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  1. B5 Garage
    Is there a DIY explanation and instructions for removing and then replacing the hood strut in the 2002 Passat? Thank you.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My passat is almost constantly rubbing/hitting the upper control arms on the strut tower. I refuse to raise the car up(FYI).. Im mainly looking for insight from anyone that has done this before or has knowledge of the best way to proceed. I have seen barely any photos online thru either a...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would appreciate if anyone with the knowledge would shed some light on this issue. What are the body shell (and hardware related to body shell) differences between an 1.8T wagon, a 2.8 V6 (FWD or 4Motion) wagon, and V8 (or W8 as it is referenced) wagon, if for that matter are any? I am...
  4. B5 Garage
    I just replaced the front struts and now there is a rubbing noise on both sides any thoughts on the cause.
  5. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Hi, the video gives you a step by step video tutorial who to replace the rear shock absorber at a Passat 35i. The repair starts with the removal of the interior panelling, then dismounting and disassembling the strut: The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are added to...
  6. B5 Garage
    If you've ever swapped front springs or struts, you've come across the nut fastening the top of the strut rod to the top mount. This nut needs to be torqued to about 37 ft/lbs. You won't be able to torque this nut without applying counter-torque to the strut rod. The top of the rod has an Allen...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys I'm having some trouble removing the front struts on my B6. I have every bolt I can see disconnected, however I'm having trouble dislodging the strut from the base. It sits in a clamp, do I just bash it out? please help car is in pieces in the garage, would hate to just put it back...
  8. B5 Garage
    Hello all. I wanted to check my oil level today and when I lifted the hood up it did not stay up for some reason I have A 2003 vw passat v6. Any ideas on why this would happen would be great. Thanks.
  9. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    my passenger rear strut is blown out,so every bump its "BANG,clank,clank!" I will be buying a shock and strut assembly,should I also purchase a shock and strut boot? and a new mount?
  10. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2007 and my strut mounting bolts (top 3) are spinning. Does anyone have a trick to stop this so I can remove the strut?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I installed the passenger side strut with no problem but the the driver side can not be mounted back to its place. The top triangle plate will not sit in its place as well as the bottom fork where the bolt goes in. I did try all the combinations, but it is not working. I need to put the...
  12. Parts For Sale
    3 a6 strut tower bars. $65 shipped each
  13. Parts For Sale
    I have an A6 strut brace for sale. Needs to be modified to fit b5/ b5.5 passats. Easy to do, as in, cutting off ~ an inch on each side a redrilling a hole on each side.. 45min-1hr of work. After that, the mounting brackets fit our cars like a glove. $75 shipped in the states only. I also...
  14. Parts For Sale
    Trying to clean and sort out my car (and bike) parts storage area in preparation for a move. For some reason my father prefers to call this area "his garage" :confused: and wants this stuff gone All prices include shipping to the lower 48. Can also arrange for local pickup if you're near the...
  15. Parts For Sale
    Most of you know what this is, but for those who don't; It is a brace for the front shock towers from the Audi A6. It can be fitted onto out cars with small modification and the benefits are great. Really stiffens up the front end and it's something that you can feel the responsiveness of...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 2013 passat tdi and I installed the H&R sport springs on the stock struts. So far it rides pretty good but I want to purchase a strut designed for lowering. So far I have not found any that are compatible with the B7 but have seen plenty for the B6. Does anyone know if the B6...
  17. B5 Garage
    2002 passat 1.8t manual 202k miles So, I bought struts about a year ago and never got around to installing them. Yesterday, I got the passenger's side done no problem. I got nearly done with the driver's side until I ran into a problem: I can't for the life of me get the upper control arm...
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