1992 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Volkswagen Jetta

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1992 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

Reverse Gear Failures and/or Noise From Manual Transmission

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Coolant and Oil Leaks

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

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.

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1992 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

There is spark from the coil to the distributor but no spark on to the plugs (2 answers)

My cars engine has been overhauled. New carburettor, new distributor, new plug wires, oil pump, water pump, rebored, new pistons, rings, bearings, new TP 100 sensor. Car runs ok when weather is warm, wont start after being driven in rain. There is spark from the coil to the distributor, but no sp...

1992 vw jetta gl 1.8. Was driving the car and it died and will not restart. (1 answer)

Checked for spark shot some starter fluid in the intake and she fires. Checked pumps and they work but only if I put power directly to them. Changed the fuel pump relay, ecm and still wont start. Any ideas???

Fan belt adjustment (1 answer)

On my 92 jetta the a/c,water pump and alternator belts keep losing the proper adjustment as the car is driven for a day or two.....why is that?

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1992 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

Recall 06E018000
CERTAIN HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES, P/N 171.611.107B, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 1975-1985 VOLKSWAGEN (VW) RABBIT; 1985-1992 VW GOLF; AND 1980-1992 VW JETTA PASSENGER VEHICLES. POSSIBLE BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD OCCUR WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY S...
Recall 92V058000
THE FUEL HOSE ATTACHED TO THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION RAIL ON THE ENGINE MAY SHRINK BEYOND THE CLAMP FORCE OF THE FUEL HOSE CLAMPS, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.

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1992 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

car has automatic transmission. For this reason, the starter is hidden under the exhaust manifold and burns out about every 25/30 thousand miles. At about 130.000 miles, hit a maintenance period in wear, with radiator replacement/starter replacement/water pump leakage/idle air control valve replacement. The on board computer can only be read by a VW/MB and BMW dealer. The car is a Mexico bui...
Is this car able to shift into a gear without the car running or stepping on the brake.
For its age, my 92 Jetta is holding up fairly well. I did have a very annoying and internmittent problem with starting for awhile, and after much time and energy discovered that someone along the line had removed the heat shield for the starter and it had burned out. It burns a little oil, but really none the worse for wear.

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