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  1. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    My ignition switch does not engage the starter motor, but DOES give accessory power and allows the car to be started by "hot wiring" it when shorting the starter solenoid. The starter motor works, the starter solenoid functions, and the switch appears to function correctly since the car will run...
  2. Jetta / Bora MK6 / 2011 and up
    I own a 2015 Jetta TdI SEL and the car started to crank longer, each day for about 2 weeks, then the starter just clicked and wouldn't start. I took the battery out, charged it and it started doing the same thing, cranking slowly again. The battery is 5 years old and I want to replace it. My...
  3. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    So I've recently came into possession of a 79 rabbit rally edition with the 1.5l diesel engine. I am having trouble getting it to stay running let alone starting. I've replaced the battery, starter, alternator, glow plugs, fuel pump and wiring.. could cleaning the Injectors help? Willing to...
  4. Passat B6 Forums
    I am wondering where the torque converter bolt access hole is so i can replace this engine. the manual i have said there is a rubber cap covering the hole and the only cap i can find is metal cap and i cant seem to remove it. i cant get the bolt through the starter hole because its on the...
  5. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I havent started the truck in a while, charged and hooked up the battery and started the truck, it was making a funny noise, so i turned the ignition off, and the starter was still running, then i unhooked the battery, took the key out if the ignition and hooked the battery back up starter...
  6. GTI MK6 / 2009-2014
    Have a 2011 gti have had no issues with it till this past year. Recently every few weeks I would have trouble starting it or the engine would cut off when I go from reverses gear to drive. It's an automatic. More recently it died and when I went to try and start it smoke starting coming out of...
  7. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Well, I have searched manuals and diagrams till I am tied of looking. Please somebody just draw on a piece paper where the wires go on a 1981 VW Rabbit caddy 1.6l diesel. What I need is showing battery -starter solenoid-glow plugs-alternator-therm switch and fan switch. I have tried to read the...
  8. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I'm thinking of using a spare diesel starter on my gas truck---can it be done and would it be more durable?
  9. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I am just about thru with my swap. 1981 VW Caddy 1.6l diesel. Need picturer or diagram to show where to put wires on starter. I put labels on the small wires for cam and the others but missed starter. thanks allen
  10. Golf Owners Club
    Hi Guys. Im new here and hoping for some help. Today I got an error while starting my Golf 2014 " starter system error Workshop" Car is performing fine .drove it with no issues . Any idea whats this about..
  11. Private Party 'For Sale' Classifieds
    Passat 55 Reg Good runner up to 2 weeks ago - non starter but would be excellent for parts . £500 ono.
  12. Tiguan New To Forum / Frequently Asked Questions
    I have been using my TIGUAN for 5 years. Nowadays I have some engine start problem. I have keyless starter and sometimes to run the engine it needs pushing the button 4-5 times. What it might be reason? Thank you in advance for your comments..
  13. MK1 Rabbit Electrical
    Hello today I am in front of you Volkswagen connoisseurs to ask if anyone knows why the solenoid of my starter separates just when my engine started and replace the solenoid but still the bendix takes off, I realized that it is the solenoid that generates a kind of buzz sorry for the bad...
  14. Golf Owners Club
    I recently swapped a 2.0 engine from a beetle to a golf. The problem was a spun timing gear and broken cam. Everything bolted up and all of the wiring was a match. I carefully labeled all of the wires and hoses. I also changed the metal lines for the antifreeze. Here is the problem; I put in a...
  15. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hello All, I have had my 82 Diesel Rabbit for 34 years. I recently dragged it out of 8 years of storage and got it started by just cleaning the starter circuit contacts and priming the fuel system. Naturally it needs all new brakes. My power master cylinder is unlike most I have seen on the...
  16. Golf Owners Club
    Hey... so the immobilizer light is flashing on my dashboard and neither key works. The engine won't turn over, no clicking... nothing. The check engine, battery and immobilizer lights are lit up on my dashboard and won't come off even with the key out and killed my battery. Replaced the...
  17. GTI MK2 / 1985-1992
    just bought an 88 GTI and it's got an RV motor? We tried replacing a number of things having to do with spark issues but trying to get it to start it will only start if you try turning it over short bursts if you try turning it over completely once it won't catch but if you do it in short bursts...
  18. Ask A Volkswagen TECH - Hosted by Nitroscope8
    03 Jetta - When turning key, I hear a loud noise that sounds like the starter. The noise seems to be coming from the starter. The strange thing is, it died while driving 30mph. I've never heard of a bad starter causing that so I'm afraid to take out the starter for nothing. Is this a...
  19. Passat B7 Forums
    The other day my Passat would not turn off despite numerous times putting it in park, pressing the starter button, and disconnecting the battery. I drove the car to the dealership (only 2.8 k miles on it) and left it for them to solve. It stalled once going to the dealer, restarted and then...
  20. Beetle Owners Club
    2000 new beetle 2.0, just bought PO replaced leaking water pump. Ever since won't start. can spray starter fluid in TB and will run, any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks grm
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