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  1. 98 Passat outer tie rod ends have internal play ?????

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just finished replacing all my front suspension 'stuff'. At alignment shop and was asked where I got the outer tie rod ends. The tech showed me where the threaded shaft coming out of the actual end moved in and out of the end piece when the wheel is wiggled by hand. Is that correct? Is...
  2. steering rack inner tie rod

    B5 Garage
    So my wife hydroplanes the other day and slides into and embankment, she is fine and she used the cars front right tire to take the brunt of the impact. She made it to work ok, no issues with driving. Later on the tire went flat so i went and changed the tire and inspected everything as best I...
  3. Broken tie rod bolt HELP PLEASE

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to change out the steering knuckle on my 2003 1.8t Passat Wagon. Unfortunately the upper bolt for the tie rods head popped off as I tried to loosen it. What suggestions do you guys have for getting it out? It doesn't appear to have enough room to get a drill in there? The point where...
  4. manual transmission's slide rod unbolting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Could someone give me a hint how to properly unbolt manual transmission's slide rod #37 8D0711271F at 2000 Volkswagen Passat United States market: Pedals Selector mechanism F >> 3B-X-600 000 * The clearance between a heat shield and this allen bolt is quite small. So, I guess, I could only use a...
  5. Tie rod's

    B5 Garage
    2004 V6 170k miles. I am having issues with removing either... I want to replace the inner and outer but they both spin inside the rubber bushings. I can not reach the 1 time clip on the inner (furthest) one close to the motor (dust cover) to expose the large nut on the inner tie rod get a...
  6. Bad tire rod end?

    B5 Garage
    I was driving last night and i kept hearing a popping sound when breaking. So i pulled my car in the garage and use my flash to see if anything was visibly loose. Nothing, so i jacked the car off grabbed the passenger tire and toght as could be 0 play, went to the driver tire and it has a lot of...
  7. Replacing connecting rod bolts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm rebuilding a 00 1.8t ATW. I have new ARP con rod bolts but I'm wondering how I'm supposed to get the old one's out. Are they pressed in there? I hit em good with a mallet and they didn't flinch. For clarification these are the nut and bolt set up not the newer star head bolts.
  8. torque for inner tie rod

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've seen torque specs for the inner tie rod, which I assume are the large (slightly larger than 1 1/5") nut. I can't imagine how it would be possible to gauge the torque on that nut. Do I just tighten it very firmly?
  9. Connecting Rod bolts 2.8 30v

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone. I have a 2.8 30v that I was told came out of a 1999 Audi A4 Quattro. I also have a 2.8 30v that I just took out of a 2002 Passat Front Wheel Drive. I am planning on swapping cranks from the Passat to the Audi engine and discovered that they have different connecting rods. The Passat...
  10. AutoZone tie rod ends

    B5 Garage
    AutoZone sells two versions for the B5 Passat: Duralast ES4008, about $30 Valuecraft VES4008, about $16 I bought the "better" (more expensive) ones, only to discover that they use only a pinch bolt. Where the top bolt is on my stock units and on the Valuecrafts, the Duralasts have a 7 or 8mm...
  11. Which tie rod Assembly??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, my car was in the shop last week for the last couple things after I was hit by a 16 year old kid driving to fast in the rain... My mechanic recommended I change my tie rods soon, I was looking on ECS tunning, and their are a few all ranging in prices, I'm not framiliar with any of the...
  12. Play in shift rod (not in shifter, it seems)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey how you guys doing today? I have a 2002 b5.5 1.8t 5 speed and the slop in my shifter drives me crazy, doesn't feel precise and german like it should :) I went under the car to look at the shift linkage bolt, and it was tight. That is when I noticed that the play isn't in the shifter, but...
  13. after market tie rod outer end driver side

    B5 Garage
    2002 1.8t auto wagon. needs driver side outer tie rod end. Moog after market does NOT have the thrust bolt that goes down from the top. Is this ok ? maybe not the correct part?
  14. after market tie rod outer end driver side

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 1.8t auto wagon. needs driver side outer tie rod end. Moog after market does NOT have the thrust bolt that goes down from the top. Is this ok ? maybe not the correct part?
  15. 1.8t tensioner rod extended too far during installation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8t awm. while doing a timing belt change, i measured 8 mm between roller arm and tensioner rod then i turned the roller with the an 8mm in the roller extending the rod too far. I took the tensioner off the car and I'm trying to push the hydraulic arm back down to insert the locking pin...
  16. Tie rod ends and alignment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002, GLX 4 Motion, V6 I replaced the tie rod ends and took the car to Tires Plus for an alignment. The guy who did the alignment said one TRE was set almost perfect he barely needed to adjust it. The other was off quite a bit and he had to adjust it a lot. I was paranoid that I did not...
  17. Brake Booster Rod Length

    B5 Garage
    Anyone have the correct distance I should set my brake booster rod to? The write up to replace the booster says anywhere from 158.5 to 159mm but that doesn't make much sense, 15cm is a little long..... I have a AWM 1.8T 03'. Anyone with a similar model want to do me a favor and check it for me?
  18. WTB Meyle inner tie rod

    WTB/WTT Section
    2001.5 Passat 1.8T FWD Got a new suspension kit from another member. Had uses one of the inner tie rods on his car. I have one complete assembly and a pair of HD tie rod ends. Just looking for a new inner Meyle HD tie rod here first.
  19. Tie Rod outer ( L + R ) replacement... ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In a couple of days I will change both Outer Tie Rods in one of my Passat's :wrench: Is there any DIY here on PassatWorld or any other VAG oriented internet site ? Anything special to look out for ? Will I be needing some special tools ?
  20. FS: B5 Passat Outer Tie Rod Ends

    Parts For Sale
    B5 Passat outer tie rod ends. Purchased new 2009 but sold the car before they were installed, stored inside since. Febi Bilstein 4B0 419 811 E $20 for the pair includes shipping. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. Matt
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