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.
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.
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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My service manual for a 90-93 Passat makes no mention of a VR-6 engine but here's what it says for the regular auto transmission.
Loosen the bottom pan bolts and let the old fluid drain into a catch pan. Remove it and clean it . Replace the strainer (filter) if it can't be cleaned or is damaged. Replace the pan gasket, be sure the 4 corner gasket spacers are in place before tightening the bolts.Torques are 71 in-lbs for the filter and 89 in-lbs for the pan bolts.
To check the fluid level, the engine and trans must have a minimum of 6 miles of driving on them before the level is checked. The engine is running when you check it. The 20*C mark is the cold level.
VW recommends this be done every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
In a lot of cases, this is an indication that the starter is faulty. A bad starter will often start a car when it's cold (ie first thing in the morning or after sitting a few hours). Once hot, the starter requires more and more energy to turn over. If when hot, you are able to start the car with a jump start, the starter would be the first place to investigate.
You may have the firing order wrong or the distributor may have been installed 180 degrees in the wrong position. Just because there is spark doesn't mean it is getting there at the right time. I have done this before and it is easily rectified. Please let me know if this helped! Thanks!!
There may not be any other way to fix it except to replace your instrument panel. That's where your immobilizer is located. Or you could try this:
Try cold-booting the car. Remove both battery cables from the battery.
Short the battery cables together (away from the battery) for about 15
seconds. Reconnect the battery. No guarantees - I found this info at tdiclub.com.
I had this same problem back in November during a very cold spell.I had an appointment to have some "recall" work done on my 03 passat and told them about the STOP brake light. When I picked up my car, the dealer told me that it just needed some brake fluid??, so they filled it ! Well, I don't know about that, but I haven't seen that pesky STOP warning light since.
I have has the same problem on a newer vw.. check the drivers door and check the rubber fanfold boot that connects from the door to the door jamb see it is torn.. 2 wires broken inside of this boot will cause all the windows and locks to not work... make sure as you said you have checked ALL of the fuses