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1996 vw cabrio

Car has been sitting for about 2 1/2 years . put new battery in but car will not turn over

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Check your wire connections from the battery to the starter. Also use a voltmeter to test battery and starter

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Vw cabrio troubleshooting


Hi, there are a few possible faults that i can think of: the first could be that the battery may be low and does not crank the motor. The second could be that the starter needs attention.(you do not say whether any ignition lights come on) When the key is turned and the motor does not crank, the ignition,battery or the starter could be faulty. I would suggest you start with the battery then test the starter, if the battery is good and the starter is okay then check the ignition. All the best.

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2001 vw Cabrio stalled and motor would not turn over. Battery was good


Hello Tammy, Can you tell me a little history about the car before it stalled, such as you were driving and it stalled or was it sitting idling before it stalled. And something to check in the meantime is make sure the oil level is correct. VW, has a lot of issues with oiling. Thanks and look forward to hearing from you. Allen

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How do you reset the timing on a 1998 VW Jetta?


a car of that year should have an ecu controlling fuel air mix etc. this normally controls the timing.
To reset the ecu on my '95 VW Golf disconnect the battery (negative / black terminal) for 15-30 minutes depending on who you ask. So I do 30 minutes.
If it has central locking make sure you don't leave the keys in the car when reconnect it. swich on the ignition without starting the engine so the dash lights up with the oil light etc. for 30 seconds then off for 10 seconds. then start your car. It will relearn so it will run a bit rough for a while but should settle down. take it for a spin on different types of road ie. slow and fast.

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i have a 2002 vw cabrio and won't start after i took out the battery everbody is telling me that anti-theft is lock mode how do i rest it so i can start my car

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I've tried boosting my car, but my car wont start. It has been sitting in the garage for about a year. A new alternator and battery were put in about a year ago. Why isn't my car starting now?


if the battery is completely dead, it may need to be charged properly rather than boosted. if you have access to a battery charger, try that.

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What kind of battery goes in a 2002 VW Cabrio?


Interstate MT-47 will fit your car. It's a 12V 740amps battery.

Oct 21, 2009 | 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

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My 95 vw cabrio shuts down both at 65 mph or just sitting in park


To keep it simple first, try replacing the fuel filter. They have a average life of around 30,000 to 40,000 miles or one year. you can pick one up at Auto Zone and they can give you the step by step instructions to get the job done with common tools and you can also have the car scanned there for any DTC codes and it's free of charge. Keep me posted, be glad to help you getting your car running 100% again. 

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1996 5 speed honda accord. sat for a year. put in new battery. everything lights up, but car wont start. never had previous problem.


Are you saying the car turns over (cranks) but it does not start? Or, the car is Not turning over?
If it is cranking over but not starting, and it ran fine before sitting for the year, it may be water/moisture in the gas. Try some dry gas, and/or Carb-fuel injection cleaner in your gas tank.

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2002 vw cabrio - top will not work


you need to make sure car is in park, parking break is on, and ALL windows are DOWN, then you should be able to put the top down. do the same thing to put the top back up too. hope this was helpful.

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Car wont cank over


check for spark at spark plugs, spray some carburator cleaner in the air filter housing then try to start the engine and watch oil pressure

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