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  1. Intermittent Tapping Sound Until Engine is fully warmed up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi There, I am getting a ticking sound that happens for the first 10 minutes or so while the car is warmingup. It only happens at idle. It is not in sync with engine RPMs its like a loud tapping sound but happens randomly. It sounds as if it is coming from the front of the engine. Any thoughts...
  2. 2003 2.8L PCV bad, how to limp until part arrives?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 4Motion wagon, 2.8L 30V, automatic. The PCV started leaking a couple days ago, giant vacuum leak out the vent looking port on the side of the hockey puck PCV valve. I taped over the vent to stop the vac leak and that sort of helps but it still leaks and idles rough. If I pop the...
  3. Full Synthetic Valvoline (5w-40) on sale at NAPA until June 30

    B5 Garage
    $19.99 per gallon AND you get a 10% discount if you are AAA member.
  4. 2 seperate Noob posts until I can

    New Member Introductions
    Actually get to asking my questions where they will be seen by the right people
  5. No AC until car is fully warmed

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    This is my daughters boyfriends car, not sure what was done, I can relate what I have done.. Overheating issues, attempts were made to fix, not good. I found that neither cooling fan would come on.. I ended up diagnosing that both fans had stuck and worn brushes, not making contact.. Replaced...
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  7. Engine Tick Until 4 1/2 RPM

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, so last night I flushed out my engine coolant and added new. Well actually i started it last night and finished it this morning. I was not very smart though because I had added the distilled water in last night after letting it run and than sit for around 2 hours but it was to cold out...
  8. Cricket noise until eng. is warm

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Need help to stop eng. noise. 2007 Passat 2.0 T, 72000 miles. I was suspecting that the idler belt tensioner was the culprit, I was wrong. I was going to replace it but I didn't find anything wrong after it was removed and inspected ; no wobbling, the serpentine belt OK. I started the car for a...
  9. A/C not blowing cold until 10-20 min in

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My A/C is not blowing cold air until about 10-15 min into my drive most times. I can hear the compressor come on and then blows cold air. I replaced the compressor less than 1 year ago. Im thinking maybe its a relay or electrical problem and not the compressor. Once the compressor comes on it...
  10. I have a 1999 Passat loved it until new issue

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am the owner of a 1999 vw passsat 2.8 v6. I have loved it until a new issue which is why I joined this forum. I would like to welcome other new members as well.
  11. No spark, until battery is disconnected

    B5 Garage
    This is my first post, and I have search everywhere(including this forum) for the answer to this problem, or even a similar one, but I have not found much of anything. I recently bought a 2000 Passat V6 2.8L with a engine code ATQ. The car cranks fine but there is no spark and it will not start...
  12. Car was running good until this....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone - I have a 2000 Passat GLS, ATW, 5 speed. It has 153,000 miles and counting, the previous owner kept good maintenance records and stayed on top of most maintenance needed. My problem started a couple of days ago when I was leaving a stop sign going about 5 MPH, and the engine...
  13. p0011 DTC, but need to get smogged, how many miles/starts until clear?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is a reoccurring code, it seems like 100-200 miles and it shows up again. I wish I would have written down the extra info, something about deceleration, 1.x% engine load... Anyway, after clearing it, how many miles and starts do I need to go to clear the memory of it from the ECU so it...
  14. Chemical Guys 25% off until 2-28

    Wax On, Wax Off
    Spring is on the way! Chemical Guys is having a sale until 2-28 25% off just in case anyone needs to stock up on cleaning and detailing chemicals. I have no connection with them but I do like and use several of their products. Just an FYI. Chemical Guys - Special Promotion But their blue...
  15. why do today what you can put off until winter..

    B5 Garage
    May 2013 75 degrees... timing belt replacement on an 03 v6 Passat.. I recall looking at the alternator and telling myself "now would be a good time to rebuild that" fast forward... February 11th 2014 7:30 AM -14 degrees.. rush hour traffic.. one by one I start losing things, stereo...
  16. Won't start until disconnect battery

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got a 2000 w/ atw engine. Have abs lights, need abs module rebuilt sending it in today. Also has p0411, also fixing sai today. Here's the thing, we ran up to the store last night car ran fine came back otu and car wouldn't start, checked all fuses and they were ok. It would crank fine, no...
  17. B4 - radiator fan doesn't kick on until 240 F and only runs at high speed

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I've been searching all morning trying to see if someone has had a similar problem but I've yet to find a thread with the exact info needed. It's my B4 and it's got the V6. The radiator fan doesn't switch on until the car heats up to 240 degrees F and it only running at its high speed. From...
  18. Removed Sunroof Shade...ok to leave it out until fixed?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I pulled out the sunshade as the cloth had started to pull off the backing and bind. My question it ok to just put the sunroof back on and drive without the sunshade? It seems that the sunroof is seated lower in the back without it and I am hoping it won't leak? Any tips on realigning...
  19. rpms jump around after start until about 5 minutes of running

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    96 volkswagen passat 2.0 4cyl starts fine, rpms go to about 1200, than drop to 800 (normal idle) than drop to about 200 and jump between 200 and 1000 rpms untill it's been running or driving for about 5 minutes, after that the car idles fine (about 800 rpms) and drive great. Any ideas? I...
  20. Engine cranks but does not fire....? Until you let it sit 15 minutes.... Ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok.... So I took my car for a drive to see my friend, started normally....... After an hour or so I left and this time the car cranks but will not fire........ This same problem happened in the dead of winter...... So I remove the key and let the car sit for 15 minutes and then boom it starts as...