Question about 1994 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Starting problems on VW polo coupe parade 1994 M reg

Hi There, My Polo has started and run fine for 18 months but recently is becoming more difficult to start especially if left standing for 2 days or more without being run. I dont think it is an engine problem as when warmed up it runs and idles okay. also it restarts fine after being run. Battery is good too. The problem is getting worse now and often takes me 5 to 10 minutes to get going, then it stalls at traffic lights.. until the engine is thoroughly warmed up it seems. It seems like a fuel blockage? as there is a delay when i press the accelerator pedal, i read somewhere that some polos have dodgy ignition barrels ( whatever they are? ) The car is low mileage and has been super reliable up to now, any help or ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks! Regards Tom

Posted by on


1 Answer

You should have your fuel pump checked out-i think its not supplying your engine with enough fuel to run it.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

  • caroline
    caroline Jan 08, 2014

    hi i have a volkswagon polo parade the petrol gaugehas stopped working any ideas.caroline



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

VW Polo wont start.know it has fuel and spark plugs are sparking.tries to start on first attempt but not after that. Mobile mechanic has run diagnostics found nothing that suggests it shouldn't start

Today's gasoline goes bad very quickly. If car sat unused for over three months, fuel may have gummed up pump or filter or even injectors. (Disregard if diesel) Try using small amount of spray starter fluid to see if it starts for a moment. If so, fuel system may require service.

Nov 06, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hi, Both my headlights on my polo have just stopped working. No warnings. All interior lights, fog lights and side beams are working fine. I had one of my headlights replaced 2 months ago so can't imagine...

It sounds like you have a short. As for the headlights go through owners manual to locate the main relay for the headlights in the power distribution box.

Feb 28, 2015 | 2009 Volkswagen Polo 1.4

1 Answer

2005 Suzuki Aerio hard to start, runs fine!?

I must assume the starter cranks at full speed. if yes.
1: never tuned up.
2: flooding (use wide open throttle to clear floods) "bad spark"
3: starving for fuel
there are simple tests for all 3 failure modes.
do you wish to test , or guess.?

Feb 12, 2013 | 2005 Suzuki Aerio

1 Answer

VW polo overheating problem and engine become weak?

Everything makes sens 1..2..3... what is done is OK.When is cold take a cap off the radiator and start engine run until it overflows then put back the cap?see what happened.

Jul 27, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hi i started my car last night and got and INSP flashing on my dashboard ive got the car for 6 months now according to the dealer they serviced the car on 169 000 km it is standing on 176 000 km now is it...

The "INSP" message becomes flashing on the dash after 15000 km or after 1 year, depending which one occuring first. Therefore even the car has been serviced at 169000 km and now has 176000 km, it's very probable that one year had passed.

Service reset


1. Turn the ignition OFF.
2. Press and hold the reset button [1] (see the above picture).
3. Turn the ignition ON.
4. "SERVICE" appears on the display.
5. Release the button [1].
6. Turn the button to the right.
7. The service indicator shows: "---".
8. Turn the ignition OFF.
9. The system is reset.

Sep 20, 2011 | Volkswagen Polo Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hi, I have an R audi and during the past few months i have been having problems with starting it. Up until recently it would start more often than not but i had to leave it standing for 3 weeks and now...

NOT the immobiliser,cos the fuel pump dont work when its could take it to a skoda dealer cos their labour rate is 1/2 that of audi(same engine)and they dont b...s..t.(there are too many things to go through on this site to give you a deffinative answer) but if you get it on a computer it will tell you whats what....

Oct 05, 2010 | 1998 Audi A4

1 Answer

Crunching Gears

thats common for the reverse gear to grind if you go right for it i always go to fist then reverse. it sounds like you might have a week slave cylinder and the pressure is to low to go into a high gear does this happen in 5 th also or only 3 rd?

Jun 10, 2009 | Toyota Yaris Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2000 Volkswagen Polo runs rough and dies in wet weather and rain

Girlfriend's 99 Polo had same issue. In fact it recurred yesterday! Anyway, am not expert, but it seems to be due to deposits building up inside distributor cap area and then getting damp in wet conditions, causing shorting of ignition 'signals'. Found solution is to clean inside cap every 6 to 12 months with a cloth and IPA (or water if you're stuck - just make sure to dry it properly!) and the problem goes away. Silly thing about her Polo is that there's no decent splashguard to protect the engine area from splashes from puddles etc. I've lost all respect for VW coz of the amount of silly things that have gone wrong with her car...! Hope this helps - sounds to me like it's exactly the same problem.

Dec 15, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Not finding what you are looking for?
1994 Volkswagen Golf Logo

362 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77544 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8826 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides