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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    05 passat. Been chasing clunk clunk between shifts and bumps for months. All new control arms(bottoms bad) and inner and outter tres(inners bad) now doing struts. Is there supposed to be this much play?
  2. B5 Garage
    My hood strut won't hold the hood up. I noticed this after I had the car Krown Coated. My local shop wants CAD $130 + 13% tax for parts and labour. How much does this strut cost? And surely it's a bolt and the top and bottom and you're done? I've looked on Amazon and eBay but can't find...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a k03-029 borg warner turbo in my car and after a lot of miles I think its time for a service (due to the fact that I sometimes see a little white smoke from the exhaust which dissapears however after a quick pull) Now, although I have searched and found in many forums that the k04-015...
  4. Parts For Sale
    I have two original VW CV shafts, complete, but worn out. They were clicking on curves, and knocking during gear changes. I cannot return them as cores. Are they worth anything?
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The important stuff: My serpentine belt is wearing away, and I need to replace it ASAP. I figured while the whole front is gonna be off replacing that belt, why not have some fun with it, and throw in one of these that I've just spotted on ECS again: Volkswagen Passat B5 FWD 1.8T > Engine >...
  6. Vehicles For Sale
    As the title states I am looking for a B5 with a blown engine. I would prefer a 2.8, but I suppose I could work with a 1.8. In either case the car must be non IMMO, drive by wire, and manual. I am located in Las Vegas
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My clutch pedal has been exhibiting increasing side-to-side slack (not much, but noticeable). After some research, I got worried and dropped the lower dash [link: see dash instructions], and I traced the slack to the main pivot joint of the clutch pedal. After some further research, I found...
  8. Anything Auto
    Well, as most of you know, lowering a multilink suspension car like the Passat and all Audi's ( B5 and after), you already know inner tread-wear comes with the territory. I did get 12,000 miles out of my A5 after the Ohlin SL's were installed, and lowering my car about 1". This past Tuesday, I...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all: JaytheSnork recommended I start the thread after PM'ing him. Please find at very bottom my original PM and his response above But first, a little bit more history to my 2002 passat v6 FWD (130K). This is my wifes car and about 6 months ago she was complaining about a loud thud when...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, After changing to my summer tyres (225/45/17) I have noticed a rummling noise from the rigth front wheel area. It seems that it increases with speed and nearly disappear in sligth left turns. It is louder wheen braking. First think I think of its a worn wheel bearing, but I can`t feel...
  11. B5 Garage
    Car: VW Passat GLX 1999 with 79k miles Front brake pads: 70% left on 40k miles of usage Rear brake pads: 40% left on 30k miles of usage :crazy: What is wrong with this picture? I thought front pads are supposed to wear out first. So, when I got home today from work, I used an infrared...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have to replace the tie rod ends on my 2000 Wagon, I'm told by several shops. The price ranges from $600 (local indie VW shop) to $1000 at the dealer. I would imagine the front end would have to be aligned after the tie rod ends (bushings?) are replaced? Yes? I'm not sure the local indie...
  13. B5 Garage
    I hope somebody will have some ideas to help me along with my problem - My 2000 V6 (Tiptronic, 182K miles) cranks slowly but will not start. I replaced the battery a couple of weeks ago (after getting longer crank times before starting), and initially it started fine. Then a couple of days...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I feel like there may be some lateral free play in the "rear end" of my 02 FWD with 61K on the clock. I'm not at all sure that's what it is but I'd like to rule it in or out anyway. I sometimes think I feel some side to side movement in the back of the car, especially in a bumpsteer, wheel-hop...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The red cover over the panic button on both my and my wife's switchblade keys for her 2003 Passat have worn away. She carries her key in a pocket of her pocketbook, never in a pants pocket like me. Interestingly enough, the keys for my 2004 Passat are not showing any wear indication on the red...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi all i changed my rotors and pads about a year.the pads are still fine but the rotors are worn about 3mm down.is this right as i thought the pads would wear first.
  17. B5 Garage
    In searching the forum for information on replacing a CV joint, I found that there seems to be some disagreement as to how long/far one can safely (SAFELY) drive with a "clicking" joint. Some all but shout "STOP THE CAR! SLOWLY PUSH IT BY HAND TO A BAY AND REPLACE THAT AXLE BEFORE YOUR WHEEL...
  18. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, My car has for a while now had kind of a lumpy idle when the engine bay gets thoroughly hot, but it purrs like a kitten when it's cold; lately it's been getting steadily worse. The lumpiness I refer to feels disturbingly like when the ICM went bad, but it's not nearly as strong --...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was wondering if one could wear out their headlight switch so the Day Time Running Lights stop working. I turn on the parking lights often for work and I think that may have worn out the switch. Also, should I bother getting an OEM replacement or just pick up a Euroswitch?
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