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  1. Instrument cluster repairs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have a 2000 Passat 1.8T 5 speed with the LCD screen faded and the chime speaker not working in the instrument cluster. Can anyone recommended a good repair vendor?
  2. Need a suggestion on where to go for Climatronic repairs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    She just turned over 200k miles and still a pleasure to drive. I tried to diagnose the issue where the heater is stuck on and got codes, but beyond my ability to fix. I live in Bradford county PA, and don't know where to go to get it fixed. Live 15 miles south of Towanda and have no dealerships...
  3. Read this BEFORE starting throwing money and time on repairs. Whether it is car, home

    Anything Auto
    Do you want an extra $1,000 or 5,000 in your pocket, if not more? "This car is a money pit", " I am done with it", "Expensive non reliable piece of junk", "The worst car I ever had", " I fed up!!!", "Is it time to get rid of it?" e.t.c. Most of the times it is not a...
  4. VW repairs

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I'm looking into purchasing a new vehicle soon and the Passat is one of the cars on my radar. I remember as a kid, always having the view of VW being an oddball brand and seeing specific Mercedes/VW auto mechanic shops along the road (I'm sure that has to do with the diesel engines of the time)...
  5. Ever use Your Mechanic mobile repairs ?

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    Trying to convince my sister she needs to stop paying dealership prices. In searching for labor times for her serpentine belts and tensioners, I ran across these guys. Just wondering if anyone has ever used them.
  6. repairs done in service position 2004 passat 1.8t awm

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have to replace my camshaft seal which requires the engine in the service position.also doing valve cover gasket. .I did my timing belt, water pump, other belts 27k miles ago..since it's already in the service position, I'm going to replace my timing belt again. .just the belt. .any...
  7. Can't get car to start after repairs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking for help! 2001 Passat 1.8T 20V. Had low oil pressure light come on. Changed oil pick-up tube(it was cloaked) and oil pan. Car started but was smoking- clear puffy smoking. Engine at idle actually sounded good. Pulled cylinder head and got it check at machine shop. It was good...
  8. W8 Passat in for service repairs

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    Hi all, Well I took the W8 in for a new radiator but turned out it needed more than that. Firstly the front suspension bushes needed to be replaced and a vacuum line was also found to be leaking so needed to replace that as well . On further inspection one of the rocker cover gaskets was leaking...
  9. What point does it makes sense to get a new car versus on going repairs for the B5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What point does it makes sense to get a new car versus on going repairs for the B5? I got a 1999 V6 with 110k miles. Very low repair cost on the first ten years of life. Last five years, repairs and maintenance cost have average about $850 per year, which included a timing belt change and new...
  10. 99 GLS Codes after Mech Repairs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good morning folks, Well i finally inherited my wife 99 Passat and of coarse it is not without problems. A little background here: My wife always had her passat fixed by a mechanic. most of the time it was basic stuff, brakes tires timeing chain with water pump. The last thing done was the MAF...
  11. 2008 Passat, 3500 repairs, did the dealer rip me off, and cause a new problem?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, I just had my 2008 Passat in the dealer, I spent about 3500 on repairs that included the CV joints leaking / alignment. Some vac hose seal that required the transmission to be removed. (was leaking oil) The high pressure fuel pump replaced. And the intake manifold replaced. (was under...
  12. Need advice in big decision. To sell or not to sell?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey everyone. I am going to make this short and quick. I have a 2007 Passat 2.0T automatic. Car right now has 60k miles and my dealership informed me that my warranty is expired. They did offer me a $3000 Extended warranty up to 100k miles, but I am actually torn if I should buy that warranty or...
  13. W8 Variant - Other major repairs to look forward to?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As is typical for the tiptronic W8, the torque converter crapped out and ran $3300 at the dealer to fix. I also had the main radiator spring a leak to the tune of $1400. I'm also aware of the potential valve issue where an oil galley can get plugged and they have to dismantle the motor to fix...
  14. Extreme repairs for stripped subframe threads?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just curious as to whether anyone has had to go beyond a simple thread repair insert to deal with stripped subframe mounting threads. I'm entering round two with a stripped rear subframe thread and would be interested in any thoughts. A Heli-Coil held-up for about 10K miles but ultimately just...
  15. 2000 Wagon GLS 4motion - Needs a lot of repairs, do I keep it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought my first car yesterday for $2000. It is a black 2000 VW Passat Wagon GLS 4motion 2.8 L V6 with 150K miles. Took it home and the check engine light went on. This is when I began to mentally prepare myself for what was to come. Took it to the mechanic today, and with worry in his voice...
  16. 02 Passat v6 4mo CEL light after valve gasket repair

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I just had my valve cover gasket replaced on driver's side and now after some highway driving I get a code P0491 and P0492. I use a generic code computer ( not VAG com dealer one ) and the code is Secondary air system bank 1 and 2 Is this a coincidence or something that they the...
  17. 2007 3.6L 4motion needs major engine repairs!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've had a CEL on in my 07 3.6 wagon for several months and have tried to have several mechanics diagnose the problem to no avail. However, I just got this diagnosis from my dealer: We verified that the check engine light was in fact on and scanned for any trouble codes. We found trouble code...
  18. 1100 in repairs, to sell or not to sell?

    B5 Garage
    First off, sorry if this is in the wrong forum, but it has a lot to do with my situation, so bear with me, please. Specs: 2000 Passat, Manual 5 speed, 1.8t ATW 132000 miles recently changed the timing belt, flex pipe, and brakes. I recently learned that Baby Blue has a bent rear axle, which...
  19. 2001.5 VW passat GLS auto repairs all documented w/ receipts & warranty must see!

    Vehicles For Sale
    Located in clearwater, Florida. Hello I have a 2001 VW Passat automatic transmiccion 4-cyl 1.8t with tan cloth interior, it's black and the paint is in 9/10 condition, the whole body is straight no rust no thing and there's currently 133k miles on the car. You may think that could be( a little...
  20. '00, V6, manual, exhaust repairs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On my 2000 V6, 5sp, the exhaust flex couplings have come apart on both sides. Has anybody repaired these without replacing the whole cat units? And seeing that a lot of manuf only sell that exhaust section for the auto cars, is there that much of a difference in how it fits that an auto car...