The drivetrain is responsible for transferring power from your Passat's engine to its wheels. It spans the length of your vehicle, from the transmission to the axles. It’s one of your Passat’s most complex systems and includes everything after the engine transmission: driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials, and wheels. When you maintain the drivetrain in your 1998 Volkswagen Passat, you help maintain your vehicle's power. You can minimize repairs by following Volkswagen's recommendations for checking and changing differential fluids, and lubricating bearings and gears.
Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are not all the same. You don't want to go to any random shop for drivetrain repair. You want to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 1998 Volkswagen Passat drivetrain components including the driveshaft, CV axles, and CV joints. Your Volkswagen Passat may need driveshaft attention if you feel clunks when shifting, vibration as your vehicle accelerates, resistance when turning, or heavy vibrations in your floorboards. It’s difficult to nail down a timeline for drivetrain repair. The system's pieces and parts don't necessarily have a "shelf life." So much depends on the climate and your driving style. That’s one reason it’s a wise idea to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign your Volkswagen Passat doesn’t drive like it used to.
How much does it cost to fix your 1998 Volkswagen Passat drivetrain? Again, it depends! Some more minor differential repairs, like gasket or seal replacement, can fall in the more affordable category. But bigger repairs, like gear or bearing replacement, can sometimes be more expensive since they’re more labor intensive.
Drivetrain problems mean driving problems. Get answers to common drivetrain questions and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for drivetrain help.
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 1998 Volkswagen Passat repairs.
Maintain your vehicle power by maintaining your drivetrain. Firestone Complete Auto Care technicians are equipped to fix 1998 Volkswagen Passat drivetrain systems. Schedule your appointment.