1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet

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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet
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384
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41
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101
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215
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435
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574

1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Problems

Coolant and Oil Leaks

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

Transmission damage due to faild transmission oil cooler
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
Ignition wires may break down and cause misfires

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Questions

Engine runs fine, a slight vibration inside at idle, increases under load (1 answer)

The vibration is felt in steering wheel seats and floorboard. When under load vibration increases, at cruise on level in city and over 40 the vibration ceases. No real noise is evident. Think it might be the torque converter??

how much does cost to replace rack & pinion, on my 89 vw cabriolet (1 answer)

have replaced ball joints, tie rods, etc. but racy is still leaking, found a good new rack on line but never replaced one,i am trying to rebiuld front end like new, how much work is replaceing power rack ?

Is the cold valve the same as a PCV valve. My car wont start unless I warm it up (2 answers)

I have to keep giving it gas then it shuts off then I have to do it over until it runs on its own. Once started it will keep started unless I leave it over 4 hours then I have to do it all over again

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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Recalls

Recall 91V215000
THE AIRBAG HARNESS WIRE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ROUTED THROUGH AN OPENING IN THE DASHBOARD CROSSMEMBER AND COULD BE PINCHED AND CHAFED BETWEEN TWO PANELS EVENTUALLY RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE WIRE.
Recall 92V058000
THE FUEL HOSE ATTACHED TO THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION RAIL ON THE ENGINE MAY SHRINK BEYOND THE CLAMP FORCE OF THE FUEL HOSE CLAMPS, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.
Recall 91V162000
THE CENTER OF THE WATER SEPARATOR PANEL LOCATED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT BETWEEN ENGINE AND FIREWALL COULD BEND IN THE EVENT SOMEONE LEANS ON IT DURING ENGINE MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS OR CHECKING OF FLUID LEVELS. A BENT PANEL COULD INTERFERE WITH THE FREE MOVEMENT OF THE ACCELERATOR LINKAGE.

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