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    1. There is a procedure to troubleshooting clutch...

      There is a procedure to troubleshooting clutch problems and it always starts with replacing self-adjusting clutch cables with a manual adjusted clutch cable, and adjusting the clutch cable freeplay...
    2. Thread: Reverse

      by germancarnut51
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      First make sure that Reverse is really gone, and...

      First make sure that Reverse is really gone, and it is not a shiftlinkage problem by opening the hood and selecting Reverse manually on the transmission.

      If the transmission is really damaged,...
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      Have you checked the fuses? If it's not a...

      Have you checked the fuses?

      If it's not a fuse/s, then there's a good chance that the ignition switch is simply worn-out.

      You can buy a new ignition switch for less than $10, and remove the...
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      Probably a dead battery. You need to check the...

      Probably a dead battery.

      You need to check the cable connections to the battery, alternator, starter, and the ground cable from the battery to the transmission before jump starting the engine and...
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      If the CEL light works when you turn the key to...

      If the CEL light works when you turn the key to the on position, and the tach needle goes up when you turn the key to the start position and the starter turns, then the ignition switch is good, the...
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      No, the coolant level sensor inside of the...

      No, the coolant level sensor inside of the coolant ball has nothing to do with the ac system.

      Buy a book on ac systems, or get the Bentley Factory MKIII Service Manual and do some reading, OR take...
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      Again, as I already wrote, you need to see what...

      Again, as I already wrote, you need to see what the pressure is on both sides of the ac system.

      The numbers you quoted are useless without knowing what the pressure was ON BOTH SIDES AND WHEN THE...
    8. Sounds like a problem with the clutch finger/s to...

      Sounds like a problem with the clutch finger/s to me.

      When you had the green endcaps off the transmissions, did you ever remove the clutch fingers and inspect them to make sure that they were not...
    9. The strut is totalled because you don't a way to...

      The strut is totalled because you don't a way to properly torque the strut nut anymore during assembly.

      To disassemble you can remove the strut nut by grabbing the strut shaft (from inside the...
    10. Make sure that the door latch assembly you get...

      Make sure that the door latch assembly you get for the driver's door is from a 95 or earlier MKIII, because they have an extra switch at the bottom for the driver's door lock control that later...
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      You need to spend time reading about how auto ac...

      You need to spend time reading about how auto ac systems work, and then spend some time with a set of ac manifold gauges to see what the ac system is really doing before spending any money on parts....
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      Open the hood, and manually shift the...

      Open the hood, and manually shift the transmission into reverse.

      Close the hood, get into the car, depress the clutch and start the car. Let out the clutch. Does reverse work? If it does,...
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      Monroes are junk. Too soft. Next you are...

      Monroes are junk. Too soft.

      Next you are going to ask about KYBs. GR-2s are the cheap KYBs and while they are stiffer than the Monroes initially, they only last a year (if you are lucky).

      The...
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      Did you reuse the old 1/4" shorter (wornout)...

      Did you reuse the old 1/4" shorter (wornout) clutch pushrod?

      As I wrote previously, reusing an old, wornout pushrod with a sharp edge from wear will shorten the life of a new release plate.
      ...
    15. Not if you only use the OBDII engine block and...

      Not if you only use the OBDII engine block and cylinder head. Use the intake and exhaust manifolds from your old engine.
    16. Are you saying that you have a 96 Golf with an...

      Are you saying that you have a 96 Golf with an OBDI engine? All US 96 and newer VWs should be OBDII, and should have OBDII engines and electronics.

      While it is technically illegal to install an...
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      The parking brake handle should not be bad,...

      The parking brake handle should not be bad, unless you bent it.

      Just replace the parking brake cables.
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      Lemon Laws vary from State to State. Here in...

      Lemon Laws vary from State to State.

      Here in CA, the car has to have been bought new from an authorized dealer, and have documentation showing repairs for the same problems at least three times.
      ...
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      It sounds to me like the cables are bad. Did...

      It sounds to me like the cables are bad.

      Did you knock off the rear wheels and check the wear on the brake pads?
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      1995 models are OBDI, even though they have an...

      1995 models are OBDI, even though they have an OBDII type port next to the ashtray.

      At start, ECU run "open loop" which means only the CTS (coolant temperature sensor) and Crankshaft Position...
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