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  1. Front rear most lower control arm bushings POOP!!

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My car had 30k on the clock when the passengers side front bushing cracked.. I replace the entire arm with new ones... 50k on that same clock time to do it again :thumbdown:thumbdown I kept the original ones and am going to press in new ones my self and try these this time ...Moog K201630...
  2. B7(Alltrack) door lower kickstrip(protection trim) re-install issue.

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello, I look help with installing back driver door lower(silver) kickstrip plastic for my 2015 alltrack. https://ibb.co/XD5mDzK Kickstrip was removed because, I wanted to clean the back side of the strip- from dust and salt. So I opened the lower clips and slided the strip toward trunk...
  3. Help getting lower bellhousing bolts out for engine removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I need some help, I'm starting on removing the bellhousing bolts from the transmission to the bolt on my 02' VW Passat B5.5 1.8T FWD and The subframe seems to be in the way of getting a wrench in there. The lower three bolts are the main culprits. I've been searching some Audi A4 B6...
  4. Lower control arm

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, 2003, 1.8t, 125.000 miles I have a set of Delphi brand lower control arms. Yesterday, I replaced the left front control arm because the ball joint was busted. The car is driving nice. My question is do you think I should replace the rest of the control arms although they look intact...
  5. Lower coolant hose won't go on radiator (B5.5 AWM)

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, 2001.5 Passat sedan 1.8t AWM, 174,800 miles. I've been working on the timing belt job from hell for the past two weeks. I first thought I had everything done, then I cranked it and the car wouldn't start (it would only crank). After realizing the belt was off 2 teeth I tore it apart...
  6. Slow coolant leak at the lower coolant drain plug

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed there are few drops of coolant on the garage floor. The position is corresponding to the coolant drain plug. Does the drain plug have an o-ring? I tightened the drain plug but no luck. Anyone has experienced the same issue and what would be the fix? Thanks.
  7. F.S. Lower control arm kit

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  8. Lower suspension arms

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I need a new lower suspension arm, front right lower rearward and front left lower rearward on my 2001 FWD B5.5 does it matter if I get forward or rearward or any of that or are they all the same shape anyway?
  9. ISO a Manual transmission shop for VWs in lower MI

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    At some point, I fear I will need to have the transmission on my 2004 Passat GLX rebuilt. It is a 5spd DVZ. Does someone have a shop in lower Michigan they can recommend? When the time comes, I'd pull the transmission out and bring it in for the repair. I'm in Livingston County, so even...
  10. lower control arms - cut the bolt or lower the sub-frame?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been reading various threads about replacing the front lower control arms and some say to cut the bolt at the frame side of the control arms and some say to lower the sub-frame to get the bolt out. Is the problem bolt on both the frontward and rearward arms? Or, only one of the arms? It...
  11. WTB Lower dash 2000 or 2001

    WTB/WTT Section
    I want to swap for 1999 center console for 2000 to 2001 center console . I need the lower dash to do it. I'm looking for a black or gray lower dash. I don't know how to rotate my pictures sorry I'm working on iPad. Ultimately what I'm trying to do is to have my radio in the top most portion...
  12. installing lower rad hose -- any tricks?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The last time I tried to replace the lower rad hose, I managed to remove it after working it for some time (what a pain). But, the new one wouldn't go in. I am going to try again next week. I am guessing the oring of the new hose is stiff and needs to compress more so that the clip can latch...
  13. dust boots for lower control arms

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did anyone replace ball joint boots on lower front arms? So far the only exact match I found in USA is Febest's VWBJB-001. Besides relatively high price, their quality seems to be quite poor. I'm surprised that no one else sells this size.
  14. Lower plastic trim Below doors

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    replaced front pass. door. need to find the long black trim attached to leh lower door sill, and the small plastic pieces at lower front fender and piece located just behind the rear door.
  15. Is it safe to run a B5 1.8T at lower oil pressure?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am original owner of 1999 Passat GLS Wagon 1.8T, 144k miles. For the past few years the low oil pressure indicator would occasionally go off when driving up steep hills here in SF Bay area, but overall the car continued to run okay - I just attributed that to it being an old car. A couple of...
  16. All black lower center grille without any chrome

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I see a lot of sites with the picture being all black but indeed when ordered they have chrome on them. Does anybody know where to get an actual all black one?
  17. Pics of Difference between rear lower control arms

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello I'm working on the control arm replacement. I pull out my new fcs lower rear control arm and it seems different than the stock one. The new one is shorter, has a bigger ball joint and the taper is not as long. My car is a 2000 and I thought the change in taper occurred in 2003 and made...
  18. Bushing in spindle for rear lower control arm replacement?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok so I changed front and rear lower controls arms on Front passenger side. Car was tighter but there was a clunk that I could not find. After a while I have determined that when I removed the Front rear lower control arm the tapered bushing must have gone with it . So now I have to replace...
  19. Lower Control Arms Shock Absorber Bolt stuck

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I started work on the Lower control arms and I ran into my first snag. (Surprise surprise). The bold that goes through the shock absorber and rear lower control arm turned (with great effort) maybe an 3 or 4 turns and stuck fast. I can't seem to turn it anymore in either direction. It is almost...
  20. Price Range for Transmission Fluid Filters - Are the lower priced ones OK?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am going to order the filter and gaskets for the transmission fluid change. I see HUGE differences in pricing between a factory filter and the aftermarket brands. ECS lists genuine VW/Audi gasket and filter at $161.21 - which is absurd for this type of part! So we have: VW/Audi...
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