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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is this a coincidence? I replaced the fuel pump on my wife's 2004 Passat B5.5 which was very easy BTW. Started right up and Drove it around about 10 miles, no problem. After a day, the gas cap warning light illuminates. :confused: Is this coincidence and the gas cap seal is no good anymore...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey folks, Got some great advice a couple of years ago on a 1.8 that I ultimately ended up (wisely) passing on thanks to advice on here, now I'm back to see what people think on my present opportunity. This is an automatic for the ex so she can have an easier time getting my son around and I...
  3. New Member Introductions
    This is my first VW, or even a German car. Bought a beat up 2004. It was abused. Cigarette burns and bullet dings. After just a little work and very little money, it started to run fine. The handling is great. I have never had suspension like this. Soft as a family car, firm as a sports car. I...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Having owned this Passat since February 2004, I have not needed to change any bulbs on the car, ever. I have however replaced the xenon bulbs a year ago, but the the original bulbs were still in quite good condition (no reddish hue, the sign of bulb going out). Anyway, now, today is the day that...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my passenger side differential seal let go along with the inner CV boot from being soaked in gear oil a few weeks back....I did not feel like doing this myself, so I went to the dealer. Also wanted a brake fluid flush. The trans pan was crushed, decided to do trans mounts and needed a new...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    SOLVED!! - 1.8T AWM Engine cranks+has fuel but no start! Help!! Hi all, I've had a good couple months and a couple thousand miles out of my Passat since fixing it initially. Now, suddenly, she won't start. There's a strong crank and she's getting fuel, but no catching/firing. Some background...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just got rid of my 2004 W8 6speed with just over 80k. It was a fun car to drive, but it was time.
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, My 99 aeb maf just started acting funky abd throwing a maf code. Cleaning did not change anything and runs 99% perfect unplugged. The yard had probably 10 1.8ts and all were the later style harness connector (rounded, early is rectangle with a metal lock pin). Now, i could buy one for...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After another $1500 the V6 is getting seriously fast :D I got a call back from the shop - all 4 cats are gutted and O2 sensor readings are being emulated by a computer so NEVER a Cat CEL EVER again!!! :bowdown: Head and Valve covers have been removed and received a great cleaning, painting and...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently purchased a 01 B5 from my sister to help her out. The car showed a check engine light, then a few hours later, died. Upon inspection I realized the timing belt had broken (missing teeth). The car sat and battery died so i never was able to pull the codes. I took it to a local shop. I...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone. I think this thread might be considered a follow-up from this thread where I was trying to figure out what was that loud 'weee' noise. To make things easier and the story shorter: just did full TB job at once, ordered one FPC TB kit again (the old one was also from there) and...
  12. The Showroom
    Hello All, I bought my car 3 years ago, I bought it out of desperation, as I needed a new car and Toyota's and Hyundai's were never of my liking. The car has brought me great nightmares, and cleaned my wallet out a few times now, but after 3 years, It is finally what I always wanted. The day...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Passat estate TDI 00 - swapping out rear seat with later model I have a Passat estate TDI 2000. The rear seat, which splits in two and folds down, has a lap belt in the middle. I want to have a standard seat belt in the middle rather than the lap belt. My understanding is that from 2003/2004...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a flex pipe leak and I found a reputable mechanic that has lots of experience with VWs. From reading on here I wanted to get just the flex welded in. He told me that in the past he has tried welding in flex pipes on VAG cars and that it is not possible to use a short enough pipe as the...
  15. B5 Garage
    So the PCV system on my 02 is clogged up. Symptoms are the unending leaking of oil and the occasional message from VAG-COM about a brake booster failure (which is the lack of vacuum the booster is seeing). I've been looking for a good write up, there is a ton out there on the AHA/early ATQ...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I checked the refrigerant, but it's ok. I start the car and after running and blowing cold air for a while, the cold air stops. Air still flows, but it's not cold. Then after another 15-20 minutes, it's starts blowing cold air again. Any leads will be greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance
  17. New Member Introductions
    I checked the refrigerant, but it's ok. I start the car and after running and blowing cold air for a while, the cold air stops. Air still flows, but it's not cold. Then after another 15-20 minutes, it's starts blowing cold air again. Any leads :wrench: will be greatly appreciate it. :salute...
  18. WTB/WTT Section
    Monday or tuesday, after then Ill just go new.
  19. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    one night i tried starting my car and it would just turn off as soon as it hit 1000rpm. i did it a couple times and then it worked fine. it happens to me once in a while, but everything runs good after...what could be the problem?
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About a year ago it came on with P0421. I decided to live with it and make sure I had the codes read and cleared every oil change. It has been the only code that sticks around. I had my car jumped for the second time this winter (i'm told the battery is still charged though.. only a year old)...
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