1998 Volkswagen Golf Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 Volkswagen Golf 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.

Reverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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.

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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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