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Replaced spark plugs, but won't start!

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First let me say I don't know any of the technical terms used by those "in the know", so please bare (bear?) with me. A few days ago a friend (who is not a mechanic, but has rebuilt multiple VW's of his own) replaced my spark plugs. After he finished the car wouldn't start. He went over what he had done & everything seemed in order. Then he thought by the way it sounded that maybe it was a problem with the battery or perhaps the starter (it would click, but won't "crank?"). Checked the battery - is okay... Checked the starter - it was in bad shape.... Replaced the starter & still the car won't work! Is there something he could have done when changing the spark plugs that would cause this problem??? Please help - I don't want to have to pay to have it towed to a mechanic if it's something simple he or my husband could easily fix.

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  • mhgfcg Jun 25, 2008

    Husband finally gave up (after taking out plugs & replacing them
    with old ones) and had it towed to shop. Turns out our friend had not
    put the wires back in the proper order! Thanks for your help :)

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Are they the right plugs? pull them out and turn it over if it turns you have the wrong plugs.compair depth on old plugs

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