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  1. p0011 After Replacing Just About Everything

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001 b5.5 with the 1.8t AWM engine and I just recently replaced my vvt/cam chain tensioner, cam chain, and cam position sensor. A few months ago I replaced the timing belt, belt tensioner, and Water pump. I did the computer reset after and that cleared my CEL, the car fired almost...
  2. Replacing core support - need help identifying part.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am working on my wife's 2003 Passat GLX 4Motion, it was recently in an accident and the core support, radiator, and cooling fans (among other things) were damaged and need to be replaced. While disassembling everything I came across another part that needs to be replaced but I'm not sure...
  3. Multiple dash lights after replacing battery

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    The battery in my car went dead and I had to replace it. I've had the car a few months and it had run fine previously and I had no fault lights on the dash at all. I had not yet driven the car after replacing the battery and was sitting in it and hit the park brake button (I had not tried to...
  4. Replacing the rear bumper protection strip

    B5 Garage
    Greetings! The basics: 2003 GLX 4Motion Wagon w/ATQ motor Well, I just treated the old girl to some body work that included repairing and repainting the rear bumper cover. She looks great, but the clear protective strip on the bumper, which had gotten quite beat up over the years, wasn't...
  5. Help Replacing Rear Turn Indicator Bulb on a 2016

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hoping someone can help here . . . I have a rear turn indicator bulb out, and it's not clear how to replace it. I can get the tail light assembly off fine, but what's next? There are a lot of Youtube videos that show the method for models up to 2015, but the 2016 assembly is different (no back...
  6. Car won't start after replacing a crack in the fuel line.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I fixed a crack in my fuel line and now my car won't start 1.8t standard transmission Engine clicks but nothing happens. When I was fixing the nick in the line gas dripped out of the line possible that air got into the line. what can I do to diagnose/fix? that was the before picture from the...
  7. Replacing the Heater Core

    B5 Garage
    :wrench::wrench::wrench: Winter has come, and my heater core has decided that it's time to go out on me. I've never tried to tackle this job by myself, and since it's close to Christmas, I'd prefer not to spend the money with a shop. I know the method most of the repair manuals provides, which...
  8. Replacing a seat (or just the cover?)

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Owner of a 2012 SE. Posted a thread a while back about the lower portion of my driver's seat (V-Tex) developing some spider cracking. I did some minor repair work with Magic Mender and it actually turned out pretty good, but I was able to find the lower half of a driver's seat (cushion, with...
  9. 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...
  10. Question - Replacing OEM Battery

    Volkswagen Passat B8 Discussion
    I have a 2017 Passat SEL Premium TSI (US version) and the battery died so I'm looking for a replacement. Two questions: Current battery is an Enertec 5K0 915 105 D (480A/60Ah) 1) Does anyone have a direct cross reference for this battery (Duracell, Interstate, etc) or should I order one from...
  11. replacing clutch pedal

    B5 Garage
    Any body have advice on reinstalling the clutch pedal after installing new master cylinder. Don't seem to be able to reinstall the over center spring any tips appreciated. 2002 model year have pedal on shaft looking for method to reinstall the over center spring
  12. P0441 after replacing EVAP Purge valve

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Had a P0441 code on my 2004 Passat V6. Replaced the purge valve and verified the valve was operating correctly. Can hear it “tapping” away. Any ideas aside from looking into replacing the vapor canister?
  13. Replacing tail light on Passat B5 wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone out there had to replace a left tail light on a b5.5 wagon? I found it a bear of a job. The rack for the CD changer covers up the lower left bolt that holds the light in. The rack has to be removed to get at that bolt, and it is really difficult to get it out. I had to dismantle...
  14. P0011 Still after Replacing Cam Chain Tensioner

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Folks, I have had this pesky p0011 code for the last couple months. I recently replaced the Cam Chain Tensioner about 3 weekends ago and I just checked again for Codes and it came back p0011 Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Or System Performance Bank 1 I have changed the oil the same...
  15. Replacing the Rack and Pinion 2003 Passat B5.5 v6 2.8 automat- Detour on this version

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Prior to doing my rack and pinion (R&P), I did a lot of looking for videos and information. There is a and detailed information about the steps. Both sources explain the process well, but, depending on your model, you may have more steps to deal with. Start by educating yourself with the...
  16. Power steering pump issue after replacing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I replaced the steering power pump in my wife’s V6 wagon. Not too bad, I thought I bled the system by raising it and turning 10 times each way. Took it for a ride and steering it’s hard, I’m guessing I need to bleed it again... dumb question though, should the reservoir have the cap on or off...
  17. Vibration after replacing cv axle

    B6 Garage
    Hey guys I just replaced my passenger side cv and now switching from first to second there is a vibration that I can feel in the floor and hear. It almost sounds like the axle is slipping in the trans between gears (if that’s possible). Any ideas as to what it could be?? As always thanks for...
  18. Replacing cloth seat covers with leatherette ones from same year & model?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi, I need some guidance. I have a 2013 VW Passat S and I have found seats from a salvage yard from a 2012 Passat that has leatherette seats. BTW, they are very cheap and look great. I was thinking about buying them and having a shop take my cloth covers off and putting on the leatherette...
  19. Brakes grumbling/slipping(?) when I come to a stop after replacing axles.

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I just had axles replaced on my passat from non-dealer. (They had gotten pretty bad, cv boots were torn and were clacking whenever I turned the car). When I picked up the car, I noticed that whenever I have almost reached a complete stop, the brakes give a little rumble/grumble sound, and I...
  20. Climatronic defrost and footwell vents swtiched after replacing servomotor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :( I wonder if anyone ever been there. A couple of months ago I noticed that I was only getting air from the left side of the center dash vent, the passenger side was completely dead. A quick scan on VCDS showed me the following: 00603 - Footwell/defroster Flap Positioning Motor (V85)...