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  1. 98 Passat outer tie rod ends have internal play ?????

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just finished replacing all my front suspension 'stuff'. At alignment shop and was asked where I got the outer tie rod ends. The tech showed me where the threaded shaft coming out of the actual end moved in and out of the end piece when the wheel is wiggled by hand. Is that correct? Is...
  2. B5.5 Front Bumper, TB, and tie rods

    Parts For Sale
    Have a Fresco Green bumper; no broken tabs, missing snap-in black lower panel. -$50 Meyle tie rods; outers only, unused. -$15 Bosch Elec. Throttle body, unused. -$75 Also have B5.5 sport springs (front). -$75 Can ship tie rods, throttle body, and springs at buyers expense: PayPal only...
  3. 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..
  4. steering rack inner tie rod

    B5 Garage
    So my wife hydroplanes the other day and slides into and embankment, she is fine and she used the cars front right tire to take the brunt of the impact. She made it to work ok, no issues with driving. Later on the tire went flat so i went and changed the tire and inspected everything as best I...
  5. Broken tie rod bolt HELP PLEASE

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to change out the steering knuckle on my 2003 1.8t Passat Wagon. Unfortunately the upper bolt for the tie rods head popped off as I tried to loosen it. What suggestions do you guys have for getting it out? It doesn't appear to have enough room to get a drill in there? The point where...
  6. Tie rod's

    B5 Garage
    2004 V6 170k miles. I am having issues with removing either... I want to replace the inner and outer but they both spin inside the rubber bushings. I can not reach the 1 time clip on the inner (furthest) one close to the motor (dust cover) to expose the large nut on the inner tie rod get a...
  7. torque for inner tie rod

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've seen torque specs for the inner tie rod, which I assume are the large (slightly larger than 1 1/5") nut. I can't imagine how it would be possible to gauge the torque on that nut. Do I just tighten it very firmly?
  8. AutoZone tie rod ends

    B5 Garage
    AutoZone sells two versions for the B5 Passat: Duralast ES4008, about $30 Valuecraft VES4008, about $16 I bought the "better" (more expensive) ones, only to discover that they use only a pinch bolt. Where the top bolt is on my stock units and on the Valuecrafts, the Duralasts have a 7 or 8mm...
  9. Seized tie rods

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I just picked my car up from the mechanic for fixing the passenger front inner tie rod. It was a week waiting for the part, and I paid $117 including a 2 wheel alignment which I was actually happy about. I thought I'd be paying out the rear. However, they told me that my drivers side has...
  10. Which tie rod Assembly??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, my car was in the shop last week for the last couple things after I was hit by a 16 year old kid driving to fast in the rain... My mechanic recommended I change my tie rods soon, I was looking on ECS tunning, and their are a few all ranging in prices, I'm not framiliar with any of the...
  11. after market tie rod outer end driver side

    B5 Garage
    2002 1.8t auto wagon. needs driver side outer tie rod end. Moog after market does NOT have the thrust bolt that goes down from the top. Is this ok ? maybe not the correct part?
  12. after market tie rod outer end driver side

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 1.8t auto wagon. needs driver side outer tie rod end. Moog after market does NOT have the thrust bolt that goes down from the top. Is this ok ? maybe not the correct part?
  13. Tie rod ends and alignment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002, GLX 4 Motion, V6 I replaced the tie rod ends and took the car to Tires Plus for an alignment. The guy who did the alignment said one TRE was set almost perfect he barely needed to adjust it. The other was off quite a bit and he had to adjust it a lot. I was paranoid that I did not...
  14. HOW TO TIE DOWN A KAYAK!!! --- By -- Desperate for a solution

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Needed ASAP .... got a 2014 Passat ... was going to put the kayak on the car for the first time for the weekend .... DOHHHHH .... no where to tie the straps down. In the back, I can find one location solid near the muffler, but absolutely zip on the front. Some indication maybe a spot behind...
  15. How important is that the tie rods match?

    B5 Garage
    Ordered MOOG tie rods (inner and outer) for my 2000 B5 (V6 ATQ 146K miles). The parts arrived in two separate boxes(!) which should have hipped me to an issue....The parts are clearly not the same. Here's a picture. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63042105/WP_20150620_002.jpg Are these...
  16. Worth cutting for a lower tie bar?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This looks interesting, not sure, but it looks too long. Maybe it can be cut to size for a manual trans. :driving: Forge Motorsport | Alloy Fabrication
  17. WTB Meyle inner tie rod

    WTB/WTT Section
    2001.5 Passat 1.8T FWD Got a new suspension kit from another member. Had uses one of the inner tie rods on his car. I have one complete assembly and a pair of HD tie rod ends. Just looking for a new inner Meyle HD tie rod here first.
  18. Tie Rod outer ( L + R ) replacement... ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In a couple of days I will change both Outer Tie Rods in one of my Passat's :wrench: Is there any DIY here on PassatWorld or any other VAG oriented internet site ? Anything special to look out for ? Will I be needing some special tools ?
  19. FS: B5 Passat Outer Tie Rod Ends

    Parts For Sale
    B5 Passat outer tie rod ends. Purchased new 2009 but sold the car before they were installed, stored inside since. Febi Bilstein 4B0 419 811 E $20 for the pair includes shipping. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. Matt
  20. B5 alignmnet after tie rods and CAs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am replacing tie rods (inner and outer) on my B5 and getting an alignmnet after. Some questions for the experts. 1. From what i see toe adjustments would need to be made by turning the inner TRE accordingly. Shoukd i leave the boot disconnected and the plastic cover off to lessen the chances...
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