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      I take it that you are in Europe, since we didn't...

      I take it that you are in Europe, since we didn't get the 16V engine on the MKIII in the U.S.

      How many bolts hold your wheels on (4 or 5)? That's a pretty quick way to tell what kind of brakes...
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      There are a lot more parts that need to be...

      There are a lot more parts that need to be replaced when you replace the clutch than come in the box with a basic clutch set.

      You also need to replace some seals, bushings, gaskets, and bolts.
      ...
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      Lift the rear of the car up onto jackstands. ...

      Lift the rear of the car up onto jackstands.

      With the parking brake engaged, crawl under the rear of the car and look at the parking brake levers on the rear calipers and make sure that they are...
    4. Are you sure that the replacement axles have the...

      Are you sure that the replacement axles have the same size cv joints? The only time I have had a problem like you describe is when the store gave me axles with different size cv joints.
    5. Your photo in Post #1 shows that the "golf ball"...

      Your photo in Post #1 shows that the "golf ball" is missing off the relay lever. You will never get the shift linkage adjusted properly without replacing the relay lever with one with a golf ball,...
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      If the cam position sensor was defective, the car...

      If the cam position sensor was defective, the car would still start, because the ECU does not use the cam position sensor to determine the ignition timing and fuel mixture at start up when the engine...
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      NAPA auto parts had the Hella front doorhandles...

      NAPA auto parts had the Hella front doorhandles for like $35 last time I needed some.
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      The starter in a MKIII doesn't slip right out,...

      The starter in a MKIII doesn't slip right out, even when there isn't anything wrong.

      The starter mounts to the front engine bracket, and removing the starter mounting bolts will cause the front...
    9. Do you still have the self-adjusting clutch...

      Do you still have the self-adjusting clutch cable?

      In many cases, a malfunctioning self-adjusting clutch cable allows some slack to occur, and that allows the cable end fitting to fall off the...
    10. Oil leaks are top down. Often, a leak from the...

      Oil leaks are top down.

      Often, a leak from the oil filler cap, valve cover gasket, or oil pressure sensor will stream down the end of the block and be washed everywhere by a leaking coolant...
    11. Get the Meyle Heavy Duty front strut mounts.

      Get the Meyle Heavy Duty front strut mounts.
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      Are you sure you got the right cable when you...

      Are you sure you got the right cable when you bought the manual clutch cable?

      You didn't order/get a MKII manual cable by accident did you?

      Many auto parts stores will get you the wrong cable...
    13. Sounds like the bearing race has friction welded...

      Sounds like the bearing race has friction welded to the spindle. If the spindle was heated that much, it may not be safe to drive on anymore.

      I'd recommend replacing the spindle. You should be...
    14. Experienced clutch guy? I doubt it. Did you...

      Experienced clutch guy?

      I doubt it.

      Did you replace ALL of the Necessary Wear Parts? I'm guessing NO.

      Rear engine crankshaft oil seal

      Rear engine crankshaft housing gasket
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      Sounds to me like your friend did not reassemble...

      Sounds to me like your friend did not reassemble the rear struts correctly after cutting the springs.

      He probably left out the little c-rings that keep the shock shafts from poking up through the...
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      TRW supplied the steering rack for most ABA cars,...

      TRW supplied the steering rack for most ABA cars, AND the TRW tierods are OEM on ABA cars.
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      If you can't or are unwilling to do the work...

      If you can't or are unwilling to do the work yourself, you might as well sell the car or part it out, and use the money you would have spent, plus the money that you get from selling/parting to get...
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      While the GT is mostly a cosmetic model, the roof...

      While the GT is mostly a cosmetic model, the roof mounted antenna is a more expensive part that did not come on the GL and is not that easy to change to since the Gl comes with a fender mounted...
    19. It sounds like you may have gotten mis-packaged...

      It sounds like you may have gotten mis-packaged parts.

      Almost sounds like you got MKIV strut mounts.

      But you need to be careful of where you buy your parts. Many aftermarket parts are now low...
    20. Spend the $85 (that's including the shipping) or...

      Spend the $85 (that's including the shipping) or so that three quality aftermarket mounts would cost you.

      Used mounts shrink, crack and collapse with age, even if they don't have many miles on...
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