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Independence Auto

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Depends on who replaced them and the quality of the parts. As stated by pushrod those cheap pads you get at the "big" box auto parts stores are cheap, but cheap usually means just that...cheap. I go through it daily at my shop and 9 out of 10 times it is poor installation (not cleaning all the rust, etc) or cheap pads. You can live with it or have the job done correctly with quality parts. Even then, as a vehicle ages, wear to the hub surface, suspension components, caliper pins, etc all compound to contribute to brake vibration which causes noise. Especially on a vehicle of that age, you will need to ensure the integrity of the entire from end, calipers, rotors, to completely eliminate all nuisance brake noises


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Some mirrors allow for just the glass to be replaced. Check with the dealer. If you need help feel free to give me a call


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As stated, have it checked for exhaust restrictions, fuel pressure, etc. Feel free to call me if you have other questions


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Junkyard is your only cheaper option that I am aware of. There are some knock-off lamps for many vehicles these days that are cheaper, but if the are articulating lamps and HID's it's just flat-out gonna be expensive


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Too many variables. An engine using that much fuel would barely run. Start with the driveability symptoms. Feel free to call if you have other questions


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Probably need to take a look at it to be helpful. Could be plugs, fuel injectors, a primary input etc. The oil consumption is either a clogged breather system, worn valve guides/rings, leaks or a combination of all three. If you would like, you can give me a call and we can discuss it further.


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Oil pumps actually rarely ever fail. If you've really lost oil pressure the bearing will need to be closely examined. Engine should be inspected, then pulled and inspected, and then repaired as necessary to correct the problem. Oil pump alone would be at least 6.5 hours if all went ok, and without confirming the actual pressure before hand. What is that actual issue you are having?


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Possible Starter? Hard to say though. Could be a weak battery, connections?


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How many miles on the car?


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Do you know which trans you have. The 01M is known to have internal solenoid and wiring issues. Both transmissions are known for TCM problems. I would need to see the car and check it with Vag-Com to comment further. Work on many Volks/Audis, was a former dealer tech. Feel free to call with any other questions


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