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Car runs great when the sun is out and its pretty and dry...cold and damp and rainy, I am stranded. It will not fire, just turns...can anyone give me any ideas?

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Same thing was happening on my civic, replaced the ECU all works fine.

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

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SOURCE: golf 1.6 auto missfire when wet

spay all electrical leads and boxes with wd40 to repell water

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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SOURCE: car stalls in wet weather

Take a look at the ignition system, most likely there are coils and ignition wires on this car, but don't quote me on it. However, this is very likely on a seventeen year old car.
Anyway, if the wires are more than four or five years old, it might be a good idea to replace them as moisture tends to get into the insulation and cause a misfire or stall. (I had this problem with my '89 Tracer and it drove me nuts). Another issue is check the ignition coils and make sure there are no cracks as these will less moisture in and cause a misfire.

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SOURCE: Car won't start in the rain

when was, the last time tune up was done,and if it was done wth low grade plug wires,id bet on tune up

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SOURCE: 1997 Jetta 4 Doors Won't Start on rainy, wet and cold days

Damp is getting into your electrics. Spray all wires and disributor with WD40 after wet days or nights before trying to start it. That should cure it

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SOURCE: When starting my 2003 jetta runs for 2 seconds and cuts off?

check if the security light stays on and if thats the case disconect the battery and touch the cables together for few sec, then turn ignition on and leave it on for 15 min and that should due if not you may need to take the car to the delalership to have the key programed to the imobilizer system

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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