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  1. B5 Garage
    Hoping the German solidarity dissipates any frowning eyes that I am posting a question about a BMW! Who knows this problem may apply to our Passats! A friend brought (towed) his 99’ 528i, (E39) manual transmission, SW the other day because the car overheated on highway. It is a 6cyl, straight...
  2. B5 Garage
    My passat gives me a overheating light, telling me to stop. It starts out fine, with the temp gage going from 90 (bottom of gage) to 190 (normal operating range) in about 5 minutes. Then in about another 5 minutes it goes up to the red, and I get the warning light. It doesn't seem to be as hot...
  3. B5 Garage
    2004 B5.5 Wagon 1.8t Manual FWD So today I was on my way home doing about 80 when a car swerved into the lane next to me, the semi next to it slammed on its brakes but I had a feeling he was about to come into my lane. I was on the front 1/4 of the semi so I decided to drop it down a gear and...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi yall, I took my passat on a trip to philly this weekend which is about 3-4 hrs from me. When driving on the highway the coolant temp stayed right at 190 like it should but when we would go up a hill sometimes it would start to climb with the RPMS up higher. When you let off it cools down...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 1.8t Stable at idle, overheating while driving. Replaced thermostat and temp sensor. Been running fine for a month. Started overheating again yesterday. Today, it was stable for a few miles, but now overheating again, even at idle now. Only thing can figure, is that the plastic impeller is...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I just got a Volkswagen Passat b5.5 and when I got it there was a check engine light saying a coolant sensor needed to be replaced. The dealership took care of that and when a couple days later a light came on For my timing tensioner solenoid the dealership ordered one for me and was going to...
  7. New Member Introductions
    So I just got a Volkswagen Passat b5.5 and when I got it there was a check engine light saying a coolant sensor needed to be replaced. The dealership took care of that and when a couple days later a light came on For my timing tensioner solenoid the dealership ordered one for me and was going to...
  8. B5 Garage
    I know there are quite a few threads related to these fans not functioning, but I’m having a very hard time figuring this out. My AC fan is not coming on at all when it’s hot out and I have the AC going strong. After driving with AC for about 45 minutes the car overheats. I wanted to start...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 Passat 1.8T FWD AWM engine. I bought the car back to 2008 with 44k miles. I remember it had an overheating problem years ago. The gauge would rise to the red zone when I was stopping for light. Then went down when started driving. Then somehow the issue went away. TB and WP were replaced...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone… I’m hoping someone can assist me. I have viewed many discussions related to coolant leaks, but nothing seems to speak to my issue specifically. My car’s ignition is off … I pour coolant in the coolant reservoir … I leaks out immediately, not from the coolant reservoir tank...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have 2004 Passat with the 2.8L motor. The car has religiously ran at 190 for as long as I have owned it. Recently on my drive home it got hot and pulled off the road. I confirmed coolant tank had fluid in it. I needed to get it to a better spot so I restarted it and turned heater on to see if...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello Guys... Apologies, I'm new to this... Hello Guys! I’m facing some devastating issues with my car and It’s like a dead end as every garage I’ve been to has got a different opinion, Hopefully i can get some help from here :) Passat 2.0 TDI DSG SEL 170BHP remapped to 210BHP My car...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 2013 S 2.5 which in the last few weeks has started to be a little weird. First, it wasn't overheating, but the fan would run for about 3 min or so after I shut it off. Last week I noticed that when I drove it on the highway for about five min, when I got onto regular streets, it would...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    90k miles on the engine. I have no svc history whatsoever. The car has been wonderful up unti two days ago....Two days ago, it started overheating. Would climb to 190 degrees (where it usually runs), hold for a bit, then proceed hotter. Have to shut down and cool off. I don't know ANYTHING on...
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    Hi everyone My passat has been boiling overheating We changed.tbelt tensioner waterpump thermostat Still overheating ....we then flushed the heater core thinking maybe there was a blockage without touching the heat or ac controls car has stopped overheating even at highway speeds soon as I turn...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone.... I have a weird situation going on....... I got this 2003 vw passat 2.8L v6 and I ran it for a while to get it up to operating temp (gauge of 190 middle) then I realized it starting to go past the 190 middle mark a little bit so I immediately turned off the engine and took a...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So long story short, 2002 Passat 1.8t with 134,000 miles had a bad thermostat that was stuck open, it would take forever to warm up and would never warm up in the cold. The PCV pipe was broken under the intake manifold so it stunk up the vents really bad. Multiple vacuum leaks and it was getting...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Recently changed timing belt, water pump, thermostat, and all auxiliary belts. Coolant has been flushed. Engine has not been run for about two months. It was run in early February after timing job . Cold temperatures outside , did not notice any issues at the time. Yesterday I let it...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 passat 2.8l and it started over-heating. I have talked with two different mechanics and received two different answers or opinions. One said it was the water pump, another said it was the heater core. I have no coolant leaking from the heater core but before it started over heating...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 V6, ATQ, 118,500 miles, 5-speed manual For the last week, I've had what sounds like a pulley failure on the serpentine belt. Weird spinning sound, almost a rattle, almost a whine, not too loud but noticeable, but with no effect on operations. Listening around the area led me to believe it...
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