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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son has a 2003 Passat 1.8T wagon, automatic, with about 118K miles. Some time back after replacing the shocks with Bilstein Tourings and H&R springs to lower the ride about 1.3", and having new tie-rod ends installed and an alignment done at the dealership, we started noticing that there was...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have read many posts in this and other forums, and cannot see the same type of problem described or solved..... 2003 (b5.5) wagon with 1.8T and 5-speed. From a complete stand still, when releasing clutch, there is a rough vibration - no metal or weird sounds, just vibration. This happened...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5 1.8T sounds like a diesel when warm & is very noisy upon strat-up. What wrong? I've actually had people ask me if it was a diesel. It has 101k on it. Had the sludge issue at around 70k, which, the VW dealership fixed. Been running synthetic in it since...as well as letting it idle for a...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Passat Street Race vs a Lambo?!? (oh the things you stumble upon on Youtube...) I found this today while lurking in the depths of youtube.I can't tell if the Passat was chipped or had a big turbo, bit it held it's own in the first couple of gears since the Lambo driver didn't want to toast his...
  5. B5 Garage
    Hello All, I took my kid's 2003 Passat 4Motion Wagon to the local indie VW expert to replace a window regulator and "deal with" a P3081 error code. I drove out of his shop today, and the CEL was still glowing. I figured that it was no big deal, that he'd simply forgot to reset it (for the...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Searched around a little bit, couldn't really figure out whether or not this is normal though. Does anyone else's car make a gurgle noise when they prime the fuel system? (Turn the key to ON/Accessories without starting) I've been having tuning issues but no EVAP or fuel system codes, just...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all...I have a 2001 V6 Passat and was experiencing vibration upon acceleration. My mechanic replaced the front axles and struts and the vibration went away. As soon as I picked it up I noticed when I accelerate there is a pretty significant popping or banging noise in the front end that...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Whenever I accelerate there is a "hiccup" as another member has described it. I know there is a thread about this, but i recently had a CEL due to a vacuum line and it turned off when i replaced it with non braided pieces of s^%$. Anyway i thought the hiccup/loss of power would go away but it...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    bad turbo?? jumping upon acceleration.. This is my first post, so please bear with me... I drive a 2001 Passat, 1.8 turbo. It's got 157,000 miles on it. Recently, it started to loose power (more so when it's cold) upon acceleration in any gear if I try to give it too much juice. Too much...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    seems that the little black cap is partly missing on the right side, is that normal? if not is that anything to be concerned about? I looked in the oil filter but couldn't see anything.
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    seems that the fastest i go/apply brakes, the more it shakes. Feels like a side to side shake/vibration in the steering wheel. That shaking was the reason i replaced all pads/rotors 30k miles ago. Problem went away and now came back. I didn't properly bed the pads/rotors upon installing the new...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    New member and VW owner here. Have driven Hondas for 25+ years and used to their appliance like Smoothness and reliability. Last week bought my first VW ever, a 2010 Passat sedan. I immediately noticed that while coming to a stop for the final few seconds there is a jerkiness and shudder that...
  13. B5 Garage
    Recently my 04 passat wagon, 1.8t has started to sputter and almost die when hard braking to a stop, it doesn't start until the vehicle has come to an almost complete stop. as of yet it has never fully stalled out but it has come close a few times, I checked the computer with my simper vag...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I turned my radio off while I was driving and noticed a rattling sound everytime I pressed the gas. It sounds like something is loose. Would anyone happen to know what might be wrong? Thanks!
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    When I open the driver's door, I hear what sounds like a servo motor running for about 2-3 seconds. What is this?? Or am I crazy?:crazy:
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So conferred with indie mech, and he said it could be either engine or snub mounts. What say you? -Cruising in traffic...no issue -Slowly accelerating from stoplight...no issue -Slowly acceleration under low boost....no issue -Accelerating under WOT...issue Even going 65 mph is fine, but...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I had clicking during turning on my 99 Passat V6 Manual, took it to dealership who replaced axles with aftermarket ones. They also did a timing belt maintenance and rear brakes. I've had many problems since they worked on my car and most recently after taking it for a long drive it...
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