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Brakes, Repairs, Upgrades, Conversions

  1. MK4 DIY Big Brake Kit

    I am interested in upgrading the pathetic lil Mk4 brakes on my 1.8T. More aesthetics than functionality because the rears look plain sad with 19s...

    Started by RazKal, 10-09-2012 08:36 PM
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  2. mk3 E brake

    How hard is it to change E-brake cable on a mk3 jetta ( drums) , should I just get them done on a hoist or is it just as easy to do them on jack...

    Started by j3ttamaster, 09-28-2010 06:20 PM
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  3. How do I know what size rotors I have

    Without taking the tires off is there any way I can know what size rotors I have? I've been told. They are either 200mm or 280mm. I have a 2004 jetta...

    Started by Born2DUB, 08-22-2010 10:14 PM
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    09-18-2016 10:15 AM Go to last post
  4. mkv Jetta 3 beeps and ebrake light flashing

    Hey guys, sure been a long time since posting on here. Have an issue with my Jetta :( Just needed a little insight as im not the most handiest...

    Started by biggyk, 01-14-2015 06:53 PM
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  5. 71 super beetle brakes locked

    I just bought a 71 Super Beetle which needs a lot of work. The first thing is that the brakes are locked. What should I do? Help! I bought a Haynes...

    Started by Srjanu, 06-12-2013 08:37 PM
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    06-13-2013 07:05 AM Go to last post
  6. Break squeel

    I just changed the front rotors and pads on my 04 Jetta and now they are squeeling, I dont get it, is there some grease points I was supposed to do.

    Started by saweetlou, 11-10-2012 03:03 PM
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    11-23-2012 03:16 PM Go to last post
  7. ABS module repair?

    Hello. I am new to this website as was wondering if some of you could lend me some advice. Just recently my car has been flashing its brake light and...

    Started by bearcat1608, 08-22-2012 08:53 PM
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    08-24-2012 07:48 AM Go to last post
  8. Rubbing Brakes

    Hello, My rear brakes started to make a rubbing sound last week. They crazy thing is the rubbing sound stops if I press on the brakes. I know the...

    Started by bigcol, 08-09-2012 08:53 PM
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    08-10-2012 10:02 AM Go to last post
  9. Rear driver rotors turning blue

    I have a 2012 cc. Just,and I emphasize just, the rear driver side brake rotor is turning bluish.I know for a fact they should not be turning...

    Started by RANGERWILLY, 06-30-2012 11:58 PM
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    07-03-2012 08:48 AM Go to last post
  10. brake fluid... HeLp!

    i accidentally put DOT3 brake fluid in when i replaced my calipers, rotors and pads. is this okay? or did i f*ck up, and should drain it and replace...

    Started by Mini Man, 03-31-2012 07:53 PM
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    04-07-2012 07:35 PM Go to last post
  11. VW Passat ABS module fix?

    03 VW Passat my ABS module is crapping out, I've been told the module needs to be opened and a connection re-soldered, anyone have experience or...

    Started by sol_searchin, 12-15-2011 09:02 PM
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    12-16-2011 08:41 PM Go to last post
  12. creaky front end noise - strut mounts? struts?

    there is a creaky front end noise when you turn the wheel, mostly at slow speeds ie. when parking and turning around. i have a feeling it is the...

    Started by hal2000, 06-04-2011 12:53 PM
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    06-07-2011 03:05 PM Go to last post
  13. help with rear drum brakes

    ok so i have a major issue went to change my brakes and now i cant get the drum back on is there a brake adjustment anywhere on here need some help...

    Started by 96jetta, 05-01-2011 06:22 PM
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    06-03-2011 05:01 AM Go to last post
  14. flashing E-Brake and abs light!!

    2001 golf TDI, the E- brake light keeps flashing. the abs light is on solid as well. This happened after a CV shaft had broke off on the drivers...

    Started by silverstang, 01-14-2011 05:13 PM
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  15. Major brake issue!

    I was driving on the 401 last night when I pressed the breaks it felt like my back right tire blew. The car came to a pretty quick halt. When I got...

    Started by Born2DUB, 01-05-2011 06:38 AM
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    01-05-2011 10:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Does someone have my brake caliper tool?

