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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hearing a clicking noise. when driving gets faster with speed but doesn't happen when in reverse. When I jacked it up I couldn't duplicate the issue while spinning the wheel. No bearing noises and don't appear to have any brake issues any suggestions?
  2. B5 Garage
    So the 4 motion works pretty good in the snow (I live where it snows, a lot) and I wish the ride height was a couple inches higher, like that new fangled Alltrack model, is this possible to do on b5.5? and how the heck do you do it. i know most people want to slam their rides, i would prefer it...
  3. B5 Garage
    I'm pretty sure this is not a leak, but I thought to check with the community as a sanity check. I was recently working on replacing the thermostat in my B5 1.8T ATW Passat; it has a 01V transmission. The car was raised and supported by only one jack stand, under the front driver's side wheel...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Really now I am getting seriously pissed:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: if you remember my last snub mount broke because the previous owner or mechanic got lazy. So today I am driving around, I notice more clunking from under the hood...
  5. B6 Garage
    where can i find the OEM piston DV and any DIY's out there for installation of new DV???? thanks for the help in advance....:bowdown: -Nick
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I Have an 03 passat, auto, my gear changer/shifter got yanked off, now i cant put it back on and go in reverse. anyon ehad this happen?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Monday runs beautifully. Turn car in for safety inspection ONLY. 10 AM. 4 not even looked at yet. I drive into give the lug adapter to them, that I forgot...notice car has been driven and placed in different place. 6:30 PM (30 minutes before they close) I...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got this car, runs awesome, but the alignment is really bad.. it pulls to the right pretty bad, and the tires are wearing on the outside edges (positive camber) I notices that the PO either hit the subframe on something pretty hard, or someone tried to jack up the car by placing a jack...
  9. B5 Garage
    I just bought my 1998 1.8t passat about a month ago and the day before I got to the dealer to pick it up some ass opened the sunroof when it was iced over and now it will open but wont shut and when u crank it shut it doesnt line up right and i have a 1/4" gap on the back. how do I fix this or...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got a flat tire yesterday... Jack up the car and am changing the tire. After i take off the flat and put it to the side, the jack breaks and the car falls about 4 inchs. Somehow its still holding the car about 3 inchs off the ground. Being a paranoid freak I carry an extra jack, so it worked out...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Better living through technology: some Comp Sci geeks at Johns Hopkins cracked the encryption code for RFID immobilizer systems in 15 minutes with $200 in hardware. The car security systems they hacked utilized Texas Instruments chips - are these the same chips in VW immobilizers...
  12. Anything Auto
    I think it would be fun to create a nice big library of the most jacked-up cars ever seen on the web. Allow me to post up the first doozey. Instrument cluster found.... between the sunvisors! Web page found here:
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Am planning on putting 8mm spacers up front and 15mm in rear of my 02 1.8 Tip. I've heard some interesting conversations (can't find now on search) regarding how they jack up the way your tires wear and the handling in corners. Can anyone verify this or tell me that they have no negative effect...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well finally got a Jack that's fit for a lowered ride Looks like Jeff Gordons ride! Ultra low 3" up to 18 3/8" Has 3 handles 1 on each side and 1 in the rear. The pump handle has a nice pad and the jack has twin pistons! Weight 45 lbs Twin Pistons
  15. Anything Auto
    I've seen this Maxima in the neighborhood a few times. This time, it was propped up with a scissor jack on the drivers side, and crushed milk crates on the passenger side. I'm surprised they didn't take the HIDs. Bunch of freaking animals.
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so get this, freaking kids (18 and 19 year olds) jack my car in the middle of the night (from my gated garage) :shock: , with my surfboard in it. they take out the surfboard, and then drive 5 hours from LA to monterey, ca before they crash the car. i get a call 10am in the morning from the...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well don't know whether this is my lucky or unlucky day. Unlucky that I couldn't get my car moving, lucky that I got back in time to save my car from a break in attempt. My car was parked on the street overnight, which I rarely do as I have a driveway. I was about to go out to rent a movie from...
  18. Anything Auto
    Hope y'all didn't have dinner yet!
  19. Anything Auto
    I was driving down Yellowstone Blvd in Forest Hills (Queens) and I saw a Maxima with their headlights gone! I remember reading a NYTimes article about HIDs and GPS systems are the new targets for theifs. This is the first time I actually saw it myself. :sad: