Question about 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

2 Answers

Starter motor I am trying to install a starter motor on my 96 VW jetta. When i bought the motor it says that i need a bushing extractor tool. What does mean and what do i have to do to install it and how do i intall the motor?

Posted by on

  • jo_krohn Mar 21, 2009

    problem installing new starter in 1986 volkwagen... how to?



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hey..........I was having problems with my starter this summer as well I ended up putting 6 starters in. Every time you buy a starter for this car it should come with a new bushing.......the bushing is hard to get out but must be replaced. And yes you will need a bushing extractor tool which you should be able to rent from your car parts store and then return for a full refund when your done. If you have any more questions let me know. Like I said I have put six starters in my VW Jetta. I could do it with my eyes closed.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,035 Answers

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I'm trying to buy a good vw jetta, I found one

Most VW are interferance motors. That would mean the pistons could have hit some valves. I would stay away.
Also have you seen the motor? I may be off but I thought the VR6's had a chain. Even if, its still an interfernce motor.

Oct 07, 2011 | 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

1 Answer

1997 VW Jetta GLX Had problems with the car starting. Hear nothing, no sound from the engine at all. Replaced the starter recently. Had some success with starting the car, however; Jetta seems to not...

Behing the ignition barel you have contact plate with plug.Change it.There is special tools to remove the wheel sreering column bush.Go to VW garage.

Jun 14, 2011 | Volkswagen Jetta Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do i install a new starter in a 96 jetta GL

Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Torque wrench, Floor jack, Safety stands, Common Hand tools
    Remove the Malfunctioning Starter
  1. Park your VW Jetta on a level surface, activate the emergency brake and place blocks behind the back tires for safety. Disconnect the negative battery cable with a terminal puller. Raise the front end of the car with a jack for easier access to the starter.

  2. Remove the intake and exhaust manifolds for easier access to the starter on Jettas with a 010 automatic transaxle, such as the A1 and A2 platform models.

  3. Place a floor jack under the engine, with a block of wood on the chock, for extra support on models such as the A3 platform. Only use this jack for added support, not to raise the vehicle.

  4. Label the starter electrical connections with masking tape and permanent marker to help you remember where the wires connect to the starter later. Disconnect the starter electrical connections, including the positive battery cable.

  5. Detach the bracket that helps to secure the starter to the engine, if necessary.

  6. Check the bushing on a vehicle with a manual transaxle (located where the starter shaft fits into the bell housing). If the bushing shows wear or the starter was jamming, you need to also replace the bushing.

  7. Support the weight of the starter and remove the starter mounting bolts. Place all nuts and bolts in a safe location to prevent loss, such as a baby food jar. Pull the starter straight away from the transaxle and remove it from the vehicle.

  8. Take your malfunctioning starter to the parts store with you. Aftermarket distributors remanufacture most of the starters they sell, so you can likely obtain a partial credit toward your new starter by exchanging your old one. Be sure that you take care not to damage the starter in transit, because the better condition it is in, the more you can get for it.

  9. Purchase a replacement starter that has the same or higher cranking capacity (power rating) as the original starter. Also, match the bolt patterns, drive gears and electrical connections. Your owner's manual may list specifications or the auto parts technician will help you determine them. Purchase an owner's manual on Volkswagen of America (see Resources).

  10. Install the New Starter
  11. Place the starter in the correct position next to the transaxle. Secure the starter in place with the starter mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 33 foot pounds (45 Nm) on M12 vehicles and 44 foot pounds (66 Nm) on M10 vehicles.

  12. Tighten the mounting bolts differently on Volkswagen Jettas with a 010 transaxle. Torque the mounting flange bolt to 15 foot pounds (20 Nm) and the mounting bracket bolt to 18 foot pounds (25 Nm).

  13. Connect the wires to the starter. The metal on the battery cable is soft and strips easily, so refrain from over tightening the retaining nut.

  14. Lower your Jetta back to the ground. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Turn the key in the ignition to see if your new starter motor functions correctly.

Oct 29, 2010 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Grinding sound on Jetta TDI

most probably starter motor bendex. bendex runs in bush witch gets dry and starts making a noise. starter must be removed and bendex/ bush surface lubricated.

May 19, 2010 | Volkswagen Jetta Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

How do I remove the starter motor bushing?

The best way I have found is to use a small flat blade screwdriver to break the bronze bushing apart, but becareful of the bellhousing. The bronze bushing will break apart pretty easy. Of course, VW makes a tool to remove it, which is about impossible to find. I have heard of taking a tap and tapping some threads into the bushing and then screwing a bolt into it and trying to pull it out.

May 17, 2010 | 1992 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Clutch replacement instructions for 1986 VW Jetta

The release bearing goes in the back of the transmission. You'll need to remove the round "VW" cap on the end of the transmission. I would need to see the pilot bushing to know for sure. It could be the starter bushing or the clutch pushrod bushing.

Apr 25, 2010 | 1986 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Am installing a starter motor. I have to remove

I wouldn't replace this bushing unless it's obviously worn out. I know of this recommended method when a puller is not available, pack the bearing bore with grease and use a socket and extension or similar rod that fits snug as possible in the bearing bore and hit this tool with a hammer as to use a hydraulic effect. the pressure of the grease will push the bearing out. This method is used on, rear wheel driven, flywheel bushing removal. Good luck!

Sep 04, 2017 | 1985 Volkswagen Quantum

1 Answer

Won't start

there is no sensor that controls the starter motor, i suspect the problem lies with the ignition switch, there will be a single thin wire going to the starter motor, this needs to have battery voltage at it when you crank the ignition switch if you do not have battery voltage there then check it as it comes out of the ignition switch, i hope this helps

Jul 29, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

How do you remove starter on 1987 Jetta vw? top or underneath?

Support the engine as the bolts go through the front motor mounts, disconnect battery (have radio cde if ness) diconnect starter wres, remov bolts> Install is reverse.

Jul 20, 2009 | 1987 Volkswagen Golf

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Volkswagen Jetta Logo

Related Topics:

473 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77202 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8755 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides