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  1. Rattle in the undercarriage under drivers seat area

    New Member Introductions
    About six weeks ago I got a rattle in my 2014 Passat under the floor anytime I drive over a sharp little bump or through a pot hole. It sounds like it could be under the plastic shield that is under the car. Any ideas anyone?
  2. undercarriage leak

    B5 Garage
    I'm looking and can't find an undercarriage diagram for my bought new 2001.5 V6 Passat. I have a couple small oil(?) leaks that appear to be coming from the left of center bottom of the car from what seems to be 2 weep holes(?) or recessed screws(?) in a cover(?) that is to the left of the drive...
  3. Debating whether a Belly Pan is cost effective (and looking for some updates)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Before I get yelled at for searching, that's what Ive been doing for the last Hour and a half. When I had my mechanic look at my 03 GLS he told me I needed to put some tree pins in the belly pan to keep it up. Well this was just over a week ago. I bought the car a couple days later. So less...
  4. greasy undercarriage?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have a potential buyer for my Passat (04 V6 FWD auto). He looks under the car and asks me if I have a leak. I look under the car and the floor pan on each side of the exhaust is covered in a thick grease (of course the grease itself is grimy from road crap). It has no odor but it seems...
  5. What to use for undercarriage re-painting.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, with winter quickly approaching, I'm sure some of us have scrapped off some of that 'bed liner' type material on the undercarriage of our cars. What should we use to kind of re-paint the spots that have been scrapped off? I saw that I have a 6" spot that needs new paint because it...
  6. Rattling sound from undercarriage when engaging clutch?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is one I just noticed for the first time last night, as I drove around with windows down and radio off ('98 V6, 113k miles, original clutch) When starting out at very low RPM in 1st--or rolling through a stop sign in 2nd--I hear a little bit of a light metallic rattling sound coming from...
  7. Lost my plastic undercarriage shield. Big deal?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not sure what the part is actually called, but i lost it yesterday. Well, I ran over something and ripped part of it off, so I took it the rest of the way off. The only residual damage is where it tore a piece off my left fender liner where it was attached. Anyways, is this part a must-have...
  8. rattling noise from undercarriage (mostly passenger side) over bumps

    B5 Garage
    hi all, i have a persistent rattling noise coming from the undercarriage on passenger side when im going over minor to major bumps in the road. it sounds like metal but i just cant find the source. i do have h&r sport lowering springs all around, could this noise be the result of a bad shock...
  9. How important is this bracket on the undercarriage? (pic)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I hit a large possum or some kind of dead rodent last December. It sheered the bolts out of the sheetmetal under my Passat, that held in a rather non-important looking bracket tying the footwell tubs together either side of the exhaust pipe. It doesn't seem to make a difference whether it's...
  10. DZU Fastener specifics (undercarriage skidplate/bellycover)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did some basic searches, but can't find any specifics. Any input is greatly appreciated. My undercarriage skidplate / belly cover on my '99 Passat Wagon came halfway off on my way home from work today. It's too dark (and late) at the moment to take it off. I've done limited research, and found...
  11. Rust never sleeps. (undercarriage)

    Anything Auto
    Hi all, We here in Wisconsin have a ritual which may seem very foreign to those of you in warmer climates, the concept of the "winter beater". A winter beater is a vehicle which you use only during the snowy months (November through April here) to take the abuse of the winter salt/slush...
  12. Undercarriage

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    does anyone know if the undercarriage/plastic piece that you have to take off for an oil change is nessecary?, mine is falling apart, so im gonna take it off, plus, how much do u think dealers want for that piece?, thanks
  13. Anyone have TIP B5 undercarriage pics?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to move my catalytic converter on my TIP B5. I don't have a lift and my car is about 4" off the ground so I can't exactly get under there. Someone please post some pics or send them to [email protected]