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1997 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Volkswagen Passat

1997 Volkswagen Passat Problems

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

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

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1997 Volkswagen Passat Questions

Well the Engine wasn't holding water cause of a leak in the hose from the water pump to the engine, I drove the car with the temp. flexuating and having to often stop and refill with water. Now my car wouldn't start 2 days ago, I went & had the battery tested and charged, the car stil...

Well the Engine wasn't holding water cause of a leak in the hose from the water pump to the engine, I drove the car with the temp. flexuating and having to often stop and refill with water. Now my car wouldn't start 2 days ago, I went & had the battery tested and charged, the car stil...

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 done to remove?

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