[Vwdiesel] New no-start issue
matt_lisa at sprynet.com
Fri Jun 20 13:13:05 PDT 2008
Sounds like corrosion on your grounds to me. I've had a similar experience, where the car would not turn over to save its life. After cleaning up the battery terminals, all of a sudden, things started working (idiot lights, starter, etc).
>From: Kneale Brownson <knealeski at sbcglobal.net>
>Sent: Jun 20, 2008 1:58 PM
>To: VW diesel List <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
>Subject: [Vwdiesel] New no-start issue
>Got my new starter in, as reported earlier. Started right up and drove it to a parking spot. Went to start it a few minutes later for an errand and when I turn the key after the glowplug light goes out, the dash idiot lights disappear, there's no response from the starter, I hear a repeated click, click from under the dash and the antitheft horn starts honking.
> Turn the doorlock to stop the honking, get back in and find there now are no idiot lights when I put the key at its running position. Turn for starter engagement and the antitheft horn fires off again.
> The new starter did not have the plug-in at the back the old one had, so I had to make a jumper to go from the wiring connector to the stud on the back. Made it from a short piece of 10-gauge with a male stud on one end to go into the connector and a female clip on the other end to go onto the stud on the starter.
> Like I said, car started right up while it was in the barn.
> Any suggestions?
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