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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi guys, If anybody knows the answer, please help ASAP. I'm helping out a guy whose car got stuck at the KFC drive-thru. The parking brake won't release, and is giving me code 02443. Is there anything I can do to basically get him on the road? I've got VAG-COM. Thanks!
  2. Anything Auto
    I thought I would post this, since we LOVE our B5's & B5.5's!!! 8380 Laboratories is releasing B5/B5.5 Passat t-shirts! here is the link from vwvortex: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5161878-who-thinks-8380-should-make-passat-t-shirts&p=70007270#post70007270 &...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. I have a 99 passat 1.8T automatic. Suddenly I noticed that when I accelerate I can hear a faint "hissing" and when I release the foot off the gas pedal suddenly, it stutters and makes a weird squealing sound. The sound seems to come from the tires. I took it to the indy shop where I had...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 1.8t that I recently chipped a few months back. Just recently I've been hearing a whooshing sound whenever I let go of the gas petal as if I had a bov installed. Is this a sign of a cracked hose or broken diverter valve? Please help
  5. B5 Garage
    Have a 2000 Passat and almost out of gas and fuel door will not release when the door switch is pulled. Some times you can hear the actuator going then nothing. Is there a manual fuel door realese in the trunk some where? And how do you repair thie problem Is this something common? I NEED...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    what should I do i am sure my clutch is not releasing all the way when its cold and making it very difficult to shift into gears, but the problem seems to almost go away after everything is warmed up. However I did change the tranny oil with OEM and theres no difference. So do you recommend I...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    recently installed Audi A8 upgrade with slotted rotors and Axxis Deluxe Plus Pads. I followed the bedding instructions as per Zeckhausen racing. Everything was great for about 2 weeks. Now, usually when the brakes get warm(sometimes when cold though) it sounds like the caliper isnt completely...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Could any one tell me if it is possible to release the tension to replace belt or does it have to be replaced. Please e-mail to me so I can add to order if needed before processed on 9-20 04 Thankyou in advance >Kenny e-mail [email protected]
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've just changed my brake fluid using valvoline synthetic brake fluid and now when I release the brake pedal after pressing on it, I hear this hissing/air noise. the brakes still function as they did before the change over but now there's this noise. anyone else experiencing this?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The problem I'm having seems to happen after my car has been parked and the emergency brake engaged (2003 V6 Manual). When I release the emergency brake and either backup or pull forward, after moving about 10 feet or so there is a single "click" that seems to come from the wheels (front?)...
  11. Anything Auto
    Releasing cars delay - long for the Europeens and short for the Japanese. Ok, so my title is a bit f'd up. What I'm trying to find out is why do euro manufacturers show us cars then only release them 6+ months later to the public. Yet the japanese show a car to the press, and 1 month later...
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