Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Volkswagen Golf
1997 Volkswagen Golf
1997 Volkswagen Golf Problems
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
The engine may develop an overheating condition due to a damaged water pump impeller. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.
1997 Volkswagen Golf Questions and Answers
I have a 97 Golf Automatic... The problem I have is when I ride down the road, the car hesitates alittle and when I get to a stop, sometimes the car stops running... help!!!
I have a cam shaft position sensor code p0341. I went to NAPA to get a new sensor and they tell me that my golf does not have one. I had the timing belt replace at a local repair shop, so I don...
I need to remove the airbag in order to replace the wiper switch. Are there screws there that need to be replaced?
i have a 97 volkswagon jetta golf and when its really hot outside and it gets hot in the car or even under the hood while its sitting there it want start but when its cool outside it will start rig...
I have lost all the coolant out of my 1997 VW Golf 2.0L car. It has leaked out from the passenger side of the firewall. Is this a heater core issue? I pulled over on the side of the road when it...
1997 Volkswagen Golf Reviews
I own a VW golf4.I had keeped it in garage for several years.After I installed a new battry it doesent start.Ignation seems ok but no gas in the engine.I tooked off the gas return pipe and it is dry.Car hase only 5 thousand miles so nothing wear out and last time I started it wasn't any problem wit it.
May gasoline get too old i filled up several years ago or pump get plugged?
Can help me someone? Only car i have and didn't used for long illness.
The car runs well and gets me around rather well, however, it has a lot of little problems that tend to build up over time. The exterior is poorly constructed and the styling is constantly falling off. Also, I've had problems with the outer locks and latches of the doors. A decent car, but don't expect to be blown away.