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 Problems

Loss 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.

Difficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues

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.

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.

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