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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just installed two Zimmerman rotors on the rears. After I did the brake in procedure per the Zimmerman instructions, I noticed that the rear right rotor is extremely hot, while the left is normal. I adjusted the hand brake per Bentley. The parking brake wire is not tight at all. I don’t...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I need to get the spare out of the well on my 2005 4Motion Wagon to drill some holes for a hitch. The plastic nut is not spinning off, it's just clicking as I turn it as if there was a nut below the spare that was turning in a housing but that's just a swag. Anyone have any info on a problem...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, anyone got any clever ideas on how I can get into my car? Tried using a wirehanger and while that initially worked, I managed to lock the car by accident again and I can't get it to open. Thanks Volkswagen for not having a passenger side lock :thumbup:
  4. B5 Garage
    Manual transmission. I'm trying the bolt method where you use the axle bolt to tighten down until the CV joint pops off the axle shaft. The right driver side worked great. I have the joint out of the hub. How do I keep the axle from turning? Obviously having someone step on the brakes doesn't...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm doing (well, started to do) my control arms this weekend and in advance read all the Control Arm/TRE replacement threads I could find, watched a bunch of videos, and thought I was ready to get going. I've been squirting PB Blaster on things for days in advance and knew to expect sore...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I followed the DIY lock repair guide here: http://www.passatworld.com/forums/61-b5-information-base/279414-how-door-lock-repair-spinning-barrel-lock-jammed.html Managed to take the good parts off the passenger door and put on the driver side door (they cannot be swapped as whole with the 1998...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, So about aonth ago I replaced my front sub-frame bolts (4 smaller ones) with some bolts from osh. The dealer had to order them and I needed them that day. So anyways I bought some OEM subframe bolts and went to install today, one of the aftermarket bolts is spinning freely and will not...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I inherited the car from my dad, the driver side door barrel was broken, as is just spins around around around….. Can I swap the working passenger side with the broken drive side? 98 passat 1.8T TIA
  9. B5 Information-Base
    Please notify me if I'm posting anything illegal here and I'll remove it. This is my experience of repairing my door lock after purchasing a kit from ebay. The kit does contain everything you need but I found the pictures / descriptions a bit unclear on what to do sometimes so this is my own...
  10. B5 Garage
    Beautiful Saturday today so I decided to get around to some maintenance including replacing fuel filter. Looking at this thing it SHOULD be a piece of cake... one of the first steps - remove the bolt that tightens down the plastic strap which holds the fuel filter in place (FYI - this is on...
  11. B5 Garage
    My b5.5 got whacked in a parking lot and my grille has to be replaced. One of the two torx fasteners that holds the grille in place from above was extremely tight. More pressure just resulted in a torx fastener that now happily spins in place and does not loosen. Naturally, I have concluded...
  12. B5 Garage
    I am currently gathering parts for a t3/t4 set up on my other car, so I thought, why not the VW too. My thought, please tell me if I am crazy. To do this conversion, T3 manifold & turbo(oil lines), FMIC, Stock type 3" silicone intake(to retain upgraded DV, vacuum controls, etc.), 2.5 inch...
  13. B5 Garage
    Starter spins quickly but does not engage engine. How to diagnose and fix?
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, I've read through dozens of threads here and on the Vortex, but I still haven't come to a clear conclusion of which synthetic oil to use for my first oil change. All this talk of weight vs. VW 502/503/503.1/505 specs and such is giving me a headache. My local Kragen carries Valvoline...
  15. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Notice with my 99 passat that even alittle rev at takeoff makes my tires spin I have 18 on my car. Can different tires help or should i weigh my back end down with my lead foot?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It seems now that the cold weather has arrived, and since I am GIAC chipped on a 1.8T tip... when i hit the pedal to the medal... my tires spin for a good moment... seems my engine is too powerful to pull the heavy body of a B5.... i'm running on 17"s with new tires i got this summer, Falken...
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