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Car won't start in rain

My 1993 jetta will not start in the rain , if the car is running and it's start raining then it will stop suddenly. Is there any one who can help with this?

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ITs the coil, I had the same exact problem with my 1997 Jetta that I still own. Its a quick and easy fix too, you can most likely do it yourself.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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Sounds like the distributor cap is cracked and allowing moisture in. I would start there.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008


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cover the distributor cap with plastic and the high voltage coil.

with a damp environment, high voltage usually jumps to the nearest ground and would not go to the spark plug.

you can test this at night when it is damped and raining, at night, let some body start the car for you and you watch the engine compartment without light so that you can trace where the spark is jumping out.

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