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What is the firing order for a 1988 volkswagen fox?

I'm getting spark, the starter turns and the motor turns but the car will not start, so what could be the problem?

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Firing order far as i know is 1-4-3-2, but wrong order and u usually get a serious backfire.
Is the engine getting any gas???

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1342 is the correct order of firing, with #1 at the front of the vehicle. Cross referencing ,Turn crank manually until Piston # 1 TDC, with rotor pointing to wire # 1
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Changed the plugs wires and cap and rotor...think I might have screwed the firing order up....no misfire just wont turn over.


the wires to the plugs should not keep the motor from cranking over. If the battery is fully charged the ignition switch should engage the starter. If you think the firing order is wrong you need to determine 1 where is top dead center (the position the motor is in when #1 cylinder is at the top of the compression stroke). 2 what direction does the rotor turn 3 what is the firing order One way to make it easy to rotate the motor is to remove the spark plugs. no compression means no resistance to the starter so the motor should turn over with the key in the start position. If it won't crank over with the plugs out then something is wrong with the starter, battery, starter relay, or ignition switch. I always start with the basics. the battery should have at least 12.5 volts. if it does check the battery terminals. even if the starter is weak you should hear a click when the key is turned to the start position. Once you get the starter to turn over the motor you can tell when the number one cylinder is at top dead center by putting a finger over the spark hole as you crank over. You will feel the compression as the cylinder comes up on the compression stroke. I have used a large socket to slowly turn the motor over and when you are near top dead center you should be able to see the degrees of advance on the timing mark. Set the motor at top dead center then see where the rotor lines up with the wires on the distributor cap. that is where number one cylinder should fire. You then follow around in the direction that the rotor turns and the wires will corispond with the firing order. I always make a mark on the number one spot on the cap with a felt pen. That way you have a fixed reference point. Take care to verify that all the wires are to the proper plugs before trying to start. Take extra care at this point and make sure your firing order and rotor rotation are correct. I would triple check this. The firing order and rotor direction are usually somewhere on the autozone repair web site

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Im having problems with my electrical in my 1988 vw fox when i turn my lights on it my car dies and its killing my battery when its not running


is your alternator ok.
secondly, to test if there's a drain on the circuit somewhere,switch everything off,
disconect one battery terminal and touch the wire slightly to the terminal. if there's a spark,
then something is draining your battery. (its usually ok for a smallish spark and usually only once)

to test if alternator is ok, rev the car at night with your high beams on. it should be different from
what it looks like when you start it.

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