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Parent Category: European Cars
This category covers questions about Volkswagen Automotive Group, the world's largest automobile manufacturer next to Toyota. Volkswagen is currently the automotive parent company of the following brands: Audi, Bentley Motors, Bugatti Automobiles, Automobili Lamborghini, SEAT, Škoda Auto, and Scania.
Please let us know VW model and model year.RegardsBo
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Guys! One REAL common reason cars quit running while being driven is Broken Timing Belt. Pull the distributor cap and try turning the motor over--if the engine turns and the rotor in the distributor doesn't, the timing belt's your problem.  The most likely cause of this would be the ignition c…
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It is pretty easy to change spark plugs on most cars. Buy a Haynes manual at an auto parts store; it will walk you though it step-by-step. The gap should be listed on a sticker either by the radiator or the underside of the hood. It is usually possible to by pre-gapped spark plugs, but you should st…
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IF YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR TAIL LIGHT BULB, FIRST OPEN YOUR TRUNK ANDREMOVE A ROUND COVER (on the passenger side, the vent grill is square and is to be removed in order to access the large black wing nut which secures the assembly to the fender. FROM THE INSIDE OF YOUR TRUNK, THERE WILL BE A BLACK …
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Open the trunk, inside there is a panel that you have to remove in front of the tail lamp. Inside that hole is a star like screw, unscrew it all the way off. Use a flat butter knife to pry the tail light assembly off. Insert the butter knife under the lense near the seam closest to hatchback. Be sur…
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Remove the decorative cover to your 1997 VW tape player. Remove the tape player retaining screws. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the tape player.
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Call a rollback and have it delivered to your local VW stealership along with your CC info! There are two bolts that are litterally under the transmission that cannot be moved by anything in your toolbox. I had a Snap-on tools truck for half an hour and we came up with nothing to get on the head of …
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I am looking for the same answer. So far I have been told (and the Bentley book depicts) that you remove the black plastic cover found at the base of the windshield in the engine compartment. It has a tar like substance covering the screws. I found mine, but the screws do not back out. I'm still wor…
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If you have a Canadian Tire, or similar store where you are, there is usually a section for Automobile Repair books. I just walked into a Canadian Tire, look for all the ones for VW, and one of them listed Dasher. (I have a 1980 Dasher) It has been the best book ever, and it was only $20. I would gi…
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It's actually kinda tricky. Pull the door release inside, and your hood should pop, and a pull tab should pertrude out from under the hood. grab that tab and pull down first and then to the right. This should do the trick. If not, then you will have to do what I did with my girlfriend's car: Drive i…
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Parts needed: 2 sets of 6-1/2 speakers 4 one inch spacers (for each speaker) 16 two inch self tapping screws to mount the speakers to existing screw holes Note: Cut off the connector that is part of the body of the OE speakers and solder them to the pigtails that came with the replacement speake…
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Answer Sounds like you lost torque on your head bolts. They get loose because you've got three metals in your engine with vastly different thermal characteristics. Eventually, the Bug Gods just shake them loose. This is actually a fairly common problem--and Loctite doesn't fix it. And there are…
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NO It is not true.- - - - -I'm also trying to figure out where this "38mph was the cruising speed of a German staff car in World War II" thing came from. (38mph is 60 km/hr, btw.) Germans can't drive that slowly.
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To reset the service lights on a Golf III, it's weird. You turn the key on (but do NOT start the engine), hold the odometer button, then turn the key off while still holding the button. Now press the hour button on the clock. This will reset the service reminder for an oil change. If you have an "IN…
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Answer vw dealerships jbugs.com Wolfsburg West.com an excellent parts house!
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Bad break light switch. It is located on or near the brake pedal swing arm. Try looking at http://z31.com/repairs/brakepedal/ Also check the installation of the bulbs in the rear lights. If they aren't seated right, they will connect the brake light circuit with the running light circuit. Weird …
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Answer Every Volkswagen owner needs John Muir's "How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive." In it you will find the head torque on upright engines is 25 lb-ft--torque to 7 lb-ft and rest for 20 minutes, torque to 12 lb-ft and rest for 20 minutes, torque to 25 lb-ft and rest for 30 minutes, then rechec…
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A little more information about the layout of the engine would be nice. Beetles that have been modified have all kinds of issues. I had a 1974 super beetle and used to work on a lot of German cars and old VWs in particular. I don't know if you have the original engine in the car. Assuming you have a…
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The VIN is located on the dash, next to the windshield, driver's side. Now as you failed to mention what year it is, it may not have the VIN there if it is very old. If not it is located any number of places. Firewall under the hood, Glove Box, you get the idea, look! Now there is one other very eas…
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I have some charts showing the meaning of the number and letter sequence in old VW vin numbers. All depends on how old the owner is as to whether i can help with decoding for you. If you want to let me have the vin I'll see if i can help.Dave.
