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#122 of 178 Re: ALARM PROBLEM GOLF NOT STARTING??!!! [golf00]
Aug 01, 2007 (1:34 am)
Wow, Sounds Like my problem as well. Here is my story. 2001 VW Golf. It runs well and in general has no problems except this:
I drive it for 15-20 minutes and stop at a store. If I come back out in 10-15 mins it starts fine. Longer and it won't start. If the time between starts is 4 hours plus then it fires up no problem. In the interim it turns over and will not start. I pulled the spark plug wires and shorted them to check for a spark and got nothing. So I believe it is electrical. I crank it over a few times and it won't start. If I leave it for 20 mins, then try and start it again it starts great. I have tried both keys, have new spark plugs and a new battery. The crank sounds great. I thought it might be a fuel pressure issue, but the lack o spark rules that out. Now I am thinking about the anti-theft devices. Also it does not do this with any consistency. Sometimes there is no problem. Anyone have advice?
#123 of 178 1985 Golf Deisel - first year of trouble
Aug 24, 2007 (7:17 pm)
I've got several issues with this car... all of them electrical. One i've pretty much figured is a glow plug relay and a hard start that just developed (if i jumper the battery direct to the glowplug bus for a short time... car starts fine.)...
One that i have been fighting with for a long time is this, When i run the engine, the alternator seems to put out less voltage at a high RPM vs. Idle. I run the risk of running my battery down if drive and have to use .. say my head lights for a long period of time . I've replaced the alternator and battery several times and always have had this problem in the 2 years i've had this car. Just seeing if anybody else has seen this issue.
On another note, I am wanting to remove my a/c compressor (doesn't work anyway), and am wanting to know the p/n of the pully/bracket for the non a/c version... anybody have info?
#124 of 178 Re: 1985 Golf Deisel - first year of trouble [godsbman]
Aug 26, 2007 (5:20 pm)
For Glowplug help - a "must read" is "Glow plugs 101 ***Ver. 2.0***" (just use your favorate searchengine to find it.)
As for your alternator issue, the pully on many TDI alternators is a very unique "one way" ratchet type thingie. It is very common for that pully to become defective. Is is pretty easy to change the pully and much less expensive that remove/replace alternator.
I find it interesting that you have replaced the alternator several times already.... Did you replace the pully?
Also, by what means are you making the determination that "alternator seems to put out less voltage at a high RPM vs. Idle"
How did you measure this?
What voltage readings did you observe?
#125 of 178 Re: ALARM PROBLEM GOLF NOT STARTING??!!! [sjb269]
Nov 21, 2007 (1:38 pm)
Hello SJB, I'm having a similar challenge with my 95 Volkswagen Golf. I drove it back from work on Monday & parked it clean. Next morning when I tried starting the car, the moment I turn the key from 2'nd position (Ignition ON) to 3'rd (Starter) my Alarm goes off & the car doesn't crank. This has been happening continuously at every attemp. I was wondering if you were able to get the problem rectified in your car. I would appreciate if you could share what was the fix.
Any other members, please share if you have any insight.
#126 of 178 golf 3 electric problems after battery replacement
Dec 12, 2007 (8:41 am)
i have a vw golf3 92 1.400cc i change the battery with a new one bosch 56.They connect first the negative pole but after they change the
way(took off the negative and the connect to possitive pole and after the negative),and the ploblems starts,the engine does not start(when i turn the key it does nothing, dead!) the lights dont turn on,and only sign of life is the the clock and the digital km which they start to work when i unplug the radio fuse,how bad are the things? do i have big problem with car electrics?"
#127 of 178 Weird lights on 95 golf
Dec 22, 2007 (1:44 am)
So i have a 95 golf and im having a weird problem with it, whenever i put the turn signal, any direction, and then press the brake pedal, the signal stops working then i let off and it works again, also when i turn the lights on and press the brake, the signals lights turn on instead of the brake lights, same thing when i put it in reverse, the signal lights turn on, need some help cause ive tried alot of things.
#128 of 178 Re: Weird lights on 95 golf [tito8824]
Dec 22, 2007 (6:01 pm)
The symptoms you describe sure sounds like a ground problem.
Did you check the ground to the rear lights?
What about the Battery negitive to the frame?
#129 of 178 HELP 2002 Golf GLS Radio buzzing noise
Jan 30, 2008 (12:02 am)
Hi There I changed my battery on my golf and the radio is not in safe mode as I thought it would be but instead only plays a buzzing noise on the radio stations. The CD player works but the radio stations don't. Any help would be appreciated.
#130 of 178 Re: Indicators stop flashing when brake is applied [whitenova]
Jan 31, 2008 (5:50 pm)
Before you touch any more wires, I had the exact same problem with my truck.
Question: have you changed any light bulbs lately?
turned out the store i bought the bulb from sold me the wrong one. They are supposed to have 2 poles rather than one on my truck. I give it a 90% chance this is your problem.
#131 of 178 Re: Weird lights on 95 golf [tito8824]
Jan 31, 2008 (5:56 pm)
this was also a symptom of my truck. check to make sure the light bulbs are correct if you have had someone look at it lately or changed the light bulbs on your own. Specifically, the number of poles on the bulb. some bulbs have two poles, for brake and one for turn signal. I replaced a double pole bulb with a single pole bulb and it was shorting over the gap in the socket. Took me hours of troubleshooting before i found out it was that easy.