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  1. 2nd gear shift symptom

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently, I'm having a slow 2nd gear shift issue. It shifts from 1st to 2nd gear at high rev (3500 rpm+). The rest of gears shift normally. Scan has revealed no codes. Have changed AFT some 10K miles ago. What would possibly be the issue?
  2. Symptom of a Bad A/C Compressor?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Engine: 1.8T Backstory: had to replace the heatercore a few months back which, of course, required emptying the A/C system. Reassembled system when finished, but did not recharge system. Finally got around to trying to recharge system today. I replaced the receiver/dryer, added the amount of...
  3. Help: can you identify this sound? (Symptom of dying turbo?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been noticing a periodic wonk wonk wonk sound coming from the passenger s side of the engine for awhile. All stealers that I went to so far have said this is normal... But I beg to differ. Can you listen to the attached clip to tell me if my turbo is going? Warning: sound clip is loud...
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