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  1. Starts, runs rough but no go

    B5 Garage
    Getting on the highway and got check engine, flashing check engine and limp mode. Shut it off and started again but wouldn't come out of limp mode. Seemed really labored to move when I let the clutch out so I opted to stop trying. Pulled the following codes. I'm leaning toward spark plugs...
  2. 2012 USA B7 TDI - Starts fine then really stutters driving for about 3 minutes

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi all, Really frustrating here's my situation: Start car, not too slow to start, but the colder it is the longer it takes to "turn over" (I live in Phoenix AZ where cold is 50F/10C). Back out of my short driveway, get on street slowly hit the pedal then lack of power, stuttering, super...
  3. B6 Passat Tdi starts then cuts out immediately

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, having some problems with my Passat, it's exactly the same as this guy I've pasted in below, he's the only other case I've found anywhere on the internet so hoping someone can offer some help/advice on the matter ...... "Hi there - I've tried the Google search quite a few times, and...
  4. B6 Passat 1.9 Tdi starts then cuts out immediately

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    Hi all, having some problems with my Passat, it's exactly the same as this guy I've pasted in below, he's the only other case I've found anywhere on the internet so hoping someone can offer some help/advice on the matter ...... "Hi there - I've tried the Google search quite a few times, and...
  5. B5.5 v6 starts but dies; after oil pan change?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Short version is; split the oil pan with a slow but steady crack. Had extra oil on hand and kept topping up on the way to my shop. Hit traffic pulled over and parked it till after traffic. Got more oil to drive the extra 2 miles. the STOP warning light never came on cause of my oil additions...
  6. 2005 1.8T GLS starts then dies after a few seconds

    B5 Garage
    Hi I have a 2005 1.8T GLS Wagon that just stopped running yesterday. My wife and I are moving about 2 hours away and were driving to a storage unit. I had noticed it started having trouble accelerating about half an hour before we arrived, and when I put it in park at the storage unit the...
  7. 1.8t p0011 Car Starts then Stalls

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi passatworld. My 04 1.8t AWM has had a p0011 engine code for the last 2-3 months. It sounds like a diesel when it starts and sounds fine when it is warmed up. This morning I tried to start the car and nothing happened. 1 minute later I started it up and it idled rough and shut off in 2-3...
  8. Multiple cranks before the car starts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a passat 1.8t 2003 model. i developed this problem when my timing belt snapped. i had to replace the belt. afterwards, the car would take multiple cranks before it starts. any suggestions. Also my windows work sometimes, when it does, it is flawless. but sometimes it would seem like there...
  9. Replaced oil pump - Car starts and dies HELP!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 passat 1.8t AEB I just spent A LOT of time replacing the oil pump on this car, when the job was done and I started it i could here the turbo spinning loudly and it sounded very "fast" . The car runs for 1-3 secounds and then dies. If I apply gas it keeps going but the turbo sound persists...
  10. Engine starts then shuts off almost immediately

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2003 VW Passat 1.8 starts but then shuts off almost immediately.The car sat for about 3 months without being started or driven. First couple tries after replacing battery it would start and stay going but car couldn't be moved into gear. After starting I push on accelerator and it doesn't...
  11. Hard cold starts, random idle stutter

    B5 Garage
    Hello there. Just as a preface, I'm going to try to give y'all as much info as I can on this problem, since I've been trying to diagnose it for a while. The Car: It's a 2005 1.8t auto wagon, AWM engine code with 160k on it. Stock except for APR Stage 1, which we've had for years with no...
  12. eBay $120.00 Turbo test starts now.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I bought and installed a $120.00 turbo from eBay today. Couldn't find any direct reviews for a 1998 B5 Wagon but thought I would at least give it a try. I have 140 762 miles on it now. It's a stock setup and driven by a 17 year old. Lets see how long this Chinese stuff lasts. :lol:
  13. 07,2.0t FSI,Starts & runs/idles for 15min stops running,restart 5sec.,cranks no start

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    07,2.0t FSI,Starts & runs/idles for 15min stops running,restart 5sec.,cranks no start New here. I will apologies first for not having any codes but here's my story that I need help with. Hello, I’m new to the forum, however I have viewed several posts & threads to help solve some of the...
  14. Passat turbo 1.8 smoking when starts after short parking, then smoke goes away?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Passat 2002 Turbo 1.8 smokes with white blueish burn oil smelling smoke from exhaust after relatively short parking and then after few minutes of driving smoke disappears. Very thick smoke when starts, stays on for a while and then slowly disappears. What could it be?? Engine light is on with...
  15. 1999 AHA Hard Starts and Rich running, Scans inside

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, my girlfriends 1999 aha has been having some bad hard starting issues and also has been going into limp mode every once in awhile from the tcm getting an error from the ECU. Here are my scans, don't pay attention to the catalyst efficiency just yet, only a flex pipe leak. MAF was...
  16. 1.8T - Starts and then shuts down after 1 second (video included)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I posted a thread where this same Passat had heavy misfiring to the point where it shook the entire car. Due to time and other obligations, I decided to leave the car parked for some weeks. I later couldn't start the car anymore -- it would click, click, click rapidly. Found an exposed wire...
  17. Passat -06 2.0fsi shuts down and then starts after a while

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, So I was driving home yesterday, and suddenly the car stopped, just like turning the key, dashboard completely black. In the first key position the radio starts no problem Second key position nothing happens, no fuel meter, no warning lights, no nothing really, no fan but the digits for the...
  18. 1998 AEB 1.8t odd problem - starts very quickly when hot

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, I have a '98 Passat with the AEB 1.8t (~160k) and have an odd issue that has been stumping me for a while: Here's the scenario: It's a warm day (not as noticeable in the winter) I have driven the car recently, so the engine is still hot from the previous drive. I hop in the car and...
  19. transmission sync? starts from second gear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi passaters So I have D1234R on screen highlighted. What happened before is my alternator died and car stopped me on highway, I felt transmission was not switching. So I towed car, charged battery to see what's wrong. There is no any codes showing. Seems everything is fine. I dont know why...
  20. Wont start after a run, some clicking. rock on Park and then it starts.

    B5 Garage
    hi all, Ive had a search around but cannot find a similar issue out there. Thought I'd post just to see if anyone else has heard of this issue. Normally 9 time out of 10 the car starts fine, sometimes when I've been out and I stop, get back to the car, ignition on, dash lights on, turn the key...
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