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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Volkswagen GTI

1997 Volkswagen GTI

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1997 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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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 & 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.

1997 Volkswagen GTI Questions and Answers

KT Turbo, 1997 Volkswagen GTI, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Franklin, WI

I must have a bad bearing on the a/c compressor clutch. really loud with out load, when I turn on the a/c the noise goes away. With out load pully on a/c unit wobbles and it is spitting out metalic...

elijahsdad, 1997 Volkswagen GTI, 2.8L VR6, Mountlake Terrace, WA

so i been having some trouble lately starting my gti, thinking its the ignition? sometimes it starts sometimes not, if i keep trying to start it over & over so far it has started.. any suggesti...

hambone4523, 1997 Volkswagen GTI, 2.8L VR6, Gardners, PA

After a large amount of head scratching i cannot solve my issue. Every time i open or close a door, or rock my car back and forth....or really do anything other than look at it. The four way flashe...

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