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  1. Intense jerk while accelerating, now rough shifts and CEL+ASR light on P0101

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I have a 2003 VW Passat 1.8T AWM engine FWD Automatic, 138k miles. I was getting onto the highway behind a semi and had to floor it to merge, upon accelerating, the car clunked very hard once and both the CEL and ASR lights now remain lit indefinitely. The car also shifts QUITE rough...
  2. Identifying ATF issue 2002 v6 Shifts but no gears engage.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, So Ive trawled through the forums to find a previous post with this specific issue and have come up empty. So recently my water pump blew and my engine fried, luckily I was able to pick up a replacement low KM engine and had it installed. Now only a couple of months after I started...
  3. Transmission shifts hard

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, the car in question is an 08 with about 122k on it. I don't think it's ever had a fluid and filter change so I'll be changing that soon. There's a huge kick when it goes from 2-3 and 3-4 but only if it shifts after 3500 rpm, and so far only on up shifts. I've read about the valve body...
  4. 02 B5.5 shifts to neutral, but wont go further into drive?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As mentioned, the car will shift down to neutral, but wont go further. When its running, reverse is fine, neutral is fine, stepping on the brake works fine to release the shifter out of park, it just wont go into drive. Feels like it wants to go, but will snap something if I force it. ( freakin...
  5. Transmission Randomly Shifts up and down between 4th and 5th on WOT???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I was driving home from work today and on the way back i had to pass someone, so put the car in Tip downshifted into fourth no problem and passed the other car. As I upshifted from 4th to 5th the car started to go back and forth on its own, downshifting and upshifting until I let off the...
  6. Enigne Over Reving Between Shifts

    B6 Garage
    Hi, I am the owner of a VW Passat Sportsline 2006 model and been driving it for around a month. Lately been noticing a problem with my engine reving between shifts and it's really worrying me. When hitting 3000rpm and I change shift the engine over revs to another approx 500-800revs on its own...
  7. i can feel a little pulsing/hesitation and shifts a teeny bit hard 4-3

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01 b5 1.8t Upon acceleration, i feel a tiny shake / flutter / hesiation/ pulsing in the seat, pedal etc. All the time, if i settle into a sweet spot it mostly goes away, happens at all speeds. Also seems to be downshifting a little hard, no bangs or clunks but a tiny tiny hard downshift, kinda...
  8. 03 1.8t Trans shifts hard into drive..

    B5 Garage
    Ok, well im new here so ill just be short and sweet. I have an 03 1.8t B5.5. Auto trans I have this issue with my trans so when I go from park into drive/ reverse it shifts really hard like, but after in drive it shifts perfectly smooth into other gears. I have an AEM oil free cone filter that i...
  9. 03 1.8t Trans shifts hard into drive..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, well im new here so ill just be short and sweet. I have an 03 1.8t B5.5. Auto trans I have this issue with my trans so when I go from park into drive/ reverse it shifts really hard like, but after in drive it shifts perfectly smooth into other gears. I have an AEM oil free cone filter that i...
  10. Tiptronic Noise during WOT/redline shifts

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have been trying to figure out if I have an auto transmission on its way out. I have a number of minor modifications done to the car, with one of them being the Unitronic Stage 2 tune. I have noticed that during WOT acceleration, while the tune has the redline set at over 7000 RPM, my car...
  11. 1999 1.8t tiptronic trans shifts to fast

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 99 1.8T Auto shifts real this ok or right I just got the car are ther any fix for this. I have 170K no CEL runs great. The trip works good The car did set a year with dead battery, I have put 140 miles on it since, replaced TB and had the throttle body programed.
  12. Car shifts up too quickly, resists to downshift!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, 1998, 1.8t, Triptronic. The car shifts up so quickly that it reaches 5th gear at around 35-40 mph. I can barely feel gears shift. It is as if all 5 gears shift all at once. When I have to drive drive at 35-40 mph speed limit, it stays at 5th gear. Because the RPM is low - around 1500-...
  13. acceleration issue / high rpm shifts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my car is having acceleration problems. when i hit the gas , at times its normal but half the time the RPM's go way high before shifting to the next gear. normally it shifts @ about 2500-3500 rpm. but when i press on the gas a little harder the engine revvs hard and doesnt shift til about...
  14. The thud after tranny shifts to 3rd gone after long drive, back again when

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Took the 9yr 123K Passat for a trip out of town with the family yesterday, the car had not crossed city boundaries since 2006 when we bought a van. After fixing myriad issues with a lot of help from PW members, I was confident enough to take it for a 300 mi round trip. The hardest part was...
  15. Auto shifts into 5th gear too early - rpm's yo yo

    B5 Garage
    New to the forum and appreciate all the assistance that I have received. I have been having some strange shifting issues with my 1.8t tiptronic. The car shifts into 5th gear in the auto mode and the RPM's drop to approximately 1700 and the car struggles driving at speeds around 40-45 mph that...
  16. Well my tranny pan is finally on, new fluid and filter, it shifts better than before!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was worried about having done damage driving the car home with a massive tranny leak after bottoming out. But I got the car back now and it shifts better than before. :thumbup: It had 70k miles on it (auto) with original fluid, and it felt a little sluggish at times. Kind of slow shifting...
  17. When my car shifts to second gear, it struggles?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It seems to sputter a bit. I took it to the auto store to scan it, and a couple codes came up, but he did something to make the 'check engine' light turn off. I can't remember which codes hey were, but one of them spark plug mis-fire or something of that sort? Another guy who looked at it said I...
  18. VW shifts roadster debut to Detroit

    Anything Auto
    Volkswagen will unveil its midengine roadster concept at the Detroit auto show in January, not the Los Angeles auto show later this month. Why the change? VW expects the roadster will attract more interest at the Detroit show, a company spokesman told Automotive News Europe. The roadster...
  19. The word is "Shifts".

    The Black Hole
    Looks like we're not calling it "flip flopping" anymore. First: McCain is against the AIG bail-out... Now he... well, here, YOU read the headline. :D
  20. Need Help...Hard shifts + questions w/ MBC

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, i'm kind of a newbie, so this may just be me...but i am running a dawes devices (now 3 bar racing) manual boost controller on my b5.5. I am running it around 13 or 14 PSI and I dont believe i'm in limp mode but i just got this passat so im not sure what limp would feel like. So my...