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  1. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    My 1997 (built in Sept of 1996) Passat Wagon GLX 5-speed won't start. I put in a new battery (needed to anyways) and had the starter rebuilt. Starter doesn't engage, so no turning over. I have good power. Headlights light up. When I turn the switch, I can here clicking in the fuse block/relay...
  2. B5 Garage
    Dear folks My 1999 passat is overheating. Replaced thermostat with new vw. Removed water pump and checked, no impeller issues (metal impellers). No leaks. top hose is super hot, bottom is cold. Starts good, temp rising normally reaches 90 and stays there for a good 20-30 minutes when idling...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I put a brand new diverter valve on about 5k miles ago and notice i have been losing oil. About a quart every 1000-1500 or so miles. So today I was looking under car and notices their is alot of oil all over the hoses and the diverter valve area. Does anyone know where I should start looking for...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So with spring here, I decided to do a little maintenance on my 1999 V6 Auto Passat sedan. My center rear brake light, trunk light and (I thought) my license plate lights needed bulbs replaced. On Thursday evening I removed them per instructions in the user manual. Friday morning I went to the...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I have a 99 automatic wagon with an AEB 1.8T. I'm baffled as to why the engine will not turn over. 3 months ago I cracked the oil pan on a speed bump. So the car was sitting for the past 3 months in the freezing cold. Fixed the oil pan last week jumped started the car. Ran fine. So...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Took a drive to PA with a few buddies in my '03 Wagon V6 4motion. Caught a flat proceeded to drive about a quarter mile to my destination before changing, there was still enough air to get there. Changed the tire relieved that I had a full size spare, on our way back from PA to NY my cousin...
  7. B5 Garage
    Folks, My Passat....2002 1.8 AWM, Auto Trans with 125K on it will not start. Last few weeks seemed like it was starting slowly but always started. I had the battery tested at AA and they said it was good but indicated needing a charge. B+ was at 14.4 volts when running. I charged it for...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So late last fall I climbed over the 200,000 mile club in my '02 1.8t wagon. I feel like now she's finally broken in. Now that we're on to higher mileage, what now? What types of things should be looking at. There's not exactly a standard maintenance schedule for a quarter million miles. My...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I can clear the codes, but there is always this one left. Then, after I start the car, I get the code for the MAF sensor saying flow is too low. When I watch the MAF readings, usually they're at 0.00. Sometimes it will show around 28.06, then randomly drop to about 3.30, and after a couple...
  10. B5 Garage
    Okay, so i've had my 98 v6 passat for two years now. had no problems until about 6 months ago when i started having random misfires in cylinders 2 and 4. have a great mechanic who replaced whole coil pack. drove fine and now having misfires in 3 and 5!!! (note-when mechanic looked on computer to...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today it was 6F out and I was driving around. The engine got up to temp just fine. After about 15 of highway driving I started to hear bubbling coming from the dash and a slight bit of white coming from the exhaust. The engine temp stayed right at 190F and I was still getting gobs of heat...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When trying to start the car, you can hear it rotate through but it won't start. I thought battery was not connecting. Checked connections -- it's tight. Thought the battery was low so I borrowed my car's battery to help it start. No difference. Tried to hold the gas pedal down while starting...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got my Passat back togather finally. The turbo went over a year ago so I installed a k04. I'm ready to start it tonight but was wondering if there is anything special I should do first? A mechanic told me to remove the plugs and turn it over a few times to get the oil pumped through first. Its...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any help please, fitted a new stat but takes ages to get to 90c , never overheats, but drops below 60c an goes back to 90c an then back down, any suggestions
  15. New Member Introductions
    Old thermastat only let engine get to 50c - 60c , changed for new now gets to 90c but drops back down to 50c - 60c, then goes back up an back down an so on an so on, never staying at 90c, I have got warm an hot air through blowers, but it's puzzling me
  16. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    just found that my driverside coil spring cam off the lower mount . is it better to replace entire strut or what.? Ideas guys
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have this code that comes and goes. I reset it and comes back after 50-80 miles. Anyone had to deal with this and what's usually triggering it. I heard it's the tensioner when it comes to cold starts. My 2003 2.8 V6 GLX has 115 miles on it and works ok. Timing belt was changed all should be...
  18. B5 Garage
    So a few days ago when I was driving home my carstarted to over heat. Pulled over opened the hood and blasted the heat. Still had coolant, nothing blocking the grill, (I also had heat so I didn't think it was the water pump). I ended up replacing the thermostat burped the engine and took my car...
  19. Parts For Sale
    So I have a lot of leftover parts my B5 Passat that I parted out locally this summer All parts are from a 2000 Passat ATW engine code, please reference all of your part numbers with the ones i have for sale I just want these parts gone so I priced things low, all prices without shipping 2 K&N...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I searched but don't have a clear answer to this. What does this mean? Can I still drive the car? No Check engine light. I only found the code because i bought a cheap ebay cable and VCDS Shareware and next to the code it said internment so i guess it didnt actually throw a MIL...yet.. but...
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