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  1. Favorite shift knob/boot? (B5.5)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My boot is all torn and my shifter is missing the gear sticker want to change it out this winter. It's too bad it's not a threader shifter like my ol' integra.
  2. Hard To Shift 2.8 w/ 5 Speed Manual & Front Wheel Drive

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, So the car in question has just over 200,000 miles. Amazingly the car still has the original clutch. There is no slipping; there is chatter sometimes when engaging the clutch, but the clutch looks to be working well enough. About 3 months ago it started to be really hard to shift...
  3. 2001 Passat B5 Wagon Manual Shift GLX V6 Leather - San Jose, CA

    Vehicles For Sale
    SOLD! 2001 Passat B5 Wagon Manual Shift GLX V6 Leather - San Jose, CA SOLD! Very clean 2001 Passat GLX wagon for sale. 5 speed manual transmission and powerful 30 valve V6 gas engine. Runs great and very dependable. My wife is the second owner, it was a local Bay Area car it's entire life so...
  4. 2001 Passat B5 V6 manual shift in Santa Cruz CA

    Vehicles For Sale
    Reduced Price: 2001 Passat B5 V6 manual shift in Santa Cruz CA SOLD 5-23-2018. 2001 Passat sedan GLS fwd, V6 and 5-speed manual gearbox, 109,xxx miles, Silverstone Gray exterior, Grey Cloth with Velour Trim interior, VW single-disk CD player, 16x7 alloy wheels. $2100. I’m the original owner...
  5. 2nd gear shift symptom

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently, I'm having a slow 2nd gear shift issue. It shifts from 1st to 2nd gear at high rev (3500 rpm+). The rest of gears shift normally. Scan has revealed no codes. Have changed AFT some 10K miles ago. What would possibly be the issue?
  6. 2004 Passat 4 motion automatic (ZF5HP19) tiptronic Issues slow shift

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently bought an 04' 4 motion with 79,000 original miles. It took a light hit to the front resulting in the front clip being wiped out. Most of the damage is superficial and easy to repair. Anyway, the car came to me already apart, and i have since reassembled everything except sheet metal...
  7. 2014 Paddle Shift

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Which steering wheels with paddle shift are compatible with my 2014 Passat?
  8. :: ECS Tuning :: Free Shipping | Euro Impulse Weighted 6-Speed Shift Knobs

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    Shift some excitement into your Audi or VW with a Euro Impulse weighted aluminum shift knob, now available at ECS Tuning! With a weight of just under 300 grams, this solid aluminum custom weighted shift knob allows for easier shifts and improves the overall interior look of your Audi or VW.*...
  9. Lack of power and slow gear shift

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It's been a while my 1.8 2002 lacks power and shifts gears slowly. I have changed the MAF to a Bosch sensor, cleaned the KN air filter, cleaned and aligned the TB, changed the O2 sensor, have changed the ATF (MaxLife). Have used several bottles of Techron already to clean the injectors. I'm...
  10. PRND1234 of shift sigh are all lighted up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In the morning, I noticed PRND1234 of shift sigh are all lighted up after start engine. During the driving, I noticed the power transfer is not continuous . After I stopped car , kill engine then restarted engine. It went back normal ,like only D is lighted up during driving. Is it a sign of...
  11. Gearbox Shift Shaft Seal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 B5 V6 5-speed gearbox. 105,xxx miles Anyone ever had the seal on the gearbox shift shaft fail? Mine has been damp for awhile, and is now periodically sending a drip of transmission oil onto the exhaust pipe.
  12. Hard to shift into 2nd

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys I have a 2001 B5 1.8t with a 5 speed. Bought this car with 265K on it in march and have put like 6k on it since - not any significant problems - runs great I love it for a commuter car. In the last like 400-500 miles though it has all of the sudden become hard to shift up to down to...
  13. Manual transmission shift issues.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I shift the clutch grabs about half way and in all gears it is hard to shift like doesn't want to go into gear. When you get it into gear there is no grinding nor is there any issues once it gets going. The motor purs and there is no loss of power. I had a shop look at it they said it was...
  14. B5.5 Tip compatible with C6 shift knob?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've searched the forum, and most of the posts have dead links and pictures that don't work, and were created before the newer cars came out. I ditched all the wood trim in my W8, so the auto shift knob looks a bit odd. I found this one for a C6 Audi (and A3/Q7): No clue if it fits or not...
  15. Changing tiptronic shift knob on 2000 B5 Passat wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to change the knob as my thumb suffers from repetitive motion. The knob on my Jetta is much more sensible. Small and round with a front trigger, easy to pull with the index finger. Anyone ever do this or know of other knobs that would work? Follow up to this, how likely would it be...
  16. *WANTED* b5.5 Manual shift boot in GREY!

    Parts For Sale
    hey guys, working on a little project and im in need of a manual transmission shift boot in GREY from a B5.5 Passat, any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
  17. FS: Wood shift knob for automatic transmission

    Parts For Sale
    I have a great condition burlwood shift knob for automatic transmissions that fit B5.5 Passats. No scratches or cracks. Also have the chrome cover and accordian covers with magnets. Great replacement for your cracked shifter or sticking accordian covers. The shift knobs without cracks are...
  18. 2003 Passat 1.8T Auto hard shift in reverse with all indicator lights on!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, hope to get some help. First time owning a Vw, bought it with a bent valve, rebuilt the head and runs perfect. If you put it in Drive it shifts fine, as soon as you put it in reverse it clunks hard into gear after a delay and all the lights on the shift indicator light up and stay lit...
  19. Transmission Issues TIP - Hard Shift into 3rd / Kicking on Decel

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, I have been experience some weird problems with my transmission lately that I can't seem to figure out what would cause it. Here are the major two issues: Hard shift into third when car is completely automatic Sometimes when car is decelerating it begins to "kick" where it's like...
  20. 02 30v tiptronic. Only in neutral. Won't shift but I found a bolt!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wife drive car home said it was making a clanking sound. Parked it in the driveway. Trans is in N no matter where the shifter is although I believe I am hearing it click thru the different positions. E brake is hold it from rolling right now. I had a VAG COM ordered as last owner didn't know...