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Diagnosing 2003 VW Jetta Brake issues
02-20-2014, 09:24 PM
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Diagnosing 2003 VW Jetta Brake issues
I have a 2003 VW Jetta GL 2.0L(gas). In September of 2013 I replaced the front and rear brakes.. new front rotors/ rear rotors/ and pads. I purchased TRW brand OEM replacement for the job.

Fast forward to December/January and I notice that I am starting to feel a shimmy/vibration during highway speed braking. I jacked the car up and spun the wheels. Three of the four wheels on the car when spun hit a spot where they meet slight resistance.

This week I purchased new pads/rotors for the front (TRW again) and installed them today. With the new pads and rotors on I spun the front tires when the car was jacked up and to my suprise the new pads/rotors have a spot where they meet resistance as well.

Could this be a caliper issue? When I retracted the calipers with the tool the front calipers didn't really push back much maybe a turn or two at most but they didn't seem frozen.. What about the flexible brake line? Could it be the reason my calipers slightly touch the rotors?

Please help!
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