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  1. The Never-Ending Brake Job

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Brake Pedal won't Decompress I've got a 2003 v6. Manual transmission. 140,000 miles. The rear left caliper was bad and I replaced it (along with pads and rotors). There was a leak. I determined it was the crush washers on the banjo bolt. So, I ordered a new brake line. It just came in today...
  2. Weird Timing Belt Job Mishap

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I saw this on YouTube. This could happen to anyone of us. So, I m posting it for information sake. https://youtu.be/toH7H1wejxk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. P1340 After Timing Belt and CCT Job

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just picked up the car from the shop and it drove fine for the 1st ride after leaving. The next day the ABS and traction light came on for the first time and then later in the day the CEL came on with a P1340 code. Car is driving fine other than the lights. Mechanic assured me that they counted...
  4. V6 multiple misfires after timing belt job

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've lined up all marks and have had the valve covers off to verify timing between the cams by counting the links. EVERYthing was checked and rechecked several times before starting. The car runs but badly with misfire codes on cylinder 1/3/4/6. But nothing on 2/5. After it was running, I set...
  5. B5 Passat misfires after TB job

    New Member Introductions
    I've lined up all marks and have had the valve covers off to verify timing between the cams by counting the links. EVERYthing was checked and rechecked several times before starting. The car runs but badly with misfire codes on cylinder 1/3/4/6. But nothing on 2/5. After it was running, I set...
  6. Doesn't really sound like a fair price for exhaust job

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey folks, So the B5.5 2.8 4-Motion was throwing codes and I could smell some exhaust and hear a bit of a leak on acceleration. I suspected the flex so I went by the independent exhaaust shop I've used on occasion and they pinpointed some leaks to one of the flex pipes and the sleeve after the...
  7. Brake job help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i have to change my brakes and figured since I've got a 99 and I'm pretty sure the pads haven't been changed since 99 lol, I figured I'd do a pretty big overhaul. I want to change as much as I can but I can't seem to find a list of stuff that I need. So far I have: - brake pads - rotors -...
  8. Whoever did the last timing belt job goofed it I think. How do I fix it?

    B5 Garage
    Today I started the timing belt job on our 02 V6 Passat that we picked up last spring. I know it's had it changed previously but I'm not sure when, so doing it to be on the safe side. Here's my problem, I'm at the point where you set the crank at TDC and attach the cam locking bar. Well, one...
  9. Ready for that control-arm job

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Our '99 1.8T wagon just keeps going despite my son's casual attitude towards maintenance. We recently changed the OE turbo for an Ebay $110 unit that seems to be working fine, so-far. Now it's time to change the 18-year old control arm set. This is the same kit from CXRacing that I installed...
  10. 04 v6 4Motion Head Job

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Goodnight im from the bahamas i own a 04 v6 4 motion in need of a head job. Timing belt pop after head gasket leak was repaired. Drove 5 minutes from the dealership popped my timing belt. End up bending my valves. Car needs a headjob. Need a list of all parts id need to purchase. Or where can i...
  11. Another brake job tale of woe

    B5 Garage
    Greetings! The basics: 2003 GLX 4Motion wagon, ~153,000 miles. The story: The silver lady was stopping OK, really. But I had noticed a couple of issues with the brakes. I had a somewhat soft peddle and the hand brake travel was quite high. Additionally, it looked like there was quite a bit...
  12. Is this what I need/want for front strut job for my 2003 Passat 1.8T GLS

    B5 Garage
    Here's what I'm looking at buying? Aside from the struts themselves, are all the other components listed below necessary and are there any other brands I should consider? Also, supposedly the Bilstein struts below are made to work on sport suspension or standard, but I'm curious as to how to...
  13. TB job help wanted

    B5 Garage
    I haven't done a timing belt job before and thus would like to have some guidance for the first time around. This is a request for someone who's willing to share their garage with me and help me get this done correctly, as I live in anapartment with only a parking lot to work in and the Oly WA...
  14. EPB faults after brake job

    B6 Garage
    I did my brakes yesterday and while working the battery charger turned off so the battery ran down. I got a slew of low voltage errors that I've been able to clear accept the EPB. Until now the EPB has worked like a charm so im wondering of im up shit creek when I go to the dealer on Monday...
  15. Grinding after total front brake job

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was driving to the store last week and I noticed a lot of resistance driving up the hill I live on, so pulled over to find my front left caliper siezed. Pried it open, drove back home without using pedal. I decided to replace the pads, rotors and calipers since it's been a while anyway ( even...
  16. '03 Passat front brake job - something not right

    B5 Garage
    I just replaced my front brake pads and rotors. I followed the directions as found on this and other VW/Audi sites and found it was not that difficult to do. I've done the rear brakes twice without issue but this was my first attempt at the front ones. Everything went in fine however when I went...
  17. 1st Repair Job 2003 Passat GLS

    New Member Introductions
    Had all 4 disk brakes done wow what a difference. Love4 my new VW
  18. No start after brake job??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here is what has happened on my 2003 V6 Passat GLX.... Replaced rear brake pads and rotor, drove the car to return some things, but had the flashing Brake Fault STOP message and blinking e-brake light Next day, bled the brakes and still have Brake Fault STOP message. went through the...
  19. Did the plug job. Twice.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 B5.5 2.8 V6. Original plugs were due at 47K. As is almost always the case (even when it says they're in stock - that's worth a whole new thread by itself), Advance Auto didn't have the plugs I needed Saturday, so I went with the BKR6EQUP, which they did have. 4 tips are better than 2...
  20. Wheel Bearing job on the B5 ('96 A4 V6)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've gone as long as I could with wheel bearing drone. Here's my suspension castings waiting for a trip to the machine shop for new bearings. The ball joint attachments under the hub were the only challenges, but they eventually loosened up.
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