1998 Volkswagen Golf Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Volkswagen Golf

1998 Volkswagen Golf Problems

Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller

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.

Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-ring

A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. When tightening or loosening the oil filter the filter housing may turn damaging the coolant o-ring seal. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

Power 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.

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1998 Volkswagen Golf Questions

what could make my gear oil to get mixed with radiator water and stop gear selec (1 answer)

Gear not selecting (Automatic gear)

Working normally but after driving a long distance, have to wait 5mins to start (1 answer)

Working normally but after driving a long distance, if i parked, and start the wont start but kick will be rolling, will have to wait for 5 mins for it to start.

What is proper connection ignition wires to the distributor cap? (1 answer)

1998 Golf GL with 1984cc engine - what is the proper order of cylinder ignition wires to distributor cap

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1998 Volkswagen Golf Recalls

Recall 03V155000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.8L VR6 ENGINES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, ¿TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.¿ THE RECOMMENDED COLD TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE PUBLISHED ON THE LABEL FOR TIRES OF THE SIZE 205/50 R15 86H IS 0.1 BAR (1.45 PS...

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