• Tiny
  • willhart
  • 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit

Engine Mechanical problem
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

my car wont start it turns over but wont start
i checked the fuel pump and fuel fillter and they both seem to be working fine
What else could possible be making it not star?
I also checked the spark plugs and cleanded them

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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 6:44 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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You need to check the fuel pressure if its within specs and also check for spark-I recommend you do below

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, 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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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 1:52 AM

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