Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Problems
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
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.
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Recalls (Recent)
Summary: 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.Learn more »
Summary: 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.Learn more »
Summary: 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.Learn more »
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Questions and Answers
I'm trying to change the thermostat and tried using a socket with extension and it did not fit...does another part need to be removed to get to it?
I have a 1985 vw Cabriolet w/ manual transmition. There is a round rubber seal with a hole in it on top of the bell housing. Does this opening stay open, or should it be plugged?
Gas gauge quit working this morn, is sending unit in tank or is it the gauge itself in dash ???
hi i have this Vw cabriolete i replace the timing belt and still won't fire , do i sync anything how do i do that what is my new steps thank you.