1996 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta TDI ProblemsLoss of Power Due to Oil and Carbon Build Up in Intake Manifold
Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.