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  1. 2012 Passat SE Brake Noises

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 2012 Passat SE currently about 45000 miles. There are many different kinds of brake noises that really bothers me, and I am trying to seek solutions to those. I am hoping for expert advises and friendly recommendations. - First, everyday I back out of my garage first thing in the...
  2. Identifying unknown noises [youtube video]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    AWM Engine Misfiring; what is that noise?! Video included with details! Hello everyone! Quick story -- the Passat started misfiring. It got to the point where it couldn't keep running when throttle was pressed. Had to tow it to a shop. Some $300 of labor later, they indicated there may be an...
  3. Passat 02 making horrific noises in the engine area?

    B5 Garage
    Hey everybody! I have an 02 Volkswagen Passat that I've owned for 5 yrs. It's turning out to be a disappointment (constant coolant leak despite fixes, oil leaking, door falling apart, weird electrical issues, AC broke, etc). Last weekend I got my AC compressor replaced (for $900) at a mechanic...
  4. Car won't go/grinding noises

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Alright guys, my brother is having an issue with his B6 Passat auto/tiptronic. The car indicates that it's changing gears, but not physically moving. While in park, the car feels like it's on neutral and can roll back and forward. When going back to P, it makes this grinding noise. 118k on it...
  5. Those "turbo" noises....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well... on my way home from work yesterday, I was following behind a Audi A4, and by the badging on the back, it had the 1.8T. It also had what I call a "trash can" exhaust tip. Anyway, the car didn't sound like I expected.... the exhaust was fairly quiet, with a good exhaust tone.... And as...
  6. Weird noises!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there My 2003 B5.5 Passat Wagon with 1.8T has been making really weird noises for the last few days - There is correlation with the time I changed the gas that I use - I had been using 87 octane gas since I got the card and started using 93 octane after reading that the car would run better...
  7. Losing oil and nasty start up noises?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm trying to get my girlfriends Passsat fixed up to be a better daily driver for her. Anyway, at 110k miles I changed the timing belt, tensioner, water pump and some other stuff that I can't remember. Her car is a 2003 Passat 1.8t automatic and 130k miles. It recently had a crank position...
  8. 2000 vw passat 2.8 replaced camchain tensioner gasket & now have knockin noises HELPP

    New Member Introductions
    2000 vw passat 2.8 replaced camchain tensioner gasket & now have knockin noises HELPP Ok so I. Replaced the cam chain tensioner gasket took it all out and accidently broke a piece on the adjuter but was able to replace the part it was the thing that holds the chain up after pulling the...
  9. Whirring noises and possibly AC-related issue.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a well maintained 2000 1.8t, almost 100,000 miles. Problem 1 recently I started hearing some whirring noise when it's revving. I cannot hear it at idle, but at higher rpms its there (it's faint in the cabin). I don't know how else to describe it. It sounds mostly like a pulley or...
  10. Squealing noises from rear of car

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My 2004 Passat TDI started making squealing noises from the back of the car. It seems to disappear when I apply the brakes or lightly pulling the emergency brake. Also while driving, if I steer slightly to the left, it stops. In checking around the car, I noticed the rear wheel on the driver...
  11. Noises from the B pillar

    B6 Garage
    I know that there are many threads both here and on VWVortex about squeaks, rattles and assorted other interior noises on the B6. Has anyone taken apart the trim on the passenger side B pillar to eliminate vibration that originates there and is only heard when the passenger seatbelt is not under...
  12. Clunk noises

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have changed all 4 subframe bolts plus the 4 for the motor mount brackets and all motor mounts and I still get clunking when letting off gas and taking off. I have tightened to torque spec plus another quarter turn but it won't go away. What else can it be
  13. ABS Module, warnings & noises!

    B6 Garage
    Hi everyone, ok - i did post on the main part but got no reply. So here goes, My car started to develop a squeeking sound from the left rear tyre, about 4 days after, i've had the [p] (parking brake) light appear and the ESP light, VW main dealer told me i need a new ABS pump for £1,500.00...
  14. Turbo going bad, Vacuum leak, normal noises?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so I have always been able to hear the turbo wine a bit since i bought the car2+ years ago But lately it has been louder under full throttle. I have replaced the 4 vacuum lines not sure if its a sign of the turbo going out or a vacuum leak somewhere? or am I just going crazy :rolleyes: I took 3...
  15. Driver's side front clunk

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have done the typical google searches and forums searches. I have found similar situations as this with 4motion drivetrain although mine is FWD. I have tightened every bolt connecting the upper/lower control arms, tie rod ends and calipers. I have even gone as far as to check the bolts...
  16. Car Won't Start (no noises of turning over)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi guys. i get in my car today and turn the key and nothing. all the lights in the dash work, windows and locks works but not a peep (just a tiny click on a relay) when i try to turn it over. scanned it and got these codes: Address 01: Engine Labels: 078-907-551-ATQ.lbl Part No: 3B0 907 551 BA...
  17. 98 passat wierd noises when switching out of park

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    when ever i switch out of park, either to reverse or to drive, i get this loud ugly clanking sound. doesnt sound normal to me. what you think??
  18. noises!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    while driving next to a wall or highway barrier i can hear a buzzing sound coming from the engine. i only hear it while accelerating. if i let go of the gas pedal and coast , the sound is not there. as soon as i apply foot to the pedal the sound is there. its not wheel related so i can scratch...
  19. Strange Noises

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Please bear with me as this is my first turbo car and Im trying to learn it. But heres the issue, I recently had to replace the battery and today I went out to buy it. It was an 40 min drive there no problems, I replace the battery, and now driving home I get very low idle issues. Like it wants...
  20. Odd noises and other issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello All....Nice to see all of you helping out so i hope you can help me too!.Im a new owner of 2002 VW Passat 2.8 GLX 4 Motion, Got the car for a steal but im very worried about it, Today as the vehicle was in park and idiling i hear a loud shuffling noise coming from underneath the automatic...
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