My 1994 jetta won't start sometimes, when I turn the key it sounds like it out of gas, then once I get a jump off with jumper cables it starts right up, I've replaced the battery @ Starter, and it's still doing the same. the car is crazy, it will run good for a couple of weeks and then that one day it won't start, until I get a jump off, then it will run for days and back to the same status, sounds like it's out of gas once you turn the key, someone please help me out and tell me what's my problem. I was told to replace the fuel filter, so I'am about to buy one today, I'm hoping it's not the fuel pump causing this problem.
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Re: 1994 volkswagen jetta won't start sometimes
It sounds like you have a bad connection somewhere, what i would suggest is to take it to a autozone and have them put in on the computer. If it is the fuel filter, it is a quick fix not more than 20-60mins.
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Sounds like the starter drive is not fully engaging with the fly wheel... might try to tap firmly on the body of the starter while you turn the key but be careful not to hit the wires... Might get you going enough to get to a garage and have it checked. good luck!
if you keept trying to start it with no luck it could be possible you have flooded the cylinder. get a can of starter fluid and spray it in your intake(air filter box) and try to turn it over. if it trys to start you should drain all fule. add new fule with a can of octain boost. if car does not start pull spark plugs and try to drain cylinder
im having the same problem on a 1994 jetta 2.0 liter gas car. if you put the key in passenger door and hold the key in lock position for 30 seconds with all doors and trunk lid and hood shut it will reset the alarm system. sometimes open trunk after doing this and shuting it again will reset the system. I did this and the car started and shut it off and wouldnt start agian until i went through the process again. weird and frustrating. still working on the problem.
It sounds like you may need an ignition contact block. It turns everything on. If all the idiot lights come on when you turn the key to on. Then move the key to start the engine. Note the engine can turn over but no ignition power or fuel can be do to the contacts in the block. Take notice if the idiot lights stay on, or turns off when you crank the engine to start. The lights should stay on. The contact block is not an easy fix and can take a few hours. The procedures are found online. Steve
check fluid level by raising car,run untill operating temp,unscrew 5 mm allien key plug ,fluid should be rolling out of hole in not add.
once fluid level is good turn key on,(not running) mash gas pedal tp floor for 15 secs turn key off and on and off again.that resets trans memory