1996 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

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

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

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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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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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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