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  1. New Member Introductions
    I recently bought this car with a broken timing belt, bent valves and so forth. I have done literally hundreds of broken belts in my life but after this one some weird issues started popping up. I have VCDS Hex Net so I ran a scan but no codes. It was pinging on load and it has the bpy oil...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 1.8t AWM Timing is off while turning the starter over. Backfires and up the intake. Tries to fire when I let off the starter and the engine is possibly rolling backwards. After many tries, it will start, but sounds like its running on two cylinders. After 10-30 seconds of excruciating...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Can anyone tell me which part was being replaced for this loaw-beam issue? I have one of my headlights that sometimes doesnt work. If i open the hood and touch it it works. But then it might shut off again a few minutes later. Read somewhere this was a known issue and im trying to figure out...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So as I am trying to save a 475,000 KM passat V6, I need to replace the crankshaft seal as it's leaking. It was a pain to get the 24 mm bolt off but finally got it done yesterday. The mistake I made though was not putting the locking pin back (I removed the bolt by the start the engine trick) so...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all. I recently picked up a 05 Passat wagon tdi. I got it not running. The previous owner said it started running rough and then one day just took forever to start. I got it home replaced the fuel filter. Then tested the in tank pump which it shoots a nice stream of fuel out of the...
  6. New Member Introductions
    The car I'm working on today is showing the EPC light on the dash and will not crank to start. I had the battery go dead on me, recharged it, car started once after that but now there is no solenoid click and the EPC light came on. I am looking for ideas as to what the problem might be and how...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello, I look help with installing back driver door lower(silver) kickstrip plastic for my 2015 alltrack. https://ibb.co/XD5mDzK Kickstrip was removed because, I wanted to clean the back side of the strip- from dust and salt. So I opened the lower clips and slided the strip toward trunk...
  8. B5 Garage
    Hey there all. I am a noob, but a relatively fast learner and pretty handy. This is my intro post: https://www.passatworld.com/forums/new-member-introductions/450697-noobs-all-must-read-first-post-make-entry-thread-v2-117.html#post4510377 That gives a good intro to why I am here without...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, my 07 passat wagon 2.0t has been experiencing an abrupt bog when engine speed hits 3000 rpm. the car has no other issues and once it does it it won't reoccur until the car is shut off and restarted. also causes the car to idle around 1000 rpm until restart. i scanned and got a p0321...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi All, One of the multi function button on the right side of my steering does not work anymore. Works if I really press very hard. How to change the right side module or the button? Airbag removal required? How? Finding 2 types of modules on ebay. Not sure which will fit. Need to take out...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, So Ive trawled through the forums to find a previous post with this specific issue and have come up empty. So recently my water pump blew and my engine fried, luckily I was able to pick up a replacement low KM engine and had it installed. Now only a couple of months after I started...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, new here and I have searched for this issue but still puzzled I have 2001 Passat Pd130 estate. I purchased this with an ABS sensor issue (confirmed with vagcom) changed the sensor and codes cleared. The brakes have never been great and always felt very hard . ABS sometimes kicking in...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all!, I need some help with my auto trans 2001 B5 Passat GLS 1.8t. When I start her up, when the engine is cold, and back up, reverse works fine. However, after the car is warmed up, say after driving home from work, when I am in reverse, and give the car too much gas, as if to back up...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all! 04 V6 GLX auto with ~190k miles. I apologize for the long post but want to give as much info as I can. It has started getting cold here in Ral, NC. and I have noticed a strange occurrence (happened 3 or 4 times in the past 2 or 3 weeks) with the motor when trying to start the car...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So sometimes I will unlock the door and I can see it physically pop up but the door does not unlock. I will generally have to cycle through locking and unlocking it a few times before the door actually unlocks. Is this a security feature and I just need to wait for it to time out or am I...
  16. B5 Garage
    https://www.passatworld.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=89029&d=1543276592&thumb=1&stc=1 Ok I just bought a 2002 Passat B5.5 that had a turn signal issue when I bought it. The usual issue of what sounds like a bad bulb or relay, with the left rear signal flashing fast and the front left...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ‘98, 1.8t, SW The left tail light doesn’t work. But, the brake and the blinker do. Checked the fuses, fine. Moved the left socket to the right. The tail light worked. But, when I installed the right socket on the left, the tail light didn’t work. What could be the problem?
  18. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Dear all, After wheel alignment I am facing a hard steering issue. After scanning I found the following codes. Could you please help me out to understand the exact problem with my car. I have Passat CC 2012 Model. ABS: 00778 - Steering Angle Sensor (G85) 01325 - Control Module for Tire...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi yall, I took my passat on a trip to philly this weekend which is about 3-4 hrs from me. When driving on the highway the coolant temp stayed right at 190 like it should but when we would go up a hill sometimes it would start to climb with the RPMS up higher. When you let off it cools down...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 VW Passat 2.8L V6, ATQ, 100,000 miles. I bought Bosch 16073 O2 sensors to replace the original sensors on my car. Several online stores, Bosch's website, Amazon and ebay compatibility tools suggested this was the right replacement sensor. My initial intent was to do job myself but life...
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