Having problems with your 1996 Volkswagen Golf ?

Not starting have a 1996 vw cabrio that won't start even after using jumper cables. the starter will not turn the engine. the dealer tuned it up and replaced the distributor cap. Any suggestions?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 20-05-2019

Answers :

On the startermotor ( at the lower front of the engine), you'll see the electric cables.
\015\0121 Heavy one, coming from the battery with smaller ones going to alternator and main harness, one 1 connector. And a smaller cable, on another connector, with usually a 'flat' connector.
\015\012Remove this smaller cable, and check if you have here 12V while somebody turns the key to the 'crankstart' position.
\015\012If the reading is 12V your startermotor is defective.
\015\012No 12V is a problem in the keylock, or ( with an automatic gearbox ) a problem with the neutral switch...
Well, from what you are saying, if the starter is clicking or ticking (making that noise when you turn the key), then the starter is bad and needs replacing.
\015\012Is it making any noise?
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