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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1990 Volkswagen GTI

1990 Volkswagen GTI

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1990 Volkswagen GTI Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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

Jay23, 1990 Volkswagen GTI, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Chicago, IL

hi everyone

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....

helplessgti, 1990 Volkswagen GTI, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Citrus Heights, CA

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...

viper1, 1990 Volkswagen GTI, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Las Vegas, NV

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...

ebans777, 1990 Volkswagen GTI, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Las Vegas, NV

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.

jebus, 1990 Volkswagen GTI, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Rialto, CA

the car info is wrong, they don't have my year or anything, so i lied so my question could go through!

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