Volkswagen VW Golf & Vento 1992 – 1998 Haynes Repair Manual

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Volkswagen Golf & Vento (Petrol & Diesel) 1992 – 1998 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers: Golf Hatchback and Estate and Vento Saloon, including special/limited editions.

DOES NOT cover ‘Ecomatic’ or four-wheel-drive (Syncro)
DOES NOT cover features specific to Cabriolet and Van

Petrol Engines Covered:

  • 1.4 litre (1390cc)
  • 1.4 litre (1391cc)
  • 1.4 litreL (1398cc)
  • 1.6 litre (1595cc)
  • 1.6 litre (1598cc)
  • 1.8 litre (1781cc)
  • 2.0 litre (1984cc) & SOHC 8-valve
  • 2.0 litre (1984cc) DOHC 16-valve

Diesel Engines Covered:

  • 1.9 litre (1896cc) indirect injection & direct injection diesel
  • 1.9 litre (1896cc) indirect injection & direct injection turbo diesel

DOES NOT cover 2.8 litre VR6 engine


The new VW Golf range was introduced in the Spring of 1992. Originally, the Golf was available with a choice of 1.4 litre (1398 cc), 1.6 litre (1598 cc), 1.8 litre (1781 cc) and 2.0 litre (1984 cc) petrol engines, as well as a 1.9 litre (1896 cc) diesel engine; both normally-aspirated and turbo versions of the diesel engine being fitted. At first, models were only available in a three and five-door Hatchback form.

All engines are derived from the well-proven engines which have appeared in many VW/Audi vehicles. The engine is of four-cylinder overhead camshaft design, mounted transversely, with the transmission mounted on the left-hand side. All models have a four or five-speed manual transmission.

In Autumn 1992 the four-door Saloon, known as the Vento, was introduced to the range. At the same time a four-speed automatic transmission was offered as an alternative to the manual transmission.
In late 1993 the 2.0 litre (1984 cc) 16-valve engine was introduced.

The engine uses the same bottom end as the 8-valve engine, but with a double overhead camshaft. 16-valve top end to increase power.

In early 1994, a Cabriolet and an Estate model were introduced to complete the range of body styles available. All models have fully-independent front suspension. The rear suspension is semi-independent, with suspension struts and trailing arms.

A wide range of standard and optional equipment is available within the Golf/Vento range to suit most tastes, including central locking, electric windows, an electric sunroof, an anti-lock braking system, and an air bag. An anti-lock braking system and air conditioning system are available as options on certain models.

Provided that regular servicing is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, the VW Golf/Vento should prove reliable and economical. The engine compartment is well-designed, and most of the items needing frequent attention are easily accessible.

Your VW Golf/Vento manual

The aim of this manual is to help you get the best value from your vehicle. It can do so in several ways. It can help you decide what work must be done (even should you choose to get it done by a garage). It will also provide information on routine maintenance and servicing, and give a logical course of action and diagnosis when random faults occur.

However, it is hoped that you will use the manual by tackling the work yourself. On simpler jobs it may even be quicker than booking the car into a garage and going there twice, to leave and collect it. Perhaps most important, a lot of money can be saved by avoiding the costs a garage must charge to cover its labour and overheads.

The manual has drawings and descriptions to show the function of the various components so that their layout can be understood. Tasks are described and photographed in a clear step-by-step sequence.


  • Living with Your Volkswagen Golf & Bora
  • Roadside Repairs
  • Weekly Checks
  • Lubricants & Fluids
  • Tyre Pressures
  • Routine Maintenance & Service
  • Petrol Engine In-Car Repair Procedures
  • Diesel Engine Engine In-Car Repair Procedures
  • Engine Removal & Overhaul Procedures
  • Cooling, Heating & Air Conditioning Systems
  • Fuel System – Single Point Petrol Injection
  • Fuel System – Multi Point Petrol Injection
  • Fuel System – Diesel
  • Emission Control Systems
  • Starting & Charging Systems
  • Ignition System – Petrol Models
  • Pre-Heating System – Diesel Models
  • Clutch
  • Manual Transmission
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Driveshafts
  • Braking System
  • Suspension & Steering
  • Bodywork & Fittings
  • Body Electrical Systems
  • Wiring Diagrams

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