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  1. New Member Introductions
    Joined this site, as it appears to be a very useful resource for DIY. As the title implies, I will never be accused of being a mechanical genius. While I am smart enough to know that I shouldn't be attempting any major repairs myself, I feel comfortable enough to take on minor jobs. Looking...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone! I have a 2000 VW Passat turbo. I have a few things I need fixed and I'm trying to find someone in the Nashville,Tn area that can do the work on my car. I really am new on here and have no idea where to look for people in my area. Thanks for reading this
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001.5 passat. The keyless entry has not worked for some time so i have been using my key to unlock it manually. This morning it would not unlock. I turn it counterclockwise and it does not unlock and it does not spring back to the center. I go to turn it the other way to lock it and it...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 ATQ V6, 88K miles This morning on cold start (well, the car was cold...the weather's pretty warm), a mechanical screech, at maybe 1000Hz, appeared. The pitch and volume were steady, and did not change with changes in the engine's rpm. The car started and ran fine. In the middle of the next...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got a brand spankin new mechanical oil pressure gauge so I think I'm going to put it in the Passat. It has a threaded connector that fits the extra port over the oil filter so I just need to route the plastic line, and this is where the challenge has begun. Can't really find a clear route...
  6. B5 Garage
    Can you guys help me diagnose this issue? It only happens to me when I make turns or when the engine is off and running the short trip test. The cold weather causes the problem to be worse. Any temperature below 0F causes the STOP and flashing brake light warning. Brakes still have most if not...
  7. New Member Introductions
    I have no clue HOW to use a forum? I just purchased an 03 B5 30V FWD Passat GLX, Bone Stock, 91k miles. Possible MAJOR engine issue and need help? How do I reach out for help? I look forward to your response! Thanks! Semper Fi!
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am getting the following error 17887 - P1479 Brake Boost Vacuum Mechanical Failure. I used a boost leak pressurizer and pressurized the system to 8 psig. I can hear air leaking out of the bottom of the brake boost vacuum pump 8E0 927 317. These things are ~350 brand new from German...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone. I hope this is the right place to post this. I tried posting to the B5 Discussion Forum but it won't let me post. Says my account is awaiting activation or something of the sort. Seems weird because I thought I activated my account already. At any rate, here goes.... I recently...
  10. New Member Introductions
    hey guys. I have couple problems with my 2004 vw passat. Previous owner has put some kind of hands free cell phone connection connected to radio. it was no problem for a year, but lately for no reason radio or cd player started switching to ''phone'' function. it kept happening for a few seconds...
  11. Anything Auto
    Tonight my better half's 2000 Nissan XTerra had the 'Service Engine Soon' light come on and shortly thereafter, the temperature gauge when up to the max. I stopped (with it running) and didn't see/hear any fluids escaping. I nursed it slowly home and on downhills the temp would drop a bit. I...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    long story short a few years ago the garage installed a 1.8t fan in my v6. they spin opposite direction (with the blades angled the other way) so last week in 100+ degree weather my car overheated (was fine until then!) Can I remove the fan clutch assembly without the car in service position?
  13. B5 Garage
    What are the symptoms a B5 can have when it has electrical problems (e.g., TCM, Multi-Function Transmission Range Sensor/Switch, or transmission solenoid issues) and what are the symptoms when it has mechanical problems (e.g., transmission/drivetrain breakage)? I'm getting VAG-COM readings...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Installing a mechanical oil pressure gauge this weekend, 01 b5 1.8 auto I know where im gunna put it etc, just want to know a few things: Anything i should look out for ,trouble wise? I dont wanna mess with a sensor etc, and i want accurate readings. I want to know what areas to stay away from...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Timing gremlin..... 1.8T AUG Passat engin 2001 OK...P0012 (advance set point not met) has been coming on and the MIL light on the third start after erasing code... The car runns sweet... but the MIL ligt advance set point still comes on.. Replaced front of intake cam timing sensor.. took to my...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hi all; I have a 2001 B5 and was wondering why the hood strut fails. it's such a simple device and it should last practically forever. Any idea? :confused: My cruise control stopped working last month, and my preset power seat adjustment (the 3 buttons) stopped working last week. I looked the...
  17. B5 Garage
    Hello, My 2002 AWM 1.8t tip FWD passat is throwing the following error code with no CEL: 17887 - P1479 Brake Boost Vacuum Mechanical Failure After searching I have checked the jet suction valve and the vacuum lines. I have already replaced the original lines with hightemp silicone and they...
  18. B5 Garage
    Just coming home 30 mins. ago and suddenly the steering wheel started to judder badly from side to side in short sudden movements - as I was on the motorway and about 1 mile from home I pushed on whilst carefully monitoring what was happening - came to a roundabout at the motorway junction and...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to decide if it is worth the $$ and hassle to fix all the issues with my 99 GLX. Everything seems to be going wrong all at once and the dealer charges 2 arms, a leg, and your first born child! I have a coolant leak, noticed the coolant reservoir was cracked, so I replaced it...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, Can someone please confirm if the following injector part will fit and work without any problems in the BKP engine code part number 03G130073G Your help will greatly be appreciated on this matter Thanks
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