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Starting problem

(1996 Volkswagen Golf)
in Montgomery, AL on September 12, 2009
i have a 1996 golf i dont wana start i changed the distributor the ignition coil but still doesnt wana start
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of Greg Solow's Engine Room on September 13, 2009
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.
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