1998 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance

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

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1998 Volkswagen GTI Problems

Engine Misfire Due to Failed Ignition Coil, Spark Plug, or Ignition Wire

An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.

Coolant and Oil Leaks

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

Power Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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1998 Volkswagen GTI Questions

Where to get fan control pig tails (1 answer)

I fried my fan control module along with the plugs that go to it. I know what happened, and already have a new fcm, I just can't find new/used pig tails to fix the wiring. Have some ideas where to look? Tried all the junk yards around me I can think of, and dealers/part stores can't get t...

runs rough/white powder at tailpipe . I replaced plugs /wires. and mass air sens (1 answer)

replaced mass air sensor still have same problem

my car wont turn over all lights come on (3 answers)

i turn the key and the lights and everything come on and then it doesnt turn over like i am not pushing down the clutch all the way when i first got it it would do it the odd time but hardly ever what could be my problem?

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