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1990 Volkswagen GTI Question: engine will turn over but, it wont start!

 

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viper1, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Las Vegas, NV, May 10, 2011, 11:47
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Have a 90 golf gti 1.8 & car was running fine till one day it quits on me. engine turn over but, wont start. replaced the whole distributor with a new one & still wouldn't start. another mechanic told me that there's no electric going to spark plug.

thank you,
ed

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    Visitor, May 10, 2011, 12:28

    check for 3 things: spark at the plugs, fuel, and compression.

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    Visitor, May 10, 2011, 14:56

    No spark coming out on spark plug cable. has gas. and, what do you mean by compression? I hope you're not asking for engine compression coz as you know engine wont start!

    thank you

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