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Newest reported 1994 Volkswagen Golf problems

 

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Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

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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.

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An engine coolant leak may develop, most commonly from the water pump. The valve cover gasket is also prone to leaking engine oil.

 

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Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

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Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.

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The Check Engine Light may illuminate as a result of a oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor fail. Replacement if the failed part will be necessary to correct this issue.

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

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

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To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.

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Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

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One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.

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Glow plug failure is common and results in extended crank time when the engine is cold.
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