Question about 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit
You didn't mention what engine you have. The location I am showing you in the picture below (Red arrow/relay 1) is the location for the 1.7 & 1.8 liter engine. If you have the turbo or the DSL engine, the location is different. Hope this helps....
Posted on Apr 02, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you flushed out all of the old unleaded fuel from the system and fitted a new fuel filter? Unleaded fuel only lasts for a very short while before going off. You need to flush out the tank and the fuel lines and then put fresh fuel in the tank and fit a new fuel filter or you could be leading yourself on a wild goose chase.
Do you hear the fuel pump running for a second or two when you switch on the ignition? If not then you need to check the fuel pump positive terminal for battery voltage with a volt meter whilst someone switches on the ignition for you, and check the fuel pump negative terminal to ensure it is properly earthed.
If you have a live and an earth at the pump but the pump still isn't running then you need to renew the fuel pump.
If these suggestions don't solve your problem then I'll need to know what size engine is in the car before I advise you further.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
If the fuel pump has power it may be a bad ground clean the plugs contact with electric contact cleaner it comes in a spray can. spray the inside of the plug and plug it on several times to rub off any corrosion on the plug and its contacts. By the way if the pump has power to it the relay is working when you turn the key one you can hear the fuel pump relay click.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
I have run my VW diesels out of fuel and there are several ways that you can fix this.
1) fill the fuel tank and crank the engine until it starts. Do not crank for more than 20 seconds or so to prevent damage to the starter. You may need to run the glow plugs and crank the engine again if it does not start the first time.
2) pull start the car. Put the car in second gear and have someone tow you. Let out the clutch and turn on the key so that the glow plugs glow. This is also a good way to start your vehicle if it is cold out.
3)Fill the fuel filter with fuel (there is a screw on the top that can be removed and you can fill the fuel filter with fuel to help it start faster.
The 1.5 and 1.6 diesels are not very hard to get going after you run out of fuel.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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