20 Most Recent 1997 Volkswagen Jetta Questions & Answers

I would not disconnect it, it saved my engine more than once (although the sensor itself was the leaking culprit). its right in front and fairly easy to get to. Get a new one at parts store or junkyard and replace it.It is located right to the left of the distributor. pull boot back and remove push on connector. Remove sensor with wrench.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 29, 2019

Just in front of the drivers left knee. flip panel is on the bottom of the dash. lid has map, but this link will help with even more details. Https://fusesdiagram.com/volkswagen/fuses-and-relay-volkswagen-golf-3.html

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 29, 2019

Same as the golf

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 29, 2019

Number 12, bottom right, just above the fuses.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 29, 2019

this is a link to golf, but its the same. this actually gives more info than the fusebox cover gives.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 29, 2019

You must remove the entire headliner and unbolt the sunroof, it a pretty big job. If you can find a shop that will do a new headliner and sunroof cloth for $200 it's worth it. If you don't shim the sunroof when rebolting it you'll get air leaks on one side or the other.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Aug 10, 2019

This may not be a problem. Car manufacturers designed the air blower to run regardless if in the off position because this avoids exhaust fumes from building up inside the car. Thus, it is a safety feature. The fan will be blowing on a low speed. If this is not the case for you, it is most likely the fan speed switch that might be faulty.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Apr 30, 2019

same as this...
"you can either start by taking the left wheel off or not, taking it off will assist you in removing the wheel-well-liner. remove the wheel-well-liner, remove the couple screw that screw the front bumper in the the fender, then remove the bolts holding the bumper onto the actual body of the car. lastly, as you pull the fender off, be careful of the side marker blinker light remove that as you pull the fender off. any questions? please rate!"

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 03, 2018

the simple way to get the solution is service and repair manual which will guide you to locate and fix the problem easily by yourself and to get the manual go to the given link http://toolsnyou.com/

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 03, 2018

Double check your connections to make sure they are good and are properly tightened. Sometimes there is corrosion under the insulation in the cable next to the battery connector.

One thing to watch for when working on batteries with post-type connectors: it is very easy to crack the seal around the battery post by applying sideways torque ("bending" force) on the connector while tightening or loosening the clamp bolt. You should apply counter-torque on the connector with one hand while you tighten the bolt with the other (visualize it as keeping the post from bending, and you'll have the right amount of force and correct direction). Even a microscopic crack will start corrosion on the post and connector. Sometimes the connection will work well when first assembled, but not the next day as corrosive fumes from the leak attack the connector.

If you were working on the starter button, perhaps it was in poor condition and ready to fall apart inside, and you don't have a good contact anymore. Check for voltage across the switch contacts while you are trying to start the motor; it should not be more than a fraction of a volt. (You can do the same test between the battery post and the connector attached to it to verify a clean connection.)

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 02, 2018

Checking for spark is really simple while fuel delivery is more complicated because of the the way it is metered for delivery. On VW's a fuel pump relay is used and a jumper cable connected to relay box. This controls the fuel pump to deliver fuel manually. With a fuel pressure gauge connected to the line from the pump continued withing the system, you assess whether you have correct fuel pressure, maintain it within a specif duration. Electronic fuel injectors do stick or stay open causing very poor or no start condition. Make sure you have fuel delivery since you are positive that spark is present.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 02, 2018

Hi i know lots of owners that go through this problem
And you will have to remove the door cards on both doors, and give the lock parts a good lubrication .Dont use WD40 its not a lubricant Use good oil and brush it on all the parts inside the lock ..You can use engine oil if you dont have any other . .

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017

Remove 4 bolts that hold the rad fan shroud to the radiator. Turn sideways and lift out.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017

Diesel yes, Petrol no

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017

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