Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on 2004-2005 model years only.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
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.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questions and Answers
I need to remove the oil pump so I can look at bearings.
the engine model is ALH
Seems to start hard for the first time of the ay. It turns over and over for a bit before starting. Longer than it should. The rest of the day its OK. 170,000 miles.
The Turbo is leaking. What is the average cost for a new Turbo for a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI? A rebuilt Turbo?
I replaced all return lines. Only code is glow plug circuit a