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My car often will not start without messing around with the gas cap.

I have a 98 VW Bug. It is having starting problems that seem to revolve around the gas cap being fiddled with. It cranks over just fine but when it does not fire up I have to go back to the gas cap and mess with it. Is there a sensor on the gas cap that could be faulty?

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Most likely your tank breather is blocked

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Start checking the oil level, if oil is low then the problem is a leak or weared rings.

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SOURCE: My 98 VW New Beetle, I bought used will not start.

Hi I am Vortash you say you purchased the car yesterday had it been standing long if so what is the condition of the battery ?. Best thing to do is take it off and put it on charge overnight and see what the amperage draw is in the morning .. it should reduce as it is charged .. Have you a spark at the spark plug and if you do are the plugs in good condition some plugs spark outside the cylinder and fail under pressure , are the plugs wet indicating that the petrol is getting through or dry indicating not ? is the fuel fresh how long has it been in the vehicle add more to be sure .. check fuel filters are they clear and air filters ... finaly .. is there compression if you can place a compression tester in the plug port then crank the car it should read at least 120 to 150 psi or in the green if it has no numbers .. if it is low then the problem may be badly seated valves or cylinder head gasket ...... also check the fuses the it may be something as simple as that hope this helps Regards Vortash ..

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SOURCE: 2002 VW Jetta 1.9 diesel. Cranks fine but won't start!

check fuel rail pressure with a gage from renting from auto shop shold hold 30 PSI for 60 seconds if not replace fuel pump.

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SOURCE: I have a 73 vw bug. distributor wiring diagram

ok there is two ways too do this the right way is get the firing order for the car . there should be timing marks on the front of the engine above the crank pully and a mark on the pully turn the crank over tapping the ign. switch until the mark lines up with the 0 then remove the distributor cap mark the cap with something were the rotor is pointing that is #1 going clockwise in the firing order will staiten you out. if you didnt understand what I was talking about I would recomend a going too a shop next time you need a tune up instead of doing it youself

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