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#26 of 104 vw golf starting then stopping
Sep 21, 2007 (6:46 am)
i bought a vw golf 1993 model and it has been running great untill recently it would not start so i change the fuel pump also the coil got a new ignition fitted now it starts runs great for a short while then just stops i have to wait a few minutes before trying to start it again but it takes about 30 attempts then it does start just to stop further down the road has any one got any ideas what could be the problem as i am at my wits end
Sep 21, 2007 (8:29 am)
Since it starts, that sounds like the electrical work you did is functioning. Running for a while and then stopping, but having trouble starting sure sounds like a fuel issue.
A couple of things come to mind. The fuel pump you put in is bad, you got some kind of crud in a fuel line that's blocking fuel flow now and then, the fuel filter might need to be replaced. I'm all for going after the obvious first. Look at the fuel system. I'd bet on that being the location of the problem with what you've said.
#29 of 104 Re: 91 vw golf problem [golf210]
Sep 21, 2007 (10:23 am)
I'm new here. Just trying to post my problem. Don't know if I'm in the right area? Well I have a 1996 VW GOLF Diesel. Just today the panel indecated an LED 'SERVICE2'? Normally it says SERVICE1 when the annual service is due and the orange coil icon is fashing none stop? It will turn over, but not start up? Sounds like its out of gas? Tank is full.
Anyone have a clue what it might be?
Thanks for your help!
#30 of 104 Re: Well [pf_flyer]
Sep 21, 2007 (1:28 pm)
sorry i am new i did change the fuel filter too could it be the immoboliser as a few people have said it could be thanks for the help anyway will try and check the fuel line
#31 of 104 97 vw golf gti problems.. help!!
Oct 06, 2007 (12:00 pm)
i have a 97 vw gti golf.. everything on it was fine until one day i ran out of gas, i put more fuel but now it sounds as if the fuel pump doesn't even come on.. can anyone help please.
#32 of 104 Re: 97 vw golf gti problems.. help!! [daze2143]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 06, 2007 (12:06 pm)
Fuel pumps are electric and sit inside the fuel tank. The fuel is what cools off the pump. Running you tank dry, or even very low, can cause the pump to overheat. Given the age of your Golf, you may have fried the pump.
#33 of 104 volkswagen diesel golf 1.9 battery/alternator problem.
Oct 08, 2007 (2:03 am)
Sometimes it takes several times for plugs to warm up, and after a few days, the battery runs flat, the lights are still bright, but i do a 20 minute drive to work and then try to start again and its dead, and sometime it starts ok, am wondering if there is a sneak circuit somewhere? Also could a dirty air filter make starting difficult?
#35 of 104 Glow plugs on a diesel 1.9 1992 mk 3 golf.
Oct 08, 2007 (2:08 am)
How often should glow plugs be changed and is it a fairly easy job to do? I have had the car for a year now, and have changed fuel and oil filter.