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  1. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I live in Seattle, where most of the winter is spent driving in rain, except for weekends where I drive up to the mountains for skiing. My one and only current car is a '98 Passat 1.8T FWD which is on its last legs at ~250k miles. I will probably be looking for a new AWD vehicle in the spring...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello all I'm a Newbe with a 2001 B5.5 Passat , so I hope all is correct in this one out of two post ! I believe I've read before about some drains that get clogged and then rain/car wash water will come in ! Thought wherever I read this said that there are 3 spots that clog , one was suppose to...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We've been having issues with our battery in our 2001 V6 Passat wagon draining overnight. At first I thought it was human error (leaving lights on or such), but now I'm thinking it's something else. We have a sunroof. And now whenever the battery is dead, it's on a morning after it rained the...
  4. B5 Garage
    My driverside window seems to not roll up or down when it has rained outside. I do not think water is getting into the door, but I am stumped. Anybody else have or know of this issue?
  5. B5 Garage
    Everytime it rains i get a little water on my front floor mats, also when i drive the car i can feel air coming in from somewhere around the pedals. Im not sure if this is normal and I wouldnt know where to start searching to fix this problem. Anyone know what it could be or how to fix it??
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well i finally have issues after owning my car for about 6 months...yay...it all started when i got my oil change at this place called monro brake and muffler. He's a "reputable" local mechanic. Now, whether that means a bad reputation or a good one..i dont know...i just know a guy that works...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Since i installed my tule rack about a month ago when ever it rains i start to get a drip going right around the foot on the drivers side front door all the other doors are fine but its enough to really annoy me while i am driving. TO the point i am thinking of selling the damn rack system any...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm so pissed. Pulled the right front wheel today to ensure the drilled rotors off the group buy would fit my caliper carriers. (They did) What do I find?!? Baby poop! That's right, CV joint grease! argh. Here's the rub, I had to take the car to a dealership in Montgomery, AL becasue of a...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well I got my brake line and guess what.... wrong male end!!!! Here's what it "should" look like: Here's what the SENT me: :cry: So now the car's on the jackstands another week!!!! And still no word on the G2 debacle. :suspicio:
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Someone please give me advice on clutch replacement on 2001.5 Well I was just getting ready to change out of my stock bouncing suspension (28k) and now it appears that my clutch is slipping. I think it is anyway. It appears that when I take off the my RPM's are reving up real fast but the car...
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