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  1. Clutch pedal problems - Am I the only one?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I get into my car the other day after work and the clutch pedal goes right to the floor with resistance about the last 2 inches of travel. Pump the pedal about a dozen times and I'm good to go. Today, again after work when I got into the car the pedal was about half way down. Yeah on it's...
  2. replacing clutch pedal

    B5 Garage
    Any body have advice on reinstalling the clutch pedal after installing new master cylinder. Don't seem to be able to reinstall the over center spring any tips appreciated. 2002 model year have pedal on shaft looking for method to reinstall the over center spring
  3. Dot 3 in Dot 4 power bleed spongy pedal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my mechanic change the pads and rotors all around and put new rear calipers in as they were seized. Now I have a spongy pedal, if you press it twice the second time it is super firm. It wasn't like that before all the work was done. Also looked at receipt and it says dot 3! Dot 4 is on the...
  4. Accelerator pedal position sensor 2 signal too high?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys new to the forum, I’ve got a B5 with the 2.8 V6 and it sat for about a month while I was waiting on a new axle. The problem is when fedex finally got me the second one (they damaged the first in transit) I went for a test drive and the engine workshop notification came on and the car...
  5. Passat brake pedal not returning

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I changed my rear brakes and when I put everything together I found that my brake pedal isn't fully returning. Everything seemed to go fine though. I can lift the brake pedal up with my foot and if I'm holding it up everything is as it should be and if I let go it stays up. Once I push down...
  6. Brake pedal went to floor on a very cold night

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Maybe I am crazy? I started the car last night. It was 25 degF, and the wind was pretty whippy. I started the car, put it in reverse and was backing out of a parking space heading toward a big stone wall when I pressed on the pedal and it went to the floor!! I immediately pulled the...
  7. W8 clutch pedal force

    B5 Garage
    For those of you who have manual transmissions in your W8, what is the clutch pedal feel / force compared to a V6 clutch pedal. I'm thinking mine is not normal. It's harder to push the W8 clutch in than it is on my 66 Ford F250.
  8. passat b5 accelerator pedal.

    New Member Introductions
    hello. i recently bought a passat b5 1.9tdi syncro to my girlfriend. and she broke the accelerator pedal. its the "piviot" that has broken. i have seen some threads here on the forum about that, and i was wondering if someone know where they have ordered the spear part they used to fix it?;)
  9. Clutch pedal won't return; tips for swapping out the master cylinder?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In the process of bleeding my brakes and flushing the system I attempted to bleed the clutch master/slave cylinders. I use a Motive pressure bleeder. When I opened the bleed valve on the slave cylinder I got nothing flowing out of the clutch lines. When I pressed on the clutch pedal it went...
  10. Acceleration pedal suddenly stops.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone! I have a problem with my acceleration pedal for a few months now. When I accelerate ( about 1500 to 2000 rpm) It suddenly stops just like I would take my feet of. If I press it till the end it slowly starts to accelerate ( About 5sec till it works normal) and if I release it and...
  11. Gas Pedal wont go down for Cruise Test

    B5 Garage
    Testing following the post and diagram on here and when testing the cruise with the 3 paperclips in the connecter the pump runs and stalk checks out but the gas pedal won't go down at all. Thanks for any help, I'm trying to get this done today since I've been through hell and back with...
  12. Please Help!!! Piece fell off brake pedal, now squeeky and loose. Pics included

    B5 Garage
    Hi All Hope someone can help. I was fitting a new brake switch and pulled the brake pedal up with my toe. Maybe a little too hard. Problem is pedal is now squeaky and is loose and also this item fell off from somewhere. Please see pic. Hope someone can help. Thanks
  13. Cruse Control not working and RPMs hanging DIY / Clutch pedal switch replacing

    B5 Garage
    So, on my way home from work the other day my cruse control would not function and between shifts the RPMs would hang or remain higher than normal. After some diagnostics (which I charged myself $99) I found a little white button laying on the carpet. And I thought I think I know where that came...
  14. Clutch pedal switch location

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hi folks, Can someone tell me where the clutch pedal swtich is located in a 2013 CC? Thanks
  15. Brake pedal rock hard/sticking in freezing temps only

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife has a 2002 Passat GLX AWD 4motion with the 2.8L v6 engine, roughly 112k miles. Whenever the temperature is below 30 degrees and the car sits for a while, the brake pedal is rock hard. It seems to get better if we let the car warm up for 20+ minutes. Occasionally, the brake pedal will...
  16. Gahhhh!!! Shop can't fix mushy pedal ('04 w/ ESP)... Questions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After I ran my MC dry (see earlier threads by me), I could never get my pedal hard again. Guessing that it was possible that my MC was busted, I had it towed to a shop (a shop I hadn't used before; my previous mechanic is gone, his next-door neighboor, a specialty VW shop, is in the middle of a...
  17. Squishy brake pedal when engine

    New Member Introductions
    Yesterday I replaced the 2 front wheel hub assemblies on a 2008 Volkswagen Passat. Everything was fine until I put everything back together I made sure I pump the brakes before I started the car and brake pedal was hard just like normal. But when i turn the car on the brake pedal went to the...
  18. 4 new calipers and master cylinder=fading pedal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Gentlemen- Normally I would browse Zine or Vortex, but this is Passat specific. I've heard of the nightmares we encounter getting air to leave rear lines. I'll start by saying, this an 03 AWM 1.8t Auto Trans. Last weekend a friend and I were going to mount a tire to a reman rim, and I had...
  19. Gas pedal gets stuck when floored

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The gas pedal on my B5.5 is gets stuck in the floor mat when floored to depress the sport mode switch. I floored it today to turn on sport mode, then started the car, engine redlined immediately. Turned it off and noticed that the pedal was stuck in the floor mat at full throttle. Would be...
  20. Brake Pedal Stuck Down—2002 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just started driving a 2002 1.8 Passat that had been in storage (outdoors, driveway) for 22 months---it's a long story.. Added new battery, oil, oil filter, but otherwise car received minimal attention before attempting to drive it properly yesterday. ABS light was on solid, and "Brake" light...