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Most reported 1993 Volkswagen GTI problems

 

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

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

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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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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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Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

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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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