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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

Brakes -- Verified

The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.

Drive Train -- Verified

Reverse gear failures in the manual transmission models are common.

1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Questions and Answers

lrobertson, 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Dunnellon, FL

I have a '98 VW Beetle TDI manual that is making a loud knocking noise. The noise seems to get louder with acceleration. When I shift gears and the engine winds down the noise continues. I did...

pamaley, 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Sacramento, CA

My clutch was replaced and it will go into all gears except 5th. As for the malfuncton light, it was on prior to fixing the clutch and afterwards it didn't come on. But it came on suddenly wh...

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