Volkswagen Polo Petrol & Diesel 1994 – 1999 (Mol3500)


Volkswagen Polo Petrol & Diesel Repair Manual 1994 – 1999

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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Volkswagen Polo, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Volkswagen Polo. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Volkswagen Polo can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

What’s covered

What’s covered:

Hatchback inc. special/limited editions.
Petrol: 1.0 litre (999cc), 1.05 litre (1043cc), 1.3 litre (1296cc), 1.4 litre (1390cc) and 1.6 litre (1598cc) SOHC.
Diesel: 1.7 litre (1716cc) and 1.9 litre (1896cc).


Does NOT cover Polo Classic (Saloon), Estate or Polo Caddy. Does NOT cover 1.4 litre 16-valve.

Table of contents

General Information
Chapter 1: Part A: Routine maintenance and servicing – petrol models
Chapter 1: Part B: Routine maintenance and servicing – diesel models
Chapter 2: Part A: Petrol engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part B: Diesel engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part C: Engine removal and overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and ventilation systems
Chapter 4: Part A: Fuel system – single-point petrol injection
Chapter 4: Part B: Fuel system – multi-point petrol injection
Chapter 4: Part C: Fuel system – diesel
Chapter 4: Part D: Emission control systems
Chapter 5: Part A: Starting and charging systems
Chapter 5: Part B: Ignition system – petrol models
Chapter 5: Part C: Preheating system – diesel models
Chapter 6: Clutch
Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transmission
Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transmission
Chapter 8: Driveshafts
Chapter 9: Braking system
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Bodywork and fittings
Chapter 12: Body electrical systems Wiring diagrams Reference

Online manual

More details
Part number: MOL3500
Language: English
UPC: 038345035005

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The Volkswagen Polo Mk3 appeared in September 1994. Originally, the Polo was available with a choice of 1.05-, 1.3- and 1.6-litre petrol engines, and in 3- and 5-door hatchback forms. In July 1995, the 1.3-litre engine was superseded by a 1.4. In February 1996 a 1.9-litre diesel engine appeared, and the 1.05 engine was replaced by a new all-alloy 1.0-litre engine. Provided that regular servicing is carried out, the VW Polo should prove a reliable and economical small car. The engine compartment is well-designed, and most of the items needing frequent attention are easily accessible. Our Volkswagen Polo repair manual is the ideal partner when you’re servicing or repairing your car.

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