• Tiny
  • dennis ebanks
  • 1998 Volkswagen Golf
  • FWD
  • manual
  • 140,000 miles

1998 golf 2lt gti 16v car just stopped when at lights petrol ok water and oil ok turn egnition car tries to start but won't turnover

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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 AT 6:21 PM

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  • rasmataz
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Do below to determine if its a fuel or spark problem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem,Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if so, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 AT 6:54 PM

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