Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Volkswagen Cabrio
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems
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.
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.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.
The engine may develop an overheating condition due to a damaged water pump impeller. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio Questions and Answers
Where is the camshaft position sensor located?
Hi there, I have had the bearings replaced on my left front tire twice (might have been bad the first time) but now I hear a faint rattling sound from the front area when I am going between 20-40 m...
I have a leak from the holding tank going down toward the engine before the radiator, what part is bad here and what is the fix? I can drive 3-4 days before the idiot light comes on and top it off....
The temp guage needle goes to the hot side very soon after starting the car. I have changed the thermostat, the fan switch on the radiator, the temp sender switch on the right side of the engine.