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  1. Volkswagen Passat W8 Discussion
    Hope everyone has been surviving the last year we'll! Few days ago, ended up buying a 2003 W8 Blue Spirit Pearl wagon with 160k, for a steal. I know it's infamous history and all the negative stigmas around them, but for the price I didn't mind buying a toy (another toy**) The car drove...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently picked up a 01 1.8t gls sedan auto, 144000 mi aug engine, with a 5hp-19 efp transmission. Ive dug around the forum and found some great help, but still need some more help. Everything appeared good on test drive and everything seemed to work. On the way home when pulling from a...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone. I just bought a 1999 Passat v6 2.8l with tiptronic 5 speed transmission front wheel drive. The carpet on the passanger side was wet and the TCM was open, even the plastic box was broken. The transmission display shows all the positions highlighted (limp mode) for a brief periodo...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hey guys, new member herešŸ˜. Today I noticed that my 2015 Passat had a jerk when downshifting from 4th to 3rd at around 2k rpm. Itā€™s only that downshift, whether Iā€™m doing it manually or in sport mode, regular drive i dont notice it. Any ideas what it could be?? Thanks for the help guys!!
  5. B5 Garage
    I have a 1998 1.8t 5 speed, it's was an abandoned project and I took it over. Had to replace brake master, slave and some switches, a goofy hydraulic line from the fluid res to the trans, This hydraulic hose will not stay put. As it builds pressure it just pops out. I see nothing broken maybe...
  6. Vag-Com and OBD11 Coding
    Looking for some help I have a 2000 vw Passat that used to be a auto and swapped to manual (done by someone other than me) and it has a code for an auto trans being in limp mode i was told it could be the tcm though when I went to get under the passenger side floor board there is no computer...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello all, Wondered if anyone has had the same issue. Recently I purchased a 2006 Passat B6 2.0t from my niece. It was broken down and I needed a vehicle. I was able to fix the car and get it running. I noticed that after the car warms up, it shifts hard. I did read other posts that this...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know the parts code number for the 2 white o-rings on the wiring harness plug? New parts person at dealship. Big sigh.
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Think I solved my water ingress issue and now looking to solve for my intermittent (when hot only) 5-4 abrupt downshift. Does anyone have a how to with pictures or a video of the procedure?
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I have a 2003 VW Passat 1.8T AWM engine FWD Automatic, 138k miles. I was getting onto the highway behind a semi and had to floor it to merge, upon accelerating, the car clunked very hard once and both the CEL and ASR lights now remain lit indefinitely. The car also shifts QUITE rough...
  11. B5 Garage
    Hi, does anyone have any pictures or know of a resource online with images showing what needs to be disconnected from the automatic transmission prior to removal? I am taking the engine out with the transmission. Driveshafts are off, just need to locate where everything else needs to be...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello All, I have an 02 Passat GLX Wagon with some transmission problems. Here is the background. It has the tiptronic auto trans.238,000 miles, V6. The problem is very unusual. The original problem was that the trans (I think) went into limp home mode. Park, Reverse, Neutral all work well but...
  13. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I have a 2007 passat with fsi engine with bad transmission but I have a 2009 passat tsi with a good transmission can some one tell me if I can change the transmission please I love my cars and I would like to fix at least one, I would appreciate any help.
  14. New Member Introductions
    the transmission on my 2007 do not work but I have a passat 2009 with a good transmission , my question is how do I know I can change them since they are from different engines and years. :wrench::wrench::wrench:
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have a problem with my 2004 Passat B5.5, 5 speed automatic tiptronic transmission, EU model if that's comes in handy. My father had it yesterday for a short trip about 20Km he arrived without a problem finished his job and after some 3-4 hours got in the car, put it in reverse...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The lines from the transmission to the cooler in the radiator were damaged. They were cut where they cross under the radiator. I took off the lines before marking which one goes where on the transmission. I assume that it would make a difference as to where the fluid enters the cooler? Any...
  17. Parts For Sale
    I have a new unused tranny filter and gasket for B5 (1997-2005) that I'm offering at half price I paid for both $20. If interested PM me.
  18. New Member Introductions
    I'm wondering how rare of a vehicle is this? I have a front wheel drive version.
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Although, I replaced the o rings on the transmission cooling lines at the radiator connection, a bit of fluid is still leaking. I believe it is the radiator side that has the problem. So, I decided to install an external transmission cooler, bypassing the radiator. Does anyone...
  20. B5 Garage
    I recently bought a 2003 B5 with the 2.8L V6 72K miles. The owner was having transmission shifting issues. He bought it at an auction and drove it for a while then it quit shifting correctly. Example it would not shift down into lower gears when slowing and sometimes stay in 3rd or 4th when...
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