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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So long story short I jump in the car and left the epb on last time accidentally. Well this time my 06 Passat 3.6 BLV FWD gives the flashing button, flashing brake word, red warning symbol, & loud chime when I went to take off the brake. I disconnected battery and tried clearing the code in the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I just picked my car up from the mechanic for fixing the passenger front inner tie rod. It was a week waiting for the part, and I paid $117 including a 2 wheel alignment which I was actually happy about. I thought I'd be paying out the rear. However, they told me that my drivers side has...
  3. B5 Garage
    2005 1.8 T seized engine I bought this B-5 last summer with about 100k miles. Was ubering in Chicago with it all was good. After a month or so of that use, the stop/low oil pressure light came on shortly after an oil change. I verified the right synthetic was used for the car w the shop...
  4. B5 Garage
    I set about replacing the rear brake pads on my 2001 tonight. I was able to get the bolts out of the caliper guide pins on each side; but the top caliper guide pins on each side will not come out of the mounting bracket. They will turn but will not come out. I tried giving them a dose of...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The triple square bolts that are holding the axle on the drivers side are giving me a headache. They seem to have been torqued by hercules. I'm using three extensions from the bit to my breaker bar but that allows too much flex and I cannot put enough leverage on the breaker bar before the...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got a problem. I recently bought a 2005 with a 1.8, and less than a 1,000 miles later, the engine seized. I have not tore into it to verify exactly what happened, but I suspect it was due to lack of oil, due to the sludge issue from any of a laundry list of possibilities. I'm not here to discuss...
  7. B5 Garage
    2003 1.8T Auto I have both bolts removed from portion that mounts to block. I have CTS removed. I have 2 screws removed from driver side connection. And thanks to my wife and her small hands, I have lower hose disconnected. But the entire flange itself is NOT coming off. Any hints to...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My 2006 passat 2.0t engine seized yesterday. Done. Kaput. And yes it's because I ran out of oil before anyone asks... I feel like a complete idiot, and now I have to do a full engine/turbo swap... So, basically, the questions are: 1- What types of engines can I drop into my car other than the...
  9. B5 Garage
    The installer over-torqued the lugs that attach the 25mm DRA spacers to to my rear hubs. I am probably going to have to heat them to get them off eventually. The local garage wrench didn't want to do it because he was concerned that the bearings would heat up too hot and bleed out all their...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my car has been standing for 2 months and all was fine before i parked it up, took it out today and after 2 miles the brakes started smoking and bound on completley, i removed calliper and released nipple to force piston back, now when i pump the pedal there is nothing, the piston moves a tiny...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i get in the car this morning, back out of the driveway... SCRAPE!!!!!! What the HELL was that? Pull forward SCRAPE!!!!! LURCH What? After some more back and forth, it seems that the rear left brake is seized on. Too rainy today to investigate, so i just left it parked in the driveway...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    edit: new questions in last post, just trying to keep it all in one thread ------------------------------------------------------------------- I used Liquid Wrench on all the bolts on Thursday evening. Started working on the car yesterday. All the nuts came off fine. I actually did the tie rod...
  13. B5 Garage
    Ok, i´m in the middle of my tb change, my water pump died:D i already had the tb ultimate kit, so i decided to do the job, i´m following daddy matt´s and taligentx write ups.. i must say that all went smooth until i found a new friend, allen bolt from crankshaft pulley, it´s stripped, i already...
  14. B5 Garage
    So it's finnaly come time to lower my baby again and my front passenger side coil is seized :thumbdown and I've run out of ideas . . . I've tried using PB blaster, cans of air, vice grips, raising it . . . and yes I did clean it thouroughly before trying to lower it. I'm at the point where I'm...
  15. B5 Garage
    I have a 99 1.8 tip Passat and I must have used a little too much torque on my oil drain plug the last time I changed oil.It was the first time I changed oil in this car and I was surprised to see there was no crush washer used. It looks like the flange of the plug acts like the washer. Anyway,I...
  16. B5 Garage
    I'm replacing my pads and rotors on all 4 corners and ran into a snag tonight. When I went to compress the piston on the pass. rear caliper, the thing wouldn't move! I mean, it made a hardened steel C-clamp deflect when I really cranked on it! When I play with the parking brake cable it will...
  17. B5 Garage
    Door is stuck shut. I can not open from the inside. I can not open from the outside. Electronics appear to be working. Door latch/lock seems to be stuck. What shall I do to fix it myself? If I cant, anyone have an idea on the approximate cost? Chuck
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    have 18" bbs on my 04 wagon, got a flat with my h&r springs on it, dummy was 15" and on passenger side front. tough times had me put 4k on this combo. bad news came, bought cheap cv for driverside $75 and did not read reviews and limited southwest michigan contacts after moving from CA ended up...
  19. B5 Garage
    I needed info on how to repair the Parking Brake Mechanism, found this how-to on rebuilding the Audi Parking Brake Mechanism: http://www.eveshamsquash.co.uk/audi/parkingbrake.html
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