1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI
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1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Issues With Glow Plugs/Wiring Harness
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.
Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.
To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI QuestionsA red light is blinking in my husband's car. Could it possibly be the thermostat (1 answer)
A red light is blinking in my husband's Volkswagen Passat TDI,could it possibly be the thermostat or could it be that the reservoir is low.
Cost estimate for replacement of rear brakes, calipers and roters