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  1. Intermittent popcorn sound from front passenger side

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 1.8T wagon with 115k miles and I'm hearing an intermittent popcorn type sound from the front passenger side. If I drive for a while then I'll sometimes hear it at low speeds like 20mph. It is a very low muffled sound but if I put my foot on the brake pedal I can feel it. The...
  2. B5.5 Headunit working, but no sound

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting ready to put my 2003 GLS wagon up for sale. Neither of the rear door lock actuators were working, so I got aftermarket parts and replaced them. Afterwards, the radio appeared to be working, but there was no sound (there had been sound before). This is a "premium" system, no Monsoon...
  3. Turbo Owl sound

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all. First, I wanna apologize if I make some mistakes. I wanna ask, if someone of you, had the Straight pipe in passat 5.5 1.9 96kw AVF engine? Do you have that "owl" sound? My situation: One day I decide that I need the straight pipe for my passat. First, I cut off the "back box" and...
  4. Rattling sound coming from serpentine or aux fan area

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    B5.5 2.8. I changed all the pulleys and belts less than 2 years ago and it's only been driven like 10k miles or less. Could this be a bad bearing in the aux fan? All other tensioners and pulleys were changed except the alternator's but the sound is too high. It feels like it's right under the...
  5. '03 1.8T Hissing sound, is this a broken vacuum line?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, can anyone identify what this broken component is for me? Its a line going under the coolant reservoir and appears to have something snapped off at one end. My car has had a little trouble idling for a few months now and it throws misfire codes, could this be the cause of that?
  6. Popping Sound from Front Right when Braking/Accelerating

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, 2003, 1.8t, 123.000mil. I am hearing a popping sound from the front right. It happens mostly at hard brake and occasionally hard acceleration. NOT while making sharp turns. It is not contentious. It pops once at hard braking and acceleration. I feel the vibration from the popping...
  7. New sound out from under my bonnet? Darn. Assistance please.

    B5 Garage
    I have a sound coming from my engine bay that I have not noticed before. It certainly doesn't sound correct, as it can be heard above the engine when I am on the road. Its either a component that is normally silent (so I will need to repair/replace), or its a component that is running...
  8. Suspension rattling sound on a 03 Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any ideas? It does needs front struts (it's a FWD) but CV axles are good, but it has a slight "clacking" sound over certain bumps. Seems to exaggerated by steering.
  9. Unpleasant Engine Sound

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    https://youtu.be/r6IWEmn-UD0 The sound I'm referring to is the loudest one in the video, kind of cyclic, dying whiny groans sound that gets even louder and faster in parallel with rpms. This car is a 2000 1.8t fwd ATW with 133k miles. Sounds like it's coming from the back of the engine but...
  10. Removing stock sound system from 2001 Passat & installing in 1995 VW Eurovan?

    Mobile Electronics
    Looks as though our Passat is headed to the wrecking yard. Before she goes though, I would like to take the stock sound system out of it and install it in my VW Eurovan. Is this something that can be done, by someone who knows little about sound systems (me!), without too much trouble or money?
  11. 2011 cc clunk sound

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I have a 2015 cc r l
  12. Doesn't really sound like a fair price for exhaust job

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey folks, So the B5.5 2.8 4-Motion was throwing codes and I could smell some exhaust and hear a bit of a leak on acceleration. I suspected the flex so I went by the independent exhaaust shop I've used on occasion and they pinpointed some leaks to one of the flex pipes and the sleeve after the...
  13. Rattling sound when starting 2.8V6 after a few days

    B5 Garage
    I have a problem with my Passat 2.8V6 2004. 1,5 year ago engine belt is renewed together with rollers, waterpump, cam tensioners and chains. After a year I had a loose timing belt, no damage on the engine. The tensioner on bank 2 is renewed, is was leaking oil. Now i have the problem that after...
  14. Intermittent Tapping Sound Until Engine is fully warmed up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi There, I am getting a ticking sound that happens for the first 10 minutes or so while the car is warmingup. It only happens at idle. It is not in sync with engine RPMs its like a loud tapping sound but happens randomly. It sounds as if it is coming from the front of the engine. Any thoughts...
  15. Sound of a bad chain tensioner?

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I recently bought a 09 vw CC and I wonder how a bad tensioner would sound because I heard this engines are loud that I can even heard the sound at the stops when a driving but I dont know if is normal or not so I made a video and uploaded to see if anyone can help with this confusion Link...
  16. Friend's 1.8T recurring on/off whine sound after WP, TB, Serp, Alternator work

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my friend has been back and forth with this mechanic (not a VW specialist) like five times, because the problem never seems completely fixed. I don't know much about it, and I'm totally unfamiliar with the 1.8T, other than it also has an accessory belt (unlike my V6). So after all this...
  17. Lean Engine and hissing sound

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently I have gotten the P0171 and P0174 codes, which leads me to believe either the MAF sensor is dirty, or there's a vacuum leak. Maybe to O2 sensors, but I'm not too sure about that. So far what I have tried has been listening for air leaks and disconnecting the MAF Sensor. I do hear a...
  18. Mysterious Whining Sound

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Since last month, every morning I start up the car and begin to drive :driving: I hear a few whining sounds coming from the passenger side (or could also be the driver side) when I turn the wheels (no matter left or right). But immediately, after the engine warms up the sounds go away. I never...
  19. Wheel Pulsation/ Grind sound when braking?? Any Ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I am getting a wheel shake/pulsation when I brake, more noticeable at high speeds. I also feel a grind as well. The issue will not happen when I first brake, its only when the car has been heated up a bit and then it will start. I went to the dealer today and everything checked out good with the...
  20. intermittent whistling sound

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am having a problem for the last 2 weeks with my 2009 Passat Bluemotion model 2.0 TDI wherein I am hearing an intermittent whistling sound after about 20-30 minutes of driving. It does not occur when car is stationary buts just while in motion and not dependent on any speed or gear...
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