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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, I have been experience some weird problems with my transmission lately that I can't seem to figure out what would cause it. Here are the major two issues: Hard shift into third when car is completely automatic Sometimes when car is decelerating it begins to "kick" where it's like...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just picked up this 2002 GLX 5spd and of course it has quirks like any other VW. One of them being the A/C compressor does not kick on. This has the Climatronic and the relay under the dash is number 276. I initially thought this was an issue with the refrigerant being low, so I checked the...
  3. New Member Introductions
    So, my Colorado Red B5.5 got rear-ended and totaled last year. From there, I inherited a tC from family for a short-term A to B. I'm now driving a 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T and pretty happy with it. I've done a few basic mods, but I'm sure more will come. However, We also moved from NYC up to...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I have a 2008 Passat 2.0T that's been starting and running rough lately with the check engine light on. Within the last two days I've noticed that my turbo doesn't come on anymore. I had AutoZone do a scan and came back with these codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303 and P0304. He...
  5. B5 Garage
    When I try to accelerate quickly -as in passing - my 99 1.8 hesitates,almost as if I had suddenly hit the brakes. When I backoff the throttle a bit it smooths out and the turbo kicks in and I seem to have full power to pass. The CEL isn't on but it has flashed a couple times so I had the codes...
  6. B5 Garage
    I'm not new to brake jobs and frozen bolts, but this one's got my number. I've hit it with propane (don't have MAPP) in all directions three times, soaked it in PB Blaster and used a variety of leverage points with various breaker bars: All to no avail. I've been trying for quite a few hours off...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to figure out a A/C problem with a 2005 TDI Wagon. In a nut shell the A/C compressor clutch is not kicking on or should I say kicks on intermittent. The car doesn't have auto climate control. It is just manual controls. If you hit the A/C button to turn the A/C on the 2nd radiator...
  8. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hi, Today I parked my CC in the garage and when i got out I heard a loud vacum-like noise. I thought that it's some neighbour vacuming the car, but it turned out to be coming from under my hood. What's more I could also smell a bit like burning/hot plastics, my exhaust pipe was also emitting...
  9. Anything Auto
    Jeep SRT8's Kicking Ass in these videos. :) Here you go, Johnny Cash walking the line! :thumbup: Jeep SRT8 and motorcycle running from the cops: Cherokee SRT8 getting chased by Cops... My Jeep running 0-60 with the small engine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtTl7uG1vhA...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 03 1.8 will not take much gas. It is like feeding a baby veggies. You put a little gas in the pump kicks out. Can any one tell me what to check? Love my VW after 120,000 miles it needs a viagra:lol: thanks
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A quick question. I just got my 17s, koni sport shocks, n 1BE springs put on my B5.5 V6 4motion. And now when i slow down to a stop, i heard this gear sound n my brakes start slipping and gripping. Im guessing this is the ABS kicking in? And what could have the installation place done to...
  12. Anything Auto
    2003 with 8,906miles its a auto. Its for the old lady but i talked her into a chip. Its gonna be fun to drive but the passat will have to sit under its car cover! :cry:
  13. Anything Auto
    9pm east coast time speedvision, right now!
  14. Anything Auto
    Is it me or can you hear the turbo as it goes by http://www.rennen.us/media/Johnny1.8T.mpg
  15. Anything Auto
    Here's the story: http://www.hoppenmotorsport.com/istook1.htm Edited by BF - smaller pic added. Here is the link to the original giant photo: http://www.hoppenmotorsport.com/Istook1.jpg
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