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  1. B5 Garage
    I just completed a project of replacing the heater core on my 2003 Passat. This required pulling out the whole dash. All went very smooth until the very last thing. Starting the car! I have a number of codes that my OBD II reader displays, and I am guessing that these codes will lead me to the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car won't start randomly. Usually on short drives after I park but it could happen at any given time. Happened a few times while driving or at a stop light to. This is insane as Ive forked out so much money already, (not for this specific issue) what is life? its a 2000 Passat 1.8t ATW. One time...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is my first post - so thanks in advance to all help given! (2000 Passat wagon with 1.8t and manual trans) A couple days ago I came across a guy in a parking lot with a dead battery - so I did the Good Samaritan thing and gave him a jump. After I hooked my battery up and had the black...
  4. New Member Introductions
    2000 Passat wagon with 1.8t and manual trans... A couple days ago I came across a guy in a parking lot with a dead battery - so I did the Good Samaritan thing and gave him a jump. After I hooked my battery up and had the black (neg) lead in hand to put on his battery I asked him which was his...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I just bought my 2003 Passat wagon a few weeks ago. I love this car. Really. I had it checked out by a mechanic since I'm not married to make sure there were no major issues. Last night I stopped at a store and when I came back out it wouldn't start. A couple guys trying to help say it's...
  6. B5 Garage
    Background: Car ran fine yesterday. I filled the gas tank yesterday (had about 1.5 gallons left in tank) and drove home, about 15 miles. No issues This morning, car started, ran very rough for about 10 seconds the shut off. Car will not start, but cranks. Will occasionally fire briefly then goes...
  7. B5 Garage
    1.8t Won't start/catch, checked fuel pump,pushed on relay. and horn works Please bear with me... passat noobie ( 3 weeks). manufactured 5/98 wagon stick shift. car is too much fun, getting pulled over once a week on average. friend at junkyard said "maybe you should change your shoes ?" The...
  8. B5 Garage
    Sometimes( in the last two weeks), the car hesitated before starting. Now it won't start at all. My mechanic suggested trying different keys. Seemed to work when I used a backup key and a valet key, so I chalked it up to a bad key battery. That must have been a random result. It doesn't crank at...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been having some intermittent problems with starting my 2001 B5 Passat. I would like to apologize in advance for not being well versed when it comes to cars but I will try to provide as much information as possible. This started two weeks ago, after driving to do an errand when I...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2001 passat turbo. I have changed the mass air flow sensor the starter the battery the coils the spark plugs the fuel pump the ECM relay the air filter the fuel injector the starter. The last thing I replaced was the altanator and it wants to start but just doesn't ignite and the epc...
  11. B5 Garage
    So I have a 2002 V6 ATQ engine. Like the title says, I stepped in the store the car spent less than 15 minutes and the the engine turns normally but there's no ignition. after waiting for 15-20 minutes it turned on normally. Normally I would just blame it on the VW gods but it happened again...
  12. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi, I've got an '02 passat (diesel). After having it serviced (oil/ oil filter, air filter, pollen filter and fuel filter) on Sunday the mechanic took a couple of hours to get it started. He clamped off 1 of the pipes connected to the fuel filter in the end and we managed to start it. I drove...
  13. B5 Garage
    My girlfriend has a 2000 VW Passat 4cyl 1.8T. She drives the vehicle everyday, in fact made a trip well over 400 miles last month. Yesterday, she's driving and all is fine. She parked (ignition off) and went into the store for 10min. When she came out and attempted to start the vehicle, it...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hoping to find some help here - my 99 passat has become very temperamental. There have been about 5 times in the last month that I've driven it about 20 or 30 miles, parked somewhere - been inside for 1-2 hours, then tried to start it and it wouldn't start. After waiting about another hour or...
  15. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Hey I need some advise maybe someone here can help me out. I recently purchased a 96 Passat VR6 5speed with 158,000 miles on it. I am now having issues getting it to start:banghead:. It will turn over just won't fire up all the time, it will occasionally fire up but not always:confused:. any...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry, I posted this request to the NOOB section (I was new) and later read that questions should not go there. So here is the text from that post (http://www.passatworld.com/forums/70-noob-tube/340680-98-passat-will-not-start.html ): ____________________________________ Today I thought I would...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Today I thought I would try to find out why my air bag system warning light is on. (it came on after I moved/tilted the steering wheel). First I disconnected the battery out of fear that something I could bump would set off the air bag. Then I removed the cover around the steering column - at...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, i was driving the other day (2002 passat gls 1.8) and low oil pressure/stop engine light came on. I was very close to home so I decided to carefully drive it the 10 blocks or so to the house. I started to hear a high pitched whining/rattling noise, then while stopped at a light the car died...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm looking to buy a 99 1.8t Tip A4 with 139000 miles that needs a new turbo. I'm not very car savvy so bear with me on how I describe things. Its a little long. but I want to put as much detail as possible. I met with the owner today at a local VW/Audi repair shop. The car sat around for about...
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