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My 96 jetta gl speedomator and that whole thing doesnt work, the emergency brake doesnt barely hold up either, i could drive with it up and it wouldn't make a difference, i got the codes P0140, P0141, P0440 and P0171. what do i need to but to fix these things and HOW LONG could these problems be ignored i just bought the car and i haven't a dime left anywhere for like 2 months.

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To fix the E brake you have to take the cover off that surrounds the brake lever and behind it is a nut on a cable attached to two other cables with a single nut is your adjuster, tighten it up till the handle is about half way up to fully lock the rear wheels. If the adjuster is all the way back and still can't hold the car then your rear brakes are worn out, replace asap. As for your codes just call up any vdub dealer and ask them to tell you what the codes mean.

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