1996 Volkswagen Golf Q&A
1996 Volkswagen Golf Question: starting problem
I hate replacing components with out being able to prove they are faulty. An engine needs three things to start, mechanical integrity, fuel and spark. Many things can cause a car not to start. I take it the engine cranks over, check for spark at the spark plug, then listen to the fuel injector as a friend cranks over the engine do you hear it clicking? Listen to the injector using a long screw driver. Place the metal tip on the injector and place the handle up to your ear. You should hear it clicking if the computer is triggering the injector. Check that the fuel rail is getting fuel as the engine is cranked (by disconnecting the fuel line at the fuel rail as a friend cranks over the engine). Many things can cause the engine no to start. Do you have a workshop manual. There is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual. http://www.alldatadiy.com/ - patrick mannion
It takes up to 5 seconds to start. Someone mechanics says that is some kind of sensor that need to be changed and other says it is normal for Diesel engine to take up to 5 second to start.
the car will not start or it will sputter sometimes and have a rough idle
first thanks. that problem happen when start engine. car start after several time .hent my battry good spark plug good my engine 1400 4cylinder petrolim (92) help me pls
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