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Volkswagen Golf (1993 - 1998)


Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Volkswagen Golf, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Volkswagen Golf. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Volkswagen Golf can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered

What's covered: 
Gas Engine:
Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L, 1993-1998
Volkswagen Golf 1.8L, 1993-1998
Volkswagen Cabrio 1.8L, 1995-2002
Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L, 1993-1998
Volkswagen Golf 2.0L, 1993-1998
Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L, 1995-2002
Volkswagen GTI 2.0L, 1993-1998
Diesel Engine:
Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L, 1993-1998
Volkswagen Golf 1.9L, 1993-1998
Volkswagen Cabrio 1.9L, 1995-2002

Does not include information specific to models with the 2.8L VR6 engine

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: Gasoline engines
Chapter 2: Part B: Diesel engine
Chapter 2: Part C: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Part A: Fuel system – single-point fuel injection
Chapter 4: Part B: Fuel system – multi-point fuel injection
Chapter 4: Part C: Fuel system – diesel-engine models
Chapter 5: Part A: Starting and charging systems
Chapter 5: Part B: Ignition system – gasoline-engine models
Chapter 5: Part C: Pre-heating system – diesel-engine models
Chapter 6: Emissions control systems
Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transaxle
Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transaxle
Chapter 8: Clutch and driveaxles
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system
Wiring diagrams

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As has become the norm, the third-generation Volkswagen Golf was bigger than its immediate predecessor when it was launched in 1991. It featured the first ever turbodiesel engine in a Golf, as well as the 2.8-liter VR6 engine. The following year the four-door sedan Volkswagen Jetta was launched in North America, and in 1993 an all-new Cabrio joined the range. Sales were strong throughout the car’s life, until it was replaced in 1997 by the Mk4 Golf and in 1998 by the new VW Jetta sedan in North America. The Golf VR6 died but was later replaced by the 3.2-liter V6 Golf R32 4Motion. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Volkswagen repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our VW Golf repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.