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I have pulled the starter off my 98 vw jetta gls and installed the new one but the bolts will not go in the mount

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Undo both bolts and make sure the statermotor is fully home before fitting the bolts. Dont tighten the bolts fully, fit them by hand first then tighten up.
These are steel bolts winding into alloy housing so dont over tighten.
Make sure the wiring loom is clear too.
Roger

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Hi - I don't know the answer off hand but there is just a chance you could do a Sherlock Holmes job yourself, because many of the relays have unique pin layouts and cannot fit into the wrong place. The numbers may be misleading - on my Sharan some of the relays have numbers which are sideways or upside down when correctly installed! If you find that one relay will go into more than one socket, or more than one relay will go into one socket then you will need further help, but if there is, say, a five pin relay and only one five pin socket, it's got to be right, hasn't it?
If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a rating to help others judge my knowledge / guessing skills. If they do not, please add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further. Cheers, D
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SOURCE: I need to know correct location for relays as they are mounted above fuses. 98 jetta gls

they will only fit in there one or two ways just match em up to there spot on the board, most of them are the same relay anyway -jeff

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Its to the right of the water pump towards the bottom of the engine.. Follow your lower radiator hose. Make sure to get some G12 coolant from VW before you do it. If you mix the coolants they turn into a gel that will cause you to overheat.

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The secondary aux air pump needs to be removed in order to access the coil pack secured to the block. Remember the bolt for the coil needs to be torqued down to 7ft lb.

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Instructions Things You'll Need:
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  1. Park your VW Jetta on a level surface, activate the emergency brake and place blocks behind the back tires for safety. Disconnect the negative battery cable with a terminal puller. Raise the front end of the car with a jack for easier access to the starter.

  2. Remove the intake and exhaust manifolds for easier access to the starter on Jettas with a 010 automatic transaxle, such as the A1 and A2 platform models.

  3. Place a floor jack under the engine, with a block of wood on the chock, for extra support on models such as the A3 platform. Only use this jack for added support, not to raise the vehicle.

  4. Label the starter electrical connections with masking tape and permanent marker to help you remember where the wires connect to the starter later. Disconnect the starter electrical connections, including the positive battery cable.

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