VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Foltsvagen Passat B5
+ Maintenance instruction
- 1. Maintenance
   1.1. Technical characteristics
   - 1.2. Frequency of service
      - 1.2.1. Weekly checks and service in way If the engine is not started and the starter does not work If the engine is not started even if the starter works normally Towage Replacement of a wheel Check of tightness of connections
         - Places of weekly checks
   Level of engine oil
   Level of cooling liquid
   Screen wiper brushes
   Windscreen washer liquid level
   Level of brake fluid
   Electric system
            + Tires and check of pressure in tires Identification data of the car
   + 1.3. Engine oil
   1.4. Check of the exhaust system
   + 1.5. Engine cooling system
   + 1.6. Spark plugs
   1.7. Discharge of water from the fuel filter (diesel engines)
   1.8. Replacement of the fuel filter (diesel engines)
   1.9. Check of tightness of hoses and effluence of liquid
   1.10. Replacement of the filtering element of the air filter
   1.11. Check of a condition of a poliklinovy belt
   1.12. Maple belts
   1.13. Measurement of wear of gear belts on diesel engines
   1.14. Box of transfers / main transfer
   1.15. Check of a protective cover of a power shaft
   1.16. Visual check of tightness of the transmission
   1.17. Check of level of oil in the mechanical transmission
   1.18. Check of oil in the main transfer of automatic transmissions
   1.19. Check/replacement of level of oil in the automatic transmission
   1.20. Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering
   1.21. Check of dustproof covers of hinges of a forward suspension bracket
   1.22. Check of the shock-absorber
   1.23. Check of a radiator
   1.24. Check of electric chains
   + 1.25. Brake fluid
   1.26. Check of front brake shoes
   1.27. Check of back brake shoes
   1.28. Check of brake hoses
   1.29. Check of cables of the emergency brake
   1.30. Check of level of liquid in the amplifier of steering
   1.31. Dust filter
   1.32. Rechargeable battery
   1.33. Hinges of doors
   + 1.34. Windscreen washers
   1.35. Brushes of screen wipers
   1.36. Check of a starting position of the lever of a screen wiper
   1.37. Check of a tilt angle of the lever of a screen wiper
   1.38. Replacement of the battery in a key of remote control
   1.39. Zeroing of the Service-indicator
+ 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 Accumulator


The accumulator is located on the left forward side of a motor compartment.

Purity of the rechargeable battery and, in particular, its top surface is especially important as the dirt layer collecting on it easily forms electroconductive routes which lead to a battery self-discharge. Purity is important not only for the served rechargeable battery, as well as for the unattended battery which, despite the name, is not absolutely unattended.
Check density of connection of clips of the accumulator (A) and integrity of isolation of wires (In).

1. Check density of connection of clips of the accumulator (A) and integrity of isolation of wires (In).
2. Using a metal brush, clear plugs of the accumulator and the plug of wires.
If necessary, wash out plugs soda solution in warm water. Be careful that solution of soda did not get to banks of the accumulator.
3. Check that nuts of the fastener of the accumulator are reliably tightened. Do not draw a nut as the case of the accumulator can be damaged.
4. Before connection of clips of the accumulator grease plugs with acid-free vaseline and an anticorrosive compound.
5. Periodically (1 quarterly) check degree of state of charge of the rechargeable battery for what measure electrolyte density in banks of the rechargeable battery.