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 1990 Volkswagen GTI
1990 Volkswagen GTI
1990 Volkswagen GTI Problems
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
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.
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.
1990 Volkswagen GTI Questions and Answers
first of all my car is not on the list
i have a MK2 Golf GTI from 1986 (year i was born lol)
my question is:
my car alarm is preventing my car from starting and need to remove it....
I have a 1986 volkswagon gti that dies while driving. It will crank over like it wants to start, but wont. After a while it will start again. It will run for a day or so, and do it again. I had the...
Have a 90 golf gti 1.8 & car was running fine till one day it quits on me. engine turn over but, wont start. replaced the whole distributor with a new one & still wouldn't start. anoth...
not so sure if there is a relay or fuse on vw gti headlight.. i don't like fixing these kind of car it's my friends ride.