Mechanics

MY GLS 2 LITRE WILL NOT START.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta • 78,000 miles

I checked my battery and have 12 volts at the terminals. I cleaned all the connections. My lights horn and everything else works. When I turn the key nothing happens except I do hear the fuel pump being energized. I took the small wire off the starter and put a test light at it and turned the key( no light). The last thing I tried was bypassing the ignition and put 12 volts directly to the starter solenoid. The car started. Don't know what to do next.
Thanks
Ken
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Kawmhw
May 5, 2012.



Stick or automatic? Possible clutch switch or neutral safety switch issue?

Tiny
Fixitmr
May 5, 2012.
The care is an automatic

Tiny
Kawmhw
May 5, 2012.
Where is the neutral safety switch and how do I test it?

Tiny
Kawmhw
May 5, 2012.
I think it's right in your shifter console on shifter.

Tiny
Fixitmr
May 5, 2012.
There are several components that work together, to allow the engine
to be cranked.

- ignition switch (feeds power to the P/N relay
- multi-function transmission range switch (tells the TCM what position
the shifter is in)
- TCM - transmission control module (grounds the P/N relay to allow cranking of the engine)
- park / neutral position Relay (supplies power to the starter when
the TCM provides a ground)

Park / Neutral relay is located on the relay panel.

Transmission Range switch is mounted to the transmission.

Thomas

Tiny
Exovcds
May 5, 2012.
Agree with Thomas. You need to start testing from the ignition switch and move out.

Roy
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