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Manual VW Passat 93 wont start

I recently bought this car from a private seller. When I picked it up he said that it had been sitting in the cold for awhile so it needed a jump. After a few jumps and a few good starts, it now wont start at all. It acts as if the clutch isn't pushed in. The engine doesnt even attempt to turn over.
The power is good now, all lights work fine.

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  • hammercashfl Apr 07, 2009

    I have the same problem and just posted it hopeing someone will know the cause

  • tmoore530 Apr 08, 2009

    I replaced the starter, the battery, and the ignition switch. None of which solved the problem. Cold weather actually benefits the car. When it is warm, no chance getting it started. When it is cold I can struggle and struggle actually lifting the steering column as I turn the ignition. The relay kicks as well on mine and after enough, the car starts. This is only if I'm lucky though.

  • thefunks Apr 11, 2009

    How to replace ingnition switch on 93 passat. after steerwheel, signal/wiper all switchs and wire removed.

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You may also check the clutch pedal switch when you push the pedal in see if the switch is actuating.If not-no start.

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Taking the previous owners word,I by passed the battery being the problem.I installed a new battery this morning and vehicle started on its own.Now to wait a day or so to see if there is any drain on battery with it parked.thanks alot.

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I had the same problem with my 93 Passat diesel, good lights and glow plugs but no effort to turn over. I could hear the relay kicking in the dash (by the drivers window.) I decided to cross the starter terminals and then discovered that the wire was corroded under the solenoid and into the body of the starter. I got a replacement starter and it rolls over fine. Now if I could get ti to pick up fuel... hahahaha

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