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  1. Power Steering Pump Replaced, Still Very Hard to Turn

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 GLS Sedan, V6 ATQ, 5-speed manual - I replaced my power steering pump yesterday. The bearings in the pump for the pulley had been failing for a while (clicking sound and a slight rattle) and, ironically, the new pump was already on its way when failure occurred. I installed a...
  2. FWD to RWD question ( very specific )

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have read a ton of threads on this but just wanted to know one main thing. im doing a FWD to rwd conversion to my gifted 99 passat. i do come from a very extensive drift build life and this is the route i want to take with this car since i have what some may call a mental disease to convert...
  3. Obligatory second post to NOOB...glad to find this site. Very informative

    New Member Introductions
    Remove & Replace Passat B5.5 2.0 liter TDI alternator in 22 minutes flat. After seeing many somewhat tedious and altogether time consuming recommendations to replace my alternator on my 2005 B5.5 2.0 liter TDI -- including one to remove the entire front end (What?!?) I documented my steps...
  4. Brake pedal went to floor on a very cold night

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Maybe I am crazy? I started the car last night. It was 25 degF, and the wind was pretty whippy. I started the car, put it in reverse and was backing out of a parking space heading toward a big stone wall when I pressed on the pedal and it went to the floor!! I immediately pulled the...
  5. Engine Light Flashing, Shaking very Hot

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello, Thanks for reading. I found some possible ideas as to what could be wrong but I know 0% about cars and could use some extra help. I have a used Passat 06, about 122500 miles on it. Recently got the oil changed on the 10th. Car has been driving fine since the oil change until today...
  6. New member - very excited but also scratching my head!

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    Hi I am a new member and looking forward to being part of the community! Could someone help me please? I have a 2000 Passat right hand drive, 2.0 TDI. I just fixed a water leak in the plenum chamber (blocked drain) and now seem to realise that I dont have a plenum chamber/battery cover, you know...
  7. Very odd malfunction: misfire after tire change and front alignment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I took my B5.5 for a tire change. Two weeks ago the car was tuned-up and had an oil change. Everything fine, smooth and excellent fuel mileage (30.1 mpg). Suddenly the car began with a misfire when the installer handed me the car. I asked him, WTF?? The obvious answer you might guess "oh...
  8. Komfort very comfy

    New Member Introductions
    Does the komfort have a problem with tread wear? Other than that, I am loving this car!
  9. 1997 B5 Passat very low idle rpm

    New Member Introductions
    So i got a 1997 VW Passat B5, 1.6 Petrol Engine. When i start the car it will idle at alomost 0 rpm, even though it doesnt stall and runs kinda fine, except it doesnt have much power. What i mean by that is that it doesnt accelerate good and in a steepy road it will accelerate very slowly on 3rd...
  10. Very slight wobble in front end

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 V6 Passat 165.000 miles I get a very, very slight wobble in the steering wheel when the wheels start to straighten out from taking gradual turns. The tires are new and I don't get any wobble or vibration when going down the road so I don't think it's a balance issue. Power steering fluid it...
  11. Very loud ticking/clacking from engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My frined does side work out of his garage at home and has someones 2004 Passat 1.8t. They had just bought it and I guess it had the code P0011 (the previous owner told them the "screen" needed to be cleaned out). My friend started by doing a timing belt on the car and he said he changed the oil...
  12. 2004 Passat 4 motion 1.8t transmission issues very odd.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Keep in mind I've been a vw/Audi tech for 16 years and stumped me. I bought a 2004 Passat 4motion 1.8t automatic with 108,000 miles had water intrusion from pollen filter box the car wouldn't move when I got it was in limp mode people drove it everyday till this happened they couldn't...
  13. 2005 estate front lights very poor

    lights are real bad fitted new headlights high power bulbs not much of a difference anyone fitted after market head lights
  14. My car makes me very sad and I need all the help I can get.

    New Member Introductions
    So I've got an '04 Passat 1.8 Turbo 4-motion. I bought it a few months shy of a year ago, and it has been an overheating disaster ever since. I've blown and replaced the heater core, I have replaced the water pump and the timing belt, and I have had to replace the hose, that needed just the...
  15. Very Helpful

    New Member Introductions
    Already solved a problem by reading the blogs.:)
  16. Looks like a very popular forum

    New Member Introductions
    New member, just purchased a 2003 Passat GLS, 65000 miles, very nice condition. I've had a lot of different types/brands of cars and I really like working on the VW's when things are needed. Very well built cars.
  17. Worth it to repair 2000 Passat or look for a used car (very limited budget)?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi- I have a 2000 Passat B5 with approx. 128,000 miles on it. I need to have the subframe replaced and a few other things. The car won't pass inspection in 2016 unless the subframe is replaced and I'm told it's dangerous to drive it as-is (although it did pass this year, which is when my...
  18. start problems very intermittent

    New Member Introductions
    i push key fob in its starts every time for me customer drives it no different and intermittent no start it cranks up ,then dies like a fuel pump relay ,then you go lookin for short it starts fine .
  19. Hello and possible purchase - VERY high mileage '06

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    Hi - First post. I'm Justin from KS. Don't know anything about VW's, but I've spent a lot of time under the hood of a few different vehicles I've owned over the years. My 15 y/o daughter recently stumbled upon an '06 Passat with over 300k miles on it :O asking $3k. She and my ex-wife have...