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  1. WTB - Front Upper Strut Brackets

    WTB/WTT Section
    Looking to buy (2) of these for a B5.5 Anybody that's parting out a car...
  2. Passenger Side ATQ cat. upper nut removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I removed the driver side cat. assy. with no issues, but the passenger side upper nut I can't seem to get the right tool for it. I have the "snorkle" removed and I've tried to get a tool on it from the top side, but the Kombi valve (EGR) is in the way to get access to the top nut. Does any one...
  3. No bushings on upper control arms.. Safe?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hours of trying to get the pinch bolt out, I finally gave up. I'm taking my car to a shop to get the bolt removed on Monday, so my question is how safe to drive it all weekend with almost no rubber bushings left on control arms? There's some up-n-down play in the left one now. Is it going to...
  4. Upper Control Arm Joints

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got both sides of front upper control arms in today (4pcs). I haven't put them in yet because I am wondering if I got a pair of defective ones? Both of the straighter arm's ball joints can be moved around pretty easy. Whereas both the other arm's (the ones with the curve in them and the...
  5. WTB 1.8t upper timing belt cover

    WTB/WTT Section
    Looking for an upper timing belt cover for a 2002 Passat 1.8t. My son broke his trying to put the cover back on after changing the valve cover gasket :-/
  6. Upper control arms - pinch bolt - the hard way or the easy way

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I wasted most of my day trying to use brute force to remove the pinch bolt for the upper control arms. For the drivers side, I used an air impact hammer and after a few hours the bolt loosened but on the passenger side, the bolt would not loosen with the impact hammer and also heating with an...
  7. how to diagnose front upper control arms

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I apologize in advance, this is a dumb question. I replaced my front drivers side upper control arms. I replaced them because I had a knocking sound coming from the front end. That was a few weeks ago and the knocking sound stopped. I meant to check the passenger side but I forgot. Now I...
  8. Where to buy a set of replacement bolts for upper control arms?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got a great deal on some replacement upper control arms - but - the arms do not come with the replacement bolts and nuts. If I buy them at the dealer they charge about $10 for each bolt and $5 for the nut but they didn't seem sure of which bolts to sell me and wanted me to bring the old bolts...
  9. replacing front upper control arms -- cut the control arms?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I read everything I could find about replacing the upper control arms and watched the Bentley video. One guy said that he just uses a sawsall to cut the control arms then after the whole strut (or whatever it's called) assembly is out, then you have easier access to work on the pinch bolt...
  10. upper control arm came loose.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When this happens, can the axle be damaged? Or just any other suspension component? I'm trying to assess the possibility that some other pricey part is broken and or is above my mechanical patience. I'm about to take a weekend and replace the one side upper/lower/tie rod etc...
  11. Question about upper radiator hose on ATQ motor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I believe my wife's upper radiator hose is leaking. But I don't know if the hose itself is leaking or whatever it is attached to, motor side, is what is leaking. What exactly does it attach to, is there a gasket on what it's attached to, and does anyone have any photos of what it is attached...
  12. upper and lower oil pan leaks

    New Member Introductions
    I know this has been discussed in other forums but I can't respond in those forums yet. I am chasing oil leaks on my 2.8 v6. I think it is coming from the upper oil pan. I have already replace the valve cover, timing chain gaskets and cam seals. I am losing about 4 quarts per month. This is...
  13. '02 V6 4mo -Upper exhaust suggestions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I have a wonderful B5.5 4mo with about 137k on the clock, my flexpipes have detached from the entrance to the cat on both sides and the noise is absolutely appauling. My options from my VW guy are to either cut out the exhaust and weld on new flex pipes, or replace the upper exhaust...
  14. Anyone added driving lights to UPPER grille (B5)? Need MO BRIGHTness

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting so spoiled by the A8's self-leveling HIDs that I am considering adding a set of driving lights to the B5. I saw a newish Mustang with what appeared to be those black Hellas in the center grille and I wondered if anyone remembers any PWers adding any lights to the center grille? The...
  15. FS: Blauparts 2.8L Upper gasket Enhanced kit

    Parts For Sale
    I have had this kit sitting in the box for almost 2 years now lol, figure someone might be able to use it. I'd just like to get $85 shipped. This is from Blauparts and is complete has everything in it that it came with. Here is the link to the product page, I believe a lot of these fit the 2.7...
  16. For sale x2 upper strut mounts for b6 passat et al...

    Parts For Sale
    I have for sale, 2 upper strut mounts , i purchased for my 2006 passat 2.0t, but found out one of my springs had broken so i ended up replacing the whole strut assembly, hence i no longer need these , they were purchased from rock auto and are sachs brand part number 802417 i paid $44.79 each...
  17. WTS: GruvenParts Upper Control Arms Passat B5 or Audi B5/B6/B7/B8 " NEW "

    Parts For Sale
    **SOLD *** GruvenParts Upper Control Arms Passat B5 or Audi B5/B6/B7/B8 " NEW " Guy's, Totaled my 2004 Passat 4Motion before I had a chance to install the GruvenParts adjustable control arms.. My loss is your gain.. $ 175.00 shipped UPS Ground with Tracking to the US 48 Payment Via...
  18. Upper control Arms - Cost to replace

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just had my upper control arms replaced and I am wondering if the cost was reasonable. Parts: 1) Front left upper control arm - rear position 2) Front right upper control arm - front position What do the "rear" and "front" position mean? OE VW Parts came to $200 and labor $400 including...
  19. Leak in upper oil pan?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I hit hard. Got it fixed and home and was still leaking. VW wants $1300 as they have to drop the engine or pull it. Anybody replaced this at home?
  20. 2002 V6 ATQ Upper / Lower Radiator hose question

    B5 Garage
    My 02 Passat V6 with 151K still has the original upper and lower radiator hoses, so I'm thinking about replacing them as a precaution. I'm wondering if most V6 owners are still on the original hoses or if you had to replace them and after how many miles / years. I plan to take the car to at...
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