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Un bolt the pipes off don't damage them unplug the abs unit. then unbolt from frame. keep a rag with you and don't let the oil coming out touch the paint work as it can and will take your pain off. replace. then you need to re bleed the braking system starting at the far end of the braking line. usually rear right wheel. then left then right front then left. you will need a lot of new oil as the air in the system will be were you have taken off the abs. do this bleeding to the lines until the air comes out. then the system will be working fine again then. make sure you get the same abs unit same serial number and part number some times the last digit is different this is ok but if it is 2 digits out that is not the one.

Posted on Oct 16, 2013

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SOURCE: abs module needs to be replaced

If you are looking for the module it is under the vehicle on drivers side just below the drivers door on frame

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SOURCE: ABS light permanantly ON. recommend replace ABS module $$$$$$$$$$

I would go with the ABS module, if the shop is wrong make them fix what the real problem is for free, is this a Jag dealer?

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SOURCE: 98 vw cabrio need to replace window regulator

THis is common Too common. As I posted before.

As I posted in the Passat questions.

The jetta may slightly differ.

Yes. If your window has fallen down and will not roll up.
99% Chance you car is suffering the Infamous VW plastic clip.

The door panel comes off With a T-10 torx or a Hex (Allen) wrench
that will fit and A large Philips Screw Driver..

Remove the Plastic cover on the inside Door handle.
And the Screw or Screw along the Bottom of the door panel.
Then remove the screws that hold the handle the the door.
They are located behind the Plastic plate you removed with a tiny screw driver earlier... Be careful not the mark up the cover whaytprying it up. It is best to pry from underneath. Where marks if made can not be seen

After the screws are out 4 I believe. The Use of a CLip tool ir best.
For getting behind the panel to pop it off. A screw driver will work.

After all the clips are released. Pull the light at the bottom of the panel down and out. Disconnect it ur push it back thought the hole it came from..

Now you need a 10mm socket, or wrench to remove the 12 bolts that hold the metal plate to the Door. Remove all the 10mm bolts, If the widow has not already fallen in the door. It should be released. By removing the Black 2" plugs. THe loosen the bolts that clamp the window the the arms. DO NOT LOOSEN THEM ALL the way, .
Disconect the all the wiring.. THe Door lock cable,can be a pain.
I think it pulls down,.
Next remove the Metal plate. that is the regulator.

reverse to install

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SOURCE: 83 vw rabbit turns but wont start

the hose betwin the engine and fuel dist cant have any vac leaks or hoses off or it wont start

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