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My 96 jetta has always had a problem with stalling when it rains. usually a few sprays of Dry wire or wd40 and it starts right back up. This time, no go...all new wires, dist, rotor and plugs. Coil is giving spark. I cannot get it started and I don't smell gas...tried some quick startand get a few burps but don't kick over/ At repair shop now but don't want to get ripped off.

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Bad rotor cap or wire/thin layer of silicone where the cap seals does wonders

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do you have spark at the end of the plug wires if no and every thing is hooked up and not cross wired make sure you installed the roter properly. good luck

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SOURCE: Jetta GLX 1998 (old body), when it rains heavy, car run rough

Sounds like you need new wires and or cap and rotor, had the same problem on my jetta 1.8L when I would drive it in heavy rain it would bog down and misfire. The water blows threw the rad right onto your distributor and wires causing the short (old and cracked or just defective). Try it out I'm sure that will fix it.

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Lincoln town cars are famous for this because the rear opening to the hood has been placed right over your distributor so; the rainwater just soaks your distributor. to fix this permanently get a piece of oil roofing paper cut it about 6' wide and glue it over the gap from under the hood this will keep your distributor dry

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SOURCE: 96VW jetta stalls out when warm

change the crank censer.

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check all ground conectons iv found alot of honda with ground problums . it will usalley cause the main realy not to come on right . ceck to see if the same power and grounds are there when it dies. also since motar swap check all engine to body grounds. the gronds have a grond bar conector and they uasalley short out .

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Stalls when rains


Depending on the year, it's likely bad wires or a bad distributor cap. You can recreate the problem when it's dry by filling a squirt bottle with salt water and spraying the wires with it while the truck is running. You'll either get a nice light show or it will start to stumble/stall.

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Every time it rains hard my car will turn over but wont start


You need a can of wire dryer and WD40.

I have the same problem on the same car.
I replaced the spark plugs, wires, distributor cap and when it's damp and wet my car would not start. sometimes if i try for 20 minutes it may kick in but doing so after a few rainy days i blew my starter. Now I just spray my wires and cap with the wire dryer and WD40 before it rains. And if it doesn't start and it's wet outside, use the wire dryer. I heard some people used some shroud to cover their cap, but i don't know what they used as it's close to the engine and I didn't want something melting.

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My 97 vw jetta won't start when it rains


I would check your spark plug wires, when it's been dry out, start the car and with a spray bottle, spray the plug wires and see if there is any difference, also the coil wire. The smell is most likely from the catalytic converter. Any check engine light?

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The rain water is fouling the old coil wire, replace the ignition wires.

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Damp is getting into your electrics. Spray all wires and disributor with WD40 after wet days or nights before trying to start it. That should cure it

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Jetta GLX 1998 (old body), when it rains heavy, car run rough


Sounds like you need new wires and or cap and rotor, had the same problem on my jetta 1.8L when I would drive it in heavy rain it would bog down and misfire. The water blows threw the rad right onto your distributor and wires causing the short (old and cracked or just defective). Try it out I'm sure that will fix it.

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It sounds as thou you have moisture in your distributor.Pull the distributor cap off and let the car sit and dry out for a couple of days and see if that fixes the problem.

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I had the same problem with miosture and my 96 Jetta GLS dying, and I finally figured out it was the ignition coil. Spray the coil with water lightly while it is running, and it'll probably kill the car. They you'll know!

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1997 vw jetta stalling when raining


The problem in the Jetta could very well be with the ignition coil. I had the same problem for a long time and tried the usual replacing plugs, wires, etc, but nothing seemed to work.

It ended up being the ignition coil which over time, managed to sustain very small cracks. Even a small amount of moisture would cause all sorts of problems.

I replaced the ignition coil and had no problems after that.

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