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      Yeah, you want to check to see if the compressor...

      Yeah, you want to check to see if the compressor clutch is engaging when you have the engine running, and you press the ac button. Just because the radiator cooling fans start up when you press the...
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      Is your car a 96 by any chance? 96 model year...

      Is your car a 96 by any chance? 96 model year MKIIIs have a different emissions systems from newer OBDII cars, and I've found them harder to get into emissions compliance than newer cars.

      High...
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      Broken sunroof cable. There are two cables to...

      Broken sunroof cable.

      There are two cables to drive the sunroof. One on the left and one on the right. One of yours has broken. Usually the problem is the hardware on the end of the cable, but...
    4. As A Seller, for questionable/out of area...

      As A Seller, for questionable/out of area CraigsList Deals, I prefer USPS Money Orders. Bank wire transfers can be faked, OR the payment to the Bank that issues the wire transfer could be given fake...
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      You were asking about MKIIs before. MKIIs did...

      You were asking about MKIIs before. MKIIs did not come from the Factory with 2.0 engines.

      Like I wrote before, I have seen two different clutch cables sold for MKIIIs. The less expensive ones...
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      Is that $160 for labor? Installing the clutch...

      Is that $160 for labor?

      Installing the clutch cable is a 30 minute job and the shift linkage bushings and shift lever will take about two hours or so if you drop the shifter box, drink a couple of...
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      What you need to order from Techtonics is: a...

      What you need to order from Techtonics is: a shift linkage bushing kit, a shift linkage alignment tool, an extra orange bushing, a shift lever repair kit, and a gasket for the front flange of the...
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      The self-adjust clutch cable is spring loaded,...

      The self-adjust clutch cable is spring loaded, and puts a constant load on the clutch like leaving your foot on the clutch pedal, even when you aren't shifting.

      This causes premature wear to the...
    9. Is the leaked grease coming out the rear of the...

      Is the leaked grease coming out the rear of the rotor or the front?

      Is it possible that the grease you are finding was on the stub axle, and was scraped or pushed behind the rear seal when you...
    10. The Passat hoses are designed to attach to the...

      The Passat hoses are designed to attach to the trailing arm hard lines on a rear disc brake equipped car.

      The best way to add rear MKIV disc brakes to a MKIII is to use the MKI trailing arm hard...
    11. If you are going to flush the old parts that you...

      If you are going to flush the old parts that you are reusing, I would not use anything other than Pentosin. Before disassembling the system to replace parts, dump the fluid (rotate the pump by hand...
    12. Did you find that Seller on U.S. eBay or...

      Did you find that Seller on U.S. eBay or somewhere else? Does he/she have more parts? Can you tell us his/her eBay Name?

      Someone else suggested looking on eBay GB.

      My son is home now, and...
    13. The later design works better. It's used on VR6...

      The later design works better. It's used on VR6 cars all along. MKIII ABA cars only got the better suspension after the middle of the 96 model year.

      The reason that the later front suspension is...
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      Are you trying to buy steering knuckles with the...

      Are you trying to buy steering knuckles with the wheel bearing installed?

      Because they don't come that way new.

      There are/were some companies that sell used knuckles that they have installed...
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      SAI stands for secondary air injection (pump). ...

      SAI stands for secondary air injection (pump). Located on the front of some 97 and newer engines, it is designed to pump additional air into the cylinders during certain engine parameters to improve...
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      If the 96 is OBDII, just yank it out and drop it...

      If the 96 is OBDII, just yank it out and drop it in the 97. No modifications necessary.

      If the 97 has SAI, you can code out the SAI on the ECU, or just swap ECUs with the 96.
    17. It's unfortunate that you chose to buy a new...

      It's unfortunate that you chose to buy a new rack, twice, and pay someone who was not interested in doing the job right to install the rack/s for you.

      You don't need an engine hoist to get the...
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      The bushings in the shift linkage and on the...

      The bushings in the shift linkage and on the shift lever are inexpensive (less than $20), easy to change, and don't take much time.

      If they are shot, they need to be replaced regardless of the...
    19. Most probably the problem is a punctured clutch...

      Most probably the problem is a punctured clutch release plate, which will mean it's time to replace the clutch set.

      But, you should start by getting the front of the car up on jackstands, and...
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      Most probably the transmission is wrecked, but a...

      Most probably the transmission is wrecked, but a worn shift linkage can cause the transmission to not go all the way into gear, and pop out of Reverse.

      Before buying a replacement transmission,...
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