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First think I would be doing is checking the points? Get a spark plug disconnect one of the HT leads put the plug in and touch the threads to earth, if you get a spark that's nice and strong you know your ignition side of things is ok. If not remove the distributer cap and check for cracks, this can cause arking and loss of spark, once you've checked this remove the rotor arm from the top of the dizzy and check for pitting on the half moon like tip. Change any thing your unsure of as these parts are very cheap, next with all this removed put it in gear with ign off and rock the van till one of the 4 lobes is at its highest point with the foot of the points open... I'm not sure on the gap I think it's about 00.14mm but please check this, to be fair I would replace points and condenser any way just so I know there good. Once you have reassembled all this you need to check for fuel, you can check the fuel pump relay by having some one switch ign on while you listen to hear the relay click, and checking for a switch live at the pump with a test light next use the test light to check for a switch live/earth at a injector to see that the ecu is sending the pulse to inject, following all of this I am confident you will find the cause. Ignore checking and replacing lambda probes till you have got it running as a failed lambda probe will not cause starting faults, especially on a cold engine as lambda is ignored till engine has warmed slightly.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
My daughter had the same problem! It turns out the key had "deprogramed" itself. Sure enough, we used her spare key and the car ran like a champ. Oddly enough, the back-up key's remote did not work. VW wanted around $200 dollars to reprogram her key and about the same amount to get a new remote. We put the back-up key on the good remote and she is off to the races.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
The information you are requesting is copy writted in order to get it leaglly go to alldatadiy.com and buy a subscription to your car and you can view all the informantion you want. and the diagram shows all the information you need includeing a powertrain harness and look up by system not in a book.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
replace lambda probe expensive but it will run ok after that, i dont know if you know how they work so here's a brief: lambda tells ecu how rich the exhaust gasses are, ecu ajusts fuel input as neccasery eg lambda says not anough fuel ecu puts more in and the other way round.
so if your lambda is covered in **** when you get it out just clean and put it back, if it looks clean enough it needs replacing!! jezza
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
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