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  1. Trans service shock at VW dealer

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Took my grandsons 2009 Passat Komfort to the dealer for a trans service yesterday since we didn't have the time to do it our selves. Before leaving the car, I asked about the details of what they will be doing. I was told they just drain the fluid and replace it with new fluid. I asked, "what...
  2. Shock installation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, How can I slide the spring seat all the way down to the bottom perch of the shock? It’s not going all the way down.
  3. What is the shock absorbers average lifespan?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today, I replaced the front shock absorbers of my passat 2003, they were FUBAR and I have no idea how long they had been like that, just noticed they were too bouncy lately so I replaced them. I think they are the originals that came with the car since new, the brand name is SACHS. Next will the...
  4. Rear shock replacement...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm waiting for FedEx to bring my new rear shocks so I can replace them on my '03 wagon. Question is the top covers on the old ones seem all torn and pretty much done and unless the new ones come with new covers I should be okay but in case that do not does anyone know if these "covers" are...
  5. WTB: 4Mo shocks/springs or top hats/upper shock bushings

    WTB/WTT Section
    I'm looking for some suspension parts for a 4mo to roll a chassis out of my garage. The cheaper the better, condition is irrelevant. If you're not willing to part or ship full assemblies, I'll buy your front and rear upper shock pieces, top hats/shock bushings and any shock shaft nuts you...
  6. WTB Front shock spring perches for b5

    WTB/WTT Section
    WTB Front upper strut bracket and shock spring perches for b5 I need the parts that the front spring sits on that is attached to the front shock for a b5. As well as a front upper strut bracket. I may buy a pair as well. ( the part the upper control arms and shock assembly mount to) Need a...
  7. Shock replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The clunking finally grew too loud on the passenger side so I decided to do the rubber mount and control arms, and gave her some car candy since these Bilsteins (the ones in the box are correct, not like the generic picture) were on clearance for $106 from FCP Euro: No more clunks and a nice...
  8. Lower Control Arms Shock Absorber Bolt stuck

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I started work on the Lower control arms and I ran into my first snag. (Surprise surprise). The bold that goes through the shock absorber and rear lower control arm turned (with great effort) maybe an 3 or 4 turns and stuck fast. I can't seem to turn it anymore in either direction. It is almost...
  9. Yet Another Shock Thread (What to Buy For 2003 V6 GLX Wagon)

    B5 Garage
    I think I need new struts and am looking into this whole lowering thing. I have never dealt with anything regarding suspension, so I just started searching around the forum and watching youtube videos. Looks like a pretty sweet upgrade, but I don't know where to start. I hear a loud popping...
  10. HID lamp Sticker shock!!

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    So one of my headlights blew. 2009 VR6 with oem HIDs. I thought no biggie I can replace them. $107 ! Each ! from pepboys, damn that's a bite in the ass. Searched the web and found OEM D1S philips from Amazon for about $50 a pop. Cheaper but still !! It's just a freekin lamp ! I wonder what...
  11. WTB: Rear Top hats / shock absorber bearing 4motion B5

    WTB/WTT Section
    Need to replace rear struts and coils, wold like to have them built for when I do the job, just missing the Top hats / shock absorber bearing. Part no 3B7512121 or 8E0512121E If anybody has some laying about I would love to buy.
  12. Rear Shock Replacement 99 passat 2.8

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am about to replace the rear shocks on my 99 Passat. They are 100% gone. I need to know what parts I should get because mine looks like its missing any rubber around it.. no stop bump etc etc.. and the rubber at the top bracket is almost all gone..
  13. Hood Lift Support Strut Shock

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, My Hood Lift Support Strut Shock popped last summer. I got by with it like this but it's very annoying when I add or check any liquids. What's a good place to buy. Any good parts places ? I have a salvage yard by my city the ask $25 for it. Thanks!
  14. FWD shock replacement... What parts should I change also?

    B5 Garage
    I'm looking at a shock kit. Has all 4 shocks. What other parts should I change? I've not had it apart. I want to make sure I have everything I need. Do the mounts wear or deterate? Should the bumpers be changed to? I don't hear any clunking. It's got 161k on, I think, the originals. It seems...
  15. Mysterious oil leak - Not engine or tranny

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    This leak is intermittent but I think it's coming from the left front shock or??? I noticed a couple of oil streaks on my driveway but noting in my garage and I suspected it may have been from someone parking in my driveway. I tried to wash it off but it won't come out. Just the other day I...
  16. Blauparts shock kits

    B5 Garage
    Hi, Its time for new shocks at 200K. Has anyone had good/bad experience with the shock kits offered by Blauparts? It a comprehensive kit that seems reasonably priced. Thanks for your feedback Vw Passat Struts - Vw Passat Shocks - Vw Passat Strut Kit - Sedan
  17. Disintegrated front shock bumper

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is what I found on my '02, 41K miles, FL car, in search of a clunk over bumps. The top rubber bumper, and its cousin on the shock rod, had totally disintegrated. Over on the top of the shock, you can see the core metal disk under the top nut that was originally inside the rubber donut...
  18. Loosening retaing nut on front shock

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After spending yesterday drilling out the drivers side pinch bolt I am stuck once again today trying to break free the front shock retaining nut per the HermanH writeup. Holding a socket with a vise grip and the allen wrench holding the shaft ain't happening. I have the spring compressed...
  19. Rear Shock Absorbers

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello I am considering to buy cheap shock absorbers that are sold on ebay. 2 of them about $40 I am very careful driver and usually I never hit holes. Mostly my car drives on roads in proper condition. I never drive on Manhattan roads LOL :D So if anybody has experience how long it can...
  20. Blauparts: $30 Off BLAU® VW Passat Shocks Kits & Up to $20 Off VW Passat Shock Sets

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    Blauparts: $30 Off BLAU® VW Passat Shocks Kits & Up to $20 Off VW Passat Shock Sets BLAU® Shocks have been engineered for each particular model. They're considered an upgrade from the O.E. due to their chassis specific valving and being Nitrogen gas charged. These differences result in...