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My Golf won't turn-over, I'M IN DISPAIR!!!

I have a VW golf (99 's') was driving fine, apart from cutting out all the time, which it seems all Golf drivers suffer from... , went out one night, i sat waiting for my wife, the ignition was off but i had the radio on for about half an hour, went to start the thing, and it wouldn't turn over.... I bumped started it and it started straight away, the battery is fine, not long replaced it... all the lights come on, but when i turn the key..NADA... funny thing tho,,.. the reverse lights come on now when I turn the key!!! ive checked what i can.. battery, trigger wire to the starter motor, plugs, cap.. all the fuses.. but still no joy...she's now what i call FUBAR'd (**** up beyond all repair!!)... please can someone help!!! its a good little car, but now its sitting on my driveway looking all sorry for itself...

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  • I_HATE_GOLFS Oct 20, 2008

    thanks vagman, i renewed the starter motor, got a used but fairly new one from a Bora, only £40, and it started on the button, as for the cutting out 'all the time' problem, well someone told me 'maf' or 'map' sensor, someone told me 'throttle housing', me, i changed the spark plugs, and she now runs like a new car, my other half, her indoors... is as chuffed as a chuffed out chuffing steam train... YEAHAHHhhhh...

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    i have a 1.4 vw golf and when you down the revs thye engine cuts out but wen you press the accelerator pedal it jumps back to life sometimes any1 know the problem



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If you have power down the trigger wire to your starter,have you tried a wire direct from the battery to your starter ?make sure its out ov gear tho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if it dont go when you have done that its gota be your starter motor......

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