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1993 Volkswagen Golf Problems

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Most Common 1993 Volkswagen Golf Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
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 a...
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0 Known 1993 Volkswagen Golf Brakes Problems

2 Known 1993 Volkswagen Golf Drive Train Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

1 Known 1993 Volkswagen Golf Electrical & Lights Problem

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 a...

6 Known 1993 Volkswagen Golf Engine Problems

An engine coolant leak may develop, most commonly from the water pump. The valve cover gasket is also prone to leaking engine oil.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
Glow plug failure is common and results in extended crank time when the engine is cold.

1 Known 1993 Volkswagen Golf Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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.

1 Known 1993 Volkswagen Golf Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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

0 Known 1993 Volkswagen Golf Maintenance Problems

1 Known 1993 Volkswagen Golf Miscellaneous Problem

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

0 Known 1993 Volkswagen Golf Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1993 Volkswagen Golf Problems & Complaints

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
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.
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 a...
Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
An engine coolant leak may develop, most commonly from the water pump. The valve cover gasket is also prone to leaking engine oil.
Head gasket failure is common on higher mileage vehicles.
Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.
Glow plug failure is common and results in extended crank time when the engine is cold.
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