1996 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta
$
101
to $
136
1996 Volkswagen Jetta
$
158
to $
238
1996 Volkswagen Jetta
$
359
to $
811
1996 Volkswagen Jetta
$
302
to $
460
1996 Volkswagen Jetta
$
785
to $
1,323

1996 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail

An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.

Reverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are 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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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

1996 vw jetta automatic wont crank or start. all warning lights come on (3 answers)

this happened after the car was driven and parked. I got back in and NOTHING

I'll put in reverse go for about 5ft then grinds and stops. (1 answer)

Pulled transmission out of car and can't open it. Seems to be binding where input shaft is. A few springs feel out. One is small and long

What causes ignition switch to starts to smoke? (1 answer)

Put key in ignition switch turn key to on position with engine off ..and then I see smoke coming from switch connector.what can I do to fix that?

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

Recall 98V160000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BOLTS SECURING THE FRONT HOOD LATCH CAN LOOSEN OVER TIME. THE LATCH WOULD MOVE CAUSING DISENGAGEMENT OF THE HOOD STRIKER FROM THE LATCH.

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

i have a stick shift and when i change gears from 1 to 2 and so on and req. to accelerate fast it slips, could it be lack of fluid.
I absolutly love this car. If you put an R8 Audi & a 1996 veerow GLX in front of me, I would pick the jetta. I think that basically sums it up!

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