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  1. Front Brake: Brake fluid came into piston during push back

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last night I was changing the rotors and pads on my front brakes. When I was pushing back the piston some brake fluid came out in the piston cavity. I cleaned it out and continued. The brakes work well now and no more leaking so far detected. Has the piston O-ring damaged during push back or...
  2. Intermittent rough idle and "hiccups " on push of throttle from stopped position

    B5 Garage
    Intermittent rough idle and "hiccups " on push of throttle from stopped position I have seen similar lines but found nothing specific about this problem. The car will start fine and sometimes drive normal for long periods than at a stop light or other stop it will nearly stall when throttle is...
  3. Carplay for vw - lets push them to talk to apple!!!

    Mobile Electronics
    I am resisting from installing anything else but a Carplay system on my 2014 B7 but I was so disappointed to see that VW is not even listed as a contender to receive this unit. C'mon!!! Chevrolet and Ford? KIA?? Seriously? Already in line for 2015 Volvo's and Mercedes, Honda and Ferrari among...
  4. Can tiptronic be changed so I pull back to shift up and push to shift down?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so the van I drive for work and do just short of 1500 miles a week in has a tiptronic gearbox in the opposite configuration to my cars box. What I keep doing is shifting down instead of shifting up when driving the car. Not good! I am wondering if it's at all possible to swap the sensors in...
  5. push start ATW with intermittent bad interlock relays?

    B5 Garage
    wont start with key, ignition switch, starter, battery good and my mechanic said he "thinks" its one of the starter interlock relays but cant/wont try to fix it. I have had ccm wire corrosion issues with the car i thought i had fixed, so im going to be checking that out again when i get it home...
  6. Slave cylinder - Push rod problem

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    1990 Passat, base model. I dropped the transaxle and replaced the clutch, then reassembled all the cabling etc. But the slave cylinder push rod had popped out and was hanging loose by the rubber boot so I couldn't get the cylinder bolted back on. No one recalls pressing the clutch pedal and...
  7. Can't get Piston to push back in on rear breaks

    B6 Garage
    Does anyone have a special way to get the piston back in? I have the tool. Is there a point of no return? Do I need new calipers?
  8. Can't get Piston to push back in on rear breaks

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have tired and tired and can't get the piston back in. I have the special tool. Is there a point of no return? Any ideas or special way to do this? Do I need new Calipers?
  9. Need a little push..

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    to make this move. After lot of research...i found this bellow B6 07 Sport 2.0t 6MT Wagon. :) 40k - Black leather interior. would you pay 20k? Mods listed: * Front projector fogs with matching HIDs * Fully loaded APR chip * BSH catch can * Front and rear Hotchkis 27mm sway bars * Rear...
  10. 99 B5 AEB: Whats the most boost a stock b5 can push before hitting limp mode?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a 99 b5 AEB and i want to up my stock boost without putting the car into limp mode or leaning it out. whats the most boost you can run stock without hitting limp mode? or is there ways to get around limp mode?
  11. deleting push to reverse?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there any way to delete the fact that i have to push the shifter down to get it into reverse? 99 aeb 5spd.
  12. Electrical woes, car push starts, wont start with the starter. Help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car will bump start (popping it in reverse on an incline) but will not start when i turn the key. Stupidly, I changed out the starter and still nothing. I've spent two hours in electrical diag time with nothing found. The windows stopped going down shortly after this problem. Definitely...
  13. rattleing noise when i push the clutch in

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I have a rattling noise when I push my clutch in and it is hard to shift sometimes. The strange thing is sometimes it shifts fine and other times i have to force it in gear. I read that maybe the clutch was bad so I tried to make the clutch slip by putting it in 5th at about 35-40 and...
  14. What do you call that thing that blinks the directional three times for one push?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    And where would I get one? You know it's a little electronic thingy that wires into the stalk I guess and blinks the directional 3 times on just one little flick of the stalk. I even saw one in a VW catalog somewhere I think. You see I got pulled over TWICE in one week for not signaling...
  15. What's this push button/switch do?

    B5 Garage
    While doing some electrical repair work under the dash on my 97 Passat I discovered a small push button/switch mounted up under the dash. It's near the drivers left foot kick panel but is mounted to the hush panel just to the left of the fuse panel access, and it has a small round black cover...
  16. So, i lowered an A8 with a push of a button!

    Anything Auto
    Helped a guy with an A8 lower his car. Ok, not really a push of a button, but pretty cool being able to lower the car with the vag-com. Was a little more involved than i thought, but turned out good in the end. :thumbup:
  17. vag-com shows part throttle, even if I push it to the floor why?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i was logging boost and some others things on vag-com, and found that even when I push the accelerator to the floor the computer still says PARTIAL throttle, and i noticed the load goes up to a max of 145% for me, but the range vag-com says it can go up to 175% so am i missing out on some WOT...
  18. Need A Push?

    Anything Auto
    Holy crap!
  19. Please help me before I push my B5 off a cliff

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been having so many problems recently, and all in the same month, making the car a huge money pit. I have some questions. And I don't want to get ripped of by the dealer, and so far they have NO competent answers for me. 1. my control arm went, the bushing was ready to fall off, I assume...
  20. Push a button, gain 100 ponies. (BMW M5)

    Anything Auto The 5.0L V10 makes 400hp, but when you push the "M" button, it hits 500hp. :crazy: I want an "M" button in the Passat.