1997 Volkswagen Cabrio Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Volkswagen Cabrio

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1997 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.

Mass Air Flow Sensor May Fail

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.

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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

What is the Grinding noise in reverse? (2 answers)

Overheating,no leaks,new thermostat, water pump good, no coolant circulating. (1 answer)

Burped air but no coolant circulating.Pump looks intact, no noises, leaks, impeller is intact. Could water pump seem good but have impeller spinning on shaft?

Why won't my Car start in the morning? fuel line and system checked out ok. (1 answer)

The car runs fine after the sun comes up and it gets closer to noon, but won't start in the morning. Sometimes it will fire up and run for 5 or so seconds, and then quits. I had the fuel system checked and the mechanic says that it is an electrical problem that he is not equipped to deal wi...

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