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check gear shift cable adjustment correct. loosen cable securing bolts at gearbox, make sure gearbox is in park. put gear selector lever in park and re tighten bolts at g/box. if this does not solve the problem, multi function switch on g/box could be faulty.

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 24, 2018

Sounds like your ignition (mechanical) key assembly is bad. Key should turn freely through the full cycle. Off, on, run and start. Your vehicle should have 2 ignition switches, I.e., mechanical and electronic. Sounds like you either have a bad mechanical switch or perhaps even a problem with the steering column itself.

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Sep 21, 2017

The flywheel has probely been damaged where the starter engages as the motor only stopps in two places therefore the flywheel may be damaged in those places

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Apr 09, 2017

It sounds like the brushes in the alternator are worn. If you can replace the else you have to replace the whole regulator.

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Apr 30, 2015


There is always a chance that the Valves get bent Cuz of the Pistons. But all i can say is put a new timing belt and Wish your self some luck that everything is still in good shape. Good luck

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 29, 2014

I bet it's the gas. After some time the gas will no longer be volatile enough to start the car. Try draining all the fuel and putting in some fresh gas. Remember, when you try to start it again you'll need to get the new gas through the pump and lines before it will start. Also, check the condition of the injectors. Old gas can start to break down and build up a film that could be on your injectors (or clog your fuel filter- better check that too). Hope this helps.

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014

If the distributor cap falls down onto the rotor button then you have the wrong distributor cap and it is too big for your distributor. Run fault codes to check for accelerator position sensor fault and check MAP/MAF sensors.

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 02, 2013

clean fuel injectors ,,first change fuel filter

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 24, 2013

Check to see is water circulating top and bottom hose should feel the same temp, if not change thermostat.

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013

check your o2 sensor mine did the same thing

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Aug 03, 2013

Starts raght up, shuts raght off. Ri-i-i-ght? I don't want to be a stewie griffin and cast aspersions, but please clean up your grammar, over.

This could be a fuel or an ignition problem. There are other possibilities too, but first check fuel and ignition. Have the fuel pressure tested for the fuel problem. If pressure is correct for your car, then the ignition system or circuit would need looked at. Sometimes a malfunctioning sensor the computer needs for spark control and timing will cause the computer to shut down the engine. A mechanic or tech would have to run some testing. You could check if your air filter is completely clogged with dirt or trash-that will starve an engine and kill it. When was your gas filter last changed?
Have you seen the classic skit between Stewie and Brian, with stewie playing electrician, talking to Brian over a walkie-talkie, and driving Brian nuts about using the word over after every transmission on their talkers? It is hilarious! Reminds one of the old Abbot and Costello "Who's on Third?" routine. Well, good luck, Ty, over.

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 06, 2013

Clogged fuel filter or defective fuel pump.

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 10, 2011

check water pump, it may be leaking coolant.

1992 Volkswagen... | Answered on Aug 06, 2011

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