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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Im in the process of trying to replace the coil pack wiring harness on a 1.8t. Have 4 different colored small wires, 4 larger brown wires, and 4 larger green/red wires. Was wondering if the green/red wires are interchangeable as they all look the same, or if I need to connect each specific...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've recently been getting a recurring CEL for coil #4 which isn't moving with the coil (swapped coil with cylinder 3) but the CEL is always for cylinder 4. I pulled the rubber boot back and didn't see anything that jumped out so was thinking of just replacing the entire harness for that...
  3. B5 Garage
    so if i have a coil pack that's installed in my Passat with a completely different firing order than what its suppose to be, and i am getting miss fire codes, would that mean that the coil pack is the wrong one and that its affecting the performance of my car. the firing order that's stamped on...
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    Yesterday I replaced the coolant flange on the back of the cylinder head because of a seal leak, what a PITA! While doing this and leaning on the engine and cursing the German engineers, I broke off the plastic tabs on both sides of the front coil pack connector. I have searched all over the...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought this https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-volkswagen-audi-parts/coil-pack-wiring-harness-conduit-black/06f971824c/ How does this properly install I tried and the wires are too thick. Do I need to cut off the rubber conduit binding all the wires together?
  6. B5 Garage
    Hi A week ago my 2003 1.8T developed a misfire suddenly, the engine warning light began flashing and it ran dreadfully. At the time it happened I was gently accelerating out of a 40mph limit as it turned into a 60mph zone. Breakdown man came (I fortunately got cover via my motor insurance)...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So the other day, I had to do the coolant flange which had finally totally let loose the flood. Not too bad a job as what I had heard and read about. Hardest part there was getting the combi valve back on for some reason. To get a little more room at the back of the motor I just pulled all...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i was cleaning the motor the other day and noticed the perimeter of most of the "coil packs" are cracked and chipped off . Leaving an o-ring exposed and barely held on. Ordered new ones from Rock; no o-ring. So question time: Are the o-rings reusable (if still plyable) or should i replace...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I left town for a few days and my B5 was feeling lonely, because my wife took it out for a drive (she hit a deer for minor damage the previous day), and it went into misfire when she tried to come home. (Shaking, blinking CEL, you know the drill...) I've had trouble finding a good indy, so I...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    D/W just called me. Wagon suddenly started running like crap on the way to kid's school. :thumbdown Auto Club to the rescue. It'll be sitting on the front curb at home shortly. Sounds like the AWM ate yet another coil pack. :mad: Why do these coil packs die so easily? :confused: If it...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I followed a thread but I have problems not addressed in it. Since there were two of us on the thread with potentially different problems, it was suggested I start my own thread, so here we go. The thread in question...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i was reading That you can use the 2.0t coil packs with the braket plate to hold them in place of course on a 1.8t engine. Do i need to regap my plugs if i use the 2.0t Coil packs?
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings everyone, my 03 V6 was running like crap this week when my actron cp9575 pinned it out, a faulty coil pack. Replacing it in 30 degree weather wasn't what threw my shorts in a twist but the fact I spent a nice chunk of change replacing the original with a new German made Huco 4 years...
  14. B5 Garage
    Hello good garage dwellers! I'm about to replace the single coil pack (cracked housing and heavy oxidization) on the above engine. The coil pack is hidden away below the throttle body (TB) and the little written info to be found on the process most often involves removing the intake and thereby...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2.8 GLX w 4Motion that has been getting intermittent misfires, blinking CEL & a rough idle. While driving, the car runs fine. The issues only arise when the car starts up & at idle. The issues also seem to worsen when it is cold/damp out. This lead me to inspect the coil pack which did...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I changed out the coil pack, wires and plugs on my v6 the other day, went well probably the plugs but, she's surely got more pep :-) While doing this i noticed the small electrical part that is mounted on the coil pack stud was connected via a crimp connector. Looks like it was a salvage...
  17. B5 Garage
    I'm planning to replace the plugs, wires and coil pack next week. This evening I was looking at the harness-coil pack connector and can't figure out how to get it to release? I'm thinking the slot on the underside is involved in the mix, the question would be how :-) Any help on this will be...
  18. B5 Garage
    Does anyone know the recommended torque spec for the mounting bolts? Thanks :-)
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, I am replacing all the fabric covered hoses for my SAS system. On the front of the engine one hose goes under the coil pack cradle. The cradle has 4 10MM bolts holding it on but there is some kind of lever that would have to be removed to move cradle out of the way. Could someone give...
  20. Anything Auto
    Hey guys, I have a question can someone help me answer it? I got a spare 4G data sim via my wireless broadband package. I had a HTC one laying around doing nothing so I had a good idea! I put my HTC one in my car with the data sim and used an app to track my car via its GPS. I'm using an app...
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