Question about 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

1985 vw cabriolet ain't gettin gas to the carb

I just bought a 1985 vw cabriolet and i was told that it had been sitting up for about six months. well here's my problem, it'll turn over and crank for a sec then it shuts off. i can get it to crank up and idle real good as long as i spray gas into the intake, but soon as you stop spraying it shuts off. i can't figure out what the problem is because i can hear the fuel pump cut on. if anybody out there has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • imasmartone6 Feb 13, 2009

    its getting fuel to all 4 of the injector lines, but it's not getting any fuel to the carb

  • imasmartone6 Feb 13, 2009

    i bleed the lines in the engine bay and gas came out of everyone of them. that's why i cant figure out what the problem is. its just not getting fuel to the carb for some reason

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    ain't??

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

It sounds like either the primary or secondry fuelpumps, take of the fuel line in the engine bay get some one to turn over the engine if no fuel is being squirted out of the pipe then its one of the pumps, check the pumps fuses and relays first, or could simply do with a drain and a good flush.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Need to know how to remove the gas tank on a 85 vw cabriolet


metal tank on older vehicles ,remove the neck then two staps hold it up i think on this model

Dec 19, 2010 | 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

I need to find and remove the thermostat on a 1985 vw cabriolet


right side of engine on the side above gearbox and make sure you have the right one with two seats on it

Oct 16, 2010 | 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

I have an 89 vw cabriolete. The problem I'm having is when the car drops rpms (like at a light or stop sign) it will shut off. It will start right back up and go only if i can continue driving at that...


I'm far from an expert but I am also the owner of an '89 Cabriolet that had a similar problem. My Mech played with the oxygen sensor setting and then we ran a bottle of STP Injector Cleaner + full tank of Shell Gas through it and now the RPM's don't drop when downshifting or stopped at a light.

perhaps that could work for you as well?

Apr 18, 2010 | 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

I have a 1985 vw cabriolet it won't start changed the starter and alternator and battery what am I missing?


Could be the ignition switch. They often go bad. It's mounted in the lock cylinder housing mounted to the column.

Mar 06, 2010 | 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

I have 1988 vw Cabriolet I just bought. Timing


Check the fuel pump, it may not be functioning.

Oct 30, 2009 | 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

How to find and replace an 87 vw cabriolet fuel pump?


there is a pump in the tank ther is one under car.one in take is a pre pump one under car in black plastic housing .make sure fuel pump relay is working.

Nov 17, 2008 | 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

Cabriolet wont start not getting gas


the fuel pump is bad and needs to be replaced

Nov 16, 2008 | 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

1985 VW Cabriolet


Possibly a clogged catalytic converter. Even if it is clogged it can be irratic. I had a muffler shop check it by cutting a hole before it with a torch, changed it out and i was good to go.

Jul 11, 2008 | 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

348 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...