1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio

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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems

Difficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues

Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.

Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-Ring

A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. When tightening or loosening the oil filter the filter housing may turn damaging the coolant o-ring seal. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

Ignition wires may break down and cause misfires

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

see hears the thing the car looks and handles like a charm but the car has some major hidden problems like the tac will work when it wantes to or the miss fires that happen all the time other than that the car has a bold stance when you put 18" rims on it and it's fairly fast for a 4 banger.
how do you take out the fuel pump??? i dont know if its stuck or i have to unscrew it somewhere
A used cabrio is an *awesome* deal. Cheap, fun, and light, they'll toss out more performance than you'd believe - who would have thought you could get whiplash with a beater 110hp convertible? This car beats the rap of being a chick car. With a few tweaks like a modern MP3 stereo system, you'll have fun for years. I bought mine used w/90k miles for $5500 and now have ~245k miles on it!

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