1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI ProblemsPower Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.
Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.
1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI QuestionsHow do I lock the driver side door if the electronic "fob" no longer works. (2 answers)
Use key manually for ignition and to lock all the other doors, but I can't lock driver side door with it.
brake(dash) light is on ,reservoir appears to be low.I don't have owners manual,what specific brake fluid should I put in my 2006 golf diesel
when i shift in reverse it trys to backup then kicks it out of gear and grinds really bad. If the car is on jackstands and u put it in reverse it turns the tires fine but still sounds like it is grinding or really rough sounding. do i need a new transmission or is it worth having this fixed.Howev...