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  1. Issues with rear tire wear possible bent axle beam ?

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    Any info would be great
  2. Sway bar and uneven tire wear?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had removed the sway bar and drove like that for quite some time. ( it feels smoother) as I decided to put it back on I realized that the inner edge of the front right tire is worn out considerably. Does driving without sway bar cause it? Or simply an alignment issue?
  3. Is this wear on a new serpentine belt normal?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all: I just put a brand new serpentine belt on my V6. I bought a generic Auto Parts store (Carquest) belt. Car runs normally, but the belt is wearing on the outside it seems to me more than it should. I have never replaced a belt before and do not know what kind of wear is normal. The...
  4. Brake Wear Sensors?

    B5 Garage
    Hello, I recently purchased a brake kit online and the brake pads contain FEMALE OVAL PLUG WIRE SENSORS. Will my 1999 Passat GLX be compatible? I've contacted two local dealerships and both could not confirm. Thank you! Here are male and female:
  5. More tire wear on the rears

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The rears on my B5 sedan have much more wear than the fronts. I never had any tire wear issues with this car. Never drove under-inflated. Only inflated to 34 psi a couple of times when the trunk was loaded up with car camping gear. More detail on the two worn tires. Got 4 new tires...
  6. B6 A4 weird wear on rear brake pads...

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    hey, PW - long time no post. about 1.5 years ago, I overhauled my B6 A4 quatro rear brakes due to uneven wear on the rotors; I figured the problem was probably the rear calipers, and with 170 - 175k miles on the car it was time to replace 'em. the wear was a ring not being scoured by the pad...
  7. Uneven wear on rear caliper?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    '04 1.8T FWD w/ 148k. Last rear job was done at 20k-ish due to rotor warp. On my RR caliper, the outside has plenty of "meat" left on it, the other side is scraped down to bare metal, so it's making an awful racket (and it's messed up the rotor of course). When I replace the pads and rotor...
  8. Cam chain wear pads replacement life

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all I'm new to site but have been coming here for tech info for a while great info here thanks to all ( p s love my Thor skid plate or under nose plate ) thanks to discussions on this site great product ! Anyway I here a lot of people talking about timing belt replacement intervals and I...
  9. Uneven tire wear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, While replacing the struts, I noticed that the front left tire is unevenly worn. The other three tires are in good condition. One thing I noticed installing the strut on that wheel was the bottom of the shock did not quiet fit onto the lower control arm. I had to pull the knucle...
  10. Rear inner tire wear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my wife noticed that my rear tires were wearing a lot on the inside and decided to take it to get new tires and an alignment while i was away. She told me that the guy at the service counter told her that they couldn't get the rear camber to correct because it had a bent axle and it needed to...
  11. Brake wear warning light

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 1.8T wagon with 153K and have an intermittent problem with the brake wear warning light coming on. Warning light preceded recent replacement of front and rear pads and rotors and light still come on. Light is more apt to come on when front wheels are turned to the right but not always...
  12. Axle Replacement Unusual Tire Wear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 05 1.8T FWD Wagon had been making the clicking noise when turning left for some time and the noise was getting louder, so I checked the CV boots and the right side (passenger) outer CV boot was ripped. Ordered a Raxle replacement (excellent service), but noticed that the driver's side tire...
  13. Audi "Sport" (5 spoke) rims on B5.5: Question about tire wear

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi everyone, I've been running 17" Audi Sport 5 spoke rims on my B5.5 Passat for over 7 years now. However, I've got a problem: I've been seeing excessive tire wear on the front tires, enough so that I've gone through 3 sets of tires already. First set had inside feathering Second set had a...
  14. Tire Wear

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    These are michelin pilot sport summer tires. I have been told by a garage that they should be replaced, but the there is a lot of tire left above the tread wear indicators. There is some extra wear on the inside though, maybe due to camber issues? I am running H&R OE sport springs. Please...
  15. Brake Pad Wear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My front brake pads have an unusual sloping wear to them. Well, unusual to me. Is this.... unusual? :lol: The pads look like this / but worse. Also, are the rotors suppose to be loose and be able to move with the wheel removed?
  16. Use "Protection" (wear a rubber)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If you have a nice car and do any street parking in this city, you absolutely need one of these to keep your back bumper from getting trashed. Even then, it's no guarantee. :(
  17. 4Motion Rear Tyre Wear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have scoured the forums with the search tool and replied to a thread in the wheel and tyre forum, but suspect that might be the wrong place! My 4Motion is wearing the outer edge of the rear tyres quite considerably in comparison to the rest of the tyre area (maybe a 1/4 of the tread surface). I...
  18. 07 Excessive rear pad wear

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I just checked my brake pads. The front look like new with 76,000 original miles on them. The rear need replacing. I thought front brakes were under more stopping load than the rear. Bias maybe? Anyway to adjust bias? The car stops correctly.. Any iideas???
  19. Brake Pad Wear Sensor

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Do the 07 passat's have an electrical brake pad wear sensor? There doesn't seem to be, and I don't see any electrical connectors from the caliper, but I have been told that there is a built in sensor.
  20. Getting inside wear on tires (2 sets, with alignment). Any ideas?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi all, 2002 1.8T GLS, swapped the 15" rims out for 17" Audi Sport wheels long time ago. I need your help. I have had uneven wear on the inside for two sets of Yokohamas now. Heck, the last one looked like a router was applied to the inside edge. The rest of the tread wear looked normal...
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