So my husband's car is giving him some grief.... it is not always starting. He'll turn the key and nothing - not even a click. Battery is working fine. He will try multiple times and eventually it will work like normal. Has been happening daily for over a week now, and getting scared that it won't work soon. What is the problem?
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta
Question: Car not always starting
Answer #1fernando December 02, 2010, 17:41Master
There are a few things that could cause No Start condition. You must check:
1. Spark at the spark plugs.
2. Fuel pressure from the fuel pump.
3. Fuel injectors are operating correctly.
4. Engine timing is correct.
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todays tech December 02, 2010, 18:18Journeyman
Likley problems on this vehicle would be ignition switch or starter.
Replysheebee82, December 03, 2010, 06:11Rookie
Right on the money..... ignition switch is going bad..... $300 fix. Bummer. Merry Christmas to me!