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  1. Please Help Me Prep to Replace My Rear Subframe (B5.5 1.8t 4Motion)

    B5 Garage
    Hello Fellow Passat Masochists, I have a 2005 B5.5 1.8t 4Motion Wagon, it's an awesome car when on the road but currently it has a rear subframe/rear axle assembly that is snapped on both sides just behind the front mounts. It was a more or less instant failure as it started to squeek...
  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. Rear door water channels - good sealant or replace?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I thought I had my rear door finally waterproofed, taking special care when replacing the regulator panel (lock mechanism repair). 3 doors finally are opening again, and on the first pull! :thumbup: (thanks Andreas for all the tips!). But, after torrential rain yesterday, I found water all...
  4. DIY how to replace the LCD Instrument Cluster display

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If anybody has a link to instructions to remove the Instrument Cluster, please post the link. You can order a new display from this Italian company: https://www.mte.net/lcd-display-for-audi-A3-A4-A6-vw-passat-golf-4-seat-skoda Or, you might find a display for sale on ebay. The two links below...
  5. Oil in Spark Plug Wells - - Replace PCV System?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Howdy, long time lurker, first time poster... 2002 Passat 1.8T, bought at 96K, now has 136K, and still runs strong. Sooooooo, I had some idling issues last week, chugging, and missing, dieing at stoplights. Replaced the PCV Valve from O'reilly. The old one was pretty dirty, but not sure if...
  6. How to Replace Rubber Power Steering Return Hose Cooler to Rack

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I spent more time trying to get the right tools to get that darned banjo bolt off the rack than it would take to do this whole procedure with an actual list of what I'd need. So I'm writing this up, with all the things I wish I'd known ahead of time. (I actually did this on my Audi A6 2.8L, but...
  7. Ready to replace timing belt kit & pump. Any feedack on possible kits?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am almost ready to the service position to replace Timing Belt Kit and Water Pump. I see many option by different manufacturers and different items included. Any good or bad experiences with after market kits or who to avoid? Your input based on experiences will be greatly appreciated. I...
  8. P0341 error, replace cam sensor , cleared code but still returns. no start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a2001 B5 2.8 passat wagon , with a no start situation , put scan tool on and comes up with P0341 camshaft position sensor circuit range / performance code . installed a new bosch sensor , clear code and still wont start , tried clearing code again , but the same code always comes up after...
  9. Does not crank...Everything else lights up. Any ideas before I replace the starter?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 B5 GLS Wagon ATQ - 2.8 V6...Just replaced the water pump (!) two weeks ago. Car ran fine for 5 or 6 days and then - No Crank! Checked the fuses, electrical getting to the solenoid when the key is turned. Anything else to try before I commit to a new starter/solenoid? TIA for keeping this...
  10. CCT replace chain also?

    B5 Garage
    I just finished a TB change (1.8 AWM) and am now about to install a new CCT (slight rattle at idle). In all of the excellent writeups on the forum, no one is installing a new chain. My kit came with one. The current chain looks great after 178,000 miles. Would one have to also remove the exhaust...
  11. Other parts to replace when replacing a rear spring?

    B5 Garage
    2004 Passat Wagon GLS, 4motion, 1.8T, 5speed, 155000 miles I have a broken rear passenger side spring that I'm looking to replace. What other parts/pieces should I be considering along with the spring? Money is on the tight side these days so I do not want to replace parts unnecessarily...
  12. Can you replace the evaporator using the "shortcut" method

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    of pulling the cockpit vs disassembling the instrument panel? Or is there only good access to the heater core that way?
  13. Replace N282 on 09G transmision

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, Is it possible to replace the n282 solonoid on 09G transmition without removing the whole solonoids body?
  14. When to replace cam chain tensioner/actuator?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a rule-of-thumb for when to replace tensioner? Unit in question has approx. 80K miles and seems to be in decent condition. What are the warning signs of a bad part? Thx. Marty.
  15. how do i replace fuel injectors in 2008 v6 3.6?

    B6 Garage
    I have a 2008 v6 that needs fuel injector replaced. I want to replace all of them. Shop's charging me an arm and a leg and I can't afford it at the moment. I figured I could prob do it myself with a little guidance, but I can't find any post that might talk me through. Is there anyone that can...
  16. Replace cup holders in front console B7 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello the cup holders in the front console of my B7 2013 Passat have both come off - the little rotating element that the cup sits on. I bought a replacement unit, like this one...
  17. How difficult is it to replace seals/gasket on oil filter housing on BPY FSI?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm pretty sure my oil leak is coming from the part that my oil filter canister screws into. The filter canister is not wet itself, it's coming from behind that, and dripping on the black coolant pump directly in front of the engine. The leak is not a gusher, just enough to drip a few drops on...
  18. You must replace rotors every brake pad change?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My 2015 is already hitting 50k miles and needs some new pads. So I called two shops today and both of them told me they had to change the rotors out when the brake pads are changed. Something about not being able to turn them and something else about a wire. Both shops quoted me around 350.00...
  19. Should I replace my CCT?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Merry christmas everyone! I'm getting ready for my next round of maint on my 1.8t 5 speed 4mo and I'm wondering if I need to replace my cct or not? Only maybe 20% of the time and only on very cold mornings I'll get a quick rattle from it on start up. Only last a a split second. Normal?
  20. fog lights worth the replace?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello I was wondering if anyone replaced their fog lights with SYLVANIA H3 SilverStar Halogen? was it worth it? also replacing the city lights with something better? Not even sure what bulb number it would be. I do a lot of driving at night so anything would help. maybe an LED, white light for...
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