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Son replaced starter. ran fine. when he tightened the

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Son replaced starter. ran...

Son replaced starter. ran fine. when he tightened the battery cable he shorted the poisitive to ground. now i have no spark. when cranking, i get one spark when iinitially cranking then none.

Mechanic's Assistant: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?

Neither

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your VW?

1996 passat 2.8l

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?

A shop down the road replaced a crankshaft sensor and no spark still

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: VW
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VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I'll be more than happy to assist you, Thank you. Have you check the fuses yet? There are fuses guaranteed that blew.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
checked and none blew
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
is that all i get for $5
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

no thats not all you get.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
what is the next step? am i expected to pay again? not sure what to do next
VW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hi, my name is***** looks like the other expert has left the chat. Perhaps I can help. Power from the battery goes to the ignition switch. First make sure the battery is still good. Next you should double check all of the wires that connect to the positive battery cable and make sure they are all connected and secure. Next I would check the voltage to the ignition switch or substitute a known good ignition switch for testing.

Let me know what you find.

Marty

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VW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Hi, just checking in. Did you get this sorted out?

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