1997 Volkswagen Golf TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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1997 Volkswagen Golf TDI ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Issues With Glow Plugs/Wiring Harness
Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on 2004-2005 model years only.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.