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  1. 2004 Passat 4Motion strut spring

    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, 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...
  2. Strut top mount worn?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    05 passat. Been chasing clunk clunk between shifts and bumps for months. All new control arms(bottoms bad) and inner and outter tres(inners bad) now doing struts. Is there supposed to be this much play?
  3. Worn hood strut - replacement is $130?

    B5 Garage
    My hood strut won't hold the hood up. I noticed this after I had the car Krown Coated. My local shop wants CAD $130 + 13% tax for parts and labour. How much does this strut cost? And surely it's a bolt and the top and bottom and you're done? I've looked on Amazon and eBay but can't find...
  4. WTB - Front Upper Strut Brackets

    WTB/WTT Section
    Looking to buy (2) of these for a B5.5 Anybody that's parting out a car...
  5. Clunk after strut replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello passatworld, I recently replaced both front struts with used used ones from the junk yard (whole assembly). The passenger side is not making any noise. The driver's side is clunking even on non-bumpy road. You can hear the noise here as I was pressing down on it...
  6. C5 A6 strut tie bar... fits b5/b5.5

    Parts For Sale
    I have a C5 A6 strut bar for sale. The C5 A6 factory strut bar fits the b5/b5.5 Passat with a little modification.* Includes the bar and two mounting brackets.. *Can explain the mod if needed $80 shipped Will add pics..
  7. *sigh* Strut question with one key detail (yes I searched)...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, first-off yes I have searched. My 2003 Wagon has 120,000 miles on it and the struts need to be replaced. I've pretty much settled on Bilstein's for the struts so that's taken care of. But unfortunately in my search results most of the threads are quite old. In one of those old results...
  8. Strut Tower Brace question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Do they still make strut tower braces for the b5.5?
  9. WTB: Passat W8 chome hood lift strut 3B0823359C

    WTB/WTT Section
    WTB: Passat W8 chrome hood lift strut 3B0823359C (want to buy several used or one new)
  10. Cracked strut, Raxles

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I began to hear popping sound on the passenger side wheel about 3 months ago. It would manifest itself when I made turns especially as I turn the steering wheel. Naturally I thought it was the axle. Today I was changing the oil and decided to take a pic of the boots on both side. I...
  11. 4mo rear suspension strut 'hats'

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Quick question for those that have done the rear struts on the 4motion. I've re-assembled my first strut, but the 'hat' is sitting a bit cock-eye'd. Is that normal? Or is the hat tweaked? I can't remember what it looked like when i took it out of the car. :/ You can really tell when you...
  12. Strut Bearing Replacementm Help

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys and gals, Does anyone have a list of tools needed (mainly star/torx heads) to replace my strut bearings? I have the "pop" noise coming from my front end when I turn the wheel. I was told by a VW mechanic that's my culprit. I may go ahead and replace the shocks while I have everything...
  13. Strut question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was looking at the bilstien touring strut for my car and they have a sport 19-119939 and a standard suspension version 19-119922. Ecs lists the sports suspension one to my car. They even claim it will fit. Bilstien themselves say no it won't. I found that the standard suspension strut is a...
  14. What is this part no for the cover on top of front strut mount under the rain guard?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    The cover on top of the front strut mount, under the plenum (rain cover). Does anyone know the part no and where to get it from.
  15. Loud popping sound strut

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently had my whole front end redone. I have a 99 2.8 passat. My mechanic said he didnt like the way the strut fit in the spring on the struts I brought. Recently I hear a very very loud bang or pop sound and he says he feel like its the strut getting in a bind. Does anyone have a...
  16. Is this what I need/want for front strut job for my 2003 Passat 1.8T GLS

    B5 Garage
    Here's what I'm looking at buying? Aside from the struts themselves, are all the other components listed below necessary and are there any other brands I should consider? Also, supposedly the Bilstein struts below are made to work on sport suspension or standard, but I'm curious as to how to...
  17. Reoccurring strut mount problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For the past year since I swapped my suspension on my b5.5 Passat my strut cap hat has split like a peeled banana and is causing a clunking noise. I'm wondering if I can install an older b5.5 style to eliminate this issue? The strut mount is made out of aluminium and is flimsy the b5 is...
  18. FS: A6 Strut Tower Brace

    Parts For Sale
    I remembered I had this in my closet, and since I haven't owned a Passat for over a year now clearly I have no need for it. I bought it from one of the forum members on here, and I vaguely remember something about it being modified to fit a B5, but honestly I can't remember the details. It fit...
  19. FS W8 front strut

    Parts For Sale
    Never used VW (Sachs) front strut (w/sport suspension). $95 OBO plus shipping.
  20. 2012 TDI Strut Mount Bushing

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Dealer is quoting me $627 to replace. I have the goodwill package credit so I was already in there to get those activated. Have the clicking/clunking while turning the steering wheel while parked. Wife took the car in so I didn't get a chance to look at it. I am pretty mechanical, have...