1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI ProblemsHigh 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.
Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.
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.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questionshow do you time a 1999 jetta TDI (3 answers)
Belt is off. The injector pump has cammed over; the crank has been rotated (looking for the timing mark). The engine was not running.
the timing belt is off and the injector pump has cammed over, and the crank has been rotated. When rotating the crank (looking for the timing mark), the engine only turns so far. Is a piston hitting a valve?
The Turbo is leaking. What is the average cost for a new Turbo for a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI? A rebuilt Turbo?