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  1. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I was fiddling with my calipers today hoping to fix a situation where it seems that the cable has waaaay too much slack in it. On my 02 Jetta wagon I remember being able to lift up the center console and adjust 2 nuts down there to tighten up the brake, even if just temporarily, to...
  2. B5 Garage
    Ok, this looks ugly to me and I need help before I goon something up bad. Long story, but isn't it always? Before I begin, the background info: Crank locked at TDC Used camshaft alignment & locking tool Cam pulleys pulled Timing belt removed 2001 Passat V6 ATQ engine, 116k miles I'm just...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So just finished replacing a CV boot on the passenger side this weekend. Full job, removed CV took it apart completely and then reasembled. My dad did have to bang on the spindle fairly hard with a hammer while the steering wheel was unlocked to knock out the lower control arms. Today I...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My clutch pedal has been exhibiting increasing side-to-side slack (not much, but noticeable). After some research, I got worried and dropped the lower dash [link: see dash instructions], and I traced the slack to the main pivot joint of the clutch pedal. After some further research, I found...
  5. B5 Garage
    2000 atw 1.8t tiptronic 143,000. Changing valve cover gasket today and pulled the upper timing belt cover. The belt is so loose on the front run(between the cam and crank) that I can push down on the belt and it will touch the tensioner. Did it skip or is the tensioner about dead? The side of...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I sold my Keskins last night and when putting back the old winter wheels I decided to inspect a noise I have been getting for a while. Every now and then when coming to a slow stop I would hear something like a brake pad moving in the caliper, it would do the sound just once like if the pad...
  7. Europe
    I have what feels like slack in my drive train. ie you can be cruising along and if you take your foot off the gas the change from the wheels being driven to coasting is not as smooth as it should be. Almost like an on/off switch. It's not severe but I would like to make it smoother. It's the...
  8. B5 Garage
    This one's a little hard to describe. I had the car up on jacks all weekend for a general underbody and suspension inspection. Primarily I was trying to get rid of an occasional clunk over bumps and when braking, which very well may have been from the subframe (almost all six main bolts were...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've noticed that lately the steering on my 03 is feeling very loose and is giving me almost no feedback from the road. At 80mph I have two inches of on-center slack where the car does not respond. It used to be that I would just lightly apply pressure to the wheel with my finger tips to get the...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i just put my timing belt on. How tight is it suppose to be? I know in the write ups it's suppose to be tight and no slack from the camshaft to the crankshaft (front run). I'm not so sure it's tight though. if i push on the belt from the top it gives a little. is that NOT tight enough? i'm...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got a 99 Passat Variant, 1.8T, tiptronic, 96K miles. If you let off the gas suddenly while driving at a constant pace (not accelerating), something clunks, rather than just smooth deceleration as I would expect. Also some vibration while stopped in gear, especially with the A/C on. My...
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