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1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI

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1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI Problems

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Loss of Power Due to Oil and Carbon Build Up in Intake Manifold

Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.

Power Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI Questions

How 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 fluid (1 answer)

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

transmission wont go in reverse (1 answer)

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...

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