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      If you take the time to look, you may find a...

      If you take the time to look, you may find a Bentley for as little as $20, used.

      Buy a Bentley, learn to fix your car yourself, and your MKIII will be very cheap to own/run.

      Any car that you...
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      Buy the Bentley Factory VW Service Manual For...

      Buy the Bentley Factory VW Service Manual For MKIIIs and read it before coming here and asking basic questions.

      Regular members of the Forum get tired of answering the same questions over and over...
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      Buy the Bentley Factory VW Service Manual For...

      Buy the Bentley Factory VW Service Manual For MKIIIs and read it before coming here to ask basic questions.
    4. Upgrading to MKIV rear calipers is pretty much...

      Upgrading to MKIV rear calipers is pretty much plug and play.

      I pay $20 each for used calipers at the self-service salvage yard, or $10 each on a 1/2 Off Weekend Sale. Check the condition of the...
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      Curiously, most people complain about...

      Curiously, most people complain about understeering on MKIIIs. Adding a rear bar will reduce understeer, but should not put the car into an oversteering condition my itself.

      Does the car have the...
    6. Skills come after EXPERIENCE. If you don't work...

      Skills come after EXPERIENCE. If you don't work on your car, you will never know anything about working on it.
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      Bad battery, bad battery connections, bad...

      Bad battery, bad battery connections, bad starter, AND/OR bad ignition switch.

      Test the battery, battery connections, and starter by jumpering directly from the battery positive to the small...
    8. You could have a sticking caliper, or seized...

      You could have a sticking caliper, or seized parking brake cables. Block the tires, release the parking brake, and crawl up under the rear of the car to see if the parking brakes cables release, and...
    9. Yes, the hose connections to the calipers for...

      Yes, the hose connections to the calipers for MKIV rear calipers are banjo fittings.

      You can use the hybrid MKIV hoses (part rubber and part hard line). This is the expensive option.

      Or, you...
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      Are you trying to install the clips the wrong...

      Are you trying to install the clips the wrong way?

      Clips are supposed to go around the outside, not be inserted through the slots. Lots of people try to stick the clips into the slots.
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      First of all, did you try shifting the...

      First of all, did you try shifting the transmission with the engine off? If you can shift without using the clutch with the engine running or not running, then the problem is in the clutch.

      If...
    12. Can I ask how you know that the car thinks it's...

      Can I ask how you know that the car thinks it's always in "Drive"?

      Does the gear indicator on the dashboard light up in "Drive"?

      Or, are you guessing that the car thinks it's in "Drive" because...
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      When I need brake pads I usually go to RockAuto...

      When I need brake pads I usually go to RockAuto to see what they have on special. I'm partial to Repco/Axxis and their products are repackaged and sold by many companies. By knowing the model and...
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      Do you have any direct personal experience with...

      Do you have any direct personal experience with the Uro Parts PCV valve, or are you condemning it because it is made in China? O seem to remember getting some Uro Parts before, and while they...
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      Buy a brand new one. They get brittle with age...

      Buy a brand new one. They get brittle with age and often crack when removing them or installing them, just like the grommet that attaches them to the valve cover. Order a new grommet when you get a...
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      Front seatbelt tensioners are not electrically...

      Front seatbelt tensioners are not electrically fired, they are triggered mechanically by sudden movement above a set speed, and not connected electrically to the airbag sensor controller. Similar to...
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      That and the airbags. There are two different...

      That and the airbags.

      There are two different passenger side airbags. Make sure that you get the one that fits your dashboard (I think that they change during the 96 Model Year).

      Airbags...
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      The airbag sensor is bolted to the top of the...

      The airbag sensor is bolted to the top of the tunnel at the firewall, under the heater box.
    19. #1 I paid money for them (about $6-$10 each). ...

      #1 I paid money for them (about $6-$10 each).

      #2 They are worth something, because I can experiment on them (I might find a easy way to fix them, and save the repair fee).

      #4 I could use...
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      OBDI and OBDII O2 sensors use different connector...

      OBDI and OBDII O2 sensors use different connector plugs.
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