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98 vw isturning over but won't start

Have check the fuel system its fine know i have check for spark their is no spark what should i do next?

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  • dudein Mar 08, 2009

    1998 VW Beetle. Will no start. It would not start after being driven and then you wait and it would start. Now it will not start at all. I check the feul pump relay, it works and the fuel pump turns on when you turn the key.I even popped the back seat up, took the fuel sender metal protective cover off and tapped the top of the tank to be sure the fule pump is working. You can hear the pump fine. I can hear a fuel sound on the rail. I took one spark plug off and had girlfriend crank car while i touched the plug to ground. No Spark. I understand the crank sensor may be a problem, but i read when it goes bad the computer just reverts to a stardard mixing ratio but the car will still run. What can it be? Is it the main coil? how do I check to see if there is power going to the coil? Should I just replace the coil?

  • awt6 Apr 28, 2009

    '99 VW is turning over but won't start

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    Louis veldtsman Apr 19, 2014

    defnitely replace the coil that is your problem i had the same scenario about a month ago.

  • Louis veldtsman
    Louis veldtsman Apr 19, 2014

    defnitely is your coil i had the same scenario a month ago


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