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    Can't turn off AC on defrost

    Yeah, that makes sense, but is it normal for the AC to always run on defrost, whether the button is pressed or not?
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    Can't turn off AC on defrost

    Hey guys. I'm just curious if this happens with you too. My Jetta turns on the air conditioner automatically when I set the climate control to defrost. I know that it does that. But when I click the button to turn off AC, the light turns off. The AC still runs, though. Whether or not the light...
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    I gave too much throttle in reverse

    Hey guys. I had my 2004 Jetta 5-speed in reverse today and I gave it more than I should have. Now my reverse gear is noticeably louder and putting the shifter into 1st is stiffer. The other gears are fine. Nothing grinds and none of the gears pop out with too much throttle. I just don't know...
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    Golf Mk 4 TDI Tire Pressures

    Very true. It's not the same for every tire model. Find what you like. Are you a spirited or relaxed driver?
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    Rear Axle Bushings

    Yep. I'm not hearing any bad noises, and let's face it, I don't have a real racer. I'm content.
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    Suspension rebuild equals terrible alignment

    So, for the sake of anyone who reads this and wants to know for themselves, if you do suspension work and then think your tires look like they got into a bar fight, no worries. I tried to get to VW, but it was too far away. As I started driving there, my right tire was squealing and wearing out...
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    Suspension rebuild equals terrible alignment

    Yep. I'm in NH, not home at PA. I'll be looking it over once I'm home.
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    Suspension rebuild equals terrible alignment

    I put on Koni STR.T with Eibach Pro springs. I have gotten an alignment or two with what would likely be worn components. I didn't think about that. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try to drive it as it settles. The VW dealer isn't all that close. That will help settle everything in. I feel...
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    Suspension rebuild equals terrible alignment

    Yeah, I've got an appointment with VW for an alignment. Thanks for humoring me with my question, guys.
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    Suspension rebuild equals terrible alignment

    Yeah. In my defense, I did the job yesterday, and I have a work van. Haha
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    Suspension rebuild equals terrible alignment

    Cool, thanks for the responses guys. I mean, in the end I have to get it aligned no matter what. The fact is, it's not a very difficult job. Everything is bolted on and torque to spec. So what else is there? Unless something isn't settled right... I can check the upper and lower strut mounts at...
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    Suspension rebuild equals terrible alignment

    No, I didn't touch the subframe. But I didn't reuse my control arms either. They're new.
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    Suspension rebuild equals terrible alignment

    Hey guys, I'm sure this is a no-brainer, but is it possible that steering alignment can be unbelievably terrible after a front-end rebuild? I'm talking bad. Positive camber that's noticeable on the driver wheel negative camber and toe out that's very noticeable on the passenger wheel. Granted, I...
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    Has anyone used this strut tool?

    Long story short, good not great. Because it's a cutout on the side, you can't keep turning the socket. It gets annoying. But it does the job for sure.
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    Rear Axle Bushings

    What would you consider to be the right tools, and how long would you expect a job like this to take?
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