Question about 1996 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

In the morning it starts and runs like their is nothing wrong I go for about 5 miles and stop go in store and shop about 30 minutes later try to start it want start rollsover good and when I let of the key she runs for one turn and stops with a backfire and no luck of starting ,so I went for a coffee and come back after an hour go back to the car and istarts as nothing ever happen but it is doing it to me now 3 times so may be you got an idea what it could be

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Volkswagen Master
  • 14,036 Answers


Posted on Sep 28, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

1999 chevy S-10 pick up truck: service engine soon- light is on

what is the code coming up.? you can take it to a parts store and have it scanned for free. I bet the garage may knock something off or forget to plug something back it

Nov 21, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Service engine soon - light is on

Some shop you deal with

Did they not look at any data ?

You don't need a check light to have
problems & stored codes,but you do need
professional software to get retrieve them

If you didn't have any issue when you left,
you do now

Check for codes as we all have since 1981

Nov 21, 2012 | 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

1 Answer

Start, drive, stop, need boost to start again; then after a day of not driving it will start without boost on the second day. What's going on?

check your battery. i had the same problem two months ago. i thought it was the alternator or starter , but the shop said i my battery wouldn't keep a charge.

Dec 27, 2011 | 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood

2 Answers

Car conks out. Repairshop flushed gas lines and changed filter. Ran about 30 miles. shut off normally. about hour later started fine ran about about 5 miles to a stop. shut off for a few minutes and woud...

Your garage (US=repair shop) is incompetent and making near-random guesses rather than actually looking into the fault and what would cause it.

There's no suggestion that they've even considered a simple and common cause such as an overheating ignition coil, and in the British English that I speak I've no idea what the "ignitor" is, unless it's a spark plug or a part of the electronic ignition system. There's also no indication as to whether they've considered a simple blockage of the fuel tank venting system.

With all due respect, you clearly lack the DIY skills needed and you're at the mercy of a bunch of cowboys. Do yourself a huge favour and either get your Camry to a decent garage with modern equipment or call out a similarly equipped mobile mechanic. A competent operator will quickly be able to zero in on the root cause and fix it.

I presume you live in the USA, if so my experiences of living there for five years were that there were plenty of repair shops which could handle the typical old fashioned cart-horse technology found in many US vehicles, but which had no idea at all when working on European and Japanese models (even if actually US-manufactured).

Mar 11, 2010 | 1995 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

Check Engine Light Flashing Briefly and Throttle revving

go to a shop and see if there is a code stored in memory. anything else would just be a blind guess. If you are near an Autozone that do a scan for free

Dec 10, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

1994 Honda Accord LX will not start 190k miles

They are two most common problems with this vehicle that will cause it to do this 1 bad distributor and the other bad MAIN relay. I need you to check for spark and gas when this vehicle does not start, contact if you need help checking when you figured out whats missing when you fail to start I will give you the answer, Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA

Mar 25, 2009 | 1994 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Sporadic issue with not starting.

Your problem could be your starter relay. It could be internally damaged and causing the intermittent problem. Look in the junction box under the hood for it. If you have your factory manual,it will tell you the exact position of the relay.

Jan 10, 2009 | 2004 Ford F150

2 Answers

Audi TT stalling

Sounds like it could be your alternator (the part which recharges your battery while you're driving.) If it's in the process of dying, it will still give a little power back, and it will seem to be doing it's job when you're in the shop, but after some driving, you'll lose power. If it isn't that, there's also a chance it could be you have a short somewhere which is draining your battery. 
I would get your alternator checked first.
I hope that helps.

Dec 09, 2008 | 2005 Audi A3

1 Answer

1998 Jeet Cherokee with random starting problems.

Check your neutral safety switch, it is supposed to prevent starting in gear and it sounds like it is time to replace it. countrycurt0

Oct 08, 2008 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Volkswagen Golf Logo

150 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers


Level 3 Expert

78919 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8836 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides