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Volkswagen Golf IV (1997 release)

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Volkswagen Golf 4
Golf 4
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Weekly checks and service in a way
Technical specifications
Frequency of service
Schedule maintenance
Motor oil
Changing the oil and oil filter
Exhaust system check
Engine cooling system
Replacing the air filter element
Checking the V-ribbed belt
Spark plug
Replacement of the fuel filter (diesel engines)
Check of tightness of hoses and fluid leakage
Measurement of deterioration of gear belts on diesel engines
Transmission / final drive
Check the front suspension and steering
Checking the shock absorber
Check the radiator
Check the wiring
Checking the liquid level in the steering amplifier
brake fluid
Checking the front brake pads
Checking the rear brake pads of disc brakes
Checking the rear brake pads drum brake
Check of brake hoses
Check of cables of a manual brake
Checking the condition of seat belts
Door Hinge
Replacement of the dust filter
Accumulator battery
Check the initial position of the wiper arm
Replacing the batteries in the remote control key
Resetting Service-indicator
Cooling system
Fuel System
Exhaust system
Ventilation and heating system
Suspension brackets and power shafts
Wheels and tires
Electrical equipment and wiring

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This chapter is intended to ensure the proper maintenance of the car, to help maintain the car in good condition and to prolong its service life.

If maintenance is not carried out regularly, the consequence could be a bad operation of the engine (incomplete return of power, the strange behavior of the engine, etc.). In this case, perform the following steps.

The primary steps:

- Clean, inspect and check the battery;
- Check all engine-related liquid;
- Replace the spark plugs (petrol engines);
- Check the condition and tension of the auxiliary drive belt;
- Check the condition of the air filter and replace if necessary;
- Check the condition of all hoses (pipes) and their integrity;
- Check the condition of the lid and the rotor of the distributor of ignition and high-voltage wires (petrol engines).

If these steps are not proven to be effective, then follow these steps.

Secondary action:

- Check the charging system;
- Check the ignition system;
- Check the system pre-heating;
- Check the fuel system;
- Replace the cover and a rotor of the distributor of ignition;
- Replace the high-voltage wires.

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