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 1998 Volkswagen Golf
1998 Volkswagen Golf
1998 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.
1998 Volkswagen Golf Recalls (Recent)
Summary: 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 PSI) TOO LOW. IT SHOULD BE 2.5 BAR (36.3 PSI). THE LABEL RECOMMENDS 2.4 BAR (34.8 PSI = 35 PSI).Learn more »
1998 Volkswagen Golf Questions and Answers
the car will not start or it will sputter sometimes and have a rough idle
i got up to the steering column and now i cant get this part off
LOve the idea of your website but why such a wide variance on estimates? Just looked up the cost to change a catalytic converter and its between $400 and $1200 dollars. I probably could have guesse...
hi, I have a 98 wolswagen golf 2.0L automatict transm, the transmission won't shift unless I step out of the acelerator pedal a bit, and them it shift fine, its not sliping it just won't ...