1998 Volkswagen Golf Questions

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Does clutch cable need adjustment or is it the shifter linkage?

po 442 small leak

Is it dangerous to drive the car when it needs work or replacement catalytic converter?

The diagnostics read G38 speed sensor fault with a part number of 00297. A few months ago the car would appear to loose drive in top gear on hills when warm after coming off a motorway for example. Then one day driving home from work it would not select top gear at all. I stopped at a friends repair shop but he just said scrap it. When I left his place the car selected top gear no problem & was OK for a further month or so. Now its lost top gear all together.

Gear not selecting (Automatic gear)

Gear not selecting (Automatic gear)

Working normally but after driving a long distance, if i parked, and start the wont start but kick will be rolling, will have to wait for 5 mins for it to start.


1998 Golf GL with 1984cc engine - what is the proper order of cylinder ignition wires to distributor cap

The wiper switch refuses to turn off the wipers! The mechanic has tried replacing the switch and the switch motor with no luck.

Have replaced arm and switch gear, stiill won't switch off.

Unable to get any response when starting the engine. Would it be computers. What do I check. Ignition lights come on but no response to start the engine.

When driving along the car keeps slipping out of gear, she then needs to hold the gear stick in place for the car to move? Any ideas?

reverse is not ingageing need to change the shifter guide