VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car



Foltsvagen Passat B5
- Maintenance instruction
   Keys
   Doors, central blocking of locks
   Trunk lid (back door of the Station wagon car)
   Remote radio control by locks
   Electrowindow regulators
   Rear-view mirrors
   Seat belts
   System of inflatable safety cushions
   Head restraints
   + Front seats
   Memory for a driver's seat
   Storing of adjustments of a seat and external mirrors for advance
   Call of adjustments of a seat and external mirrors for the movement by the forward course
   Back many-placed seat (Sedan)
   Back many-placed seat (Station wagon)
   Cover for lengthy baggage
   Armrests
   Luggage compartment
   Shelf of the luggage compartment (station wagon)
   Parking brake
   Mechanical transmission
   + 4-staged automatic transmission
   + 5-staged sekventalny automatic transmission
   Adjustable steering column
   Ignition lock
   Launch of the engine
   Engine stop
   Control devices
   Control lamps
   System of automatic control with the multipurpose index
   Violations of paramount importance (red pictograms)
   Violations of minor importance (yellow pictograms)
   Navigation system
   Switches and switches
   Understeering switch of indexes of turns and light of headlights
   Cruise control
   Screen wipers and windscreen washers
   Heating and ventilation
   Air supply nozzles
   Climatic installation
   Air supply nozzles
   + Climatic Klimatronik installation
   Lifting and movable panel of the hatch of a roof
   Internal lighting
   Box for things
   Plug sockets in the luggage compartment
   How economically to drive the car
   Braking
   Anti-blocking system of brakes
   Protivobuksovochny system (the reduced torque of the engine, ASR)
   Protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of a wheel (EDS)
   Electronic system of stabilization (ESP)
   Amplifier of steering
   Fuel (petrol engines)
   Fuel (diesel engines)
   + Motor compartment
   Bases of safe operation of the car
   Specifications
   Bases of safe operation of the car
   Specifications
+ 1. Maintenance
+ 2. Engines
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Engine management
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Running gear
+ 9. Steering
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Heating, ventilation
+ 13. Electric equipment






Braking

GENERAL INFORMATION

Intensity of wear of overlays of brake shoes depends first of all on service conditions and style of driving of the car. Wear in the conditions of the city movement is especially big and at operation of the car mainly at short distances with frequent stops or at pronounced sports management style the car. In these cases it is strongly recommended to carry out in addition a control inspection of a condition of overlays of brake shoes in the service enterprise Volkswagen in intervals between planned maintenance. On cars with sensors of wear of overlays of brake shoes the control lamp signals about extreme wear of overlays of forward brake mechanisms.

At the movement on descents of big extent it is necessary to use brake properties of the engine for what it is necessary to pass to lower transfers in due time. Thereby load of brake mechanisms decreases. If there is a need of additional snubbing with use of the working brake system, it is necessary to apply it with intervals, but is not continuous.

What reduces efficiency of braking

Moisture and salt


Prevention

Under certain conditions the movements, for example, at the long movement on water, at a heavy rain, and also after a wash of the car, perhaps some delay of operation of brakes because of availability of moisture on brake disks and blocks (and also because of hoarfrost availability in the winter). It is necessary to dry in due time disks and blocks, putting the working brake system in action.

Under certain conditions the movements, for example, at the long movement on water, at a heavy rain, and also after a wash of the car, perhaps some delay of operation of brakes because of availability of moisture on brake disks and blocks (and also because of hoarfrost availability in the winter). It is necessary to dry in due time disks and blocks, putting the working brake system in action.


Overheat of brake mechanisms
Prevention

Never "grind" brake slips, pressing down a brake pedal without need. It conducts to an overheat of brake mechanisms, lengthening of a brake way and the increased wear of brakes.

Before the movement on long abrupt descent reduce speed, switch to lower transfer { the mechanical transmission) or choose lower step (the automatic transmission). It you use brake qualities of the engine and facilitate work of brakes.

At installation in the operation course on the car of various spoilers, full-size mudguards, etc. it is necessary to make sure that it will not worsen air intake to forward brake mechanisms, otherwise brake mechanisms will heat up too strongly.


Amplifier of the brake drive (vacuum amplifier of brakes)
Prevention

The amplifier of the brake drive works with use of the vacuum which is created only in operating time of the engine. Therefore never practice the movement of the car on inertia with the switched-off engine.
If the amplifier of the brake drive does not function, for example, at towage of the car or at is faulty st of the amplifier, is necessary to press much stronger a brake pedal to compensate lack of the additional effort to the brake drive created during the normal operation of the amplifier.