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    1. I think your best course of action is to just...

      I think your best course of action is to just leave it alone and just wait if the water pump starts leaking or if you have issues later. I've tackled this myself and believe me, the tensioner if it...
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      if you drive short distances, you will get that...

      if you drive short distances, you will get that but if you drive longer, those things will disappear. that's the condensation that builds up inside when you don't get it to warm up enough.
    3. what's your mileage now? it looks to me that...

      what's your mileage now? it looks to me that the crank position sensor is starting to fail. do you get a code by any chance?
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      here's the photo. ...

      here's the photo.


      http://s62.photobucket.com/user/radlynx/media/IMG-20140419-00003_zps1ad5b984.jpg.html?sort=3&o=16
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      it will show up a code if it does not start. ...

      it will show up a code if it does not start. once it starts, the code goes away. so what you need to do is, if it does not start the first time, check for the codes right away. you'll get it.
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      any reason you want to change the hubs? I think...

      any reason you want to change the hubs? I think you should just change the pad and rotor if that's the only problem. changing hubs will be the last thing you want to do.
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      I have the rotor with geomet coating for front...

      I have the rotor with geomet coating for front and rear. rear has been more than a year and front, just this year. for the rear, I can see some dots of rust but I think its better than a non coated...
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      it's possible it's a crankshaft sensor. did you...

      it's possible it's a crankshaft sensor. did you check fuel pressure?
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      go to germanautoparts.com or rockauto.com and...

      go to germanautoparts.com or rockauto.com and you'll find what you are looking for. :) you might find unbelievable low prices there.
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      did you check if there's fuel pressure? did...

      did you check if there's fuel pressure? did you check if there's a spark? if there's no spark, it could mean you have a bad ignition coil distributor or ignition coil.
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      maybe i'm the last original owner. 2004 Jetta...

      maybe i'm the last original owner. 2004 Jetta GLS 1.8t. Now have 136000 miles and counting. bought in Feb of 2004. still stock

      replaced timing belt twice already
      replaced tires 3 times...
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      take it to the dealer and check if the ABS is...

      take it to the dealer and check if the ABS is still covered under warranty or have them check for codes.
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      keep your old starter and alternator. if you...

      keep your old starter and alternator. if you replaced it for the sake of maintenance, you might be able to use it in the future. for fuel pump, you might not get fuel pressure or car will not...
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      metal are flaking already. when i drive around...

      metal are flaking already. when i drive around 75, metals are just disintegrating, i could hear the metals hitting something. :)
    15. battery is dead.

      battery is dead.
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      brake master cylinder too.

      brake master cylinder too.
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      fuel pump, battery, alternator, brake calipers...

      fuel pump, battery, alternator, brake calipers and rotors, these might be things you want to look at but at 77000 miles, alternator and fuel pump might still be good.
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      that's what salt can do on metal parts. :) by...

      that's what salt can do on metal parts. :) by the way, i replaced my guide pins/ spring and the rubber for the guide pins. the old rubber was not as pliable as the new one so that was a good call...
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      try replacing your air/fuel sensor before the...

      try replacing your air/fuel sensor before the CAT. that might work.
    20. good to know that you're all set. also changing...

      good to know that you're all set. also changing the oil every 3 years, it looks to me it's not bad especially if you don't drive it much. for me, it's just overrated that they recommend to change...
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