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    1. front driver window glass dislodged from rail...can you replace just rail?

      Here's a new one for me after 30 years of wrenching...the glass has dislodged mental rail that is attached to connect to the power mechanism. I"ve included the photos to be clear..

      It's so rusted...
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      Dave, found this old thread. What is the timing...

      Dave, found this old thread. What is the timing chain issues with the 24v? I'm new to VR6 world and considering a 12v vs. 24v.
    3. Thanks on both points...I thought the Passat was...

      Thanks on both points...I thought the Passat was VR6...man do I have more research todo!
    4. wrong as about as useful as your comment was!...

      wrong as about as useful as your comment was! What would your suggestion be among the 101 forums here?

      Both vehicles are VR6s, VW & Audi (as the technical forum title states) and my initial...
    5. Thanks for your comments. Both cars in question...

      Thanks for your comments. Both cars in question are 2001 and approx. $5500 in cost. I've seen the Passat 4motion and it's very clean and I have no concerns with the drivetrain. I'll be looking at the...
    6. audi A6 Avant Quattro or Passat 4motion (both with V6) which would you recommend?

      I'm selling our big SUV we never drive but I'll still need a 2nd backup car with AWD for winter, hauling dogs or hauling "stuff"...but I have a Tdi for my daily driver...

      I've got a couple decent...
    7. Re: FV-QR (carboncow)

      I thought the same thing until I saw those pictures. I looked at another of the pump only and must have confused the pump vanes with gear cogs of a TB as it sure looked like a TB driven one, but...
    8. Re: FV-QR (Black Smokin' Diesel)

      I did see a write-up mentioning exactly what you state. One said it was more difficult then the TB replace but if I don't need the TB nor have the expensive tool kit...then I would rather go the pump...
    9. Re: quick water pump failure...point me in the right direction... (thecreeper)

      thanks for the comments, but are you talking of a VR6 since the link shows that? my reference was for Tdi and I have a feeling most will insist I do the timing "belt". <p>I have read a few who say...
    10. quick water pump failure...point me in the right direction...

      I know search...but as much as VWvortex is a great resource, their search functionality is horrible IMHO<br>96 tdi<p>We'll the car overheated today 230F for 5+ minutes before I noticed. Figured out...
    11. other things to consider before replacing wheel bearing...

      I've experienced the growl of a failing wheel bearing before, but what is unique is my current concern was not a slow burn like usual. It was not there one day and there the next and considerably...
    12. Re: alarm gone bad (goodmonkey)

      I did bypass the alarm last night and everything still works fine (minus the alarm!). the window/sunroof close by door lock/key still works. <p>I looked at the module (inside) and all joints and...
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      Re: search function stinks... (rich!)

      rich! thanks for the FF extension, didn't know that and this will be a lifesaver at home.
    14. alarm gone bad (b4) could it be door lock switch?

      I've read several posts and websites pointing my symptoms to a faulty replay in the security box, but not buying as the relays look clean.<p>I note now that I have jumped the large red wires to the...
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      search function stinks...

      So when I'm in my favorite forum I have to then select from the extensively long drop down the forum I actually want to search!!!??<p>I find this an amazing forum of info but very frustrating to find...
    16. odd security system things starting to happen today...

      1996 Td, all most 200K. <p>Today my car didn't respond when I cranked the ignition and then one beep from the alarm horn. 2nd attempt had it fire right up.<p>Then I stopped for coffee and the same...
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      headlight adjustment

      my headlights are way out of whack, and I cannot figure out the adjustment for my B4. Can someone point me in the right direction.<p>I tried searching the forums but the VWvortex site leaves a bit to...
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      Re: HAV controls have no lights. (Big Dac With Fries)

      Does everything come a part back there easily to check this out or does taking the control assembly out require disconnecting cables and valve controls on the back?
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      Re: HAV controls have no lights. (carboncow)

      Just got around this week to finding the replacement bulbs. One of the center HVAC and the other for the useless ashtray light.<p>Does everyone else have almost completely black fan speed and vent...
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      my card does same thing. 1996 tdi, newer battery,...

      my card does same thing. 1996 tdi, newer battery, passes load test, good terminals and cable inspection. <p>If I leave the door open for 10-15 minutes (car off) while I do work we lose the odometer...
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