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87 vw will not start

There seems to be a problem wih the fuel cut off. There is a dim light comming from where the selonoid is. the vw starting having starting problems and they gradually got worse and now the car does not start at all. what could the trouble be?

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Sounds like the fuel cut off relay. i can remember the number but i think the relay is longer than the others. their contacts go bad and operates intermittently before they die. you can try prying the relay open and clean the contacts, but its better to get a new one and keep it as spare in glove box. i think there are two relays related to fuel, but like i said, this one is maybe a longer(higher) than usual size.

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