I have a 1993 vw golf 2.0 5speed 150k. I bought it used and have replaced the distributer (dealership). Coil, cap, rotor. There is gas but no spark, let the car dry out it starts right up. There are three wires going to the coil. One is a heavy black wire that is hot when the ignition switch is turned on. When the car is wet this black wire is dead going to the coil when the key is switehed on. THe car cranks over normally, no bangs, pops or runs.
1. Yes somewhere it is grounding out but I cannot find any arcing. Would any of the sensors stop the electric flow to the coil? Could the fuse box itself be drawing damp thus stopping the flow?
2. It has crossed my mind to jump the heavy black wire direct from the hot side of the battery to start the car when this wire is dead. Would this damage the car?
Mike, ps After going thru the glove box found many receits stating car will not start when wet!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 AT 3:30 PM