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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Car not always starting

 

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Visitor, 4 Cylinder, Garner, NC, December 02, 2010, 12:54

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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    December 02, 2010, 17:41
     Master

    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.

    This article may help you diagnose the problem with a technician help; http://repairpal.com/no-start-diagnosis

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    December 02, 2010, 18:18
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    Likley problems on this vehicle would be ignition switch or starter.

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    sheebee82, December 03, 2010, 06:11
     Rookie

    Right on the money..... ignition switch is going bad..... $300 fix. Bummer. Merry Christmas to me!

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