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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Volkswagen GTI

1998 Volkswagen GTI

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1998 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

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

Brakes -- Verified

The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.

1998 Volkswagen GTI Questions and Answers

craftyb, 1998 Volkswagen GTI, Denver, CO

How much should it cost to have the ignition switch replaced on a 98 GTI?

bc1999, 1998 Volkswagen GTI, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Smoketown, PA

Temp rises at red lights, fan wont come on.

VWman, 1998 Volkswagen GTI, 2.8L VR6, Ocoee, FL

I have a 98 VW GTI VR6 that I just bought. Had it for a little over a month now with no issues. Today I tried to start the car and noticed that the door chime sounded even when the key was not in ...

bc1999, 1998 Volkswagen GTI, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Smoketown, PA

Is there a sensor that shuts engine off as a safety feature? Car runs great until it gets warm then just cuts out like it is not getting fuel. Fan does not come on then. Sometimes it will restart r...

bc1999, 1998 Volkswagen GTI, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Smoketown, PA

How do I disable or bypass the car alarm?

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