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  1. New Member Introductions
    :banghead: So, I'm not sure if this is the place to ask yet, but I am in desperate need of tips or suggestions on how I can remove the 5 rear hub assembly bolts that you access through the hole in the hub assembly. They are very rusty and will not budge - a friend thinks they might have to be...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, anyone got any clever ideas on how I can get into my car? Tried using a wirehanger and while that initially worked, I managed to lock the car by accident again and I can't get it to open. Thanks Volkswagen for not having a passenger side lock :thumbup:
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    exhaust side of turbo rusted / welded together, any ideas on separating it? ive tried wd40 to no avail hit with copper hammer, an can i heck get it to separate, i have sticking vanes an wanted to strip an clean inners, but just cant get the dam thing apart 1998 1.9tdi 110bhp afn engine, any...
  4. B5 Garage
    Here's a pic of a rusted rotor on my 2003 Passat Wagon 1.8T AWM. This is the front driver's side rotor. I searched google for pictures of rusted and pitted rotors but I'm not really sure what mine qualify as and if I will have any problems in a few months when I get an inspection. Here's a...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I decided to undertake changing the timing belt this weekend. 02 B5.5 v6. I've used up about a good hour and a half already trying to remove this last one of four torx fasteners that holds the bumper cover to the frame. The screw and its fitting are rusted together pretty well. I've tried...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I'm working on getting my B5.5 back on the road after its sat for 5 months after a near fatal motorcycle accident. So far I've washed the 1/8 layer of dust, charged the battery (was TOTALLY dead), do a TBA, get the radio out of safe mode, etc. The problem now is the car refuses to move as...
  7. New Member Introductions
    when you got to replace your rear shocks on your b5 wagon, do be careful removing the bolts that hold up your shock mounts. i just bought a complete blausport kit, front and rear shocks/struts, mounting hardware abd freebie swaybar mounting kit. was a cool kit till i noticed some hardware was...
  8. B5 Garage
    Ok, so Im trying to clean my front brake sensors in an attempted to remove the dreaded 'STOP WAIT YOUR DOING IT WRONG' message on my dashboard. Managed to get the drivers side out by prying it very carefully with a crowbar. Sure enough, plenty of rusty metal shavings from my previous rotors...
  9. B5 Garage
    Never had a wheel weld itself so completely to the hub that even ramming it with a 6x8 beam didn't budge it. Until last night. My fix (which for legal purposes I'll say I did in a closed parking lot owned by me) was to loosen the bolts a couple turns and drive the car in hard circles. That...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5 V6 ATQ. In the process of changing my engine mounts, I noticed the lower part of the engine block badly rusted. I know that for a 10-year old car it is very unlikely to remain rust-free, especially in the crazy-ass Canadian winters, but the sight didn't inspire much confidence, it looks...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys; To clarify, the "spindle" I am talking about is the one that the wiper arms are mounted to, underneath the nut (not sure if there are other spindles in the wiper mechanism). I am trying to remove my wiper arms in order to get the cowl off. The dvr side came off OK, the psgr side is...
  12. B5 Garage
    Hey folks, I need some advice and help. I recently bought a used 03 W8 wagon and need some help. It has 130k and seemed like a good car when I bought it. Here's my list of issues I need advice with. 1. Rear license blat bolts. 2 fastners are rusted and the bolts are snapped off in the...
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I found some lug bolts that I can use temporarily until my new ones arrive, but they are somewhat rusty. They are from my old Jetta so they must be 14x1.5 and I measured it and it seems to be about 25mm long. I get about 5.5 full turns by hand, so probably about 6 turns once torqued...
  14. Anything Auto
    Class Or Crass? I have yet to see this on a Passat, but it seems to be gaining popularity with the Rabbit/Golf people.
  15. B5 Garage
    Went to install the meyle hd tre in my 02 b5.5 and of course the salty new englad winters have crusted everything under there. Soaked everything in PB blaster since before starting my timing belt last weekend, but it hasn't helped much. Went to remove the pinch bolt and pounding with a 4lb...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 V6 GLX FWD wagon. I'm trying to follow the writeup at http://www.taligentx.com/passat/maintenance/cvjoints/ to change out both front drive shafts. Everything was going fine until I hit the step about removing the upper control arms. The bolt that secures the control arms won't...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well I finally found out why my marker lights on the passenger side don't work, they're corroded to hell. I was going to clean them out and hope they'll work (just getting one lense off was a trip) but if getting new sockets is cheap and easy I'll probably do that. Is this a VW part or can I...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey i was thinking of removing my rusted rotors let them soak in a rust remover and scrub it with steel wool remove the rust then polish rotors with zync to prevent rusting again. what do u guys think, i got the idea from here...
  19. B5 Garage
    I just recently purchased a used pair of front rotors and pads with less than 5k miles on them (the guy blew his timing belt), but they must have been sitting outside for awhile as they're very rusty, and there are small chips on the pads. I've managed to get almost all of the rust off the...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    it looks like i'm in good company, but i've got a different question. I broke off the heads of both the top 2, bottom 2 were not used (and look completely trashed). I drilled the ones i broke with a small bit (but off-center) and got my screw extracter (reverse-threaded tap-like thing) in and...
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