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      Bad starters and bad ignition switches are pretty...

      Bad starters and bad ignition switches are pretty common on these cars.

      I recommend that you carry a spare ignition switch around in the glovebox for that reason.

      First check the battery cables...
    2. When you looked at the timing belt, did you check...

      When you looked at the timing belt, did you check the camshaft timing and the distributor timing? The timing belt could have jumped. Did you check the tension on the timing belt?

      I would have...
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      Are you sure that the problem is the master...

      Are you sure that the problem is the master cylinder again?

      What brand was the replacement master cylinder? Was it a rebuild, or a new part?

      Rebuilt parts are not the same quality as a new...
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      There are two different MKIII VR6 brake calipers....

      There are two different MKIII VR6 brake calipers.

      The early VR6 have 11.0"/280mm front brake calipers. The brake calipers themselves are the same ones used with Corrado G60 and Passat, BUT the...
    5. You need to change the parking brake cables when...

      You need to change the parking brake cables when you convert from drums to rear disks.

      Parking brake cables are different for drum brake cars and rear disk brake cars. The end at the brake...
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      Go to the Regional Forums and check the For Sale...

      Go to the Regional Forums and check the For Sale section for your area.
    7. Out here you can buy a door similar to the way...

      Out here you can buy a door similar to the way you can buy an engine (short block, long block, cylinder head/s, or complete), stripped down, or complete and ready and ready to bolt on.

      If the OP...
    8. I always reuse the caliper bolts, unless they are...

      I always reuse the caliper bolts, unless they are damaged. Often, the heads are damaged because the previous mechanic over-tightened them, or they rusted in place and aggressive procedures were used...
    9. I'd recommend replacing the broken lense, but I...

      I'd recommend replacing the broken lense, but I suppose you could glue it in place with clear silicone sealer. If you change your mind and decide to replace the broken lense later, you can still...
    10. if you have the space to store the spare parts,...

      if you have the space to store the spare parts, I'd recommend buying a complete door from a self-service salvage yard. OR, if there aren't any near you, look in the Regionals at the For Sale Section...
    11. Bad bearing do not CLANK. They SCRAPE and...

      Bad bearing do not CLANK. They SCRAPE and GRIND.

      The OP needs to jack the rear wheels back up and find out where the noise is actually coming from BEFORE, calling the tow truck.

      The car may...
    12. Could be a bad wheel bearing as has been...

      Could be a bad wheel bearing as has been suggested.

      But could also be something as simple as a failed brake pad.

      Before you call the towtruck, I'd lift the back of the car up, release the...
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      I don't consider swapping the complete engine and...

      I don't consider swapping the complete engine and transmission to be any more difficult than replacing the transmission only.

      Either way, you are still going to be splitting the engine and...
    14. Contact techtonics tuning for a complete kit or...

      Contact techtonics tuning for a complete kit or quality parts.
    15. Go to a self-service junkyard and get s used...

      Go to a self-service junkyard and get s used doorlatch assembly from a donor car. Or a complete door (a door can be remove in less than 5 minutes). Make sure that it's same position on the car...
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      Are you looking for seals for the front bearings...

      Are you looking for seals for the front bearings or the rear bearings?

      Front bearing do not have separate seals. If you get a front bearing, and a or the seals are missing from the bearing, the...
    17. NOX is formed when exhaust gas temps are too...

      NOX is formed when exhaust gas temps are too high. Usually from mixture too lean, and/or timing too far advanced.

      Soot on tailpipe is from mixture too rich (which would act against the formation...
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      Refer to the Bentley Manual.

      Refer to the Bentley Manual.
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      No, you're wrong. The Bentley Manual is more...

      No, you're wrong.

      The Bentley Manual is more important than vag-com.

      You need the Bentley to interpert the readings from vag.com. You also need the Bentley to see how to replace parts...
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      Do you ever check the gear oil level in the...

      Do you ever check the gear oil level in the transmission?

      5th gear failure is usually due to lack of lubrication.

      When you don;t have enough gear oil, 5th gear goes dry first, then overheats...
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