Won't start on 1994 Volkswagen Golf

My car wont start. What could the problem be? It tries to start but just won't. Turns over, starter engages, and all that good stuff. I cleaned my battery, post, and terminals and made sure all hoses were fine and they were. What could be causing it.

by in Hillsborough, NH on May 26, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by , May 26, 2010
Could be an ignition or fuel problem. Check the fuel pressure and injector operation and see if your getting spark to the plugs.
ANSWER by , July 16, 2010
Check the voltage coming off your alturnator. it should either go up from 12 volt or just shoot up to 14. I had a very similar issue. Also you will prob need to reset your anti-theft, so let the system drain by removing the negative lead for more than 20 min. Then even further, you are having the same issue and your anti-theft is over acting and your car randomly will shut off like mine. If this is the case you may want to look into by passing the anti theft. I am in process of figuring this out. I really don't think anyone will want to steal my tape deck so I'm not too concerned with just cutting the stupid thing out. I have had to reset the system tooo many times and I just want to drive the thing. LOL. Good luck. Let me know if you have anything else going on. peace