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  1. 2012 USA B7 TDI - Starts fine then really stutters driving for about 3 minutes

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi all, Really frustrating here's my situation: Start car, not too slow to start, but the colder it is the longer it takes to "turn over" (I live in Phoenix AZ where cold is 50F/10C). Back out of my short driveway, get on street slowly hit the pedal then lack of power, stuttering, super...
  2. Ticking/clicking in the 1st few Minutes of Driving.

    B5 Garage
    99 1.8T A/T Only makes this sound for the first few minutes of driving. If I start the car and give it gas in park or neutral it doesn't not make any noise. It only makes the noise under acceleration for the first few minutes. Originally I thought valves or cam chain tensioner, but now I'm...
  3. Passat(B5.5) 1.8T stalls after five minutes?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All- I have a Passat B5.5 1.8T (AWM, I think) with a very disturbing (and unsafe) problem. About five minutes after a cold start, if I am stopped in traffic the engine will simply stall. I can re-start the car by pumping the gas pedal, but will usually get a flashing CEL after re-start. I...
  4. Air Conditioning Quits after 5 minutes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I'm having problems with my 2001 Passat V6 AC. The AC recently stopped working while I was driving. After the car was stopped for a while and cooled down, it started working again, but only for 5 minutes. It will not come back on until the car cools down. Before this recent issue the...
  5. Remove & Replace Passat B5.5 2.0 liter TDI alternator in 22 minutes flat.

    B5 Garage
    After seeing many somewhat tedious and altogether time consuming recommendations to replace my alternator on my 2005 B5.5 2.0 liter TDI -- including one to remove the entire front end (What?!?) I documented my steps below. I changed my alternator in 22 minutes flat from hood-up to hood-down...
  6. Runs / idles 15 minutes the stalls out, restarts for 5 sec, cranks but won't start

    B6 Garage
    New here. I will apologies first for not having any codes but here's my story that I need help with. Hello, I’m new to the forum, however I have viewed several posts & threads to help solve some of the problems that plague my daughters B6, 2007 (built in 06) 2.0t FSI Passat wagon. Her most...
  7. Please Help - engine will start and run fine for about 10 minutes

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Specs - 2008 Passat 2.0 TSI CCT - Chain driven 129,163 miles Thank you for your time! It started on a Friday when my wife was driving home. She said it just quit running. So I was thinking, out of gas? She said it was full. She told me the engine would turn over and it seems like it was...
  8. First post from long time Passat owner...if you consider 40 minutes a long time

    New Member Introductions
    So, just got my first VW. 99 Passat 156k miles 1.8l It is by no means perfect. Got it as a car to take kid to school and things like that. My other vehicles are big Ford Super Duty trucks (live in the boonies with horses). I have a lot to learn. I will probably ask some questions soon, but...
  9. 2001 Passat 2.8L battery drains within minutes. Battery and alternator both good

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just got a brand new battery a few weeks ago car has been running great and then a few days go i noticed it took a little longer to start with what it sounded like less power. The car battery now completely dies within minutes of shutting the car off. No possible idea to as what could be...
  10. Fitful, convulsive, Long Warm Up, rough first ten minutes of drive

    B6 Garage
    i'm new. Bear with me. Hope I am in the right place. I have a 2007 Passat wagon, 2.0T, fwd, 103K, over the past three months or so it has been a long warm up, ten minutes or so before I get any real power. temps around here, during the problem, are 15 F to well below zero, parked outside. If I...
  11. Dash displays minutes instead of mile range?

    New Member Introductions
    My 2001 needed a new battery. Ever since it was installed the LED on the dash has read minutes instead of the miles left to the tank. I tried cycling through and resetting with the button on the wiper switch but it did not give me the miles option. Just minutes driven today or minutes driven...
  12. 05 passat 1.8t shudders 5 minutes down the highway

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 05 passat 1.8t has approximately 178000kms shudders very briefly after 5 minutes down the highway (speeds over 100km). And it only does it once during the drive (lasts for about 1 second). Every year around this time the check engine light comes on for a few days and then goes away till...
  13. 14 year old pinch bolt out in 30 minutes

    B5 Garage
    Impact wrench on the bolt, air hammer on the nut end, PB Blaster, repeat.
  14. spent ten minutes trying to be clever

    New Member Introductions
    got nothing... just another noob posting
  15. rpms jump around after start until about 5 minutes of running

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    96 volkswagen passat 2.0 4cyl starts fine, rpms go to about 1200, than drop to 800 (normal idle) than drop to about 200 and jump between 200 and 1000 rpms untill it's been running or driving for about 5 minutes, after that the car idles fine (about 800 rpms) and drive great. Any ideas? I...
  16. Engine cranks but does not fire....? Until you let it sit 15 minutes.... Ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok.... So I took my car for a drive to see my friend, started normally....... After an hour or so I left and this time the car cranks but will not fire........ This same problem happened in the dead of winter...... So I remove the key and let the car sit for 15 minutes and then boom it starts as...
  17. EPC & CEL light on car stalls after idling for 2 minutes

    B6 Garage
    Hey vw lovers, I have a 2008 passat turbo with 75000 miles. In the last month I had been experiencing some idling issues. Thought car needed tune up, had one. problem still there thought it was transmission, had a flush. Today car just lost power. Able to start up but lasted about 2 minutes then...
  18. Oil smell after running for a few minutes

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2004 GLX V6 that puts out an oil smell after its been running for a few minutes. It goes away after I run for awhile. Any ideas?
  19. 25 minutes from home

    The Showroom
    Took a short drive up Hwy 9 to 35, had a little bit of fun in the snow
  20. Exhaust leak sound on hot start for few minutes of driving.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 B5 with 1.8 AWM it has 128k on the clock. This was the wife's daily driver and became my daily driver when she upgraded to the CC. I recently replaced the turbo with a K4 when I traded in my 02 B5. It does not make this sound when started cold or when immediately restarted...