1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Problem Reports

Most Reported 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Problem Reports

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

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

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

Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.

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

Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.

during heavy rain storms the passenger side floor gets soaked with water. I have removed the interior carpeting and the insulation behind it is wet also, so I suspect the windshield seals. Can you direct me as to how to replace them?