1998 Volkswagen Passat TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
1998 Volkswagen Passat TDI ProblemsEngine Oil LeaksCheck Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque ConverterInspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt
The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.