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  1. Everything looks OK, AC not blowing cold!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8t AWM Relay 384 OK. It clicks. Fuse 25 OK. AC light comes on in the button. Aux fan kicks in. AC compressor clutch engages. System is charged. What could be the problem? Last winter the plenum chamber was flooded (a lot of water) because the previous owner didn’t clean up the drain...
  2. New here, looks like the place to be. Camshaft position sensor issue, possibly

    New Member Introductions
    Unfortuntaely I'm coming here due to car issues in our 2014 passat 1.8 tsi. The check engine light came on and its running rough. I took it to autozone, and they said it was the camshaft position sensor. Anyone have any tutorials on how to swap that out? It looks like it was easy on older...
  3. Looks like my MAF is shot. May I just disconnect it? (for a while)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yo there. Yesterday I was getting back from the grocery when my IDLE became pretty rough. The engine didn't stall but it was amazing how nuts the RPM gauge on the cluster performed. I pulled over for a moment and when I tried to get back to the street the car was completely out for power. As...
  4. Coolant loss but no puddles. Looks like "steam" from exhaust on startup.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    '05 1.8 coding intermittent misfire on 2 and 3, losing coolant slowly with definite "steamy" exhaust on startup and first couple hundred feet of drive. Starts rough but smooths out quickly and all other operation is fine. Studied the threads and can't find any clues under coolant or head...
  5. Looks like a very popular forum

    New Member Introductions
    New member, just purchased a 2003 Passat GLS, 65000 miles, very nice condition. I've had a lot of different types/brands of cars and I really like working on the VW's when things are needed. Very well built cars.
  6. What getting the most out of your brake pads looks like

    Anything Auto
    You guys might get a kick out of this! A family member was complaining about grinding noises when braking. When I finally got around to checking it out I found this :rolleyes: Car was a 2000 Volvo V40, I was blown away upon seeing these to say the least. Not sure why but this picture is...
  7. coolant looks off

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently purchased a 1999 passat with the 2.8l and a 5 speed manual trans. It has 165k miles, and in the month that I have owned it, I have had to replace pads, calipers, rotors, master cylinder, and now the alternator. When I bought it, I checked the coolant and it was only rated to 0...
  8. Chrome VW Crest looks like crap

    New Member Introductions
    Hi I am new here ! awilli
  9. 2016 Mazda MX-5 Revealed and it looks...

    Anything Auto
    great! See more 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata photos at
  10. This looks great

    New Member Introductions
    I'm excited to start using this forum. I've had this Passat for a while but am only now starting to have some issues.
  11. Just lowered my b7! Looks and feels GREAT!

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Will post pictures tomorrow. The ride quality changed just a little. Feels 100% better then what i thought it was going to feel like. I put on h&r sport springs. Stock shocks and struts. Lowered it about 1.5 inches in the front and 1.3 inches in the back. Car looks absolutly perfect now. :D
  12. Recently had my valve cover gasket replaced...this looks wrong

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What do u think?
  13. Engine runs rough, suspected CCT issue but it looks ok - help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is my first post on PassatWorld, I've been using it for a while now to diagnose problems with my vehicle and there's some great posts on here. However now I have a more serious issue with my 2003 Passat V6 B5.5 wagon but I can't figure out what's causing it. My wife was driving home the...
  14. Replacing The Tandem Pump. Easy as it looks?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Is it as simple as taking the old one off and putting the new one on? If not where can I find a how to on doing it right?
  15. Looks like a steam engine from oil cap on 1.8t

    B5 Garage
    I am so over this car. Blew the timing belt which destroyed the head (valves bent, couple of seats marred up pretty bad) so i replaced the head. Had a hell of a time starting it. When I did, found coolant spurting out of back corner of block/head. Figured out the head bolts for the new kit were...
  16. Does anybody know the exact name of these wheels or a wheel that looks identical?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
  17. Car leaking Carmel. Not really but looks like it

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed on my garage floor some drips that look like Carmel. Any idea what it is? Sent from Free App
  18. What my next week of garage time looks like!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Me, typically being someone who likes to get the most from their dollar, sat around for a few weeks and got a bunch of stuff for under $200 2 Beck/Arnley Front Wheel Bearings 82mm -$42 2 Rear Wheel Hub/Bearing Assy. -$48 2 Motor Mounts 8D0199379K - $45 2 Front ABS Sensors - $25 The last 40 I...
  19. FS: 3 Spoke Leather Steering Wheel plus Airbag looks new!

    Parts For Sale
    Sold :beer:
  20. Has anyone used Plasti dip on their roof? My clearcoat looks terrible.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car has been peeling clear coat for over 5 years now. It started with the hood, which I eventually completely peeled, and then had a shop repaint it. It came out great, but it was very $$. The roof is now in terrible shape, and it will cost even more to paint that. I've been looking at...