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  1. Spring Time Sights and Sounds

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Spring has arrived in N.E. Ohio, the sound of birds welcoming the dawn, warm days have arrived with the sight of daffodils pushing their faces up anew......... My Passat's SAIP pump's mating call ,the whine and growl for the prerequisite 50 seconds letting my neighbor know it's at least 39f...
  2. Engine died. Turns over & sounds like timing belt is gone. Belt is ok though. Ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Engine died. Turns over & sounds like timing belt is gone. Belt is ok though. Ideas? Long story short, for those that didn't read my last post on July 23, our 2001 Passat died, and we thought it was related to the oil pressure, or lack of...
  3. This sounds horrific, what is it! Video linked

    B5 Garage
    I have had a noise from the engine for a bit now. Thought it was the accessory belt tensioner and I haven’t been on a hurry to fix it. The noise has gotten a lot louder lately. During this photo I could tell the noise seems to be coming from the middle or slightly forward of the middle from...
  4. Help! no power 1.8 sounds like diesel..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    car is stock 2004 awm 1.8 5 speed 4 mo. 140k timing belt is 20k miles old. was running through the gears around 5k rpm and felt like i hit a rev limiter. was in 3rd gear so i put it in 5th and drove to my destination a few miles down the road didn't realize what happened until i slowed down. car...
  5. Scraping sounds from brakes while driving

    B5 Garage
    Got a very neglected Passat, rusting outside with no driving for three or more years... I knew sooner or later I will need to do brakes, because rotors looked overgrown with rust and I had to un-stuck after finally starting the car first time. I was hoping the pads will make rotors more shinny...
  6. Rough Idle - What did I do? Diesel sounds and squeaks - video link included

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion I recently picked up a decent running B5.5 Passat Wagon. I've done a couple maintenance items, with a few more to go. Over the weekend I swapped the three easy vacuum lines, but didn't secure them. That and the TSI coilpack/spark plug swap made a big difference...
  7. Passat sounds like it's misfiring after rad change

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, this is my first post and I hope I can get some help. Somy 2004 Passat 1.8t was losing coolant really quickly and the hoses looked fine, so I thought I'd just buy a radiator and change it myself. Using two guides ( V6 Timing Belt Replacement - PassatB5 and Lock carrier-service position...
  8. B5.5 w/ Monsoon sounds hollow/tinny after new HU install

    Mobile Electronics
    just put a new Kenwood double-din head unit in my wife's 2001 5.5. The unit works just fine but it sounds terrible. All the channels are there but the sound has no depth to it at all. I believe I connected the amp turn on lead from the Kenwood to the metro harness. Should I not have? Would...
  9. Engine Vibration when accelerating (non axle related) sounds good when on idle

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello good people, I need your professional advise please, I've spent hours on this forum searching for similar case but with no luck unfortunately so hopefully you will be able to help me, so here it goes: The car in subject is a 2007 reg B6 VW Passat, 2.0 TDi 103kw, standard 8v pumpe-duse...
  10. Which exhaust sounds better to you guys?

    Anything Auto
    I need an unbiased opinion on which exhaust sounds better. (takeoff at 1:04) or (takeoff 2:23) So which do you guys think?
  11. engine sounds abnormal - what could be the problem?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 VW Passat GLX V6 with 110k miles. Timing belt changed at 90k miles. I am getting this weird sound that I normally don't get over the last couple of days.
  12. Strange sounds when turning wheel

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, Another 2005 Passat wagon 1.8T problem out of know where. When i turn the steering wheel while turning you hear an obnoxious sound, it sounds like a wooden door when opening. Anybody heard of this symptom, im guessing steering but what exactly?!?!?
  13. Aircon Issue - sounds like relay 384 issue in B5s but this is a B6?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi Guys, 2006 V6 Passat 4 Motion Aircon has never been great. But when summer came I really took notice and it is working intermittently. Usually not at all when the car first starts and NEVER if the car has been parked in the sun and is hot inside to start with. I thought I had a solution...
  14. Diagnosing front speed-related sound - bearings? suspension? tires? (with Videos)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all! I've been using this forum for awhile to diagnose my usual Passat issues over the past five years (usually find a solution!) But I can't figure this one out! Let me know if you have an idea i should try out. First off, introduction: Mine is a 99 Passat 1.8T, 180k, with blizzaks in...
  15. 06 2.0t sounds like a weedwacker

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey while i was driving home out of no where my 06 passat started giving off some solid exhaust leak sounds it happens all the time even when the car is in park it sounds like a weedwacker and i did some research and saw that a down pipe crack is fairly common just wondering if anyone else has...
  16. 2001.5 1.8T sounds like a diesel when warm & is very noisy upon strat-up. What wrong?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5 1.8T sounds like a diesel when warm & is very noisy upon strat-up. What wrong? I've actually had people ask me if it was a diesel. It has 101k on it. Had the sludge issue at around 70k, which, the VW dealership fixed. Been running synthetic in it well as letting it idle for a...
  17. 2000 Passat 2.8l 4motion sounds

    New Member Introductions
    My 2000 passat sounds like someone is strangling a bird when you start it in the morning, then the noise stops after about 10-15 seconds.
  18. Need Advice.... LOTS of things to do, strange sounds (VIDEO)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK...... I do pretty good Maintenance on my B5, sometimes I even use Mann's instead of Mobil 1 filters!! I am now at a crossroads because of trouble. I had some strange sounds occur in the EC last week, Friday. Went to take Mom out for dinner Sunday, and the next day, dead battery...
  19. Sounds from wheel rotation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys... 2000 Passat... I'm getting two sets of noises from my wheels as they rotate. The first one is a click click click that seems to happen once per rotation coming from the left front. It can be quite loud but goes away immediately when i press the brake pedal even a tiny bit. Have...
  20. Please Help!! 2002 Passat wont start!!

    B5 Garage
    I'll start with what I have attempted to do to fix it. Changed the relay, got a new fuel pump, checked all fuses. The Car was running fine. Stopped at a store and wouldn't start again. It turns over but won't start. Rite after I changed the Fuel Pump it gave a sign of life and fire 3-4 times but...