1991 Volkswagen Fox Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Volkswagen Fox

1991 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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1991 Volkswagen Fox Questions

I cant seem to figure out how to get to the pedal inside to hook the cable up.Do u have to remove alot of stuff like the fuse box.Where can I get a diagram to look at without buying a manuel or step by step directions?

Both turn signals are not working in front or rear. The green light clicks on inside, but doesn't flash and click like it would if I was making a turn with the directional on. I'm going to try fuses and bulbs first, but if those don't work, what's next?

Years ago when my car broke down, the Firestone guys told me that when they checked the area where you put your oil in ( and removed the dipstick) & ran the engine, there was air coming out of that area & that I needed a new engine. Now that I want to have my car "refurbished" ...

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1991 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.METAL FUEL LINES WITH AN INCORRECT CONTOUR WERE INSTALLED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE INCORRECT CONTOUR CAN CAUSE THE METAL FUEL LINE TO RUB AGAINST THE INTAKE MANIFOLD.

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1991 Volkswagen Fox Reviews

I bough this car 5 year ago and has never let me down.

The VW Fox has a nice engine and transmission, they were trouble free for the few years I drove this car. The interior was pretty cheap and it handled terribly. The suspension was non responsive and it kind of floated as you drove it, much like an old Buick.

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