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    please help !!! vag com or odb2 code reader needed car died in the road

    My buddy has a mk3 golf 2.0 and he was on the way to my house and it just died while it driving 30 and giving it gas we checked fuses and made sure every thing was tight it wants to turn over but will not we are in issaquah and are in need of some help thanks
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    There are three things that come to mind that may be a problem. does it start now that it has cooled off a little?

    Fuel pump. Try smacking the bottom of the fuel tank a few times while your buddy is cranking it over (does it crank over?). MAKE SURE THE PARKING BRAKE IS SET AND THE CAR IS NOT IN GEAR WHEN DOING THIS!!!!!!!

    Ignition coil. Not much you can do here. Have you checked for spark?

    Crank position sensor. Not much you can do here either. BUT, most of the time, these things will fix themselves after it cools down a bit.

    Check for spark and report back.

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    It still won't start he's gunna come play video games for like an hour to let it cool down

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    but does it turn over at all?
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    We need to know if it goes 'rhunununununununununun' when the key is turned to the 'start' position. Also, has the timing belt been done recently or in the recommended service interval (60k miles).

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    He had the belt done recently and it turns over gets close but he gave up and his gf got him he's geting the car tomorrow thanks for your help he really likes the fact that u posted ww still have no replies on vortex lol

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    if it actually turns over then I'd think about spark or fuel.. which Chris already covered.
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    See? Thats why this place is better

    Did your buddy try smacking the fuel tank?

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    Quote: Originally Posted by Rabbit 16v View Post
    Did your buddy try smacking the fuel tank?
    Good way to get a restraining order.

    Alternator?
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    Ha! lol!

    Not the alternator as he says it turns over but doesnt fire.

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    Quote: Originally Posted by rabbit 16v View Post
    ha! Lol!

    Not the alternator as he says it turns over but doesnt fire.
    lol wtf
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    Ya his car is well maintained it just won't kick over and its kinda hard to get to the spark plugs cuz they are under the intake manifold and I only brought my mk1 tools lol but its doin the runrunrunrunrunrun so idk he left it sitting and it wqs still sitting when I came to work at 10 tonight

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    No need to take the plugs out. Pull the coil wire off the cap and put it on the intake manifold. One dude cranks the engine and the other dude watches for spark from the coil wire

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    Ya his car is well maintained it just won't kick over and its kinda hard to get to the spark plugs cuz they are under the intake manifold and I only brought my mk1 tools lol but its doin the runrunrunrunrunrun so idk he left it sitting and it wqs still sitting when I came to work at 10 tonight

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    Oh then ill tell him to come out tomorrow and ww will test for spark

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    Let us know what he finds out

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    It was the ignition coil he said it runs "better then ever" lol u knew it was spark he gave up that day thanks cris this is why I joined Fahren

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    Glad to help and glad he got it running again

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