1996 Volkswagen Passat Drivetrain Repair & Service

What Does the Drivetrain Do In Your 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Your Passat drivetrain transfers power from your engine to the wheels. It spans the full length of your Volkswagen, from back to front. It’s one of your Passat’s most complex systems and includes everything after the engine transmission: differentials, driveshafts, joints, axles, and wheels. When you tune into you 1996 Volkswagen Passat drivetrain, you help maintain your vehicle’s overall power. You can minimize repairs by following Volkswagen's recommendations for checking and changing differential fluids, and lubricating bearings and gears.

Volkswagen Passat Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can help repair all of your 1996 Volkswagen Passat drivetrain components including the driveshaft, CV axles, and CV joints. Your Volkswagen Passat may need driveshaft attention if you feel resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates. It’s difficult to nail down a timeline for drivetrain repair. The system's pieces and parts don't necessarily have a "shelf life." A lot depends on your driving style and climate. Your best bet is to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care when you first notice a problem with how your Volkswagen Passat drives.

Is normal to wonder whether or not 1996 Volkswagen Passat drivetrain repair is expensive. Again, it depends! Some more minor differential repairs, like gasket or seal replacement, are usually pretty affordable. Major repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, require more labor and can therefore be more expensive.

1996 Volkswagen Passat Drivetrain Questions

When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 1996 Volkswagen Passat drivetrain Q&A below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care with any drivetrain concerns.

  • How does Volkswagen drivetrain maintenance help save money? Servicing the drivetrain system can help you save money by saving other parts of your vehicle. A bad drivetrain can put undue stress on other vehicle parts and lead to premature wear and tear.
  • What are the symptoms of a damaged Volkswagen drivetrain system? Hear noises toward the back of your Volkswagen Passat? See fluid leaking? Having issues turning? These could all be signs of drivetrain damage you don't want to ignore. Take action quickly to catch repairs or replacements before something more severe happens.
  • How often will I need Volkswagen Passat differential service? We recommend getting your differential inspected and the differential fluid changed as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine. Your vehicle cannot function without a differential. Differential service frequency varies from car to car.

1996 Volkswagen Passat Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Volkswagen Passat's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1996 Volkswagen Passat repairs.

Schedule Volkswagen Passat Drivetrain Service

Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 1996 Volkswagen Passat drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.