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Diagnosing 2003 VW Jetta Brake issues
02-20-2014, 10:50 PM
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RE: Diagnosing 2003 VW Jetta Brake issues
Hoses can be a problem but since you have the issue with brand new parts (no driving yet) I suspect the rotors were man-handled during shipping and are not competely true right from the get-go. I'd return them or ask if they can be machined true before using them.

As for the hose issue, if you seem to have one or more hot rotors and others that seem cooler I would change the hoses just because it's the most likely problem at that age. What happens is they collapse internally and don't let the pressure off after an application so they tend to drag the pads, which makes for a hot rotor. Extra heat makes the rotors warp and gives you that vibration.
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RE: Diagnosing 2003 VW Jetta Brake issues - Rupe - 02-20-2014 10:50 PM

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