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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ive got a hot start problem w my 03 1.8L. Intermitten, cranks but starts only w lots of coaxing followed by noxious smell. Coolant temp sensor? Also: turbo underboost fail: could this be the hot start prob? Is it the culprit w the hot start? Im new to this, is there a diagnostic that could give...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi We bought this car, Passat V6 manual saloon, about 2001 model a few months back, not exactly sure of model 5 or 5.5. it was running fine. Then it wouldn't start, it would couch and bang then run smooth stood still. but one had to pump the throttle peddle. we took it to an "Expert" thats...
  3. New Member Introductions
    need help with my 2002 passat 2.8 4 motion, all 4 window dont come down, car sat for a year, can here relay click but no action, help please
  4. New Member Introductions
    I just purchased my first car ever 99 passat 2.8. Im tuning up the car myself, learning the basics. So far i changed the cabin filter and the engine air filter, i have the oil and oil filter, fuel filter, and spark plugs to go. While changin the air filter i ran into a sligt problem. There is a...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    thanks either way
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i hav a 2000 1.8 t with a annoying problem of cold starting whenever the temp goes down below 60 degres the car wont start unless i pop the clutch.. i went here and there i even changed the temp sensor nothing is working and no one can figure it out.. if any one can help me out here i heard...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my brake ligh still stays on i have the porsha big brake on there the wires r spliced together and light still on
  8. Anything Auto
    Ok, the gf has a 99 Camry 4cyl LE. We replaced the compressor (and dryer) last year, cause that was seized up. There was still a leak, so she took it to a shop to replace the condenser (or whatever is behind the glove box). Worked great for a few months Winter came and now it's getting hot...
  9. Mobile Electronics
    '02 Passat GLS: I have no sound from the tweeter or mid bass/woofer on the passenger rear and barely any sound from the drivers side. I feel confident that I can install new speakers, but need to know if you guys think this may be a wiring issue and if you think I should replace with components...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    on my 01 passat i have the porsha breaks on the front and the break warning will not turn off how do i fix that
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I get the common ABS/Brake/Stop issue that alot of passat owners get and I read up on it and all that BUT now that "winter" has come to Houston something new happened. Whenever it gets below 40 degrees or so, the problem goes away until the car warms up (usually 15-30 mins). Is this common or...
  12. Mobile Electronics
    Not sure if this should go in Mobile Electronics or in Anything Auto, but here goes- I put an el cheapo "Dual" brand cd/stereo in the gaping stereo hole that came with my 98 GTI, I ordered the correct adapter from JC Whitney, wired it according to the charts on the harness packaging and the...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i have an 2007 1.9 tdi sportsline and on two occasions i have removed the key to find the remote will not work to lock or unlock the car and when i put it into the car nothing happens except a little steering wheel light comes on the dash . interior lights work as does radio i tried the spare...
  14. B5 Garage
    hi all, what a great forum. i must say upfront i am not a mechanic but if things are explained in plain english i will be with you.thanks my car is 1998 passat B5 1.8T automatic variant with 128,000 miles, timing belt and full kit fitted at 117,000. my main problems are very bad fuel...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my 1.8t GLS went over 290 degrees on the thermostat. (all the way to the red). I pull over and let the car cool off. It looked like i was low on Antifreeze, so i refill it. Everything goes fine, i restart the car and drive home. A few hours later i drive to the mall and it overheated to the max...
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  17. New Member Introductions
    My dad handed me his 2002 VW Passat 1.8T Black on Black. It is such a beauty. The only problem is, someone hit my trunk lid during the night and ran off, and now there is a huge dent in it. :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: I want to get it replaced instead of going to a shop and getting...
  18. B5 Garage
    So i put my amp in today.... had an issue.. 03 1.8T sedan Using 1k watt kenwood 2 channel amp.. I can't find a good source for a remote amp wire splice in.. i tried splicing with one of the hot wires on the back of the stock amp.. And that's a no go.. I'd imagine its not high enough...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I shift into second and higher gears and step on it I hear a loud sound like a bunch of air beeing released and a loss of power. but when I release the gas and step on it again I get power and the noise goes away. What can be going on? Please help:confused:
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Uh-Oh! This all started with changing a flat; I removed the lug wrench from the back compartment (wagon) to change out a tire that had gone flat overnight. All was well on the way to the tire fixer place. Tire fixed free of charge (the ONLY way, IMO), I was back is biz. The following day I...
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