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  1. Front brakes crunch after pad and rotor change

    B5 Garage
    So this is the second Passat I’ve had with this problem. 2003 GLX 4 Motion. I changed pads and rotors last month. Was pretty careful, used the pink brake quiet stuff. The problem is when I brake everything works fine up until the last second of completing my stop. At the last moment there is...
  2. 2008 Passat Brake Pad sensor light

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, my "check brake pad" light came on last Thursday. Coincidentally, I had just just changed my rear brakes the week before. When I looked up the light, I realized the light was only for the front brakes. So, I ran up to the dealer and had them checked. They are just into the yellow zone...
  3. brake pad recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am going to buy new front and rear brake pads for a 2002 GLX 4Motion sedan. I am overwhelmed with all the various options which look very similar to each other. I would prefer to buy ceramic. Is it ok to use ceramic with my car? Do I need to measure the diameter of the rear rotor to...
  4. You must replace rotors every brake pad change?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My 2015 is already hitting 50k miles and needs some new pads. So I called two shops today and both of them told me they had to change the rotors out when the brake pads are changed. Something about not being able to turn them and something else about a wire. Both shops quoted me around 350.00...
  5. 2012 Passat SE front rotor and pad replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Tried to find a video without success. Biggest question is the pads. The ones I've seen have a wired sensor attached, but I can't figure out if my car has any type of active sensor. I've crawled under the car and couldn't see one. The tools needed are basic, but want to confirm that a #7 hex...
  6. 2004 Passat Brake Pad Warning Light

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have a brake light issue. My brake pad light i stuck on. I used the connector from the old pads to make jumpers and that didn't work. I also tried jumping the wire with my car on jacks and that also doesn't work. I searched the site for someone that had/has this issue and...
  7. Camshaft Timing Chain Tensioner Pad replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I cannot find it selling separately. It seems like a camshaft timing chain tensioner (at least for V6) can only be purchased as a whole assembly. I only found the pads separately on ebay. Or if the pad is worn out then it is the time to replace the whole thing? . Are those pads different for...
  8. 2012 SEL Brake Pad Replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I was rotating tires on our 2012 Passat SEL and I always check the brakes while I have the wheel off. When I look up replacement pads, they have one pad with the sensor wire on it. I could not find the sensor wire when inspecting the brakes. Does my car have brake wear sensors? Is it just...
  9. Brake Pad and Rotor Recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking to install my "last set of pads and rotors". Not concerned with aesthetics or price(within reason). Also not looking to upgrade to a bigger system. I am hoping to eliminate or reduce; rainy weekend rust buildups and premature warping. The car is a DD with heavy use, city and freeway, no...
  10. volkswagen passat B3 1.8 brake pad wiring

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    After that my car started to gave the check brake pad light, I changed the front brake pads which only have the sensors. Since the female connector from the dashboard on the right side was damaged, I removed the connector on that side and hard wired the wire to the wire from the dashboard...
  11. volkswagen passat B3 1.8 brake pad wiring

    New Member Introductions
    Hi My VW Passat has the check brake pad light on. So I checked the brake pads which were worn out and changed the brake pads as well as the rotors last week I noticed that the wiring was also damaged i.e. there was no plug and socket and the wiring were hardwires with a tape to insulate it...
  12. Binding Front Brakes after Rotor and Pad Replacment...Wierd Situation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all I have read through many threads here about sticking brakes but my experience has me totally baffled. I have done lots of brakes both for street and track driving so I am not new to this type of work. My car is a 2005 Passat wagon, AWM 1.8t, 5 speed, 160,000 miles. It needed new front...
  13. Porter Cable Dual-Action Buffer - use Meguiar's M105 or M205, and what pad?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    Car: White B5 Polisher: Porter Cable 7242 dual-action polisher Paint condition: Pretty good. No oxidation, just just swirl marks visible only when you look closely. To remove the swirl marks, what do I use? Meguiar's M105 or M205. And with what pad? Country Lake white or do I need...
  14. Brake Pad Sensor

    B5 Garage
    Hello all. I have a 2002 Passat 1.8 T. I just replaced my front brake pads because the sensor came on and I saw my pads were wore a good bit. So after all the pads I started up the car and pumped the brakes a few times. Seemed like normal(I've done this all before just not on my car or any...
  15. Brake pad impressions on the caliper.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, What do you make of the impressions on the caliper? They are on both left and right front calipers.
  16. :: ECS Tuning :: VW B5 Passat ECS Jack Pad Adapter Kit - Click Here !!!

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  17. Front brake pad noise after rotor & pad replacement...........

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8 tip I replaced the front pads and rotors and used Napa premium ceramic pads and premium rotors. I bedded the pads after installation. At higher speeds ( 60mph) when a just gently apply the brakes, it sounds like the drive side pad is making a vibrating noise. When a I apply the brakes...
  18. Broken PAD ont eh CAM chain tensioner

    New Member Introductions
    This is just one of the issue I am dealing with and the Forum has been very helpful in discovery the problem and how to repair. Now, need help with the timing and making sure it is correct.
  19. Brake pad recommendation for improved feel

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've never liked the poor brake feel on our Passat. We'll be replacing pads & probably rotors, and wondering what the favored pads are for street performance. I'm looking for better feel & sense of stopping power (sensation that you have to push very hard on the pedal) I don't care about dust...
  20. Akebono brake pad installation question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Installing new rotors and Akebono pads all the way around on a 98 passat. Maybe it's late but I am not understanding the instructions provided. Both pads have insulators and are already pre-attached with some type of adhesive. I tried to lift the tabbed one, it's stuck on there. Neither...
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