Volkswagen Golf & Bora 1998-2000 Haynes Service & Repair Manual

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VW Volkswagen Golf & Bora Petrol & Diesel 1998 – 2000 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers: Golf hatchback, wagon and Bora sedan including special/limited editions. DOES NOT cover: 4-Motion models, Cabriolet models.

Engines Covered:

  • 1.4 litre (1390cc) “AHW”, “AKQ”, “APE” and “AXP” DOHC petrol
  • 1.6 litre (1595cc) “AEH”, “AKL” and “APF” SOHC petrol
  • 1.6 litre (1597cc) “ATN” and “AUS” DOHC petrol
  • 1.8 litre (1781cc) “AGN” DOHC petrol
  • 1.8 litre (1781cc) “AGU”, “AQA” and “ARZ” DOHC petrol turbo
  • 1.9 litre (1896cc) “AGP” and “AQM” direct-injection diesel
  • 1.9 litre (1896cc) “AGR”, “AHF”, “ALH” and “ASV” direct-injection turbo-diesel
  • 2.0 litre (1984cc) “APK” and “AQY” SOHC petrol

DOES NOT cover:

  • 2.3 litre V5 petrol engine
  • 1.9 litre `PD` diesel engine


The Golf and models covered by this manual were first introduced to the UK market ir* the Spring of 1998, with the Bora introduced in June 1999. Whilst similar in appearance to the previous Golf models, the new larger, wider model shares no common parts with the previous Golf.

Models have been produced with a wide range of engines, from the economical 1390 cc petrol engine, to the performance-orientated 1781 cc 20-valve turbo petrel engine, as well as normally-aspirated and turbocharged diesel engines. All petrol engines use fuel injection, and are fitted with a wide range of emission control systems. All the engines are of a well-proven design and, provided regular maintenance is carried out, are unlikely to give trouble.
Golf models are available in 3- and 5-door Hatchback, and 5-door Estate bodystyles, whilst Bora models are available in 4-door Saloon form.

Fuliy-independent front suspension is fitted, with the components attached to a subframe assembly; the rear suspension is semi-independent, with a torsion beam and trailing arms.

A five-speed manual gearbox is fitted as standard to all models, with a four-speed automatic gearbox available as an option for some petrol and diesel models.

A wide range of standard and optional equipment is available within the model range to suit most tastes, including an anti-lock braking system and air conditioning.

For the home mechanic, Golf and Bora models are straightforward vehicles to maintain, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easily accessible.

Your VW Golf and Bora Manual

The aim of this manuat 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 yourseif. 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. References to the ‘left’ and ‘right’ of the vehicle are in the sense of a person in the driver’s seat facing forward.

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  • Routine Maintenance
  • Tune-Up Procedures
  • Engine Repair
  • Cooling And Heating
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Fuel And Exhaust
  • Emissions Control
  • Ignition
  • Brakes
  • Suspension And Steering
  • Electrical Systems
  • Wiring Diagrams

Haynes offers the best coverage for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles on the market today. Each manual contains easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems; tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools; notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic; color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index.