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Running fine then wont'nt start

96 vw polo;Running fine for weeks, then stalled the car and would not start again. left it for about an hour took off air filter, all fine. Poured a little fuel down carburator and did'nt even fire. Think it is electrics??????

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  • Dannyb1550 Dec 01, 2008

    Hi there i too had a similar problem. Car was running fine, then suddenly over night the car wont start, there is fuel, but to me the spark seems very weak and it dies away the more times you crank the engine. Are the ignition coils/amplifiers a common problem on VW'S. Ps This is a 1.0 Vw Polo 1998 With a AER Engine.

  • Jim Buckingham
    Jim Buckingham Feb 11, 2009

    I also have a 96 Polo. Great car until recently... when I experienced starting difficulties. Engine seems to catch, take gas .. even rev high .. then cut out. Recently had the system checked with computer - it pointed the finger at the fuse, ignition coil and key column switch. I also had the fuel line and fuel pump checked.. All was ok.

    I had the first two replaced (fuse and ignition coil) ... and it seemed to help. Now the problem is back ... sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. Key column switch is incredibly expensive.

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You will have to pull a spark plug out to check that you have spark when cranking the engine,while you have the plug/s out do a compression test to determine health of engine and wether it is in fact giving compression,eliminates other potential faults if compression is good.If you have compression(around 140 ish)and introduced fuel and it wont fire up it only leaves electrics as the fault.3 major engine requirements to run Fuel,Compression,ignition.When checking spark at night is best as you can easily see wether you have the correct type of spark,Blue and if its quite you will hear the spark as well.Your fault is consistant with ignition module,coil or lack of power to ignition.Faulty modules will give a spark but its too weak to ignite fuel and the spark will be yellow in color.Let me know how it goes.Good luck

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