Question about 2002 Volkswagen Euro
Sounds like it may be related to the 'neutral safety switch'. When you turn the key to start the engine, current goes from the ignition switch through the neutral safety switch to the starter relay, then on to the starter. Some cars have a shift linkage adjustment to make sure the trans is fully into park; mal-adjustment could cause what you describe. Anyway, start diagnosis at neutral switch and proceed to starter relay. Don't forget to check starter power feed wiring for loose/corroded connections. I've seen many cars exhibit this condition after being driven in heavy rain, etc., and in most cases, the battery wire on the starter, or the ignition trigger connection had become corroded enough that contact was lost, sometimes intermittently. It is important when checking these to actually disconnect these wires and look for corrosion, etc. especially the spade terminal for the trigger wire(be sure to disconnect battery before using tools on the starter battery wire)
Posted on Apr 05, 2017
The electrical portion of the ignition switch probably has worn plastic that keeps it from being turned enough to reach the "crank" position. Fairly common on Eurovans that I've seen.
Posted on May 03, 2017
Loose battery terminals or loose earth wire connected to the body may be the issue
Posted on Apr 18, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes there is a switch called Prndl SWITCH OR THE SAFETY NETURAL SWITCH, SINCE IT SENSES WHEN IT IS IN park Drive one drive to neutral and reverse that's where it gets the name pronounced prndl switch. IT'S located on the side of the transmission where the linkage is you take the nut off to remove linkage with the car in park, Also has two bolts that have to be removed and the harness removed. if you need more information let me know. One other thought the starter solenoid could do the same thing if the button is burnt inside the ,
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
You may have enough battery volts but not enough amps to crank the engine over. First double check all your battery cables to make sure they are all very clean and tight. If they are, try tapping on the solenoid to see if it's stuck. If it doesn't make a difference, check the ignition wire form ignition to the solenoid. A cracked wire can also cause this. Most part stores will test the battery for free.
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
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