    The rear brakes on my sister's car are dragging, so I wanted to take them apart, clean them and then reinstall. I went and got the car up on stands...

    Started by Raz, 10-05-2008 03:26 PM
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  17. ASAP HELP PLEASE@!@ Back brake caliper will not push all the way in!!!!

    What the hell is wrong?? Im pushing like an idiot and turning clockwise all it's doing is spinning!\\

    Started by Born2DUB, 10-09-2010 05:24 PM
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    10-11-2010 01:02 AM Go to last post
  18. Need Help ASAP

    I have a set of 15" Winter wheels for sale from a 2008 Jetta they are 5x112 and I have a guy interested in buying them. He wants to put them on a...

    Started by jasonsmeall, 09-21-2010 07:25 AM
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    09-21-2010 09:29 AM Go to last post
  19. HELP!!!! stripped bolt hole

    I was replacing my rotors, pads and carriers today with an OEM big brake kit. I have done this before on another jetta without any issues I got 1...

    Started by idarsot, 09-12-2010 07:15 PM
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    09-15-2010 09:45 AM Go to last post
  20. rear brake job time!!

    can anyone tell me if its possible to do rear pads on a 2002 jetta 2litre without the caliper tool? i'm a pretty handy guy and remember changing the...

    Started by riksdub, 09-05-2010 09:26 AM
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    09-09-2010 09:30 PM Go to last post
  21. Brake Pad Sizes....Not Different?

    So buddy at QMR told me today that the HAWK pads for my 312mm rotors are exactly the same as the ones that go on the 288mm rotors. Can someone...

    Started by dub_0_7, 08-25-2010 11:44 AM
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    08-28-2010 06:53 PM Go to last post
  22. hard brake pedal

    so I've started to notice that when I park my car over night, come morning when I go to leave the brake pedal is rock hard and don't work, that's in...

    Started by j3ttamaster, 08-15-2010 04:38 PM
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    08-16-2010 05:53 PM Go to last post
  23. squeaking/creaking brakes-plz help

    ive been hearing squeaking noises from my brakes latley and i just cant seem to figure out what the problem is. i know my breaks arent worn because...

    Started by tj6511, 08-15-2010 12:40 PM
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  24. Replacing Brakes and Rotors

    Hey Guys, Im replacing my frong pads and rotors on my 337, so 12.3 in the front and i think stock gti size in the rear. I have 225/40/18 all...

    Started by dub_0_7, 06-25-2010 09:24 AM
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    07-03-2010 05:41 PM Go to last post
  25. ebrake cable replacement

    Is it true you have to remove your exhaust to get to the ebrake cable in order to replace it? I am trying to find a DIY somewhere but so far no luck.

    Started by DrZEUS, 05-13-2010 09:17 AM
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    05-14-2010 10:36 PM Go to last post
  26. Cool Performance Brake Pads and Brake Fluid

    Hey guys, As alot of you know, i plan on tracking my car alot this coming season. I was wondering what a good brake fluid to run is, the stock...

    Started by PLDub, 01-11-2008 11:34 AM
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    04-14-2010 02:47 PM Go to last post
  27. Click on reverse braking..?

    Hi all, I am getting a single metal hitting metal sounding click upon braking only when going in reverse... any ideas on what this may be? Both...

    Started by JC77, 04-09-2010 10:08 PM
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    04-13-2010 05:48 PM Go to last post
  28. Brake pad sensors

    So i am helping Passatv6 install OEM big brake kit he bought from EuroSport Tuning. The pads that were on the car have sensors on the inside pad on...

    Started by idarsot, 04-02-2010 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-05-2010 07:44 AM Go to last post
  29. Brakes squeek after brake job

    Hey guys, I did rotors, pads for the front and a new caliper for the front driver's side on my gf's 00 Chrysler Cirrus. My question is as follows;...

    Started by Massecar, 10-19-2009 03:00 PM
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    03-24-2010 11:20 AM Go to last post
  30. Failed Brakes

    I went to stop the other week and the brakes went to the floor... would pump up but go straight back. I limped home and started to look for a...

    Started by Big T, 03-04-2010 07:36 PM
    brakes, failed
    • Replies: 8
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    03-11-2010 04:40 PM Go to last post

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