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  1. Rattling sound coming from serpentine or aux fan area

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    B5.5 2.8. I changed all the pulleys and belts less than 2 years ago and it's only been driven like 10k miles or less. Could this be a bad bearing in the aux fan? All other tensioners and pulleys were changed except the alternator's but the sound is too high. It feels like it's right under the...
  2. Rattling Noise!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Oops! Entered this in the B8 forum by mistake.... Hello, tomorrow would be the 5th time that I am taking our 2017 Passat SEL Premium in for service! There is a rattling noise coming from the driver side rear seat grab handle area above the window. The last times when I took it on, I drove the...
  3. Rattling noise!!

    Volkswagen Passat B8 Discussion
    Hello, tomorrow would be the 5th time that I am taking our 2017 Passat SEL Premium in for service! There is a rattling noise coming from the driver side rear seat grab handle area above the window. The last times when I took it on, I drove the car with the technician in the back seat, so that he...
  4. Suspension rattling sound on a 03 Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any ideas? It does needs front struts (it's a FWD) but CV axles are good, but it has a slight "clacking" sound over certain bumps. Seems to exaggerated by steering.
  5. Rattling sound when starting 2.8V6 after a few days

    B5 Garage
    I have a problem with my Passat 2.8V6 2004. 1,5 year ago engine belt is renewed together with rollers, waterpump, cam tensioners and chains. After a year I had a loose timing belt, no damage on the engine. The tensioner on bank 2 is renewed, is was leaking oil. Now i have the problem that after...
  6. Rattling, Big Rattle, Silence, Then Overheating

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 V6, ATQ, 118,500 miles, 5-speed manual For the last week, I've had what sounds like a pulley failure on the serpentine belt. Weird spinning sound, almost a rattle, almost a whine, not too loud but noticeable, but with no effect on operations. Listening around the area led me to believe it...
  7. Passat 02 making horrific noises in the engine area?

    B5 Garage
    Hey everybody! I have an 02 Volkswagen Passat that I've owned for 5 yrs. It's turning out to be a disappointment (constant coolant leak despite fixes, oil leaking, door falling apart, weird electrical issues, AC broke, etc). Last weekend I got my AC compressor replaced (for $900) at a mechanic...
  8. New Problem Rattling noise.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got my 2001 passat with aug engine to run but now i hear a loud rattling noise coming from the car. I think it the cct but not sure. What else could it be. I could hear a rattling sound before but it was barely i changed the crank case hose and spark plugs and the noise is super loud now.
  9. B6 knocking or rattling over rough roads

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    hi my B6 2.0 TDI estate has an annoying knocking coming from in front of the bulkhead on the near side when i drive over rough patches on the road or rough terrain. i've taken both wheels off and had a good look and can't see anything obvious, i've tried shaking and prying the wishbone, anti...
  10. Motor vibration and rattling after change of rear oil seal

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Dear friends, i know the topic seems simple but i really need your advice. Let me first give you a small background of the problem. I own a passat b6 2010 1.4tsi with 7 speed dsg gearbox. This gearbox is known to have repetitive clutch problems usually every 15000 km causing vibration in...
  11. Rattling Sound when in Gear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This morning I noticed a rattling sound from the engine bay when the car is in gear. The sound stops when in N or P. What would be wrong and what should I check?
  12. [video] What is this rattling noise? 1.8t - Cam Chain Tensioner?

    B5 Garage
    Hey all, I took a little video of my 1.8t. I only hear the sound at idle. Any thoughts on what it might be? The sound seems to be coming from the back of the engine. I'm wondering if it is the cam chain tensioner... or possibly just low oil pressure to the CCT at idle? Thanks for all your...
  13. 2002 Passat 1.8 turbo wagon - engine rattling noise

    New Member Introductions
    My car is a 2002 VW Passat 1.8 turbo GLS wagon. I am the original owner & about 10,000 miles ago it had the new timing belt, pump, roller etc maintenance. It currently has only about 90,000 miles ( city dweller... ) There is a rattling noise when I begin normal acceleration, and when I take my...
  14. Correctly diagnosing rattling cam chain

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi! My cam chain makes a brief 2 second rattle on day's first cold startup. After that there's no problem with it for the whole day. It's a '97 B5, 1.8 20V ADR engine with 233 000 km on it. This video/sound recording is not mine, but it's surprisingly accurate. In short: Is 1-2 second noise...
  15. Oil splatter, loud rattling & grooves in head - Help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Oil splatter, loud rattling & grooves in valve cover - Help! My son pulls into the driveway yesterday evening right as the "low oil pressure" light comes on and a loud rattling sound starts. After raising the hood we see an area with oil splatter all over it right around the "puck" valve...
  16. 2003 1.8T - Rattling sound from engine (videos posted)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just had a complete timing belt service and even replaced the chain tensioner. All was good. Several thousand miles later, I'm hearing this rattle from the engine bay. Not sure if it's actually from the engine itself or around it. Could it be the tensioner? And yes, I have the cover exposed and...
  17. rattling noise coming from front wheels after changing front pads/rotors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have a 2004 vw Passat v6. After getting the front pads/rotors changed theres a clanking metal to metal sound when I go over any imperfections on the road. What could this be? Thank you in advance!
  18. Issues with 2008 2.0T Passat-- oil leakage, low oil pressure, engine rattling

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all-- I've experienced several ongoing issues with my 2008 2.0T Passat. This car was bought about 4 months ago with close to 108,000 miles. Although I have tried to take care of this car to the best of my avilities, I am outraged at the neglnigence I have experienced with three different...
  19. b5.5 1.8t AT rattling at startup

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have worked on a few 1.8t passats that make a loud and brief rattling noise at start up. the cars otherwise were fine and only made the rattle at startup. a customer of mine brought in his son's b5.5 passat which seems to have been rode hard. he said it needed an axle and a computer (i...
  20. passat rattling noise when turning

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As the title suggests my 1.8t with 160k miles makes this rattling noise whenever I'm making a turn faster than 25 mph. The noise sounds like as if I have small luggage in the trunk and it's being swayed around. The noise isn't loud and sometimes I don't hear it but it's something that I know...