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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got a sudden drastic drop of MPG in the past 2 days. The car does not give more than 15 MPG in normal city drive while it used to be between 24 and 26. There are no fault codes. The air filter is clean, spark plugs were changed 2 years ago and coils are new. MAF senor was changed last year...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So long story short I jump in the car and left the epb on last time accidentally. Well this time my 06 Passat 3.6 BLV FWD gives the flashing button, flashing brake word, red warning symbol, & loud chime when I went to take off the brake. I disconnected battery and tried clearing the code in the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My brake pads & rotors have been in need of repair for a while and I had planned on doing the replacement this week. This morning I drove out of my driveway with the handbrake engaged about halfway. My dog ran out in front of the car and I hit the brakes a little hard. When I started to drive...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry for the long post but I'm trying to give as much info about my problem. Have had the car (2002 1.8T wagon 5spd) since new. Been able to do all the maintenance myself thanks to the info on this forum but am stuck now. Actually considering having a mechanic looking at it (I know, the...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys, Yesterday on my way to work I smelt burning coolant...At first i thought it was simply left over because of the oil change I had done the night before, since i removed the coolant reservoir to change the filter, inevitably some spilled down into the engine block. Unfortunately it...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My day has gone quite sour. 2004, 1.8T, FWD, Manual. I'm five miles from home when suddenly I lose engine power. My car is now stuck on someone else's property as I have no way to tow it. Fuel pump is not running. Fuse checks out, relay doesn't click normally(as in one second of fuel priming...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, today I was pulling into my driveway and the exhaust got really loud. Like, really loud. Here's a video: https://goo.gl/photos/TUpFNxjeLinf5U737 There was a small leak/hole in the exhaust previously, between one of the cats and its muffler. Could this be caused if the hole opened up...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just yesterday my ac was blowing so cold that you could not keep it on and today you have to keep it off because it just blows air. I've searched around on the form but nothing really helped just checked a few things and got nowhere really. 2001 vw passat 1.8t gls with the old fashioned climate...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    SOLVED!! - 1.8T AWM Engine cranks+has fuel but no start! Help!! Hi all, I've had a good couple months and a couple thousand miles out of my Passat since fixing it initially. Now, suddenly, she won't start. There's a strong crank and she's getting fuel, but no catching/firing. Some background...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When it rains, it pours...our 01.5 GLX has had more problems in the past year than in the 12 years before that. It's piling up so much, we're weighing our options on selling it to Carmax rather than continue to deal with the hassles (after 14 years of B5ownership, no less). About 3 weeks ago, I...
  11. Mobile Electronics
    Driving around in my newly acquired 2007 3.6L 4Mo just listening to the radio, car is completely stock btw, and all of a sudden it sounds like I have a huge sub in the back turned all the way up. It was crazy, I thought someone pulled up beside me and cranked it, my windows and mirrors were all...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i looked in my rear-view yesterday and all i could see was smoke. when i pulled over, oil was dripping in thick glops in two streams from either side of the crankshaft, rear of the engine. i turned the car off, it stopped after a minute or two. added more oil to the engine, turned it back on...
  13. New Member Introductions
    I am here to try and figure out why my B5 suddenly would not start! Searching has revealed little, but I will take another look Dave
  14. B5 Garage
    I have a 2001 1.8 aug man tranny. Over the past couple months I will be driving and deceleration for a light to change and not come to a complete stop before the light changes, then upon acceleration (not hard, about average Id say) my car lurches hard enough that I lose 5-8mph in the blink of...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been working on this car for years. I've replaced the timing belt, water pump, and associated parts three different times. Although not related, I've replaced many other items (cv joints, control arms, complete brake system, alternator, etc.) Just recently, the water pump went out on the...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 Passat 1.8t B5, all factory, 188k. I removed the factory radio (single tape deck, nothing else) and the manual climate control cluster because I needed to test the fan control switch. I also removed the relay 384 and left it out all night. I put it back and did not start the car or do...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I first got my b5 I would get anywhere from 260-280 miles on one tank, and then suddenly one tank I got about 170 miles. I realized I had 2 flats so I got those repaired but even now I still get only 190-210 miles on a tank. Anybody know what can cause something like this? Sent from my...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 ATQ V6 -- I did valve cover gaskets over the holidays and everything went fine. The burning oil smell is almost completely gone, but within a day or two the heat suddenly went out. Now a couple more days and the CEL just showed up. I was already planning to do a heater core flush this...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1.8t '98 Passat with tiptronic and noticed that when I'm driving on roads from time to time I feel a small "studder" as if the next gear has not engaged yet or doesn't want to. It feels as I suddenly barely bliped the throttle, usually does this between 25-low 30's mph or so. On...
  20. B5 Garage
    Having a boatload of fun diagnosing a no-start condition in our 2002 ATQ-powered GLS. After a full day of driving all over the countryside last Sunday, we stopped for ice cream near home, and 20 minutes later, the car would not start, and won't fire at all. Got a tow home, and have been...
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