Volkswagen Polo starts but won't run.

2052 Volkswagen Polo Problem

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CarVolkswagen Polo 1.2 3 cyl petrol
Year2052
Ownericcarus 1000
Posted14/02/2017
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i had to replace 1 burnt out coil along with its connecting plug and 2 burnt out fuse holders, this was done properly with solder and shrink wrap. when trying to start it now it will run for about 2 seconds then stop, it refuses to fire again unless i wait maybe 1 minute then it does the same again. help please as its my daughters car and she is lost without it.
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11443 | View Garage
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Checked ALL other fuses ?


Posted on Tuesday 14th of February 2017
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Solution 2
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1514 | View Garage
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Sorry but that sounds electrical,
Something is going open circuit.
Try a can of freeze spray from "Maplins"
when sprayed onto electrics it freezes parts and hopefully isolates where the open circuit is for repair.


Posted on Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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iccarus 1000 | Driver | Since: Feb 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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in addition to the info above i have checked all the fuses and they are ok, i also found out that the brake lights don't work now along with nothing at all on the dash board as in battery light, charging light etc. i'm pulling my hair out now. please help.


Posted on Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11443 | View Garage
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You list the car as a 2052 , what year is that ?


Posted on Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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iccarus 1000 | Driver | Since: Feb 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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Have you had a look at this similar problem:

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Posted on Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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iccarus 1000 | Driver | Since: Feb 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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Have you had a look at this similar problem:

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Posted on Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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iccarus 1000 | Driver | Since: Feb 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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its a52 plate.


Posted on Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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Solution 4
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11443 | View Garage
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Checked ignition switch ?


Posted on Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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iccarus 1000 | Driver | Since: Feb 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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not yet but its looking like i will have to.


Posted on Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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Solution 5
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11443 | View Garage
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Checked ignition switch ?


Posted on Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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Solution 6
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1519 | View Garage
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sounds like you have a poor earth somewhere or a bad connector block


Posted on Friday 17th of February 2017
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