1985 Volkswagen Van 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 167000 miles
My sons Vanagon has trouble starting after the engine has warmed up (approx 15 minutes or more). If shut off then attempted to restart immediately or anytime within the next 20 or so minutes it will turn slowly or not at all. Rested for 1/2 hour or more it will find enough juice to turn over.
We started by replacing the alternator. That has not helped. Battery is new and we have checked the grounding straps which appear to be fine. Not sure if we should have him replace the starter? That costs some $$$ and I would hate to be wrong again. Is there something else we should be looking at?
Steve & Clay
Saturday, July 18th, 2009 AT 1:41 PM