Question about 1997 Volkswagen Golf
Just bought a vw for my daughters 21st and washed the engine, after that it would not start, now it does but has a smell of fuel, runs rough and has no power.This a 96 vw Golf with 1.4 8 valve petrol engine AEX.
I changed the plugs, checked the leads which are new, the dizzy is new. There does not seem to be any smoke from exhaust, it has a blowing sound as though the exhaust was blowing but there is no problem that I can see with the exhaust. I do not have a compression tester. I am flumuked at the moment so any help would be really appreciated.
Car was running fine prior to washing the engine.
Don't "wash" the motor, like you wash the outside. Did you pressure wash it? God people are too freakin anal retentive and go screwing up their engines. Next time use engine cleaner and try not wet any wiring harnesses or anything electrical. You probably killed a sensor connection or something.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
You might want to take your ride to a garage and have them hook it up to a computer. More than likely the problem will be the ignition coil/coils.
Posted on May 10, 2009
You did not have the car Running while washing the Motor did you?????? If you wash the Motor and it is not running it can cause all kinds of Problems. At this Point you really need to find an Authorized Mechanic to Run a Complete Diagnostics on the Computer and Electrical to locate the Exact Problem.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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