Question about 1997 Volkswagen Golf
Hi, Everytime it rains out I have to fear that my car won't start and I'll be cab'in it work. Why does this happen? My engine is not exposed at all and it only happens when it rains. When I go out the following day it starts right up.
I did have problems with my car not starting in the rain. after changing the distributor cap and HT leads it still. My last thing to try before taking it in was to change the ignition coil. I ordered a new and installed it and it started right up! it has rain a couple times since then and it's still starting! so i'm hoping it keeps working. hope this helps anyone.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
Same problem. I think water is getting in through the air intake. Have yet to adjust where the air intake is, but I think adjusting the air intakes position will fix the problem.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
If you car is gas engine check distributor cap or change it all plug wires should also be checked
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If a starter is able to crank the engine but it won't start you usually have either an electrical or fuel problem. It's also remotely possibly that it's compression.
If an engine has proper fuel, spark and compression, it will start when you crank it. So your challange is to find out which part isn't working right. Start with fuel. Spray a little starting fluid into the air intake while someone tries to start the engine. If it starts briefly when you're spraying starting fluid, you probably have a fuel delivery problem. That could be injectors, fuel pump, fuel filter, relay, fuse... who knows what until you check into it.
If it doesn't start with starting fluid, check the spark. Pull a plug wire and attach it to a spare sparkplug and set the plug on a solid metal part of the engine. Have a helper crank the engine while you watch the plug. If you have a good spark, it might just be out of timing.
In any case, you'll need to start isolating the problem. Find out which part isn't working then you'll know what to replace/repair.
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