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  1. B5 Garage
    WTH heard a "pop" wheel skidded ended up in someones front yard nothing wrong? 2005 1.8T 4 motion. I replaced the front right control arms and steering knuckle a few months back (that's another story) and I know its been out of alignment and just put it off for awhile, needs tires anyway...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I made a mistake yesterday and bought 4 225-55-17 tires to replace the ones I have on my B5. I do realize I should have bought 225-45 instead but I screwed it up. Should I still try to mount them and try them on the car or is it a waste of time or even dangerous? My car currently has 3...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm finally finishing up all the needed maintenance on the Passat (full timing belt job, valve cover gaskets, PCV system) and I'm wondering what I can do before filling with G12. The previous owner ran the car with green coolant for who knows how long. Is it enough just to fill the...
  4. New Member Introductions
    I bought this 2012 Passat S with 105000 on it, its clean on the outside, but I finally got underneath it and its wet, grimy so something is leaking, do not know what or what is prone to leak so if anyone can help me that would be great Rich
  5. New Member Introductions
    Just bought used 2012 Passat 2.5 with 105000 miles and seems to be running well, checked where the dealer had it parked and did not see any drops but of course get it home and its marking it spot......I am not familiar with VW so lots of help is welcome........
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    for some reason nothing is bolting up...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In July 2003 Passat with 1.8V engine, suddenly started smoking under the hood and all radiator fluid poured out. Backyard mechanic said a hose had come off and we needed a new one, the one on the bottom from the radiator. Also claimed a thermostat would be needed. Said he would come back the...
  8. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi everyone - first post here. I'm hoping to get another 6 months or so out of my 58 plate 2.0 litre diesel Passat highline. The car needs a new throttle body. I am trying to source it as cheap as possible as the car only has a while left. However I can't find the part - I've already bought...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys! I have a passat b5 1.8T - 1998 and it act very strange. Somedays no problems at all, somedays the car is twitching really heavy, but after 1 min it goes away. I changed fuelpump and fuelfilter, same issue. Whats broken in my car that makes the car go really fine for 2 days, and...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've replaced my coolant flange with all the seals and OEM flange in 2014. Early in 2015 it started leaking again, replaced all the seals (flange was fine). Later in 2015 it leaks again (are u kidding me?). At this point i thought it's maybe because i used aftermarket seals (who knows... it's...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday I went to my car Saturday afternoon. It cranked but did not start. I repeated a few times without success. Got a friend to come over to give me a boost. That did not work no matter which way we tried. Give up and call AAA. AAA shows up an hour later. We go to the car and it starts...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I usually do 8000 kms per oil change using 5w40 VW spec oil and Mann filter and do the change myself. Today I picked up the car from VW after a window regulator job that I didn't feel comfortable with doing and decided to also get the oil change done because it was getting chilly and raining...
  13. B5 Garage
    Apologies in advance for the length of this post. Tl;Dr: New FCP Euro lower aft control arm fell out of steering knuckle after exiting freeway – knuckle sleeve still attached to arm, secured by the nut. WTF? The cause? It looks like the self locking nut supplied with the arm is too narrow and...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I ordered a set of eyelids for my B5.5 and am curious about the fitment. The outer side has a big "tab" that doesn't allow for proper fitment. It looks like you have to remove the headlight and install the eyelid and then reinstall the headlight....BUT, the fender will interfere with the "tab"...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello fellas, a few weeks ago a lot of fluid leaked underneath my car (02 4motion). some of the fellas here indicated it could be oil cooler seal. i'm getting ready to change the oil cooler seal today, but look at this part on NAPA auto: NAPA AUTO PARTS is that the oil cooler, if it is, why...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My front wheels don't feel like there as connected to my steering wheel anymore, feels sloppy , could it be my track rod ends or something higher up or lower down on the suspension or even the wish bones or steering rack, help please
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 Passat with a radio, CD player and Cassette player. I made some radio removal keys from file folder hangers BUT I wasn't sure which way to put the angle in and I tried both ways and now I think I bent something and it's not working. Three of the keys feel like they are going in...
  18. B5 Garage
    I have a 2002 2.8l standard. I was told my battery didnt keep its charge properly and to get a new one. I was first given the wrong battery at my local store. I noticed it was a little longer and taller than my last one, by about half an inch. The lights and power seemed to work fine but the...
  19. 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...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have an odd (to me) set of water ingress problems. the car is always parked under the carport, usually under a car cover. it was supposed to rain so i pulled it out for a little bit of dust removal. after it had stopped raining i noticed some weird areas were wet. INSIDE the hatch. i had to...
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