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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Stuck at a rest stop! No start condition. Everything works, but no crank. Pulled all fuses - all test good. Start relay? Ignition Relay? Won't start in N either. Help fellas
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 2.8 manual trans. Went to lea e the store and got a out half a crank and then silence. Released the key and went for a second try and no noise from the starter. The lights don't dim. It sounds like the solenoid is shot, or the start terminal is bad. I did a push start and dumped the clutch...
  3. B5 Garage
    In this thread I read that the OP has tried the ‘10ga stranded wire trick’ which made things better for a few months. Does anyone know what this trick is? Is it really possible to access the oil pickup screen with a wire and clean it without dropping the oil pan? Thanks :)
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What would cause this sort of problem? , no crank no start issue, as I turn the ignition key there is a load buzzing noise coming from the relays near the driver panel fuse box, and the car doesn't start, wont turn over, turned on lights to make sure battery was ok, bright as always. Thanks
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. Stranded on freeway. Tow truck on way. Here's story. On highway car started shuttering shaking. I pulled off exit. Added 2 quarts of oil. It was low. Tried to start back up and it would crank but wouldn't turn over. Called mechanic. It would turn over them bog down and die...
  6. B5 Garage
    So I have a 2002 V6 ATQ engine. Like the title says, I stepped in the store the car spent less than 15 minutes and the the engine turns normally but there's no ignition. after waiting for 15-20 minutes it turned on normally. Normally I would just blame it on the VW gods but it happened again...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If my war with the battery/charging system wasn't enough to be dealing with....Earlier this week I was driving and I noticed a slight ticking or almost like scraping noise. When I first started the car I heard it but it stopped after a few seconds so I went ahead and drove it. I drove about 15...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On the eve of me placing a big order of preventative maintenance parts my 99 AEB won't start. It's two miles away at the food store. The battery volts are good, everything lights up, but when u turn the key to engage the starter nothing happens. Almost as if the car would behave if the auto...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I was on a trip to a park roughly 70 miles away. On the turnpike (8 miles from the exit) my lower hose popped off and I lost all coolant. I drove it off the turnpike (stoping and letting it cool so I didn't hit 260) and was towed to sears (cringes) I told them what I need to be done and they...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Need to know of a local indy that I can get it to tomorrow. Only made it about 300 miles into a 2000 mile road trip and boy am I screwed. Car just died at highway speed, now won't start, will turn over.
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Driving home on I290 from Worcester to Hudson tonight (about 15 miles). I had just taken my son to cub scouts and dropped him back off at his moms house. The temperature outside was about 17F and I was driving about 70mph and I hear a loud pop. Immediatly the battery light comes on. I kill the...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just leaving work and got a nice surprise, I'm unable to move the selector rod into any gear while the car is running. You can move it in the direction of a gear but it doesn't engage, rather the car kind of rumbles a bit like there's some stress but that's it. Thought maybe the cables had...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok, so I was driving from miami to chicago yesterday and my car just died on the turnpike. the flashing oil light came on right before the car stalled and then the engine turned off and wouldnt start back on. had it towed to some indy mechanic here in kissimmee, fl and the next morning (today)...
  14. B5 Garage
    1999 Passat, 1.8T 20V, blue temp sensor Hey garage fans, Short version: been leaking coolant for quite some time, finally removed flange, extremely warped gasket, looks like block damage? WTF? How can this happen? Long version: Work relocated me to the Caribbean a couple years ago...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    UUGH! this is the last thing i needed right now! I had a leak coming thru the firewall thru a small hole behind the ECU box... so i unbolt the ECU box to move it over so i can fit to put some silicone on the hole where the cable for the hood comes out of. while moving the ECU, it must have...
  16. B5 Garage
    My old story My new saga (long again): The father-in-law comes to visit and borrows my Passat instead of renting a car. One day I notice that my A/C is failing. I also start throwing that old CEL again. I didn't want to pay the other tech I found another $80 to clear my light, so I found...
  17. B5 Garage
    Stranded on an island... SOLVED - won't hold rpm Finally fixed with a proper computer hookup. Thanks to all who offered answers. ***** 1999 VW 1.8t 20v passat (b5). Bought in Aug 03 certified with 35K on it. Drove fine for two years with regular service. Relocated to the Caribbean (work...
  18. Passat of The Month
    A well deserving B5OTM! Congrats Cameron! Please click on the image above to view his entire write up that has even more pics.
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After 96,000 miles, my 1999 Colorado Red GLS Wagon stranded me for the first and last time. As some of you may remember, I had the dealer change my timing belt at the beginning of this month. One week later amid a steady stream of misfires, my engine ate the electrode from one of the spark...
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