1996 Volkswagen Jetta Q&A

1996 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Will not stay running

When you start it starts then shuts off right away but if you start it and hold the key forward it will stay running...any idea what this may be???? -
Answer 1
Sounds like your ignition switch needs replacement and you can get that estimate here http://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=1870 and find a shop near you here http://repairpal.com/directory?address=19464&car_brand_names=Volkswagen -
Answer 2
REMOVE THE STEERING WHEEL CHECK THE BACK OF THE WHEEL , YOU WILL SEE A COPPER RING SET THAT GETS MANGLED OVER TIME , BE SURE EVERYTHING LOOKS RIGHT AND CONTACT TABS ARE NOT BENT. TAKE ALCOHOL SWABS OR CONTACT CLEANER, AND HIT THE INNER MOVING COMPONANTS THAT ARE EXPOSED ( WITH THE WHEEL OFF). TORQUE THE WHEEL BACK ON. IF YOU STILL HAVE PROBLEMS SOMETHING MAY HAVE BROKEN AND THE ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE TO BE REPLACED.....JUNK YARD MAY SAVE YOU A TON OF MONEY...GOOD LUCK! -
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