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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Volkswagen Passat

1997 Volkswagen Passat

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1997 Volkswagen Passat Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Drive Train -- Verified

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

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.

1997 Volkswagen Passat Questions and Answers

anchor, 1997 Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Antes Fort, PA

Lately, I have my check engine come on, the light next to it as well. Car runs well,but door locks ,and anti-theft no longer work.

VWpassat, 1997 Volkswagen Passat, 2.8L V6, Big Sky, MT

Im looking for some instructions on replacing a water pump, belt tensioner and belt on a 97 passat with the vr6. If any one could help, please let me know.

curly1, 1997 Volkswagen Passat, 4 Cylinder, Green Valley, AZ

I have removed interior panel. In order to access window contoller I need to remove interior handle housing. Does it pry off? I can't find any evidence of fasteners.

etetteh, 1997 Volkswagen Passat, 2.8L V6, Madison, WI

I have a 97 VW passat and it won't drive forward or on in reserve. It starts just fine,but won't move. Can some one please let me know whats going on.

ferdman, 1997 Volkswagen Passat, 2.8L V6, Cincinnati, OH

Ignition Switch: I disconnected the wiring harness but can't get the actual switch removed. Can't find anything that keeps it attached to the cylinder. Anything special that needs to be d...

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