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  1. ugh

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    just another post so I can actually post something of use...
  2. UGH so frustrated! check engine codes. 5 days to get inspected!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ugh, so we bought the OE gas cap, and we haven't gotten the check gas cap warning since, BUT we still have three check engine light codes coming up. P0941 P0942 and P0442. The codes are obviously the secondary air injection pump stuff, and small evap leak. We changed the secondary air pump and...
  3. No heat. Coolant full of debris. ugh

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Brought the Passat to my local shop today to have them flush the heater core because I slowly lost my heat over the past month. He just called and said it's probably not worth just flushing especially with summer coming because my coolant is nasty, full of debris. In his opinion the best...
  4. B6 radio troubles, error3, ugh

    New Member Introductions
    So I spent the better part of my weekend searching out all the parts needed to get this installed. I really don't want to deal with aftermarket stereo's at all because they just get stolen. The radio code in the wheel well was wrong, called VW and fixed it. The harness had to be custom made in...
  5. Ugh. P1411/P1423/P1131 AND "CHECK BRAKE PADS" w/ Split CV boot....

    B5 Garage
    Hey everyone! Also, thanks in advance... Apparently this week has just not been my week and I could use some help! Car is a 01.5 V6 ATQ I've had the two codes P1411/1423 since early this summer and finally got around to changing the vacuum lines. (wasn't 100% sure this was the problem, but...
  6. Mirror Spots.. ugh

    Wax On, Wax Off
    On the sideview mirros, both of them, I have what look to be like water spots, but no matter what I've done (soap, claying, etc.) I can't get them to go away! :mad: They just make the car look.. old to me. And yeah it is 11 yrs old but.. most people don't believe me when I say that! Any clue...
  7. Check engine light just came on :( .... ugh

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i went for a drive to the super market and half way back the check light with something that has 3 ends and a lightning bolt through it came on. i just had it scanned yesterday and nothing was wrong ...
  8. ugh. oil change and boost?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 awm Ok so now that my warranty FINALLY expired...I did my own oil change. 0w-40....damn 6 quarts. I put in about 4.5...I'm barely over the bend line. And I tossed in 1 degree coooler ngk plugs today gapped (revo stage 1)...pulled and ran hard half the day...on the way to work randomly...
  9. Ugh!!!!!!! Need help

    B5 Garage
    Ok so i was playing with car today. ive been experiencing some weird boost problems. where ill step on the gas. and all of the sudden my boost and rpms seem to fly of the needle. but my mph gauge does not excellerate with rpm. after that scenario i could no longer shift into all my gears. i...
  10. New Passat Owner in (Ugh...) Utah

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    Hello all! I just bought a 2001 Passat with the V6. I'm not sure of its G-- designation... :lol:Anyway, I look forward to being here and learning from you all. I hereby promise to search before asking, and I will never punch anyone's skull into dust... I guess... :D Oh... And that grotty...
  11. Ugh, CTS again!?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been getting a CEL which I thought was just a misfire, then the other day my car wouldn't start until the 4th or 5th attempt. Took it to Autozone and it came up as the CTS which I replaced maybe 6 months ago. What causes these to go bad so quick? I need the blue/green square plug which...
  12. Ugh! Got caught in a police chase.

    Anything Auto
    On the way home from work I found myself in the midst of a police chase. I just got off the freeway onto the city streets and I start to hear sirens. From another ramp of merging traffic, I see cop cars coming. They're three blocks behind me and I'm rolling up to a red light. The car directly...
  13. CPO warranty ugh headlights

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i noticed a fair bit of water on the inside of my passanger headlight the other day and called to get it check out by VW under my CPO warranty. They said not a problem, bring it in. So i go by and drop it off. now they're telling me that the headlight isn't covered under warranty. what...
  14. Ugh, wierd A/C problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, heres the deal, this season I went to use my A/C.... Nothin... Worked perfectly fine last season. Heres the story. Theres 4 settings for fan speed, last year I noticed that the lowest setting 1 wouldn't work, 2,3,4 all worked as normal. I didn't think much of it because it wasn't a problem...
  15. UGH! Need recommendation for aftermarket catalytic converter, please

    B5 Garage
    My cat just parted ways from with the manifold and my car now sunds like it has the world's most obnoxious glasspack. Please can someone recommend an aftermarket cat? OEM cheapest thus far has been $485. And is 2 hours a reasonable labour quote for the work? cheers!
  16. UGH! Need a good aftermarket catalytic converter ... SUGGESTIONS PLEEZ

    B5 Garage
    My cat just detached itself from the manifold and now my car sounds like it has the world's most obnoxious glasspack. Please can someone recommend a decent aftermarket cat? Cheapest OEM quote thus far is $485. I tried search but it no workee for me. cheers!
  17. Wife just bought a Solara... ugh...

    Anything Auto
    My wife just bought a new Solara Convertable to replace her '97 Wrangler. Keep in mind that the Solara is supposed to be a "sporty" car, and the Conv. has the "Sport" suspension and a V6 standard. I am comparing this pride of Japanese Engineering to my 1.8T B5.5 Stick-Shift Variant. Yuck...
  18. Ugh. Fuel Line popped.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I'm drving to work this morning, and i smell fuel. A LOT of fuel. I get to work, pop the hood, and the valvecover and surrounding hoses are doused in gas. "Ugh". I squeeze one of the lines to the left of the engine, and one of the hard lines mounted on the firewall shoots out, and almost...
  19. Ugh, I was hit today

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My neighbor backed into my '99 Passat with his lifted Ford pickup... :banghead: dealt me a total of $2050 in damage (parts and labor estimate from the dealer)! He has some really unlucky aim; the trunk and rear panel on my baby will need to be replaced. Good thing his insurance will foot the...
  20. Need Upper Control Arms. But replace all 8? Ugh.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 1.8T The VW stealership determined that I needed new upper control arms and noted that the ball joint seals were broken (the lower ones---aka the ones covered by the recall--- were, of course, "just fine"). Said it was a $650 repair. I went to an indie euro repair. Their opinion is to...
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