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    2. All the wires in the rubber boot are there. None...

      All the wires in the rubber boot are there. None broken. Not sure where else to look. Thanks
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      FS: 96 VW Jetta GLS 2.0, 185k, PA

      SOLD



      For sale:
      1996 Jetta GLS 2.0, 5 speed, 185k miles
      Located in SW Pennsylvania

      Selling the car to make room for a new one. Engine runs great. Transmission shifts smoothly. Tires are in...
    4. Just finished replacing the driver's side door...

      Just finished replacing the driver's side door latch. Broken connecting rod. I have everything back together and all is well.

      Except...I can UN-lock all the doors with the driver's side door, but...
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      I have a TT (Techtonics) exhaust on my 96 MKIII...

      I have a TT (Techtonics) exhaust on my 96 MKIII 2.0.

      It weights less than the stock system, was easy to install and it lasted 6 years before rusting away. 6 years is pretty exceptional for an...
    6. Bringing back this old thread because I finally...

      Bringing back this old thread because I finally got around to doing this.

      I visually checked the wiring for the VSS. No cracks or splits in the wire.
      Replaced the VSS last night. Speedo still...
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      I'm all done with my three regulators and I...

      I'm all done with my three regulators and I figured I would post a follow up since I learned a new trick.

      I did the passenger side front and both the back regulators in one go. Took a little over...
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      I've had good luck with the motors so far

      I've had good luck with the motors so far <knock on wood>. I have also had the problem of a regulator arriving pre-broken from the seller. Usually is has been the plastic clips that hold the cable...
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      I revived this old post because I'm about to do...

      I revived this old post because I'm about to do three of these at once and I'm glad to see I'm not the only poor schmuck having a hell of a time with these.

      In the six years I have owned my car I...
    10. No rear end accidents and the trunk operates fine...

      No rear end accidents and the trunk operates fine as long as the latch is not frozen in position, so I'm sure it is properly aligned. Does the white lithium or graphite lube come in a squirt bottle...
    11. Trunk latch stuck. What is best lube to use?

      Jetta MKIII 2.0 GLS

      My trunk keeps getting stuck shut. I've tried spraying PB Blaster and WD40 into the latch mechanism (on separate occasions). That will work for a week or so, or until the next...
    12. Good VW mechanic in Pittsbugh who can do AC repairs

      Looking for a mechanic in the Pittsburgh area who can replace an evaporator coil on a 96 Jetta.
      Willing to drive a little ways to have it done. Would like to keep it within the state lines though....
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      Awesome video! I can't wait for the next video...

      Awesome video! I can't wait for the next video you're planning where you take the starter apart. I have 2 old starters I would love to get going again as spares. I've done this repair 4 times....
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      Replaced the starter. My Jetta lives to fight...

      Replaced the starter. My Jetta lives to fight another day. :D
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      An update. Did a little more reading about the...

      An update.

      Did a little more reading about the rotten door wire issue. I thought I had to take the whole door apart. As it turns out I just have to check the wires in the little rubber boot.
      Lo...
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      Here's where I stand right now. Battery...

      Here's where I stand right now.

      Battery voltage is good (more than 12v) at battery terminals and connections.
      Battery ground to engine block is good.
      Ground to the starter is good.

      Alarm...
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      96 Jetta Alarm and No Start

      My alarm activates itself when I try to start the car.

      I unlock doors with key, alarm shuts off (red light on drivers door stops blinking)
      Put key in ignition and red light on driver's door...
    18. Thread: 2.0l starters

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      2.0l starters

      Ive had my 96 Jetta for about 5 years and 50k miles now. Im getting ready to replace the starter for the third time.
      The original starter blew up about 9 months after I bought the car. I had it...
    19. The car is a 96 Jetta, 2.0 with a 5 speed. I...

      The car is a 96 Jetta, 2.0 with a 5 speed.

      I don't have the exact code with me. It could have very well said "vehicle speed sensor" and not "engine speed sensor". It has been a few weeks since I...
    20. Speedometer and Odometer not working...sometimes

      Title says it all. Sometimes my speedometer and odometer work just fine, then suddenly the speedometer will drop to 0 and the odometer will not lapse.

      When this first happened, the MIL came on. I...
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