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02 beetle brakes slowly start...
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.
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VW Mechanic: gomi_otaku, VW Technician replied 2 years ago
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It is your brake booster. For some reason, on the diesels, this would happen (especially right after doing the brake light switch recall)

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Customer reply replied 2 years 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.
VW Mechanic: gomi_otaku, VW Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years 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!!
VW Mechanic: gomi_otaku, VW Technician replied 2 years 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!

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