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96 jetta gl hard to start

In the morning when the car is cold it starts up pretty easily but once its warm it either doesn't start at all or takes 3 or 4 tries to get it started. Any ideas??

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  • ryangehl Mar 04, 2009

    The coolant level is fine but now it just takes a 2 to 4 tries to start it all the time, sometimes more. Once started it runs fine tho.

  • ryangehl Mar 04, 2009

    it has 105xxx n i just recently bought the car. when i bought it, it had cold air intake on it. i put that back to stock and replaced missing vacuum lines along with changing the spark plugs. gonna do an oil change this week sometime. haven't checked the spark yet. i'll do that next.

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Check the anti freeze level. It is to low the coolant sensor (not the temp. gauge sensor they are to different sensor) can make the computer to thing that the motor is to hot ( after it sits a short time the steam it the motor thinks it hot than what it is) making the fuel to lean. If it set longer but not to cold the sensor is not in the anti-freeze to will think it is colder and put to much fuel in.

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  • Jack Bowser Mar 04, 2009

    Ok how many mile are on it? And when was the last time you did a tune up? and if you done all that you will need to check the spark it should be blue if that is good you might need to check the compression when it is warm.

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