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  1. CARiD.com
    Spring Promotion on Hankook Tires at CARiD! Buy a set of four (4) selected Hankook tires and receive up to $60 Prepaid Master Card. Don't hesitate and make your purchase right now. This offer is valid through May 5, 2019. Hankook is among the world’s largest manufacturers of passenger and...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I have a right rear strut coil spring break at the strut tube bottom spring support. Glad to have found brand new springs at partsgeek.com, great service. First I called my local salvage yard for my 2004 Passat wagon 4motion and they pulled one off a car they had and told me that their's was...
  3. 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...
  4. B5 Garage
    2004 Passat Wagon GLS, 4motion, 1.8T, 5speed, 155000 miles I have a broken rear passenger side spring that I'm looking to replace. What other parts/pieces should I be considering along with the spring? Money is on the tight side these days so I do not want to replace parts unnecessarily...
  5. B5 Garage
    HI, as stated, I have a 02 v6 4mo with broken coil springs on the front drivers side. Dealership quoted me a laughable price for all new strut assembly which is obviously out of the question as the car has over 170k on the clock. I see that gabriel and osc both sell complete strut...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. I posted this in the Noob forum but no responses, so i'll try here as well: I'm helping a friend work on is 2004 passat w/ 1.8T motor. He thinks maybe this spring w/ pin came from the cam chain actuator. What do you think? He thinks maybe it fell out when he was cleaning it. Thx. Marty...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello. I'm helping a friend work on is 2004 passat w/ 1.8T motor. He thinks maybe this spring w/ pin came from the cam chain actuator. What do you think? He thinks maybe it fell out when he was cleaning it. Thx. Marty https://photos.app.goo.gl/P83ZPps5gaIKaLLS2
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everybody, I took my car today for state inspection and it failed because of a broken coil spring in the front strut. There was a piece of the coil that was hanging but the spring itself seems to be holding fine. I'm pretty sure it will pass inspection now that I removed that broken piece...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I closed the left rear door of my 1996 A4 yesterday, the door would not close all the way and would not latch. Further inspection and comparative anatomy against the other side revealed that the latch mechanism is evidently supposed to be held in the upward position while either the...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So the front left spring on the strut broke today on my sons car,Where is a good place to get a a pair of replacements ? How much can it be lowered with stock rims and tires ?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I noticed a clunking coming from the front of my 05 Passat wagon. I drove it home, parked it in the driveway, walked away and heard a big POP! I walked back and saw this. Upon further investigation this is what I found. Is this something common on these cars? This car has 119k miles on it...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know the part number and where to purchase the little black spring loaded bumpers that push the trunk lid up when you release it? They screw into the bottom edge of the trunk lid. Both of the ones on my 2004 are broken and missing the springs. Thanks, Clark
  13. WTB/WTT Section
    WTB Front upper strut bracket and shock spring perches for b5 I need the parts that the front spring sits on that is attached to the front shock for a b5. As well as a front upper strut bracket. I may buy a pair as well. ( the part the upper control arms and shock assembly mount to) Need a...
  14. B5 Garage
    Can someone tell me what to do here. I've changed the clock spring and now have abs lite on along with traction light and when driving the brake light flashes
  15. Group Buys
    Currently working on yet another suspension refresh and also changing out the front struts on a B5.5. I am so sick of those cheezy assed spring compressors, slipping around the coil causing the spring to bulge out one side and the fact that the acme threads are always getting messed up because...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking at H&R sport springs. Is anyone else running them? Put new tires and wheels on the wife's car. Now I need to lower it a bit. The wheels are 18x8 et35 wrapped in 245/40r18 tires and the car is a 4 motion so I am limited on options.
  17. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    i just started looking and all im seeing is h&r, i was hoping to get something with a bit less drop than their sports and the oe's dont look low enough. are tgere other ootios? also i plan to run 18's with a et35, ive seen a few setups with that offset but just want to reconfirm that they...
  18. B5 Garage
    You don't have the VAG tool for it? I got the valves and keepers out easily enough by cutting a piece of copper 1" tubing, cutting out a working window in it and then placing a board on top. When I sat on the board it compressed pushed the tubing down and compressed the spring enough to get...
  19. B5 Garage
    Hi there, My strut spring broke on my way home, the car dropped down but was still "driveable". I took it slow and easy back to my house (5 miles or so), and noticed when coasting the car was riding Ok, but when when i was accelerating i was getting a strong shimmy. Got it home, swapped out...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have just installed A set of Eibach pro kit and realise there is a butt drag (reverse rake) on my B5.5 Car specs, 2003 1.8T, manual FWD. I have been looking around and it seems some Audi TT rear spring perch could somewhat fix the back drop a little. Here is the original thread where I found...
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