Question about 1996 Volkswagen Golf
I have a 1996 Volkswagen Golf that will not start in the rain. I've taken off the distributer cap and inspected it. It appears dry. I've sprayed some W-D40 inside the distributer cap (that has worked in the past) but isn't working now. I typically have to wait one or two days until everything is dry; then it will start. My guess is that water is getting into the engine somehow but I have no idea where. Any ideas?
A poor Golfer
I had this problem before, replace your cap & rotor if it wont start in the rain after that then replace your spark plug wires it will run you about 60 bucks for everything depending on where you go and then your on your way in the rain. Some hair line cracks can form in the cap that are not visible to the eye, and for the wires the can be shorting out to the block or head which is also not visible to the eye.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Sometimes the ignition switch at the key can be sensitive to humid conditions after years of wear and tear. If you've tried WD-40 under the hood, try some in the switch. Remove covers above and below steering column, then unbolt switch from back of ignition lock tumbler. Blow out with pressurized air if you can, and spray WD-40 in the top, just a little. See if this makes a difference, and post me your results. Good Luck. TT
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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