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VOLKSWAGEN OTHER ENGINE PROBLEM

2000 Volkswagen Other • 280,000 miles

Car does not start. Engine turns. Tested spark and found none. Battary new.
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Jrhaselau
February 20, 2013.



With key in the ON position, does the check engine light come on (bulb check)?

Thomas

Tiny
Exovcds
Feb 20, 2013.
Not entirely sure which light you are talking about. This is a Golf MK 1, so it still has the old dash. The only lights that come on when the ignition is turned on are the Battery and Oil light as per norm. I also checked the Distributor Cap and found no faults.

Tiny
Jrhaselau
Feb 21, 2013.
I'm no mind reader. The subject said 2000 Volkswagen.

Points or electronic ignition?

Thomas

Tiny
Exovcds
Feb 21, 2013.
My apologies, this is the first time I utilize this type of enquiry. The vehicle has an electronic ignition.

Tiny
Jrhaselau
Feb 22, 2013.
Does the rotor turn when the engine is cranked? If yes, timing belt is ok, if no, timing belt is not ok.

If rotor turns, disconnect hall sensor from side of distributor and check for power across the 2 outer terminals of the connector. Should be
battery voltage (one pin is power, the other is ground).

If power is present, briefly ground the CENTER pin from the hall harness plug to ground with a paper clip or the tip of a test light
attached to ground. Every time the center pin is briefly grounded, you should get a spark (have someone hold the coil wire 1/8"
from a clean engine ground / surface).

Sparking now?

Thomas

Tiny
Exovcds
Feb 22, 2013.
I'm still here to help. If it is not a Hall Sensor Style of Electronic Ignition, you have to let me know.

Thomas

Tiny
Exovcds
Feb 26, 2013.
Hi Thomas

Apologies for taking so long to reply. I was able to find the problem. There is a litle grey electronic box, which connect to the coil situated under the car's dash that was faulty. I can not remember the name of the part, but the problem has been solved.

Thanks for your advise. It help me trace the issue much faster.

Tiny
Jrhaselau
Mar 10, 2013.
The fuse box?

Good to hear you got it running!

Thomas

Tiny
Exovcds
Mar 11, 2013.