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  1. Something different, here's the fix, at least one for a THUNK/lurch shifting P to D

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Figured I'd do something different. One issue with discussion boards and not just passatworld, its every discussion board, is nobody ever comes back to say how the problem was fixed (if at all). So here's a fix, at least one fix for the issue I had. 2005, 1.8T, 200K, runs fine, no issues...
  2. Engine stalling when idiling and shifting geara

    New Member Introductions
    Hello forum friends, I recently put a newer engine into my 03 passat 2.8l v6 4mot. When i got it from the mechanic last week it stalled on me 3 times. It only does this when i am at a complete stop at a light, so when idiling. The rmps when i idle sit at 600 and then all of a sudden it goes...
  3. RPM and shifting

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    Can I actually break the turbo? I drove a subaru standard shift before...non turbo. My sister (previous owner) said I shift too soon.Where should the RPM needle read before I shift? I think she said 30?
  4. Gear Shifting noise ???

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    Hi everyone, Has anyone experienced anything like this??? I have a 2017 R-Line and it only has like 7K miles on it so I am kinda frustrated as to why my car is making some weird noises. Anyways, this seems to happen after I have been driving for a while. For instances lets say I am driving...
  5. Shifting Issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    03 Passat W8 with Auto Trans. 200k miles Shifting up the gears as I accelerate it intermittently feels as if I have just hit a giant pothole or curb. Only on upshift, only as best as I can tell going into final gear. Usually after a harder acceleration attempt but not always. After it gives...
  6. Trouble shifting into reverse, '03 1.8T manual

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Last night, I pulled into a friend's very steep (25%) driveway, and when I tried to back out, I could not get the car to shift into reverse. Double clutching didn't help and I coasted down and shifted into the forward gears no problem. Today, I had a repeat of the problem, and...
  7. 02 v6 awd high rpm and shifting issues

    B5 Garage
    So I recently was given a Passat . I noticed That it was shifting odd (not going into overdrive on the highway and shifting out of 2nd and 3rd at really high rpm 3800-4500) I have done a lot of research, I have taken it to dubwerx in Cincinnati and they can't find any error codes and couldn't...
  8. Tritronic shifting issues when cold????

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 Passat GLX V6 with the tiptronic transmission. When the car sits overnight in the cold, the transmission appears to be stuck in a higher gear when I start it up in the morning and start moving. The car feels like it starts off in 3rd gear (or so) from a standstill. I believe the...
  9. Question on a shifting issue.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking at a local 99 Passat 1.8t for sale, it has a few issues that are not a big deal but one problem that he posted says" when the car is stopped, it won't shift into any gear unless the engine's off so have to turn it off at all stop signs etc to put it into first - shifts fine once it's...
  10. hard shifting at low speeds

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a pretty oddball, slightly concerning problem with my '03 V6 Passat, Tip, but not AWD... anytime i try and "roll-through" a stop sign, the transmission shifts HARD when I mash the accelerator coming out of the rolling stop. IE, I'll let off the gas and creep, but not come to a full...
  11. Weird Soft Clunk Noise When Shifting Through Gears 1-3

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all: I know describing a noise is tough. I have a 2000 V6 ATQ manual. New Upper and Lower Control Arms within last 1000 miles. Changed Transmission Oil within the last year with VW's Transmission Oil. Replaced all Motor mounts (but not transmission mounts) within the last 2 years. Clutch is...
  12. 2006 Passat Shifting craziness

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Seems like there are some issues with these transmissions but... I've searched a handful of ways, and read stickies, but have not found the same symptom mine is having. First off, It's an 06 2.0T Passat with the auto trans and tiptronic. VIN: WVWAK73C46P****** 141K It recently started...
  13. Another auto not shifting correctly(with a twist)

    B5 Garage
    2000 atw auto 183000 miles. Car runs great besides abs module went bad. Transmission has a hard shift sometimes up, sometimes down, sometimes cornering left or right under acceleration. Never goes Into limp mode. Tried checking tcm and wiring. Changed trans fluid and filter(level is correct at...
  14. 2001 B5.5 1.9 TDI: 4-speed 01N automatic transmission slowly getting worse

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, This my first post here although I've found lots of helpful information on this forum since I bought my Passat about a year ago. When I bought my 2001 Passat TDI 4-speed automatic with 262K kilometers on it it was running great. However, not long after I bought it I noticed a slight...
  15. (Shifting) this might be tricky

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So driving around in Ocean City , md heavy traffic yesterday . My car started to refuse to go into 1st , 2nd , 3rd, or 4th, fifth gear has no issues. Shut the car off let it sit , cool down , got back on the road, started shifting with no issues again. The issues then started again after about...
  16. Loss of power while shifting.

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    Greetings. We have a 07 passat wagon, 2.0t automatic trans, 46k miles. In normal driving it's fine, but if you floor it it loses power while shifting. It's sudden and jarring when it happens. It's not throwing any codes, no lights, no info. As a side note many of those miles are the...
  17. B5.5 automatic shifting hard

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my wife has been complaining about her Passat for about a week now and I just now got to drive it. It has trouble down shifting as you slow down, sometimes it feels like its shifting at too high an RPM and the car lurches when it does shift. Today at a stop light it felt like it it wanted to...
  18. manual shifting with tiptronic not working

    B5 Garage
    I've been looking for a couple days on here and other forums but can't find anything besides check the magnets. I've checked the magnets both are still there. Tried flipping both magnets multiple times in different configurations to make sure they were in the right way. Didn't help so I put them...
  19. New owner '12 Passat SE 30k miles hiccuping while shifting lower gears

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello, my new Passat just started "hiccuping" while shifting into 1st to 2nd gear. I'm pretty concernd seeing as I've had it a little over a month. Another thing I'm concernd about is I've been having a "secret admirer" coming to my house late at night fucking shit up. So far they slashed one of...
  20. shifting out of gear with cruise control on.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    theoretical question: if you take it out of gear when the CC is on without pressing the clutch, will it redline immediately?