Question about 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
It can be either electrical short or mechanical trouble. Have the oil pressure test done on the car at two different sites - one in the engine block near the valve cover and another in the top of oil filter housing. If the pressure is in the normal range, then it's electrical short. If it isn't in the normal range, it is either something is blocking the oil from circulating or needs bearing replacement.
A quick (but not accurate) test would be to have the car running and check the oil level. If the oil level remains constant, then the oil might not be circulating (which is why manuals often say check the oil when the engine is not running). Be careful not to drive it if it looks like that the oil isn't circulating because it could lead to serious damage (in other words, engine rebuilding with bearing replacement).
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 07, 2011 | 2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Oct 07, 2010 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
Jul 01, 2010 | 1994 Volkswagen Jetta
Jun 05, 2010 | Volkswagen New Beetle Cars & Trucks
Jan 27, 2010 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks
Oct 27, 2009 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
May 27, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
Mar 29, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
Jan 04, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
449 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: