1998 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 Volkswagen GTI Problems

Power windows fail more often than manually operated window cranks

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

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

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

Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller

A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

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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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