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
      Types of wear of a protector 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 Tires and check of pressure in tires


Tires are the only parts of the car which constantly are in contact with the road and even the total contact surface of all tires small. Therefore it is regularly necessary to carry out a careful inspection of tires as also own safety and safety of other participants in traffic to a large extent depends on a condition of tires.

Continuous check of a condition of tires will allow to find in due time intensive wear and to remove its cause that will allow to avoid more serious consequences.

With uneven wear of tires it is necessary to find the reason of it and to eliminate it.

Check tires for existence of cuts, punctures and foreign objects in tires. Places of leak of air from the tire can be defined by soapsuds.

Carefully survey internal lateral face of each tire on existence of traces of brake fluid.

The required pressure in tires prolongs the term of its service and therefore it needs to be checked regularly. You make control of pressure in tires only on cold tires.

Check of level of wear of protectors of tires

Tires of wheels need to be replaced immediately if the special indexes (V) which are below at the bottom of a protector as a result of wear are made even to a tire protector surface.

The provision of indexes is designated by a triangular tag on an onboard wall of the tire (A).

Measurement of depth of the drawing of a protector of the tire

Depth of the drawing of a protector of tires can be controlled by special adaptation and at achievement of extreme wear of the tire it is necessary to replace.

Check of pressure in tires

Check of pressure in tires is made only on cold tires. Optimum pressure in tires increases service life of tires and operational parameters of the car.