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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI

1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI

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1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.

Engine -- Verified

Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI Questions and Answers

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