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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    After carbon cleaning of intake valves, and some other work, car run great for several warm ups. Then longer test drive, and started to idle rough, misfires on cylinder 4 and blowing noise that I can't pinpoint/locate. Starter fluid spraying revealed no leaks. Coil and plug swap no change...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, Car is a 2008 Passat sedan, Komfort edition. Alarm just stopped arming out of nowhere. Led to a dead battery and I need to fix this. I can open and close my rear passenger door, and the display in the dash does not recognize I have opened the door. It always shows door is closed...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 30V ATQ with 206K and its on its second alternator since 165K. For a few days, upon startup, I get the dashboard battery light and the Alternator Workshop message which turns off in about 6 seconds, but the battery light stays on. The battery is almost 2 years old. I took the car...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    3B5 4M ATQ , 131K mi The car hesitates when hitting the accelerator. It feels like ~1 sec, especially when engine is cold. Fault code scan: [ 3B0 907 551 BA 2.8L V6/5V G 0050 ] 17539 Oxygen Sensor, B2 S1 Internal Resistance too High P1131 - 31-10 -- Intermittent Translation: [Driver side...
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    Any help would be appreciated. My 1999 Passat was running fine, then I didn't use it for a few months and a mouse started living under the hood. I cleaned everything out, inspected all the wires I could see and all looked good. But when I started the car, it started shifting randomly--not...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My '06 2.0T dash display suddenly started showing a door open on driver side while door was shut tight. Nothing works on the door including windows, door lock, trunk and gas cover releases, and interior lights stay on while driving. Read up on symptoms and tried spraying door latch mechanism...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, 2003 b5.5 1.8t 5sp manual, I recently got the speedtuningUSA flash tune from the group buy and am having weird symptoms with the boost. Now, mind you that this has been going on since stock and I can't figure out why. Basically, my car wont HOLD boost. When stock, it will spike to...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently I've started commuting to my new job. I put around 75 miles a day on the car. The bad part of the long commute is the countless terrible potholes on the Freeway. I'm almost certain these will soon kill the shocks and struts ut I have no idea what would be the symptoms if they go bad...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 passat v6 5 speed. FWD 121,000miles. When I put the key in the ignition and turn sometimes nothing happens. Dash lights don't light up nothing. Not even seat belt chime. Other times it will crank but no light off. Like it isn't getting fuel or ignition. To fix it and make the car run I...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm the original B6 owner, the car is VW dealer serviced, and my dealer has failed to isolate the cause. The only error code is TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). Car is an early model 2006 Passat, 70K miles. The problem is highly air temperature dependent. I'm seeking your advice on a cost...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Having ownership and DIY experience with the car known with the longest and most finicky timing belt system ever put on an engine (Porsche 928s4) for the last 14 years, I have read hundreds of timing belt failure stories and how exactly they happened, which part was to blame, all the signs to...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I might be having another crisis with my ol' girl... I have a faint hope that what I'm experiencing is a frozen up PCV system, and I'm hoping that you all can shed some light for me: Today, out of the blue, I went to leave work and had a HUGE cloud of blue blowing out the exhaust.... No...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am getting wet CCM issues (doors unlocking randomly, driver's door accent lights in window buttons blinking, dome light issues, lock/unlock button not working) but i pulled the carpet up and it was quite dry. I let it air out yesterday but i got the symptoms again this morning. I could not see...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This seems to be the mechanics new reason for my problems, that the gas gauge was wrong. Is this possible?
  15. B5 Garage
    The Car: 2000 1.8t ATW with Manual Transmission The problem: Lukewarm air, temp gauge stays at (im guessing) about 160F? Only about the quarter to one third mark, rather than the middle 190F it should be. Temp does raise when Im sitting at idle. The Oddities: For those of you in the twin...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The battery on the '03 4m 30v wagon is getting replaced Wednesday as soon as I pick the new one up. Aside from being a very reluctant start the last week or so of very cold days, I also now have a CEL and Airbag Fault lights welcoming me every morning. Battery related?
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thermostat Replacement NEW: Going to replace the T-stat here next week. Will be updating new thread further with questions about T-Stat replacement. since I can't change this thread's title. new thread...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi All, How you do you know if the Cam Follower is Failing? Occasionally I have been experiencing engine jerking serge every few seconds during cruising speeds. But it will just go away after awhile. Have checked the Cam follower during previous service but workshop told me still can last...
  19. Anything Auto
    Hey everyone, I have a 1998 2.0L ABA 5spd. Recently had the valve cover, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, coolant flange, and throttle body done and the car has been driving like a dream. There are a couple odd symptoms that I'm starting to question although I may be over analyzing. I'm located in...
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