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2002 vw passat 1.8 auto

O.k, My VW started last week with a brake warning light and "STOP" "Check Manual" warning thing. Was told my rear pads were totally gone. Tonight on the way home it would not go higher or lower than 3rd gear. It is an auto and shifts but doesnt register on the dash as changing. Now there are 2 more warnings. Really freaked. Is this all because of the brakes or am i snow balling into a storm of foreign car cost repair. HELP

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O.k... the first thing you have to remember is never panic... because panic get's people hurt... with me. o.k... second thing... i'm going to bet you wore down the rotors on the car... because once you wear the breaks down enough... you're bound to get the rivits dug into the rotors... which isn't good, you know how the old records use to look like... with the groves in it... that's more or less how rivits do to rotors... but not to worry, now... depending on how bad the rotors look... some can be turned and made like new... other's... well... they'll have to be replaced... and that's o.k... new is good, now... if you bough new breaks one week... and put them on... even though the rotors were slightly groved... that's fine... because when you get the money together... and you change the rotors... the breaks will be groved some... but... the good thing is... the new rotors will wear down the breaks and make them flat again... so you don't have to change the breaks againg until it's time... so we're o.k. rotors are betwee $20 to $65... each... not too bad, once you change the breaks... and the rotors... things shoud be fine as far as the break warning light... as far as the changing gears light... don't know man... maybe it'll be fixed when the breaks are... you know... any way... change the breaks... and the rotors... disconnect the battery for 1 minute to clear out any codes... the reconnect... and you should be fine... o.k. later

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