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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I got an email from my local VW dealership offering a free oil change in exchange for a test drive. Since the cost of an oil change on my W8 isn't cheap, I took advantage of the offer. After the oil change, I started noticing a faint burning oil smell but couldn't find a leak anywhere...
  2. B5 Garage
    I finally got my driver side axle and wheel bearing replaced on my 2005 1.8t 4motion. Everything is cool except the final couple rotations it feels like the abs wants to kick in and it feels like the brake locks up for a sit second and then releases. Could I have messed up the ABS sensor...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Rear ended someone today. Drive able but the radiator is damaged and leaking
  4. B5 Garage
    Hello, over the weekend i noticed that my rear brake pads needed to be replaced, so i decided to save some money and do it myself following this video: I did everything exactly like he did, but i think i pinched the line too hard with the vice grips. (this can be seen at 2:04 in the video)...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Need yals help again. Since I owned the car, the rear left upper break light/night light always shined brighter all the time. I wondered if it got installed wrong and after exposing the whole left rear light "motherboard" the whole rear light system died. (including rear left sidemarker) After...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a 01 2.8 fwd passat misfiring issuses so i began to remove my coil pack from the car to replace it u know that weird looking little transistor (atleast looks like a transistor) well make a long story short that thing broke and i cant find out what exactly it is much less where to find...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I bought my W8 wagon will the full intention of babying it and keeping it well maintained. Everyone kept telling me I'll regret it, and I wanted to prove them wrong. But they were right. It experienced an engine failure that the VW dealer said would cost about $9000 to fix. I'm not...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so a few weeks a go i posted this: "This is weird, im having problem starting the car just after filling up my tank, this is the third time it happened to me, i have the engine light on, i want to scan it but im unable to cuz my abs module is bad, i drive a 98 passat 1.8T, Just TO clarify I'm...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought some lowering springs on craigslist and they are for the v6. I have a 2002 passat with the 1.8t and the guy i bought them from said they were for a 1.8t. Unfortunetly i got home and looked up the part number and it looks like they are for the v6. Well my question is can i use them...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I bought a 2003 1.8T for my daughter at the auction last week and just received very bad news. The check engine light came on and the OBD showed the following codes: P103, P1A43, P300, P301, P302, P303, P171 lean, P0011 sludge and P2181 thermostat. My mechanic, whom I trust, said the...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    ok so i went to install new brakes and didnt read on here first to see how to do it, figured nothing out of the norm for a brake job. well when i went to do the rears i couldnt get the parking brake to release and figured it would be like a normal car where you have to turn the piston to get it...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So im driving down the road and my front tire blows out and sends my car over the curb. I get out and see my oil pan, two o2 sensors, and part of my exhaust laying in the street behind my car. is my b5.5 done for? and how much might I expect to pay to fix it if possible ? thanks guys!
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I was taking my turbo off to rebuild it and one of the bolts for the exhaust manifold to turbo broke off (17mm head). I sprayed pb blaster on the bolt everyday for a week. I heated it up, used an extractor and the tip broke off in it . I think my last resort is a heli coil. I need...
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  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well... I've had a rattling noise coming from my valvetrain for a while, so I decided to fix it. I ordered new lifters and decided to install them the other day. The job took a good 6 hours (with a few breaks), and I started the car up. Everything was fine until the engine cut out, but I...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I got done doing the timing belt on my v6 passat wagon and now am getting misfires. While doing the job I got to the point where I was putting on the new belt and it was not fitting exactly. I followed the directions putting the new belt around the crank gear and then went up to the drivers...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok, this may seem like the stupidest topic you have ever read, but would it smell of gasoline if you did? I grounded my amp around a foot behind the middle of the backseat, and since Im not home at the moment, i was wondering if i may have screwed into the tank? it doesnt smell of gasoline or...
  18. Wax On, Wax Off
    It wasn't actually me who did this, but I removed the "PASSAT" letters from the back with fishing line and they left foam that was still stuck on in the shape of the letters. My friend decided to help me with this task by scrubbing at them with a scratchy dish sponge, not steel wool, but the...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I drove home with the sunroof open as I usually do. Get home and the roof goes an inch forward from the furthest back setting and then gets stuck and reverses. I tried a few more times with no success. Now it wont even move from the fully open position. I tried using the crank on the actual...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Mine only goes yo to the 3/4 mark. other than that it works fine. I'm guessing it's a float issue. Any Comments, sugguestions?
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