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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...
    4. 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...
    5. 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...
    6. The easiest way to add the foglight wiring to the...

      The easiest way to add the foglight wiring to the car is to replace the headlight harness.

      2nd easiest way is to buy the foglight wiring parts that will plug into your existing headlight harness. ...
    7. Remove the bleeder screw completely and inspect...

      Remove the bleeder screw completely and inspect it for damage and check to see if it'clogged up. Overtightening the bleeder can crush it, and collapse the passage, ruining the bleeder because it...
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      Is the car slammed? Extreme angles on the cv...

      Is the car slammed? Extreme angles on the cv joints can cause them to jam or lock up.

      One brake caliper is not going to suddenly lock up the wheel, unless you are stepping on the brake at the...
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      Probably didn't pack the new bearings with grease...

      Probably didn't pack the new bearings with grease properly, or the bearings were adjusted too loose to begin with. It is not uncommon to need to go back in and repack the bearings or readjust the...
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      Door pins and the hinges don't wear out that...

      Door pins and the hinges don't wear out that often.

      Usually the problem is that the hinge plates are sagging. Have you tried loosening the mounting bolts for the hinge plates and repositioning...
    11. How did you notice that the rear shock mounting...

      How did you notice that the rear shock mounting rubber is installed wrong? You can't really see the shock bushings when the rear shocks are installed. Can you see something that looks wrong when...
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      Different model year cars have different soft...

      Different model year cars have different soft spots/weaknesses.

      The 1996 car is a MKIII. The 1996 car is the first year of OBDII Emission Control Systems on VW MKIIIS, and the emissions system...
    13. If it were me, I'd replace the steering lock...

      If it were me, I'd replace the steering lock housing. They don't cost that much (about $30-$40 from an Online Seller for a quality OE part), probably no more than you paid for the ignition switch...
    14. Do you have a door lock that uses the same key? ...

      Do you have a door lock that uses the same key?

      If, so, remove the door lock, and carefully remove the tumblers, keeping them in order. They have numbers on them (1-4). If you write down the...
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      Just put the back of the car up on stands. ...

      Just put the back of the car up on stands. That's all you need. You can reach everything from the back if you put it up high enough.

      If you are removing the car, make sure that you have a...
    16. If you know what you are doing, changing the...

      If you know what you are doing, changing the clutch cable should be a 30 minute job (or less).

      If you don't know what you are doing (first one?), it could take three hours. If you've done one...
    17. Doorlock cylinders break frequently on MKIIIs,...

      Doorlock cylinders break frequently on MKIIIs, and replacement doorhandles come complete with the lock cylinder but will not match the original key unless you take the time or pay someone to rekey...
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      What type of tierod end remover did you try? The...

      What type of tierod end remover did you try? The C-shaped one that's like a gear puller, or the one that looks like a see-saw (or a pair of scissors) with a screw on one side?

      I bought one of...
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      There are two different MKIV rear alloy brake...

      There are two different MKIV rear alloy brake calipers. One is used on Golfs, GTIs, and Jettas. The other type is used on some Passats. They look identical, EXCEPT FOR THE WAY THAT THE PORT FOR...
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      MKIV Golf, GTI, and Jetta rear calipers will...

      MKIV Golf, GTI, and Jetta rear calipers will work. You use all the MKIII parts (including the caliper carriers), EXCEPT for the MKIV caliper.

      Atleast some Passat rear calipers will not work (some...
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