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  1. New Member Introductions
    I've post three times already
  2. New Member Introductions
    My 2004 with 1.8T engine seems to eat batteries in about a year. The headlamps are real dim (please recommend the brightest :O replacements) and After replacing the battery and the alternator, the electrical system works great :driving: for six months, then we begin to notice a...
  3. Anything Auto
    It's taken me a few years to get back on my feet. Four years cancer free now and almost as long without my own car. Been sharing the hubby's Forte. It's been a great little car and with the previous 2008 Sonata making it 2 for 2 with Hyundai/Kia reliability, I'm thinking of one for myself. First...
  4. New Member Introductions
    2 posts didn't do it maybe I'll create a 3rd thread and do it.
  5. New Member Introductions
    Here's hoping....
  6. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Uncle Sam knows all about this issue: Here is a cut-and-paste of a page that I found on the "Safe Car. gov" site: SUMMARY: VOLKSWAGEN: WHEN MEMORY USAGE IS HIGH, NAVIGATION UNIT IS SLOW TO RESPOND, AND MULTIPLE FEATURES ARE BEING USED OR BOOT UP TIME AFTER VEHICLE HAS STARTED UP AND SYMPTOMS...
  7. B5 Garage
    Bought car 2 years ago for $500, its a 99 silver 1.8t wagon 5 speed with black leather. It had 140k on it and now has 182k. Ever since I bought it, it just seemed like it had hardly any power. My mother in laws 02 civic automatic can run circles around it. Thats sad.... so today my exhaust got...
  8. B5 Garage
    2005 Passat 4 Motion 1.8T. 122,000 miles. A/C worked fine last year. This year not so much. Wife said it was working but would take some time to cool down, say an hour of driving and then 20 min the next day and it was cold. Checked the R134a and it needed a pick me up and blew cold until...
  9. B5 Garage
    I'll start with what I have attempted to do to fix it. Changed the relay, got a new fuel pump, checked all fuses. The Car was running fine. Stopped at a store and wouldn't start again. It turns over but won't start. Rite after I changed the Fuel Pump it gave a sign of life and fire 3-4 times but...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I will remove fuel pump and hit it with a hammer a few times. Fuel pump is dead, if I am lucky, hammer trick will work.
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi forum so 1 month ago CEL came on, i checked at autozone and it was P0411 which is secondary air system. So there are many possible reasons: 1. Fuse is dead 2) hoses are loose, 3) Air pump is dead 4) Solenoid valve is dead 5) Relay is dead. So I checked Fuse and fuse was dead. I replaced...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have a 2005 Passat 1.8T and the timing belt broke and took out the engine. Shop wants 1589 labor. Is this correct to install a used engine and reseal it timing belt kit water pump and some other stuff? By god how much time does it take?
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi you guys doing.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any one have info on the giac flashloader? And info about the pc16 100 octane file? I'm lookin to take my car to 1/4 mile track and want the best I can get to beat my buddies 14 second cobalt ss. Any one take theirs or have an estimate of what to expect even with the regular 93 octane pc 16? And...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 Passat 1.8T AEB Auto Tiptronic. So here goes. ... Sometimes when I shut the car off it will not crank to start again. I have moved the gear selector to N and back and forth to Park and other positions. Sometimes when I do this the backlight in the indicator in the dash will NOT show P...
  16. New Member Introductions
    I posted a couple of times already here in the noob tube so why can't I post in the other forums?
  17. New Member Introductions
    i have used this site as a guest many times for information. I work on and around all cars, but have been working on vws lately, seems how i now own them. Thank you for this site.
  18. New Member Introductions
    Not sure how many times I have to do this to be able to use the site. But here goes another one. LOL.
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 98 Passat, AEB engine. When I start car for the first time of day, it takes anywhere between 1 try to 12 or 15 times to start. We just changed the fuel filter and pump. On saturday, took like 5 times to start. Got CEL light. Drove 25 minutes to golf course, went off. The car...
  20. B5 Garage
    Hello while i was driving the other day found the car would run smooth then would hickup. When under hard acceleration it does it too then smoothes out when turbo is boosting. Has anyone else experienced this? It is a 1999 aeb 1.8t passat.
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