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#53 of 178 VW Golf 1.4 E 2000
Aug 09, 2006 (12:17 pm)
I bought a W reg 1.4 golf year 2000. I have had problems with it starting. About 40% of the time it sounds like its going to start but wont fire the engine. And takes about 7 attempts atleast before it starts. It always ends up starting.
I have taken the car to 3 dealers, one VW garage and they have tested it on the diagnostic testing system and all the readings are fine.
When the car is low of fuel it seems worse and also the car doesnt seem to run very smooth.
Can anybody help?
#54 of 178 Re: vw problems [gembean]
Aug 15, 2006 (1:42 am)
I was wondering how you got on with your problem of the engine cutting out ? I have exactly the same problem and was about to try the injection cleaning fluid but wont bother now I know it doesnt work. I know of another person with a similar problem so its obviously a known issue and you would have thought that a solution was available.
#55 of 178 Re: vw problems [jabneco]
Aug 15, 2006 (7:57 am)
Engine seems to be working fine. The one thing I did notice is that I had my rear right running light out and the bulbs were all brand new. I checked out my fuses and found that one of them blew out so I replaced it. But once I replaced it, my engine was jerking a little. Pretty much the same thing as before but not so bad. A little later, my engine was running fine. I later realized that my rear right running light was out again. There is some connection with my fuse and the engine. I need to investigate further. So far, engine is fine, rear right light is out temporarily. Check your fuses too. I'm now thinking of trading in for a newer model.
Aug 19, 2006 (11:23 am)
Hi I recently bought a 96 golf 2.0, automatic, and recently the horn stopped working and the car stereo won't turn on. I think it might be the fuses as it is missing the stereo fuse, If someone could tell me which color fuse goes in that spot I would apreciate it greatly. Thank you.
#57 of 178 Re: fuses [magnetman]
Aug 20, 2006 (6:16 am)
In the fuse panel (reading left to right) fuse #13, which is a 10 amp red fuse, controls the horn.
Fuse #22 controls the radio. It is a 10 amp red fuse.
This info. is from my '96 Golf's Owner's Manual. Hope this helps.
#58 of 178 Re: fuses [jpmccormac]
Aug 20, 2006 (7:11 am)
hi..fuse panel reads from left to right. based on my manual (95 Golf CL), fuse 22 controls the radio, lighter, (if any)remote luggage, (if any)compartment release. It is a 10 amp fuse -red. If the fuse blows repeatedly, you will need to find where the cause of the short circuit or overload is causing the fuse to blow. (this is of course happening to me with my right running tail light)
#59 of 178 1997 Golf CL starting problem
Aug 23, 2006 (6:03 am)
When my manual 97 Golf CL has been parked in the hot sun for a while, I have a problem starting it. I turn the key in the ignition and there is absolutely no reponse. Dead. After 4 or 5 or more efforts at turning the key in the ignition, the starter will engage with no problem. I'm wondering if it could be something to do with the connection to the clutch as I have to depress the clutch pedal to start it. I have had the starter rebuilt TWICE (one by the dealership and once ourselves) and this does not solve the problem. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any ideas?
#60 of 178 Possible electrical problem
Aug 24, 2006 (7:22 am)
hi all, my first ever post!!
i bought a golf tdi 150 02 plate a few weeks ago. Everything was fine and running well until last week as the weather was wet the dash would say LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT open. it wasnt! noticed it happens consistently when wet! then yesterday when pressing the key fob to alarm the car, the locks went down but the indicators did not flash to confirm alarm was on. continued today. any ideas?
are the two problems connected? could it be the boot sensor?
#61 of 178 Re: VW GOLF 1.4 S edition 1999 T reg HELP!!!!!! [saj1]
Aug 24, 2006 (11:13 am)
we had exactly the same problem and now have other problems, apart from advising you to sell it, we would suggest to take the car to a garage that has electronic diagnostic testing device, they will put the car on and re-set the ECU back to factory settings. Hope this helps
#62 of 178 Re: Volkswagen Golf owners; problems and solutions [hockeybird]
Aug 24, 2006 (3:06 pm)
I own a 2002 VW GOLF GTI 1.8T and have had an annoying problem where my engine oil pressure light keeps on going off and ive taken it to the mechanic atleast 5 times and ive had my oil pump fixed and the engine pressure indicatior. The mechanic keeps telling me the engine is runing very smoothly and the VW dealership told me to do fix exactly what i fixed and the light keeps going on, can anyone help me with this problem? all i want is for the light to stop going off and beeping at me every time i drive