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There are several nuts on the inside of the luggage compartment (trunk/boot) which need to be removed. They are 10mm if I remember correctly. The taillamp then slides aft. This is a good time to clean the area under the lamp and wax it. Removal of the lamp is not necessary to replace bulbs/globes ho…
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Answer look on the website: www.thesamba.com you will find everything you need here, parts, technical help, forums, classifieds, and many many bus's for sale. I bought my 70 westfalia bus off the site 5 years ago, and bought and sold many parts on there too. Look up the website: www.vintagevwcar…
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You can program the remote part not the key side, to reprogram the remote still you need two keys. if you need more details email me please give me programing instructions for keyless remote
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There is a Phillips head screw under the plastic cover.
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Tools required:You'll need a 13mm box wrench or socket, 15mm box wrench (or pliers. You'll also need a brake caliper reset tool of some kind (ranginf from fancy $60 one to cheap $8 brake caliper cube from the local auto megamart to big vice grips or channel-type pliers +extra time and inappropriate …
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First you have to open up the trunk and pop out that circular covering you see that is initially where the back of your tail light is. Then you will find a bolt that you will have to unscrew to unhinge your tail light from the car. After that you have to pry the tail light out. Be sure to go unde…
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Answer They are using 4x100 to 5x100 adapters.
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Answer One of two things. It can either be a nickname for the "neutral safety switch," which keeps you from cranking the car unless it's out of gear and (usually) the clutch is depressed, or it's a switch that keeps you from cranking the car when it's already running.  Answer  bad bendi…
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The Jetta engine should fit  Any four-cylinder watercooled VW engine will FIT in the car; every watercooled inline-4 Volkswagen engine has the same bellhousing pattern and mounting bolt hole locations. The question is, which engines will work? And really, because of all the electronics in your…
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Insert main key into the ignition lock & switch on the ignition (do not start car). Using second key lock the vehicle from the outside manually (use key in door lock). Hold door locked for 15 seconds. Release key. Press unlock button on the remote control one time, wait at least two seconds or…
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It is at the lower end of the top radiator hose within the water outlet. I hope this helps you. Mark
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ANSWER THE EXACT SAME WAY AS YOU REPLACE A RIGHT HAND SIDE ONE, ONLY IN REVERSE Try the forums at seatcupra.net. good help and advice avalable for all Seat cars
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Answer I ASSUME YOU MEAN AUTOMATIC TRANS. IF IT IS NOT LEAKING THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON TO CHECK IT IF IT IS OR REPAIRS HAVE BEEN DONE, A DEALER IS YOUR BEST BET, THE FLUID HAS TO BE A SPEC TEMP AND VEHICLE UP ON A LIFT TO ACCESS PLUG ON BOTTOM OF PAN, IT CANNOT BE ON A JACK TILTING BACKWARDS …
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Well.. First you got to take out ALL the screws in your door panel.. Just search EVERYWHERE for any screws.. take them all out.. then.. slowly pull on the bottom corners to get the panel locks to unfasten.Just pull towards youself. This will take a little bit of force, but once you get one.. It will…
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It may be the ABS is you have it. Check the fuse for the ABS and if it is blown, that's why the light is on.
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Answer There is an article here on how to change an air filter ; http://www.carbasics.co.uk/how_to_change_air_filter.htm
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noActually it depends on the year. there are 5 speed manual trannys in Mk4's and before.
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Changing battery for VW BeetleIt is much simplier than it looks. This is because there are a bunch of wires sitting on top of the battery. But they all fall out of the way when you locate the front clip on the battery housing. The clip is part of the plastic housing and is locted on the front top ed…
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Your 2001 VW Jetta low pressure port can be found on the left side of the air conditioning compressor. The low pressure port is for recharging the air conditioning.
