1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Problems

Aging plastic components in cooling system may fail unexpectedly

Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.

Clutch may fail prematurely due to throw out bearing breakdown

Due to the breakdown of the throw out bearing, premature clutch failure is common.

Inspect Brakes at Every Service as Rear Brakes Wear Out Quickly

The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.

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1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Questions

My doors won't stay locked, they immediately unlock after locking, know why/fix? (2 answers)

Whenever I lock the doors with key, they immediately unlock and remain unlocked. Do you know what may be causing this? It has never happened before and all of a sudden just started to act this way and does every attempt now. Suggestion(s) on how to repair?

Need advice on a 1997 Eurovan ABS pump - can I replace it with something else? (1 answer)

Its a Bosch 050

Van losing power esp on hills; sometimes jolts in/out of gear; start-up problems (2 answers)

Long running problems with severe loss of power, esp going up hill. We had several cylinders misfiring, so have just replaced all the ignition wires and the coil pack, which we thought would be the answer. Things have improved slightly but we still lose power going uphill once the car has warmed ...

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1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Recalls

Recall 97V016001
DURING THE INSTALLATION OF THE CAMPER EQUIPMENT, AN IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED POWER TOOL DRILL BIT PUNCTURED THE FUEL TANK VAPOR CONTAINER.

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