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My VW Eurovan won't start...
My VW Eurovan won't start. I changed the battery, the ignition switch but it still wont start. What could be the problem?
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I bought this Eurovan in Feb. Almost immediately I noticed a few second delay in the enging turning over after turning the key. It was very random and hardly noticeable. Then it progressed to not starting for 10 minutes. Just silence, then it would start with no problem. This was still very random. 9 times out of 10 it would start fine. Then I had parked the car on a decline, nose down and I had to call a tow truck, it wouldnt start. I told him I think if he pulls it back to level ground it will start. It did. I drove it a few more days with no problems. Then I eventually got worse and now it wont start at all.
I read the ignition cylender is a big problem in these cars. So I replaced it. As soon as I did it started turning over. I was psyched! But it wouldnt start, I kept turning the key and it kept trying. But then eventually it just stopped. Back to doing nothing. I thought maybe i broke the thing so i ordered a no cylinder and again it was trying to start. But once again its back to silence. All electric seems to be fine.
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VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 5 months ago
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I do need a vin # to get the factory information to assist.

do you have a volt meter and can you see the starter to do some electrical checks ?

please do let me know!!

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hello,
Thank you for your help. I promise to be fair with my rating. My skill level is none! I was able to change the ignition cylinder with the help of Youtube. I do not know if I have a volt meter. But I will get one. The vin# ***** *****Rena
VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 5 months ago

what i need you to do is to get to the starter the small wire and measure voltage at the small wire . you may need a second person to do the ignition switch while measuring the voltage !! one lead in the connector and the other to ground measure in dc volts!!

please let me know what is the voltage while trying to start the vehicle!!

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Do have any idea where the starter is on the Eurovan? Do i need to go under the van?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Great! Thanks for the pic. I dont have a meter right now. So Ill probably get back to tonight or tomorrow morning.
VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 5 months ago

ok

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