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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Will not stay running

 

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Visitor, Pottstown, PA, September 09, 2010, 14:10

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????

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    hemicuda September 09, 2010, 15:33
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    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_bran...

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    jonyguitarjetta October 16, 2010, 09:07
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    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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