Tip & How-To about Volkswagen Golf
This is just a guideline when deciding on buying a used mk3 vw.
my experience is with a mk3 1996 i had for 5 years and a 1997 mk3 i've had for 2 years (both hatchbacks and different engine managements)
common parts that break are:
coil pack, fuel start relay, plugs on fuel pickup and fuel pump are corroded (fuel pickup access is under carpet in trunk), lower control arm bushes, clutch plate, temperature switch for fan, one or more of the sensors on the water hoses, driver side window mechanism and maybe others if they were rarely used (panels can be opened to lubricate them - they're quite expensive and a pain to replace)
also a good reseating of relays and fuses when all else fails might help in cleaning/reseating the contacts on relays and fuses.
Posted by shaheeem on
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