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  1. Horrific Engine Problem!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced the timing belt with the new version, tensioner, relay bearing and water pump. I put it back together, at what I thought was TDC. Drove fine all day, then started to get loud. It went into limp mode and wouldn't let me above 2k on the tach, and then died. I had it towed home, took off...
  2. B5 No start after intermittent unlocking problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys Car is a 1999 B5 Sedan 1.8T (built '98 if that makes a difference) In the past month, I've noticed I have to hit the unlock button a few times on my fob for the car to unlock (thought this was just the fob battery dying). A couple days ago I go to unlock the car, and my fob is dead. I...
  3. Washer pump problem ?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, this is my first post. I have a 2014 Executive Passat estate with a couple of annoying problems! Following the cold weather the windscreen washers have packed up again (the headlamp washers do however work).This is about the third time in a many years this has happened despite using...
  4. TCU problem

    New Member Introductions
    Any experience about this?
  5. 99 passat wagon tiptronic problem 1.8l turbo?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 99 wagon got trans rebuilt and now i have had it taken back several times... it works fine for trip to work 55 miles 1way,then when almost home it thuds and goes into safe mode. When i parked it the shifter was hard to move and it would set in park right. Once i got home and it cooled off it...
  6. wheel/brake seizure problem

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    this might not be the right thread but on my morning commute today I got about 1000 feet from my house before I had to stop because it felt like my right rear wheel was dragging, and i could not drive in a straight line (keep in mind it was cold and very icy), there was something noticeably...
  7. wheel/brake seizure problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    on my morning commute today I got about 1000 feet from my house before I had to stop because it felt like my right rear wheel was dragging, and i could not drive in a straight line (keep in mind it was cold and very icy), there was something noticeably wrong with my car, so I find another ride...
  8. help on 2012 VW CC start and misfire problem

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Dear All, My 2012 VW CC sometimes can start, sometimes can't, and sometimes it turns off very quickly after it starts. It can stop quickly in the middle of the road. The dealer checked for two weeks and came out the conclusion that it is caused by timing chain. There are also other lights on...
  9. Sub zero major hard start problem..... 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 Passat GLS, AEB 1.8T Automatic Front*wheel*drive So, here I am with the dreaded NO start when cold.... by cold I mean below zero Celsius.... so in plus temperatures the passat fired up no problem.... then it got below zero and wham! Haaaaaaaaard start.... so here goes, you get in the car...
  10. Ebrake problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Its been irritating me for 4 years only in the winter. My brakes are fine their free its only the stupid ebrake that screams at me when its cold as hell out.. like maybe 5+ degs to minus hell freezing over out. telling me my ebrake is on when it is in fact off. any ideas what could be causing...
  11. MFD menu problem

    New Member Introductions
    I just purchased a 2007 2.0T wagon and I can't access my MFD menu. I have followed the Owners manual instructions to no avail. Any suggestions.
  12. 5HP19FLA (G182) problem. ZF experts and Gurus needed for this one.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, my car is VW Passat 2000 2.8L v6 4motion with engine code of APR. Transmission is 5HP19FLA, ECB model NO: 1060 040020 The car has been at repair shop with no luck and I have been struggling with the problem for months now...I`m hopeless.. would like to hear comments from experts... Any...
  13. Esp problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so today on my way home my car ('04 GLX V6) stalled. I restarted it and it stalled again. This repeated a few times. Car seemed to have a weak idle and when I accelerate it wants to accelerate hard but then lags, almost stalls and then accelerated hard. I drove for a few blocks and it...
  14. A/C problem in climatronic v6 - Lots of T/S already!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I'm getting no cold A/C at all and have troubleshooted the following: - Only a recirc flap sensor issue on climatronic, shouldn't effect A/C? - Gas is at good pressure - 267 Relay seems good (disconnected it and A/C clutch doesn't engage, reconnect and clutch runs) - Red valve thing...
  15. Heated seat problem.....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife has an mk4 (yikes) Jetta vr6.......yeah, yeah, I know it isn't a B5 I've got a 2003 1.8T Passat, and I know the heated seat design is the same so I'm hoping for some information. Ok, heres the problem: Only half of the drivers seat gets warm on the vr6. Would it be possible to replace...
  16. Passat boost problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My passat has ATJ engine, 1.9tdi year 2000 Problem is that after car hits 115km/h it feels like turbo just fells off. No boost after 115kmh. Like literally no boost, 9bar Did VCDS and got 17964/P1556 - Charge Pressure Control: Negative Deviation I have renewd all hoses and tried with 2 n75. no...
  17. 2006 Passat 3.6 w/ 144.000mls - Fuel Problem?

    B6 Garage
    After owning the car now from new, and experiencing some but not all to serious issues (besides a broken chaintensioner which was replaced easily once I could locate it) I now have the engine light on.... I use the Ross-Tech Microcan to create a read-out whenever there's an issue. A few weeks...
  18. 1999 1.8t Problem with blower fan

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First of all, I searched and found this issue in the base. Pulled the controls, found the switch to be bad. Epoxy fixed it, then reinstalled. No fan, no a/c button, everything else works. Thought to myself "myself, you screwed that up." Then I bought a new control set. I installed that today...
  19. Hand brake ECU problem

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2007 2.0tdi estate sport I have a park brake light come on the dash which stays on, the ABS light is on, and the dash is saying change pads but they are fine, the guy who own the car before me changed them so they only done a few 1000. my automatic handbrake won't release itself...
  20. Hard starting problem, cranks but will not start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wagon has developed a bit of a hard starting issue the last couple weeks. It never wants to start on the first turn of the key, but will almost always start after the second time. Cranking speed is the same as always, just won't fire. No CEL, but I have had "Evap small leak" and "open...
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