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  1. PCV, Vacuum Lines, and some other questions

    B5 Garage
    Hi All, Got a rough idle only on cold starts for about a minute or so and then back to 100% normal. No codes, no CEL. Did some searching, think it could be related to vacuum lines. So planning on replacing all four of them with silicone line. 10 feet should be enough right? Do I need to get...
  2. Rear brake caliper banjo bolt, ribbed bolt, socket bolt questions

    B5 Garage
    I will be replacing my rear brake calipers this weekend. My replacements came with mounting brackets. I have been working from an Audi B5 manual I found online because I do not have the Bentley. Also I found this neat DIY: Rear brake job, caliper removal, rotor replacement, and rear wheel...
  3. Alignment Questions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know I tend to start a lot of threads, but I guess that's the side effect of owning a previously neglected VW. I already know my alignment is off in the front because of the pulling to the right. If you center the steering wheel, the car drifts to the right slightly but if I let go of the...
  4. Bad Alternator Confirmation & Questions to Possibly Repair

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 V6 4motion Hi folks, My story begins about 12~13 months ago. I'll state the facts, and you can tell me if these issues are from a possibility of one source, or if I may likely have multiple problems. 13 months ago the car would sometimes need more than one turn of the key to crank, until...
  5. b5.5 v6 misc. questions.

    B5 Garage
    Couple of quick questions I'd appreciate some feedback on. I have an 03 GLS (5spd) with the V6 with 237k miles. Today was the coldest day of the year so far (7F) and I've been having some coolant issues. 1. what type of bolt holds the auxiliary water pump on: is it a hex (like a 10mm or an...
  6. Alignment Questions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I installed lower control arms. Went to two VW dealers for alignment. They couldn’t do camber alignment. One said the problem is the steering knuckle, the other said subframe has to be moved. (And he didn’t know about the alignment holes smh!) Attached are before and after from two...
  7. 2004 5 Speed Manual Questions, But There's a Catch!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to start by giving as much information as possible to eliminate the extra questions but will continue to answer any future questions to the best of my knowledge. The car is a 2004 tdi. Two years ago the tiptronic broke (shocker) after ~150k miles. Last spring I got in touch with Frans...
  8. Yet another coolant leak post! With questions!

    B5 Garage
    Greetings! 2003 GLX 4Motion wagon with the ATQ V6 I have a coolant leak. Two pictures are attached. One just shows an overview of the expansion tank, which I think is the leaking part. I'm not sure how long it's been leaking. The other shows the nipple on the bottom of the tank where the...
  9. Dynaudio Compatibility Questions

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a dynaudio system in my car but the previous owner replaced the stock receiver with an aftermarket one and bypassed the amp because it got water damage. Brilliant VW for the B5s it was the CCU and for the B6s it's the amp under the seat. Anyways, I want to replace it but the only amps and...
  10. Have a few questions on a 2004 Passat 1.8t AWM engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I normally drive an 02 TDI Jetta, but recently bid on an online auction for a 2004 Passat with AWM 1.8t gas engine. It was advertised as running, driving, stopping condition. Got it for $750.00 which i thought was great. Drove to Phoenix to pick it up and it had a bad miss at idle which...
  11. New here... was gonna ask some questions but thats a no no apparently

    New Member Introductions
    So I'm new to this forum, I was gonna post about my car and what I have done to it so far, future plans, and end with a question as that would seem to be the best use of one of my two required post in this forum before my tangible presence is proven and I am then allowed to frolic in the other...
  12. VAG COM questions, B5.5 4 motion auto

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a registered copy of VC-DS Lite with an OBD-II to USB cable. I am trying to change my TCM coding to "Sports mode" and Change to "Old strategy" Tip mode. I can't seem to get the TCM to accept the code (0001012). When I hit the "Do it" button it seems to go fine but when it refreshes the...
  13. Questions for 2012 Passat Automatic (non-Diesel) Owners

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hey guys! I just bought my first car, a 2012 Passat SEL Automatic 2.5L (101k miles but in great shape), a few weeks ago and just want to confirm a few quirks about the car. If you can answer any part(s) of these questions, it would be much appreciated! 1.) When the gear selector is in D, I can...
  14. Hello. And thank you for letting me join you. I have a couple of questions

    New Member Introductions
    I am new to the site and would like some help with a couple of what might seem like silly questions. Question 1 I have a 2014 VW Passat 1.6 diesel Bluemotion estate and don't know if it is a B4 B5 B6 and so on. Question 2 Can any one tell me what fuses control the interior lights and the...
  15. Found a NEW Genuine B5 OEM Votex Trunk Spoiler. Some questions about this rare item.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know this has been discontinued for almost ten years. I have not had any luck finding this new or used in any color, let alone in my color, Black Magic. The only other options that exist are weird Chinese trim things that look a bit weird. The genuine Votex one has an integrated brake light...
  16. 2004 1.8T sludge problem, questions (pictures)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This car has 79,000 original miles. The previous owner had the pan off and installed a brand new oil pump, but didn't clean the screen? If he had, then he left junk in the bottom of the pan when he reassembled. The pickup tube screen was loaded with bits of carbon and almost completely blocked...
  17. Exhaust time, questions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, it's time to replace the exhaust on the Brick - resonator is rusted thru, and the hole is growing. :( Bosal is cheap, yes - but, also (usually) mild steel, and that stuff doesn't live very long in Michigan. Walker resonator + muffler (aluminized, I think? pipes) is ~$375 from Rock Auto...
  18. New owner, some questions about the RNS 510 - Parking Camera or sensors?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I've returned back to the world of VW. Now a pround owner of a 2011 Bluemotion Estate. Having three kids we needed one with leather, which proved more challenging than we imagined, but we found one a few hours away from home. Its quite a strange spec, has lovely heated leather...
  19. 2013 CV Axle Replacement Questions

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I tried searching the forum on the torque specs for replacing the cv axles on a 2013 Passat. Can someone point me in the right direction, & is there a YouTube video by chance? Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  20. Three random questions.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1) I have the auto lights module installed and every time I get in or hop out of the car when the door opens it starts beeping since the lights are on. Is there a way to mute that sound so it doesnt go on ever again? 2) Which fuse is the one that allows the vag com to communicate with the car's...
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