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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Volkswagen Beetle drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 241999

Beetle

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Failure 1-power steering pump broke down, no power steering fluid in reservoir. Failure 2-while driving off of a highway exit vehicle lost acceleration and coasted to a stop in traffic. It was found that the bolts came off the axel. Also, the driveshaft needed to be removed and fixed. The left driveshaft flange was also replaced.

- Enfield, CT, USA

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