1997 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Volkswagen Jetta
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta ProblemsReverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
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.
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.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta QuestionsWhat amount of tranny fluid goes into the transmission of a 97 Volkswagen JettJ (1 answer)
Me and my fiancé are buying a car together. The guy said that when you shift in to about 3 or 4 it starts making a knocking noise. I think it's the piston but I'm not %100 sure. I just want to figure out if it's to much to even stress over. Thank you for the help!
1997 Volkswagen Jetta RecallsVolkswagen Recalls 1997-2003 Models Due to Possible Fuel Leakage
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1998 Cabrio, 1997-1999 Jetta, and 1998-2003 Passat models because the fuel tank filler neck can suffer abrasion damage if the rear tire goes flat and the vehicle is driven until the tire disintegrates. This may lead to fuel leakage, which can result in a fire. Depending on the model, there are different solutions to the problem. Contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 for more information.