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gomi_otaku, VW Technician
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Experience:  VW FastTrack '00-'01, VW Academy Chicago and Seattle '00-present, VW Certified
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02 beetle brakes slowly start locking while driving down the

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02 beetle brakes slowly start locking while driving down the highway. Stop, press brake pedal down hard and they release everytime. May only do that once, maybe twice a day.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

It is your brake booster. For some reason, on the diesels, this would happen (especially right after doing the brake light switch recall)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I haven't got the booster yet, if it works then I'll get back to you with a rating. I do appreciate the timely manner you got to me in. If it works, it'll be worth the money you charged. I'm a mechanic myself, and I believe in paying for knowledge.
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

Thats OK, if you receive reminders from the site to rate me they are automated.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, I'll have another question later, but going to satisfy this problem first. I have been looking for a ALH engine with a 5 speed. This one only had 62,000 miles on it. Just love the little thing!!
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

Just watch out, there is a large blind spot in your right rear due to the large C pillar between that side window and the rear!