runs on regular, not on diesel. I have tried to search the forum and spend an hour trying to...