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Have 1997 vw jetta,it will not start when its raining, runs great when its sunny, changed the coil and the wires any other solutions

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Don't know if your model still uses a distributor cap...but a hairline crack in the cap causes this...Hope this helps.

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After replacing the plugs, wires and coil,my 2001 durango 6cyl is still not working properly.when it rains ot will not start at all,but once the rain dries its fine.


Same problem as some of the vw golf and vw jetta cars. Water runs from the wind screen down that small holes in the bonnet. Somewhere there is a fuse box or computer box that gets wet. Seal that box with denso tape or cover it with plastic that you replace every 3 months or the dealer of the car can help you seal it. Be strong.

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My 97 vw jetta won't start when it rains


I would check your spark plug wires, when it's been dry out, start the car and with a spray bottle, spray the plug wires and see if there is any difference, also the coil wire. The smell is most likely from the catalytic converter. Any check engine light?

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I own a 98 vw jetta and when it's hot outside or when it rains, hte car will not start. Any suggestions???


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change ignition coil.
to be certain you can try this. when car works sprey some water on ignition coil. if car dies you solve yor problem.

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Sounds like the distributor cap is cracked and allowing moisture in. I would start there.

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cover the distributor cap with plastic and the high voltage coil.

with a damp environment, high voltage usually jumps to the nearest ground and would not go to the spark plug.

you can test this at night when it is damped and raining, at night, let some body start the car for you and you watch the engine compartment without light so that you can trace where the spark is jumping out.

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I had the same problem with miosture and my 96 Jetta GLS dying, and I finally figured out it was the ignition coil. Spray the coil with water lightly while it is running, and it'll probably kill the car. They you'll know!

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The problem in the Jetta could very well be with the ignition coil. I had the same problem for a long time and tried the usual replacing plugs, wires, etc, but nothing seemed to work.

It ended up being the ignition coil which over time, managed to sustain very small cracks. Even a small amount of moisture would cause all sorts of problems.

I replaced the ignition coil and had no problems after that.

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