1990 Volkswagen Fox Repair and Maintenance

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

1990 Volkswagen Fox Problems

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

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.

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1990 Volkswagen Fox Questions

I suspected the alternator but I'm told that the alternator brushes are still in tact so what's wrong?

my car vw fox GY engine can travel well going 120km/h or even 140km/h but then sometimes it cuts out like there is not enough petrol it just start jerking whislt driving. i have checked fuel supply its fine, but it still sometimes does this. at times u can travell the whole day with no problem. p...

I thought it could be out of gas so I got some gas and then it started and died and wouldn't start again. The battery is fully charged, it turns over but will not start. I have replaced the spark plugs already. What should I look into next? maybe the fuel pump or filter? should I start with t...

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1990 Volkswagen Fox Recalls

IN THE EVENT OF A COOLING SYSTEM COMPONENT FAILURE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN, THE COOLANT CAN OVERHEAT CAUSING THE COOLING SYSTEM PRESSURE TO RISE TO A LEVEL WHERE A LEAK IN THE HEAT EXCHANGER CAN OCCUR.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.

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