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well firs take out the fuses and wire/cords going to the old starter that's already i there, IMPORTANT!!! REMEMBER WHERE EACH CORD GOES!!! MARK THEM OR SOMETHING!!! after that then you have to take the old starter out by removing all bolts holding it in place(there should be 2 long ones and one or t…
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Answer From 1996 to early 1998, Volkswagen 2.0 motors were notorious for having oil in their intake tube. The oil you see is actually sludge. This sludge consists of hydrocarbons, oil, unburnt gasoline and water from the PCV valve (Positive Crank Ventiliation.) It is more prominent in vehicles th…
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Answer Yes you can . just need to have a donor vehicle that all needed parts can be taken off of . Supplemental Answer The donor doesn't have to be another Volkswagen pickup, either. Those little trucks are half Rabbit, and the half that's Rabbit is where all the parts you're going to …
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air conditorner doesnt blow cold air has freeon compressor doesnt kick on
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Answer Hi, This how I understand the beginnings of Volkswagon. In the late 1930s, Adolf Hitler establishes a directive that Germans have an affordable "peoples car" a volkswagen. This is pre WWII. A corp. is established to design and build the cars. The engineer Freidrich Porsche (ye…
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Answer There is a recall for this problem, contact your local V Dealership. It is probably the Brake Switch. It can also affect your brake lights from not working as well. There have been a couple of recalls for it.
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The Scirocco debuted in 1974, for the 1975 model year. This was the same year the Golf/Rabbit came out.
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Most new cars nowadays... (I sound like an old timer!)There is a plastic ring that fits around the base of the bulbholder that you can twist loose, then pull the bulb holder out of the headlight lens assembly. So just reach around to the back of the headlight and find where those wires go in, feel f…
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If your Battery is low the alarm will go off. You can also pull the Neg. battery cable to reset. BUT have someone standing by the drivers door with the key in the door lock. It must be turned once the reconnection is made. This will reset the alarm. If that doesn't work you will need to look for bro…
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Lift the car off of the ground on a car jack, remove the wheel hub, remove the bolts, and remove the old tire. Place the new tire on, put the bolts back on and tighten them down, replace the wheel hub, and lower the car to the ground.
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The flasher is part of the hazard light switch.
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DashboardWorn shocks or struts, dashboard is loose (try moving it)
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FRONT BRAKES ARE NOT ON HERE BECAUSE YOU SHOULD GET THEM CHANGED AT A VW DEALER!!!! Might as well have them do the rears too. Do not change your brakes on your VW on your own unless for some weird reason your rears are the only ones bad!!! rear brakes: Step 1: Remove any covers on wheel or lug bo…
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Yes, even used. See the EPA link below and show it to the VW dealer. Voluntary warranty extension from 8 years/80,000 (req. by EPA) to 10 years/120K miles.But, if the catalytic converter has ANY visible damage the factory will refuse to honor the warranty. Since it can't be determined if the conve…
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No- Because premium is needed but at sunoco they sell 91 that has 4.5% methanol,it is cheaper than 92 or 93 premium from other gas stations heres the downside estimate how many gallons u need and have a calculator to estimate the total cost with u because you have to pay inside-in cash. 91 is …
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You need to go to the place where you brought your car and they should have a second set of keys for you. but it dosent always work like that so you may need to pull out all your locks and ignition and find what your tumbler code is and have a key remade
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You need to access it from inside the car. It is easiest if you remove the glove box - 4 Torx 15 screws and unplug the light. Then pull the carpeting and pad back as much as possible from up under the dash. The drain is on the upper left of of the foot-well on the passenger side. To clear it you wil…
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The Swastika, taken from an ancient Indian religion. I believe it was originally a symbol for enlightenment.
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Look underneath the drivers side of the front bumper.
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The fuse panel is usually on the left side of the dash board. Left of the steering wheel. Just pop open that plasic cover on the left side.
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After disassembling to expose timing belt, look for TDC and ATDC timing marks. Align them, allowing 43 centimeters. Set BTDC mark in like manner.
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Obviously depends somewhat on both the teacher and the student. My boyfriend was able to play socially (complete in USTA 3.0 level matches and club tournaments) after only 6 weeks of hitting with me once or twice a week. (I am not a pro, but an experienced player - he is not a trained athelete, but …
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FYI - The bulb for the 2006 is DIFFERENT than the 98-05 beetles GE - H7 55w I will start with the tools I used: (Locking mechanism) 1/4" drive ratchet with a 10" extension and a 3/16" socket. I found my 3/16 socket would not fit, I had to use a 6mm A 3/16" bit driver will also work if the handle …
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That would be the left or drivers side cylinder (US models) or the cylinder nearest the accessory Vbelts and crank pulley.
