Starts but won't run.

2002 Volkswagen Polo Problem

The Problem

Avatar iccarus 1000
Joined: 2 years ago | Fixes: 5 | Profile
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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.


Car Volkswagen Polo
Variant 1.2 3 cyl petrol
Model Year 2002
Category Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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Solution

Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,059 | Profile

Checked ALL other fuses ?

Solution

Avatar 1/4drive
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 1,862 | Profile

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.

Question

Avatar iccarus 1000
Joined: 2 years ago | Fixes: 5 | Profile

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.

Solution

Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,059 | Profile

You list the car as a 2052 , what year is that ?

Suggestion

Avatar iccarus 1000
Joined: 2 years ago | Fixes: 5 | Profile

Have you had a look at this similar problem:

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Have you had a look at this similar problem:

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Question

Avatar iccarus 1000
Joined: 2 years ago | Fixes: 5 | Profile

its a52 plate.

Solution

Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,059 | Profile

Checked ignition switch ?

Question

Avatar iccarus 1000
Joined: 2 years ago | Fixes: 5 | Profile

not yet but its looking like i will have to.

Solution

Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,059 | Profile

Checked ignition switch ?

Solution

Avatar paulieone
Joined: 10 years ago | Fixes: 1,666 | Profile

sounds like you have a poor earth somewhere or a bad connector block

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