VW Golf, Jetta, GTI 1993-1998, Cabrio 1995-2002 Gasoline and Diesel Repair Manual

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VW Golf, Jetta, GTI 1993-1998, Cabrio 1995-2002 Repair Manual
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This Haynes repair and service manual, covers 1993-1998 VW Golf, GTI and Jetta, plus 1995-2002 VW Cabrio models.

The manual also gives DIY mechanics complete 1.8L and 2.0L four-cylinder gasoline, and 1.9L diesel engine coverage.

Note: this book DOES NOT include information specific to models with the 2.8L VR6 engine.

Book Excerpt: VW Golf, Jetta, GTI 1993-1998, Cabrio 1995-2002 Gasoline and Diesel Repair Manual




  1. Working in the engine bay at the fuel injection pump, loosen the locking screw and disconnect the CSA cable inner from the injection pump lever.
  2. Pry off the retaining clip and withdraw the cable outer from the mounting bracket on the side of the injection pump. Recover the washer.
  3. Release the cable from the clamps that secure it in position in the engine bay.
  4. With reference to Chapter 11, remove the trim panels from underneath the steering column, to gain access to the inside of the dash.
  5. Pull the cold start knob out to expose its rear surface, and then pry off the clamp and remove the knob from the cable inner.
  6. Loosen and remove the retaining nut to release the cable outer from the dash.
  7. Pull the cable through into the cabin, guiding it through the firewall grommet.

  9. Install the CSA cable by reversing the removal procedure.

  11. Push the cold start knob into the "fully off" position.
  12. Thread the CSA cable inner through the drilling in the lever on the injection pump. Hold the injection pump cold start lever in the closed position, and then pull the cable inner taught to take up the slack and tighten the locking screw.
  13. Operate the cold start knob from the cabin and check that it is possible to move the injection pump lever through its full range of travel.
  14. Push the cold start knob in to its "fully off" position, and then start the engine and check the idle sped, as described in Chapter 1.
  15. Pull the cold start knob fully out and check that the idle speed rises to approximately 1050 rpm. Adjust the cable if necessary.


NOTE: A new balljoint retaining nut/clamp bolt nut (as applicable) will be required on installation.


  1. Loosen the wheel bolts. Chock the rear wheels, firmly apply the parking brake, and then jack up the front of the vehicle and support on axle stands. Remove the appropriate front wheel.
  2. Loosen and remove the bolts securing the inner driveaxle joint to the transaxle flange. Support the driveaxle by suspending it with wire or string, and do not allow it to hang under its own weight.
  3. Using a suitable market pen, draw around the end of the suspension control arm, marking the correct installed position of balljoint. Unscrew the balljoint retaining bolts and remove the retaining plate from the top of the control arm.

    NOTE: On most models, the balljoint inner retaining bolt hole is slotted; on these models the inner retaining bolt can be loosened, leaving the retaining plate and bolt in position in the arm, and the balljoint disengaged from the bolt.

  4. Pull the steering knuckle assembly outwards, and disengage the balljoint from the control arm.
  5. On models with Plus suspension, loosen the balljoint retaining nut and unscrew it until it is positioned flush with the end of the balljoint shank threads. Release the balljoint from the steering knuckle, using a universal balljoint separator, and then unscrew the nut and remove the balljoint from the vehicle.

Subject: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 VW Golf, Jetta, GTI; 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Cabrio service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1563927128 | ISBN-13: 9781563927126 | Haynes 96017

  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals
  • Pages: 292 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.25 x 10.75 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-56392-712-6
  • Years: 1993 - 2002
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS: Introductory pages
About this manual | Introduction to the VW Golf, GTI and Jetta | Vehicle identification numbers | Buying parts | Maintenance techniques, tools and working facilities | Jacking and towing | Booster battery (jump) starting | Automotive chemicals and lubricants | Conversion factors | Fraction/decimal/millimeter equivalents | Safety first! | Troubleshooting
  • Tune-up and routine maintenance
  • 1.8L and 2.0L 4-cylinder gasoline engines
  • 1.9L Diesel engine
  • General engine overhaul procedures
  • Cooling heating and air conditioning systems
  • Fuel system ? single-point fuel injection
  • Fuel system ? multi-port fuel injection
  • Fuel system ? diesel engine models
  • Starting and charging systems
  • Ignition system ? gasoline-engined models
  • Pre-heating system ? diesel-engined models
  • Emissions control and exhaust systems
  • 5-speed manual transaxle
  • 4-speed automatic transaxle
  • Clutch and driveaxles
  • Brakes
  • Suspension and steering systems
  • Body
  • Chassis electrical system
  • Wiring diagrams
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