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    Thread: Brakes Issue-Please Read

    1. n00b VdubGuRLScene's Avatar
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      10-07-2012 08:27 PM #1
      So my brakes are gone, life goes on. But my car does not, so can anyone point me in the direction to where I can find a DIY or some information on replacing front and rear disc rotors and pads for a 2001 Vw Jetta VR6. I seem to be running into a problem with some sort of clips? Help would be great.

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      10-07-2012 10:01 PM #2
      Get a Bentley repair manual
      \X/ VW's don't leak oil, they just mark their territory! \X/

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      10-07-2012 11:09 PM #3
      You don't need a Bentley Repair manual just to do brakes.

      Are the 'clips' you refer to the retaining springs on the front of the caliper? If so just pry them off with a flathead screwdriver.
      Quote Originally Posted by LG6R View Post
      I never understood this and don't take it personally because people come on here and say that all the time. But if you don't know what it is or what it does, why don't you leave it the hell alone?

    4. 10-08-2012 01:01 AM #4
      a quik youtube search will find all kinds. here is just 1 of those

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3x3g3Rg_oQ

      here is a better one

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNTUj...eature=related
      Last edited by jimsdub; 10-08-2012 at 01:06 AM.

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      10-08-2012 09:20 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by OddJobb View Post
      You don't need a Bentley Repair manual just to do brakes.

      Are the 'clips' you refer to the retaining springs on the front of the caliper? If so just pry them off with a flathead screwdriver.
      It's not just for the brakes it will solve most of the basic question you need to ask. That's why you get one
      \X/ VW's don't leak oil, they just mark their territory! \X/

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      10-28-2012 06:55 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by pSyCO_007 View Post
      It's not just for the brakes it will solve most of the basic question you need to ask. That's why you get one
      And I have for every VW I've owned, and I've owned this one for about 6 months and just catching up on repairs the previous owner didn't do. Havent had the cash for one yet..they are kinda costly. But never fear, I will be getting one.

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