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  1. Shout out for local Orange County repair shop

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I do some minor wrench spinning on my 04 B5.5 1.8T, but when things go wrong, or I just can't figure out what is going on, I turn to Matt and the techs at VW Plus Car Care in Huntington Beach, CA. Matt and the techs at VW Plus Car Care are the real deal. Period. You don’t find competent service...
  2. Sudden Coolant pressure/Loss of Coolant. Towed to Shop.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys, Yesterday on my way to work I smelt burning coolant...At first i thought it was simply left over because of the oil change I had done the night before, since i removed the coolant reservoir to change the filter, inevitably some spilled down into the engine block. Unfortunately it...
  3. Repair Shop Manual for 2009 2.0T

    B6 Garage
    I am preparing to reinstall my cylinder head for my 2.0T due to a failed tensioner (I bought the car that way) I have searched around and no luck on an electronic manual for these cars. Im sure I can figure it out but a manual would be nice to have. I did find a link online where they are...
  4. ISO a Manual transmission shop for VWs in lower MI

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    At some point, I fear I will need to have the transmission on my 2004 Passat GLX rebuilt. It is a 5spd DVZ. Does someone have a shop in lower Michigan they can recommend? When the time comes, I'd pull the transmission out and bring it in for the repair. I'm in Livingston County, so even...
  5. Can anybody recommend a VW shop in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul metro area?

    Dealerships and Service
    Can anybody recommend a VW shop in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis / Saint Paul metro area? The closer to Saint Paul, the better.
  6. My B5.5 finally at A.R Hindrichs shop

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I finally got my B5.5 into this great mechanic and detailing shop. My car has been smoking, leaking oil, leaking anti freeze, and my turn signals have been working off and on. https://m.facebook.com/arhindrichsllc/#!/arhindrichsllc/
  7. Chicago Shop

    Dealerships and Service
    Hi all I'm in need of a good shop in Chicago (need my flex pipe changed, and some vacuum line stuff). I searched around on the site, but can't find any threads that are recent. Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!!!
  8. Rebuilding head, what should I replace? What should I have the shop do?

    B5 Garage
    02 Passat with the 1.8t. Picked it up as a project car, daughters first car we're working on together. Previous owner did the timing belt but something went wrong and valves hit pistons. I've pulled the head with the intent of rebuilding it. This won't be a performance build, going for daily...
  9. Can Anyone Recommend a Good Repair Shop in the DC Area?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have an 2003 Passat with 108K miles and the dealer, Alexandria VW, where I've been going for service since buying the car used, says I need new upper and lower control arms on both sides replaces and an alignment. They want to charge me $4000 for the work and after doing some research on...
  10. Car shop options

    B5 Garage
    Hey I was wondering if anyone knew any places around Louisville Kentucky to work on Volkswagen besides the dealership. I'm not sure if this is in the right place if not could a admin move it to the right area? Thanks in advance
  11. 2017 R-Line Photo Shop Request

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Where is the official photo shop request tread? Please help.
  12. Shop damaged tire, but how?

    Anything Auto
    I should start by saying, the shop is replacing the tire free of charge to me, so I'm not mad. They're making it right, I'm just wondering how it happened. I found a small bolt in my tire this morning.Took it to shop #1, they looked it over and said they could patch it but were busy so I went...
  13. Anyone ever shop this place?

    Anything Auto
    Curious to know if anyone ever shopped at this place or has 1st hand experience on the parts they sell? 1A Auto : Aftermarket Auto Parts, Car Body Parts, Replacement & New Automobile and Truck Parts | Buy Discount Car & Auto Parts Online They have o2 sensors for a fraction of the cost...
  14. Passat AC repair, new from dealer or rebuilt compressor from 3rd party shop?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My 08 Passat 2.0T AC works intermittently. On Highway it can be middle of 50s to 70F. On local road it can be 80s, 90s or even above 100 F. I am in Florida. Last year a shop check it with pressure gauge and told me they found nothing wrong with AC. One VW dealer told me (AC control?) valve was...
  15. Good VW Audi shop in socal?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey all, I recently bought an 07 sport wagon and it sounds noticeably different than the 08 I gave to my little brother. It was throwing the code for the cam follower and I fixed that, but the noise hasn't gone away. Can anyone recommend a good shop out in southern california? I'm in the...
  16. How to pick an alignment shop?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, I did my front control arms and while it all feels god I do notice that when going straight I have my wheel turned maybe a degree or two off level and to the left. If I hold it level the car will go right. So I need to get an alignment, which I planned on doing anyway. Question is I am no...
  17. How to pick an alignment shop?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, I did my front control arms and while it all feels god I do notice that when going straight I have my wheel turned maybe a degree or two off level and to the left. If I hold it level the car will go right. So I need to get an alignment, which I planned on doing anyway. Question is I am no...
  18. DIY Coolant Temperature Flange or Have Shop Replace?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat 1.8T manual, AWM. Slight coolant leak that appears to be from the coolant temperature flange. I know the parts are ~ $40 from the dealership (it's a plastic housing), and the dealer is quoting ~ $350 for the job. That sounds like a good price to me. However, I'm...
  19. is the shop screwing me? cv axle replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, I feel like this is the classic "take you car in for something and they tell you need xyz also." Please help me decide whats what. I took the car in because the cv axles were failing and i believe actually failed the other day. i was driving and the car started pulling to one side when i...
  20. Looking for a good shop or person who knows how to work on B5.5 in or near Puyallup

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Guys, I have tried West and noob section with no response so maybe I can get some response here. I am looking for a good shop or person who knows how to work on B5.5 in or near Puyallup WA 98375. If you know a shop or you are that person, please pm me.
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