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  1. Looking for heater core firewall nipple repair posts

    B5 Garage
    Good morning! Sorry for this post, but despite searching on a variety of terms and looking in the Information Base, I cannot find the handful of posts on this topic (except for the one using the Prestone flush kit--I found that one). In particular, I'm looking for one where someone added copper...
  2. Need exhaust downpipe advice, repair or replace

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat Wagon 1.8T and the exhaust connection has rusted away near the flex pipe. The flex pipe itself does not appear to be broken but it's hard to tell because of the braiding. The downpipe (which the flexpipe is part of) was cut after the mount point and every few years meineke...
  3. MAP Sensor/Engine Warning Light Repair $2200.00????

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    2012 Passat. 2.5L. 98,000 miles. Original owner. My tale of woe begins in October. Had it in for the yearly emission/inspection test. Was told the MAP sensor failed and didn't pass inspection. The shop it was at offered to fix it for $150.00. Went home, googled (of course), MAP sensor...
  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. Exhaust Repair then Car Vibrates

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, 2003, 1.8t, AWM, Bone Stock I had a mechanic shop fixed the exhaust on my car. They simply welded a pipe on the part of the exhaust system that I showed in red in the picture. That section of the exhaust had rusted out, fell and the previous owner didn't fix it. The clamp numbered...
  6. 2002 VW Passat Wagon GLX 4motion 2.8 30v for parts or repair. - $600 South East PA

    Vehicles For Sale
    2002 VW Passat Wagon GLX 4 Motion, 171,518 miles, Navy Blue with Black Interior. Located in South East PA. The car is being sold as is for parts or repair. Car has not been driven since July of this year. Transmission issue(s). While attempting to troubleshoot transmission the alternator died...
  7. Impact Tools, Tuning Software, Headlight Repair Kits, and Other Huge Black Friday Deals and Promo Codes

    Vendor Deals
    Impact Tools, Tuning Software, Headlight Repair Kits, and Other Huge Black Friday Deals and Promo Codes It's been another busy day as we roll towards Black Friday, the deals keep rolling in. Here's what we've tracked down for you so far today. 3M Headlight Restoration Kits on Sale...
  8. Low Oil Pressure repair

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just finished dropping the oil pan due to low oil pressure warning coming on after 20 minutes of driving. Had it towed to an unfamiliar repair shop as I was out of town. They flushed the engine, did an oil change, and supposedly dropped the pan and check the oil pump pickup screen for...
  9. Shout out for local Orange County repair shop

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I do some minor wrench spinning on my 04 B5.5 1.8T, but when things go wrong, or I just can't figure out what is going on, I turn to Matt and the techs at VW Plus Car Care in Huntington Beach, CA. Matt and the techs at VW Plus Car Care are the real deal. Period. You don’t find competent service...
  10. Rust repair.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Is removing the bumper enough to reach the other side of the metal? I want to sand the area back and front and apply coating. 2003, B 5.5
  11. Sunroof drain repair

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat GLX and I can't find anything on getting to the drain tubes on this particular model. I've found lots, i mean LOTS, on VW jetta, but not the Passat. I feel the difference is that I have the side airbags and the odd trim piece just above and down the front side of the door...
  12. Repair Shop Manual for 2009 2.0T

    B6 Garage
    I am preparing to reinstall my cylinder head for my 2.0T due to a failed tensioner (I bought the car that way) I have searched around and no luck on an electronic manual for these cars. Im sure I can figure it out but a manual would be nice to have. I did find a link online where they are...
  13. Is it time to refresh, rebuild, or repair your cooling system?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Does your heat not work? Chances are your cooling system is ****** and it's time for a refresh. Let us help you with our refresh kits. Click HERE to refresh, rebuild, or repair your cooling system
  14. Repair time/cost for fan/clutch, serp, and TB?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Trying to help a buddy with 2002 1.8T (165K miles). A bolt came lose, damaging his fan and fan clutch, and busting both serp belts. The mechanic suggested doing the TB at the same time (last replaced at 70K miles). These are all suggested replacements. Can anyone give me a very rough...
  15. Thermostat housing leaking - how difficult to repair ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all. As the title states, my 2002 V6 has developed a coolant leak. It only leaks after the engine has warmed up, and continues leaking after the engine is no longer running. From what I can see, the leak is coming from right below where the lower radiator hose connects to the housing...
  16. Should I repair my turbo?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone! I'm taking my Passat 1.8T 2003 to the mechanic next week to replace the water pump and also to take a look at the turbo(its burning 1lt of oil weekly). The question is.... should I repair it? or its better to buy a used turbo? Thanks
  17. Repair Mistakes & Blunders!

    RockAuto
    We are looking for some good "Repair Mistake & Blunder" true stories to feature in the RockAuto newsletter (we know you have some)! Tell us about your most infamous auto repair blunder or unconventional fix. Use your woe to help others avoid similar mistakes or share off-the-wall solutions that...
  18. ABS module repair - giving props

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently had Matt at Cheap-ABS CHEAP Bosch 5.3 ABS REPAIR VW Passat Audi A4 A6 A8 S4 repair the module in the wife's Passat. Frankly this is my only real complaint about this car - the darn ABS module. Other than that this car has been unbelievably reliable - still such a solid car. And...
  19. ABS module repair - giving props

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently had Matt at Cheap-ABS CHEAP Bosch 5.3 ABS REPAIR VW Passat Audi A4 A6 A8 S4 repair the module in the wife's Passat. Frankly this is my only real complaint about this car - the darn ABS module. Other than that this car has been unbelievably reliable - still such a solid car. And...
  20. Can Anyone Recommend a Good Repair Shop in the DC Area?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have an 2003 Passat with 108K miles and the dealer, Alexandria VW, where I've been going for service since buying the car used, says I need new upper and lower control arms on both sides replaces and an alignment. They want to charge me $4000 for the work and after doing some research on...
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