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  1. Rear Brake Pads Too Snug of Rattle Clips

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm repairing the rear brakes on a 2001 Passat Wagen. Had to replace left side caliper (leaking). Using the old right caliper. New brake Pads. All parts from NAPA. Noticed that the previous installer didn't use rattle clips. WHen I installed the brake pads they were very snug in their...
  2. Rear Bilsteins are too harsh; Koni Yellow or ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had Bilstein HD's on my B5 wagon for about 5k miles. Fronts ride and handle great. Could do with softer damping in the rear. It just feels a little too harsh and jittery. Has anyone paired Bilstein fronts with Konis in the rear? Or tried other combos?
  3. Accelerator pedal position sensor 2 signal too high?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys new to the forum, I’ve got a B5 with the 2.8 V6 and it sat for about a month while I was waiting on a new axle. The problem is when fedex finally got me the second one (they damaged the first in transit) I went for a test drive and the engine workshop notification came on and the car...
  4. Bank 1 System Too Lean P0171

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am receiving the P0171 CEL code with Bank 1 System too Lean. The car runs completely fine, no misfires and no rough idle. DEQ gave me a print out of their diagnostics which is as followed: misfire- ready fuel system- ready component- ready catalyst- ready catalyst heater- unsupported...
  5. Daytime running light on Drivers side seems either too bright or misaligned

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After following my daughter's car in traffic for a few miles, she stopped to let me know that my driver's side light seemed too bright and aimed differently from my passenger light. It was still daytime, so these were my daytime running lights (DRLs). I sort of confirmed her observation next...
  6. A new LED/HID thread - B6 2010 Passat - LED too fat

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've read a bunch of threads about HID upgrades. None helped much though because they were written back when the kits were only HID (no LED info) in the $300 range. One thread that might have helped has some crazy icon in the place of pictures saying I had to join photobucket at a cost of $400 a...
  7. Doing a heater core swap - should I replace A/C evap too?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm about to start the mammoth job of pulling the dash and swapping the heater core on my 03 V6 Wagon. I found a nearly mint salvaged dash assembly to replace my current dash while I'm at it, which is cracked and ugly. Question I have is ... does it make sense to swap the a/c evaporator at...
  8. Are my tires too close?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Just installed some 17" Classix with tires that match the Passat's factory tire diameter (to keep the speedo the same). There's not rubbing anywhere, but the fronts are about 3/8"-1/2" from the control arm. A test drive shows no rubbing but it still scares me. Is it ok to drive like this? Also...
  9. Can you use too much Techron/seafom

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 V6 I guess this is where my OCD comes in. Is there such thing as too much in one full tank? I totally forgot that I added a bottle the day before. Then yesterday I added another. Each bottle treats 12 gallons. I also added some Seafoam to the tank about a month ago and have filled up...
  10. Too much oil, much too much!

    B6 Garage
    Greetings. My daughter thought that the air cleaner was an oil reservoir and went ahead and added a gallon of oil. I have no idea how much was in the crankcase already. She drove about four b!come from the auto parts store and when she got home the engine was running very rough. When she shut it...
  11. '03 Passat 1.8t too lean/random misfires misfire cyl 1&2

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, This is my first post to this forum, and in doing so I'd like to say, thanks. I just purchased my Passat wagon, and the day after title transfer these problems have started. I do not have any information from previous owner. Skip this if you'd like to read my issues: I've seen this...
  12. Fault 001688 - sensor reference voltage C - P0698 - 000 - too low - Intermittent

    New Member Introductions
    Please help me about this failure. Is it possible that car alarm can cause this problem? Thank you!
  13. Is this oxygen sensor too good to be true?

    B5 Garage
    Recently I pulled the following fault codes (P0140 and P1176) that related to the Oxygen Sensor (B1 S2) from my 2000 Passat 1.8T (among other codes). I called my nearest autozone and got quoted $130 for OEM downstream oxygen sensor and $65 for the universal oxygen sensor that needs to be...
  14. Trans too full?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought a 2003 Passat about a month ago, 192k miles, B5, Tiptronic AT 1.8t Ive done some research on how to check tranny fluid so heres what i did and what happened. Jacked up all four wheels and used a level to get it to as close to perfectly level as i could, i used the roof, door trim and...
  15. And now I'm over here too!

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Some of y'all may have seen me over on the B5 forums talking about my partner's '05 wagon...well now you'll see me around here some too. Back at the beginning of December I was driving to work and got broadsided by someone who couldn't see me because the sun was in their eyes, apparently...
  16. HELP: in too deep...HPFP/cam/chain/timing/solenoids, money, money, money

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey, guys....we have had our B6 FSI 2.0T for quite a few years with no real big issues until now. 150,000 miles or so and it still pulls strong.... recently we had some camshaft performance codes come up I replaced the cam position sensor, cam timing valve (engine timing valve...VANOS valves in...
  17. Snub mount too low after taking lock carrier off

    B5 Garage
    Hello, A few months ago I pulled the lock carrier forward to replace the timing belt and clutch. All went well except for when I put the lock carrier back. The front of the engine was notably lower. I was able to force the carrier over the snub mount but the front end and hood are lower. The...
  18. Too good to be true?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I was looking for keys for my 08 b6 2.0 tdi dsg and i came across this ebay listing, Brand New Volkswagen VW Passat B6 Key Fob Smart Key Remote With Uncut Key | eBay. these say that they are un-used and never been programmed, do you'll think i could use these for my car? i intend to get them...
  19. 1.8t tensioner rod extended too far during installation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8t awm. while doing a timing belt change, i measured 8 mm between roller arm and tensioner rod then i turned the roller with the an 8mm in the roller extending the rod too far. I took the tensioner off the car and I'm trying to push the hydraulic arm back down to insert the locking pin...
  20. Owning a B5.5 is not as nice as it was before, I think I'm too old :o)

    The Black Hole
    Yes I have bushy eyebrows, and enjoy woodworking, but that doesn't mean I am turning into Andy Rooney - yet. The membership here has saved me thousands over the almost 12 years of Passat ownership, I hope I have helped others to the same. However I do have some pet peeves that I want to air if...