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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought the car a few days ago and the seller for got to mention the hole in the water cavity of the block. I got the car very cheap but i did drive 2 hrs to trailer it home. I was told and confirmed the oil pan was cracked. Its pretty clean other wise. Has anyone welded the water cavity...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 V6 4mo 145K The other day i started the car up and the starter was a bit squeaky but turned over, first time i noticed this. About 5 starts later, it just made one kinda loud click sound. Not repeated clicking as if a low battery but only one click, and nothing. Tried rocking the car in...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This week alone 3 major issues came up :/ 2000 1.8t Flex pipe broke and have to now buy the whole down pipe since the pipe is buggered ... Right front inner pad got caught by something and destroyed the rotor. Caliper has been replaced on this side within 5 months And for the coup de...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have heard a lot about Raxles and never anything wrong, maybe besides the fact that you have to send them your OEM axle for core charge (but that's besides the quality of an axle) Everyone always recommends that brand as way better than anything else on our market, but unfortunately I have to...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001 vw passatt 2.8. when I go to fuel up i take the cap off get a big woosh of air, then try to put gas in it and I can get 5bucks in it and it will stop taking fuel. go another 3bucks it will stop again. Vent issue?? vent valve?? I did the search only got answers for the 1.8. thank...
  6. B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 4Motion V6 with climatronic. This has been an ongoing issue for me and also the previous owner. I bought the car last year and got a great deal so I didn't worry too much about the no heat issue because I thought I could fix it. I'm currently getting nothing but cold air from...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm at like 24.5 from top of the fender to the ground. After about 15k at that height my axles went bye bye (107,000 miles on odometer). So I figured "Hey I'll just run cheap China crap axles from NAPA auto parts that includes a 3 year warranty." Well that was a horrible horrible HORRIBLE...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 GLX 4Motion wagon, ATQ 2.8L V6 ----------------------------------------- I started taking stuff off to get ready for TB replacement. The bumper removal was pretty easy and am at the final step before swinging wide the lock carrier. However... here is where I need a little help from the V6...
  9. B5 Garage
    Hello all! I just bought my first 1.8t car, a 2001 Passat. I daily drive a mk1 Diesel so this car is for my wife to scoot around in. But I've already run into some trouble. It threw a CEL yesterday and gave me a "Emissions Workshop" read out. So I pulled the codes and got a P0442 (I think) for...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Ok. So I have an 04 VW Passat v6 1.8L turbo 4Motion. I have had it in the garage probably 8-10 times for coolant leaks. I am getting frustrated. I have had O-rings replaced and the coolant flange replaced twice. The most recent was about three weeks ago I replaced the flange. I just noticed...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I felt my car running weird so I opend the hood. coolant tank low and.... WTF smoke?? so I looked around and saw pudles and couldn't find the leak. by the time I think I found what could have leaked it wasn't leaking any more because I ran out of coolant. it looks from behind the motor maybe...
  12. B5 Garage
    So i've recently had the issue of cylinder 3 misfiring. its the only one, every time i clear the code, P0303 always comes back. I recently put new spark plugs in about 2 weeks ago, no problems until now. I used NGK platinum spark plugs. I figured the best bet of a sure fix would be to just...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i've recently had the issue of cylinder 3 misfiring. its the only one, every time i clear the code, P0303 always comes back. I recently put new spark plugs in about 2 weeks ago, no problems until now. I used NGK platinum spark plugs. I figured the best bet of a sure fix would be to just...
  14. B5 Garage
    Hi-I am looking for siome sever help. Picked up a 2003 Passat that with CEL light on and throwing P1340 code or P0340 on a generic scanner. Car has 145,000 miles. Timing belt and chain tennsioner were done at 130,000 at a VW dealership. Owner said it took about 3 months for CEL to come on...
  15. New Member Introductions
    I bought this used car a month ago.. it had stop me on highway with big STOP sign and check for coolant.. so far 1) waterpump and T belt has been replaced with other repairs cost 1700 USD 2) coolant reservoir , pressure valve and sensor has been replaced 200 USD after this car was never run...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Changed the CAT on my 2004 1.8t passat 4 motion. Right when the car was first started, the CEL came on as well as the ESP (triangle circle). We cleared it and I drove off. 1 minute later, CEL was back on as well as the ESP. Power seemed fine yet mileage seemed a tad high. I got home and i...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi i am new here and have used the google search function and checked old posts infact i have been googling for the last five days so you guys and girls really are my last resort. I recently bought a 130 bhp b5.5 passat estate unfortunately for me when i collected the car the guy returned from...
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