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ok i have another problem with my car again, it will start then i will go somewhere then get back in it and nothing not a drizzle of power to the motor. this will happen every so often. then i will have to get someone to help me bump start it so i can get home.
anyone know what this could be from


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Note even a click? Battery and cables good? Grounds? If those are good, bring a test light with you and next time it does it, check and see where you lose power at.


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yeah all my connections are good and what not.
i have no idea what the hell is wrong with it im dumb founded


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did you install a relay from your key to the starter?


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mine was doing the samething check battery connections then check the wires where they plug into or bolt onto your alt or gen witch ever one you have mine was the wire that gets bolted onto my alt was loose tighten and havent had a glitch sence

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You have a voltage drop or an intermittant open.

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my bug has push button ignition but it wont turn over. the head lights and the radio work but the accesorry switch and push button start wont turn the engine over...could it be a bad wire or a bad fuse??

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The starter circuit is not usually fused. You have a voltage drop and/or an open circuit or the starter is dirty/defective. Start by cleaning all the connections in the starter circuit. With the transaxle in neutral can you apply 12 volts to the starter solenoid to activate the starter. Often times old VWs wiring has been repaired with to small of wire. Often times I would run two 10 guage wires front to back to make a new starter wiring circuit. While not in the original VW circuit , use a fuse link at the battery in case of a short.

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thanks guys im going to try some of that stuff


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so a bad wire to my starter could shut off the car as im driving because that also happened. doin about 40 miles per hour and then it just shut off.

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No the only time the starter is being used is with the key in the start position.

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yea so it must be a wire from my ignition because the light sayin its on wont light up and i dont get a turn over when i hit the switch

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There is a really big item that has been overlooked here, IF you have the stock trans mounts or the neoprene mounts you MUST HAVE a ground strap from the trans to the chassis. If you have the steel solid mount kit its not necessary but still a good idea. Remember some solid mount kits have a rubber insulator, these require a ground strap too.


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yea so it must be a wire from my ignition because the light sayin its on wont light up and i dont get a turn over when i hit the switch

It would be more of a be a problem in the ignition/starter switch circuit. The starter could be bad but it would not cause the dummy lights not to turn on.

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i had a bit of corrosion on the positive battery cable and i cleaned that up real good and now it seems to have cured the cancer that old betty had.
i will see if she acts up again.


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