Intermittent No Start - 5kcdtq

R Mangas porter_dog at
Fri Mar 14 11:39:32 EST 2003

  Ignition switch?  Got a billion miles on it?

>From: George Harris <harchris at>
>To: quattro at
>Subject: Intermittent No Start - 5kcdtq
>Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 11:16:32 -0500
>I just got a call from my wife who has the '87 5kcdtq out shopping. She
>turned the key and nothing happened. Absolutely nothing; no click, no
>whirring, nothing.
>OK, this has happened to me before, so we go through a few things; put
>the gear shift in neutral, wap it back and forth a few times, push down
>the clutch pedal, turn the key, nothing. Put it into first, push in the
>clutch, oops .. rolling backwards, yank the emergency on harder, turn
>the key, it starts! Yeah :-) Saved again. But this is why she is always
>threatening to sell the house or me and get a new car :-(
>Does anyone have any BTDT experience that would help me correct this
>problem? I have done a lot of work on this car since getting it 2 years
>ago, including removing and cleaning the ground straps to the starter,
>but if you think that is the problem I could do that again.
>Greatly appreciated

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