1990 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Volkswagen Passat

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1990 Volkswagen Passat Problems

Ignition wires may break down and cause misfires

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

Reverse Gear Failures and/or Noise From Manual Transmission

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

Coolant and Oil Leaks

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

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1990 Volkswagen Passat Questions

how do i install freon? (2 answers)

which is the correct line to install the freon and how much do i use

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1990 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

Recall 96V115000
IN THE EVENT THE ENGINE OVERHEATS AND THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED CONTINUOUSLY IN THAT CONDITION, THE COOLANT PRESSURE WILL RISE TO A LEVEL AT WHICH THE HEAT EXCHANGER COULD LEAK.
Recall 92V131000
THE VENTURI TUBE LOCATED IN THE THROTTLE VALVE HOUSING CAN BECOME LOOSE AND FALL AGAINST THE THROTTLE PLATE.

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1990 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

it idles gos up and down can't find problem

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