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turn ignition on then after 30 seconds insert additional key into door lock. Push key lock or unlock button and a few seconds, repeat. Turn off ignition.
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i have a 99 passat with 246k on it and it runs like new,no problems at all,But i do change the iol every 2500 miles! I have a 99 Passat, V6 - 5 Speed and have 267,000 miles on it. (A lot of highway miles from 2002 thru 2007). I use the Mobil One 5w-30 (since 165,000 miles) and now change it every 1…
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There wont be one. It is fuel injection.
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A bogey is one stroke over par on a given hole.
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I am in the process of changing this RELAY right now! It is up above (in the enclosed footwell area) where your left foot would rest while seated in the driver's seat. You must initially perform some removal of about two dash/footwell area panels - not overly difficult. I'm not sure yet how much of …
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Answer An intercooler is placed in the airflow path between the turbocharger and the engine intake in order to cool the air after it has been compressed by the turbo. Compressing air heats it up. By cooling it back down, the air becomes denser. This means more air molecules go into the cylinder. …
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Hello - I've recently been looking into this myself as one of my side light bulbs has gone on my VW Polo gti. Below are some really useful links for changing the sidelight bulbs on my model, I'm not sure if they will be exactly the same for other types of polos. http://www.tigerstyle.co.UK/polofor…
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It's located near the oil dip-stick in front of the engine. It's plased on the plastic tube coming from the intercooler. you can see a picture of it below. Click the link
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The Volkswagen logo is a V stacked over a W. However it is the same stylized alphabetical symbolism employed by the National Socialist German Workers Party in its swastika symbol - two "S" letters combined as a symbol of their socialism (see the work of the symbologist Dr. Rex Curry). The original V…
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There are little dimples on each side front and back on the rocker panel.
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Most of the computers are behind the passenger side kick panel.
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A value can't really be put on a car until you know more about it. The value could range from 100 bucks to 10,000 dollars! It depends on the interior, engine, transmission, brakes, rust, body, title, etc. You'd HAVE to have more information to get a reliable answer. **************************** Th…
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Answer 60000 miles there is a recommendation that on a TDI the cam belt is changed every 40,000 miles
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On VW aircooled engines (used in the old beetles) it is as follows. Standing at the back of the vehicle, looking at the engine the cylinder on the left closest to you is #4, the one behind it (nearer to the front of the car) is #3. On the right side the one closest to you is #2, the one further awa…
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You've gotta give much more information than that if you want to get a decent answer (you didn't even tell us what VW model!). Or just go ask a mechanic.
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The battery was week and stopped recharging. Check the date of the battery! The batt feeds some electricals directly...Flat batt could stop engine from running.
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To improve or increase performance of a VW Golf V8, the oil should be changed at regular intervals, usually every 3,000 miles. The spark plugs should be changed once a year. The transmission fluid should be changed every 25,000 miles.
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VW expense ABSOLUTLY!! Very expensive. Its more money for an oil change, more money for parts, more money for labor, they constantly have recalls and there is always something wrong with them. Absolutely not. Well, usually not any more than most cars. I have had one thing go wrong with my 2003 GTI…
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Aircooled VW engines usually don't come with oil filters, as we know them. They are equipted only with oil strainers, which are just recycled/ cleaned until they need replacement. The oil strainers are just like, well strainers, made of aluminum screens that resemble the kind used for our homes to k…
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You'ld better not if your cooling water is low because this wil cause the motor to overheat after some time. But it is ok to just refill the cooling system with ordinary water without anti freeze and drive with that for some time until you get new anti freeze.
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if the immo light is blinking, see your local vw dealerif your remote stops working:new beetle, passat 1998 1999 and 2000 to 2005 go to www.sidewinderkey.com for matching instructionsfor the 1993 to 1999 cars go to www.watercooledkey.com for matching instructions
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After the cap screws are removed if the wheel will not come off it is due to a reaction between the aluminum wheel and the iron hub . The only way to remove the wheel at this point is with a large ( sledge ) hammer and a wooden block to protect the wheel. After the wheel is removed clean the two mat…
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yes it will but only if you remove the engine and burn it inside a guy Fawkes bonfire
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There is a wide range of interchangeability in bug parts, but some are, and some aren't. It depends on the part and the difference in years.
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It requires special tools. They get inserted into the slots at the bottom of the radio.
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Answer Lala m35
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.6-.8mm .024-.031in
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Not a much as you might think.
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