1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
- Check Engine Light Due to Issues With Glow Plugs/Wiring Harness
- High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems
- Power Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks
- Reverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common
- Difficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems
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.
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.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questions
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?