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  1. Replaced Front Pads. No pressure afterwards. 2004 V6 4mo

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey All. My daughter got her license earlier this week so I'm getting my old passat ready for her. (2004 V6 4motion) Yesterday was 4 new tires and today was going to be new pads. Been doing my own brakes for 30 years and never ran into this. (first time doing a VW though) The brakes were...
  2. Rear Brake Pads Too Snug of Rattle Clips

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm repairing the rear brakes on a 2001 Passat Wagen. Had to replace left side caliper (leaking). Using the old right caliper. New brake Pads. All parts from NAPA. Noticed that the previous installer didn't use rattle clips. WHen I installed the brake pads they were very snug in their...
  3. B5/B5.5 Drill/Slotted Rotors nd Pads *NEW* $80

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    B5/B5.5 new front rotors and pads $80 + shipping Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. New brake pads and rotors now brakes locked

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I searched threads but didn't see one like my issue. I may have missed it. Here's my issue... I have a 2004 Passat wagon 4motion. I replaced the front brake pads and rotors like I've done on many of my other cars before, however this time, the brakes were locked once I started the...
  5. 2005 VW Passat 1.8t B5 Check Brake Pads

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    I have been experiencing a MIL for "Check Brake Pads." I have also noticed that when I am coming to a stop I get a grinding feeling/sound. I believe this issue is on the front brakes. Upon inspection of my brake fluid yesterday I noticed that my brake fluid reservoir has a defect in the upper...
  6. F.S. Brake Pads

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    Fits 1998 to 2003 Passat's These are MKD semi metallic front and rear brake pad sets. Asking $25.00 a set or $40.00 for both + shipping. Please PM or email me at - [email protected] if interested. Thanks
  7. Trunk bumper spring pads

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know the part number and where to purchase the little black spring loaded bumpers that push the trunk lid up when you release it? They screw into the bottom edge of the trunk lid. Both of the ones on my 2004 are broken and missing the springs. Thanks, Clark
  8. Check brake pads ... when stuck in traffic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This has happened 3 times so far in the last month or so. If I am stuck in bumper o bumper traffic (as in hardly moving at all .. just inching up over and over), after about 15 minutes I get the nice beep, warning light and "check brake pads" message. The light stays until the car is shut off...
  9. blchandl had a question yesterday about the wire on his 2012 SEL brake pads

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    blchandl blchandl is offline Neutral Join Date Oct 2012 Location Indiana/Texas Posts 24 2012 SEL Brake Pad Replacement 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...
  10. Front brake pads, so many choices for daily driver....what's good enough?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know this is so lame, why doesn't he just use PBR / EBC / Akebono and call it a day? 2004 GLS FWD automatic I don't drive the car much myself, my 18 year old son does and his priority is the sound system. I replaced the original Akebono pads about 2 years ago and put in TRW and now the TRW...
  11. 34,000 miles - already needs new rotors and front pads? Wow.

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Ok, really just a general question as I've never owned a VW before this Passat. 2015 Passat Wolfsburg 1.8t Wife drives around 80 highway miles a day, maybe 5 city. She drives like a pussy. Rotors are already warped and VW says new pad and rotors needed. 34,000 miles. Is this common with...
  12. new brake pads and rotors two months ago, but now 'check brake pads' light?..:(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    warning light coming on every once and awhile, and pretty annoying....any ideas?...thanks in advance!:)
  13. Blasted CCT Pads Have Failed... What to do, what to do...???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thursday afternoon the car decides to run like crap and sound horrible. Drug it home and opened up the top end, to discover failed CCT pads on the driver's (left hand side for you UK folks), and cracks in the body of the passenger's side CCT - hasn't failed yet but looks like it was very near...
  14. Can't Find PBR Deluxe Rear Pads for my 2003 FWD wagon. Suggestions?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been using PBR/Axxiss Deluxe pads, front and rear, for years. I love 'em because of the low dust. So it's about time for me to change out the rears, but I can't find the PBRs anywhere. I have three questions: 1) Has anyone bought PBR Deluxe rear pads for the B5.5 series recently? 2) If...
  15. B6 A4 weird wear on rear brake pads...

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    hey, PW - long time no post. about 1.5 years ago, I overhauled my B6 A4 quatro rear brakes due to uneven wear on the rotors; I figured the problem was probably the rear calipers, and with 170 - 175k miles on the car it was time to replace 'em. the wear was a ring not being scoured by the pad...
  16. 2012 Passat S brake pads

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    I am planning to replace my front brake pads but when I went online, I was given two options, one with a sensor wire dangling from it and the other without. I am a first time VW owner and I am loving the Passat. I also work on my cars when it is just simple maintenance like oil changes and...
  17. What getting the most out of your brake pads looks like

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    You guys might get a kick out of this! A family member was complaining about grinding noises when braking. When I finally got around to checking it out I found this :rolleyes: Car was a 2000 Volvo V40, I was blown away upon seeing these to say the least. Not sure why but this picture is...
  18. F.S. Brake Pads

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  19. Rear brake pads replacement in Passat 2009

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My wife has a 2009 Passat. I had to replace the shock absorbers last week and I saw the brake pads were down to metal. Purchased brake pads and when I went to compress (retract) the caliper, I realized that it has an electric motor in the rear calipers. How or what is the easiest way to...
  20. F.S. b5 series brake pads.

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    These are MKD semi metallic front and rear brake pad sets. Asking $40.00 for the set + shipping. Please PM or email me at - [email protected] if interested. Thanks for looking