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My 86 volkswagon cabriolet died while on a freeway on ramp and would not start again. (Have since changed the spark plugs and wires) but will still not start. Suggestions on what to check next? Alternator? Battery? Fuel pump?

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I would check the timing belt. Verify that the fuel pump underneath the passenger rear seat is coming on when you turn on the key. I would also check the fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay that's mounted under the driver's side dash, if the fuel pump isn't running. Also, check the distributor rotor, I had one break and fall apart on my Jetta.

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