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  1. EPC and loss of power

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I drove about 200 miles after fixing my melted AC switch (details here) which was caused by squished wires from a thermostat and timing belt job after the car overheated. Everything worked fine. Then the EPC light came there was a loss of power. Took a bit and was able to re-start and get...
  2. 03 Passat Stage two boost loss

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello this is my first post on the forum so bear with me, but my 2003 Passat has a stage 2 ecs tune. I believe it’s ecs not entirely sure, but it’s definitely a stage 2 I swapped it from a 2000 Passat where it only made 10lbs of boost consistently but occasionally would hit 20 and creep down to...
  3. What are the possible causes of loss of coolant?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Since a few days I noticed coolant loss in front of the car (passenger side). Could this leak possibly be from the o-ring of the temp sensor in the lower radiator hose (per AndreasPassat)? If so, where/how exactly should I look for it? Or could it also be from the turbo coolant lines (per...
  4. Loss of coolant

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2005 Passat dumps coolant out when turned off after running on highway for about an hour and then driving around town for a bit. It appears to come from the passenger side. It does not leak at any other time.
  5. help: first loss of power, then engine shutoff, then crank no start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 B5.5 passat GLS ATQ engine I've been through one broken timing belt and don't want to go through another, but here goes This afternoon I was driving sedately (about 20mph) in a 25mph zone when I felt the engine lose momentum (power), accelerator changes reflected in engine rpm, I noticed...
  6. Loss of power after regular service

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello, everyone, After having my car 140 hp 2.0 tdi passat serviced at a non VW place, the usual oil and filters change, and also the diesel filter change, I experience a loss of power, more outstanding beyond 100 km/h. In fact, in a steep motorway, the foot all down on the accelerator, the car...
  7. Sudden loss in brake pressure ('02 B5 1.8 FWD)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My brake pads & rotors have been in need of repair for a while and I had planned on doing the replacement this week. This morning I drove out of my driveway with the handbrake engaged about halfway. My dog ran out in front of the car and I hit the brakes a little hard. When I started to drive...
  8. Epc light and loss of power after power steering supply line replaced

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi I'm in desperate need of guidance. I bought a 2012 vw Passat about 5 months ago with 60k miles and since put on 10,000 miles as I drive a lot. Love the car but a week ago it started spewing power steering fluid everywhere around the reservoir and we concluded that until we could see where it...
  9. Sputtering, stalling, loss of accelleration

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I'm at a loss of fixes now. Had problems for pushing a year now and can't get a permanent fix. Cleaned the throttle body, replaced the throttle body, intake was replaced and a few other minor things. Car will work for a few weeks to a few months after a fix and then the same problem occurs...
  10. Thanks PW, it has been a great place. My 2004 is total loss :o(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As I mentioned earlier this week, my youngest son crashed into the back of a bus with the old Passat. He's fine, nobody injured at all. Just found out this morning that the insurance company declared the Passat a total loss. I don't have the value of settlement as yet. The Canadian Black...
  11. At A loss

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been going through the whole no click no start issues. I've gone and replaced my starter, checked my relays and my ignition. The issue didn't start till it got cold and it's been steady cold and just can't get it to turn at all. I've got power and proper voltages. I've been through the...
  12. Power Loss Problem- Help Please

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, My 2003 awm B5.5 is lacking power. I ran a scan and here is the list. Saturday,16,September,2017,16:46:12:62939 VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator VCDS Version: Release 12.12.0 (x64) Data version: 20130910 VIN: WVWPD63B13P444230 License Plate: 7ZJY310 Mileage: 117890km-73253mi...
  13. Sudden loss of fuel?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My day has gone quite sour. 2004, 1.8T, FWD, Manual. I'm five miles from home when suddenly I lose engine power. My car is now stuck on someone else's property as I have no way to tow it. Fuel pump is not running. Fuse checks out, relay doesn't click normally(as in one second of fuel priming...
  14. Major loss of oil, might have made a huge mistake

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Had a major issue this past week, cracked a hole in my oil pan which resulted in all the oil draining from the engine. Was only a mile from home so even though I was only a mile from home, I thought I could limp home(regret that now). Low oil light came on and major loss of power, wouldn't climb...
  15. 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...
  16. Coolant Loss

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, greetings from Denver! :wave:? So deal is, as of lately I've been losing coolant at a pretty constant rate. (1.8t) I top off the coolant but it takes a couple of drives for the level to drop. Thing is I can't find where it's been leaking from and it doesn't leave a puddle on the...
  17. newbie here

    New Member Introductions
    hi I was wondering if anyone can help me, I had a whistling noise coming from my 1.9 tdi Passat, took off and cleaned the egr, this has sorted out the whistling as the egr was a mess, now I have a loss of power, as if the turbo isn't kicking in!!!! help please lol:confused:
  18. 2015-2016 1.8t Camshaft Shear & Brake Loss Recall

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist...
  19. Check Engine Light and Loss of power

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2004 Passat Glx 4motion. I recently replaced the oxygen sensor and my light is still staying on. I am experiencing loss of power, gas mileage, also it feels like the car is giving itself to much gas. I have also been experiencing that the car is shifting harder and i have had someone...
  20. sudden loss of AC

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just yesterday my ac was blowing so cold that you could not keep it on and today you have to keep it off because it just blows air. I've searched around on the form but nothing really helped just checked a few things and got nowhere really. 2001 vw passat 1.8t gls with the old fashioned climate...