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      Well I ordered the retainer kit today should be...

      Well I ordered the retainer kit today should be in this week sometime. Is the retainer what holds the steering shaft in place? Mine falls to the floor now.
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      Being super busy at work with 3 jobs, today I...

      Being super busy at work with 3 jobs, today I finally tried tackling the ignition switch on my Fox. I got as far as putting the new one in but having a hard time resetting the concave washer, I...
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      So to get to my ignition switch I won't need to...

      So to get to my ignition switch I won't need to remove the nut either?
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      Had the same question glad I found this thread...

      Had the same question glad I found this thread before I went and bought some sockets I didn't need.

      Reading in the Bentley on page 9:30, there is a warning about removing the steering wheel...
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      A friend recommended possibly jerry rigging a...

      A friend recommended possibly jerry rigging a switch to the starter solenoid to get by for now is that possible?
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      sigh...Well looks like I have something to do til...

      sigh...Well looks like I have something to do til I goto work in the next couple hours. So when I get the new switch plugged in do I just take a screwdriver or something and try turning the slot on...
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      Ignition Switch Help

      So I went to start my car today and it started to turn over then just stopped. Tried again wouldn't turn. Thought it was the battery at first so I had a neighbor try to jump it. Still nothing. We...
    8. 1988 Fox Wagon Denver Craigslist find...Funny ad!

      http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2989179323.html

      This ad was pretty amusing.
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      Horn honking on its own?!?

      Ok so I haven't been driving my fox lately til a friend can check into the coil and ignition system (I have another thread about the fox dying) but I was just about to fall asleep and I hear a horn...
    10. Thread: The Fox Song

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      The Fox Song

      Ok so I know I am a nerd for posting this and am aware the song is about a vespa scooter but...Every time I hear this song from Millencolin called "Fox" it reminds me of my Fox. I love her even...
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      Thanks for the info ziddey. I am hoping I can get...

      Thanks for the info ziddey. I am hoping I can get it looked at this week. Everyone keeps telling me get rid of the Fox and get something else but I love it and just want to make it work!
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      bump...Talked with a friend who has knowledge of...

      bump...Talked with a friend who has knowledge of older vw's watercooled and says he thinks some sort of crank sensor may be to blame for the issue's I am having with the car dying...never heard of...
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      Is there a way to test the coil to see if it's...

      Is there a way to test the coil to see if it's failing or am I better off just ordering a new one? germanautoparts.com has one for $47.00 is that a decent price or does anyone have a better...
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      Ok I am going to pick the car up tomorrow will...

      Ok I am going to pick the car up tomorrow will check into the coil first. How can I tell if the coil is bad? It is a 1990.
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      Yes the tachometer just drops down like the car...

      Yes the tachometer just drops down like the car shut off while in gear, still moving then just bump starts itself and keeps going. There is the occasional day where I can drive 50+ miles with no...
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      Yet another issue :(

      Was happy I got my clutch cable fixed and finally adjusted correctly thanks to the good people on this forum. Now I drove it for a few days and it keeps dying at random times. I had swapped out the...
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      Sticky: Finally got some pictures!

      Here's a few pics of my 1990 Fox. The hood came that way I guess there was a story behind it from the previous owners daughter but he wouldn't tell me what it was lol. Probably gonna spray over it...
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      Went back out this morning and got everything...

      Went back out this morning and got everything hooked up...I adjusted the nuts on the cable prior to putting it on the clutch arm more than before and success! I was able to get it going. It seems my...
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      Well I went out and disconnected the cable from...

      Well I went out and disconnected the cable from the bracket and clutch arm to try and take a better pic and when I did so I pushed in on the cable and it disconnected from the pedal :banghead:so I...
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      grrr lol...so my bracket is just a single hole....

      grrr lol...so my bracket is just a single hole. There is another style that would look like a "C" to slide the cable through? well as frustrating as it is I think getting it onto the pedal was the...
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