START FOR ABOUT 3 SECONDS THEN SHUT OFF

  • Tiny
  • cwharris50
  • 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit
  • 102,000 miles


82 volkswagen rabbit pickup 1.7 liter gas in I got a new fuel filter, fuel pump, in fuel injectors, in distributor cap in new spark plugs. It will start for about 3 seconds then shut off then I tried to start it in push the gas in it will just turn off

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 6:28 PM

6 Answers

  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • Member

Cant see all of question, what's the issue?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 7:01 PM
  • Tiny
  • cwharris50
  • Member

It will start for 3 seconds then it will shut off then I tried starting in pushing the gas then it just shuts off

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 7:06 PM
  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
  • Expert
  • 68,410 posts

Make sure you have a good hot blue snapping spark and the fuel pressure is within spec.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 7:36 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • Member

Those have mechanical injection fuel distributor. And that vehicle is OLD! Issue could be in the distributor unit or the air plate assembly.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 7:48 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • Member

You can pull injector and operate airplate by hand and watch it spray.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 7:49 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • Member

You can hotwire pump for continuous operation to make it easier.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 8:56 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Similar Questions