1998 Volkswagen Beetle Q&A
1998 Volkswagen Beetle Question: Im not sure whats wrong with my car. It wont start.
It over heated once I know I need an oil change and some one I had look at it said he thinks it might be the crow. Can it be anything else? - Visitor
If the engine cranks over the battery and starter must be OK. The engine needs three things to start, fuel (gasoline), ignition (spark) and mechanical integrity (it must develop compression in each cylinder to start ie mechanical components must be in synchronization with each other. If it had run well previous to this no start condition chances are the engine is well mechanically. Had the Check Engine light been on? The engine may have lost spark or fuel which could be due to any one of a number of sensors having failed or the fuel pump or related components are not delivering fuel to the fuel injectors. The engine uses many sensors to report engine temperature, air flow into the engine, crankshaft and crank shaft position sensors to allow the computer in your car to make calculations controlling fuel and spark to the cylinders. It is hard to speculate without being able to hear the engine crank over and do some preliminary tests to determine the cause of your no start condition. - patrick mannion
autotechpat is right. but what is the CROW ??? guess he was just "winging" it - some guy
dont ever buy a wv - Visitor