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  1. Engine and auto transmission Removal Help

    B5 Garage
    Hi, does anyone have any pictures or know of a resource online with images showing what needs to be disconnected from the automatic transmission prior to removal? I am taking the engine out with the transmission. Driveshafts are off, just need to locate where everything else needs to be...
  2. V6 Auto Driver Side Cat. removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    There isn't enough room to slide the cat. pipe backwards to extract the assembly. The Bentley makes no mention of removing transmission support or maybe dropping the sub frame to get enough clearance. Is there a write up some where's on this ? Thanks for any help.
  3. engine cover, intake air guide removal

    B6 Garage
    My car is a 2006 Passat 2.0T sedan. In trying to change the engine air filter, I follow the steps in the Bentley manual but run into a problem removing the air guide from the cover assembly. So that's: undo two clips at intake hose; disconnect wiring connector; lift cover off four corner...
  4. Help getting lower bellhousing bolts out for engine removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I need some help, I'm starting on removing the bellhousing bolts from the transmission to the bolt on my 02' VW Passat B5.5 1.8T FWD and The subframe seems to be in the way of getting a wrench in there. The lower three bolts are the main culprits. I've been searching some Audi A4 B6...
  5. 2005 Passat B5.5 Wagon Drivers Side Tail light removal - Help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a cracked tail light and purchased a used replacement. For the love of German engineering do I need to remove the shelf and Monsoon amplifier to get to one of the nuts? If so, how do I get to all the screws as they appear to be in hard to reach places without removing the interior trim? I...
  6. 2006 Passat 2.0T - bumper chrome trim removal

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    How can I remove the chrome trim off the front and rear bumper? I need to prepare the bumpers for a fresh paint; clear coat peeling (seems to be a common issue on the VW and Audi I own/owned of that generation). Also: the "build" sticker (normally in the trunk; spare tire well?) is missing...
  7. New poster, DIY Oil Pan removal

    New Member Introductions
    New to posting in this forum, but it has been awesome for info regarding my 2002 1.8 Passat Wagon. Just got finished dropping the oil pan due to low oil pressure warning. Could not have done it without this forum!
  8. Compartment Removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5, Wagon GLS, 1.8T AWM, In the center dash console basically ,three "modules" top module is radio/cd (player actually in back compartment by rear hatch),bottom module are the heat controls (manual) but in the center between them is a cubby hole/catch all/receptacle, soon to be where my...
  9. Front Door Latch - Removal while Door Closed and Locked...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ...never heard/read of the door lock/latch mechanism failing (locked) quite like this. Think it's a Rockwell design. It's the '99 Passat. Regardless of door lock rod position, the passenger's front door won't open, from the inside or outside. Interior panel is off and about to loosen those...
  10. Door Hinge Pin, Removal?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm wanting to remove the upper door hinge pin (drivers side front), I took out the allen set screw that holds it in place, but I can't seem to get the pin to budge. I want to make a new oversize pin so the door hits the striker properly again. The door sag is directly related to how much the...
  11. B 5.5 headliner removal

    New Member Introductions
    Hi All, being new to the forum I must say thanks to all those good fellas who have contributed to the knowledge base on this site. It has really been useful in fixing up my 2003 b5.5 v6 passat. I am looking for detailed instructions on how to remove the pillar covers (A B & C). I have teied...
  12. PCV check valve removal difficulties

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any hints on removing the PCV check valve under the intake manifold on a 1.8T (AUG)? I got the coolant recovery tank out of the way and unplugged the siphon pump from its two longitudinal connections, leaving it attached only to the PCV valve. Removing the screw-type clamp around the body of the...
  13. Help with brake reservoir removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 5 speed v6. I took the 10mm bolt out of the front of the tank and disconnected the feed tube for the clutch master cyl. So how do i get it off from here without breaking her? And im doing a 5 speed swap in my 05 TDI passat. Will this reservoir fit on my 05 as its shaped differently or...
  14. Head Removal 1.8L...special tool needed?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Working on getting the head off of my 1.8L and got stuck at the three 17mm bolts atop the exhaust manifold. The inner one has less vertical room to get a socket on - all mine are too long. Is there a good tool for this bolt? Does anyone make a short socket with a swivel built in? Thanks
  15. Passat B5.5 Wing Mirror Caps Removal

    B5 Garage
    Hope someone here can help me. I have a Passat B5.5 2003 model. I have just acquired some wing mirrors from a 2004 model that have the indicators in them. I have watched every video possible and searched every forum going and I just cannot get the mirror caps off like videos show. They will...
  16. B5 Rear Seat Bench Removal

    B5 Garage
    I'm struggling a bit to remove the rear seat bench (to install VW ISOfix bar). Looked at the articles from the past on here and I get as far as pulling the front up, which works fairly well. I'm struggling then to pull, push or otherwise move the seat bench, it feels like there is another...
  17. 2.8 v6 thermostat replacement (No TB removal)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I haven't found anything on the passat forum regarding the removal of the thermostat without removing the timing belt, so I figured I'd shed some light. You do the normal procedure in removing the front end down to the TB. Here are the videos I've found on our 2.8s that shows the step by step...
  18. V6 Passenger's Side Combi Valve Removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone have a link or details on how to get access to the passenger side Combi Valve on a 2.8 engine? I'd like to remove it for cleaning purposes. Any direction is appreciated.
  19. Passenger Side ATQ cat. upper nut removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I removed the driver side cat. assy. with no issues, but the passenger side upper nut I can't seem to get the right tool for it. I have the "snorkle" removed and I've tried to get a tool on it from the top side, but the Kombi valve (EGR) is in the way to get access to the top nut. Does any one...
  20. Exhaust Removal issue

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 Passat GLX with a 2.8L and am replacing the complete exhaust with new. Accessibility is an issue at the manifold collector bolts upstream of the cats. How do you get in there to remove the 3 bolts from each flange? Does someone have a trick for this because I'm at a standstill here.