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      Check under the air filter and check the air...

      Check under the air filter and check the air intake tube into the airbox. I once had some mice that would build nests in the air intake tube and partially or totally block it over night while the...
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      Since the introduction of ethanol, most of the...

      Since the introduction of ethanol, most of the issues I have seen with cars that have sat for a year or two without running have been with fuel pumps. FR
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      The '86 should already have a knock sensor...

      The '86 should already have a knock sensor although the PN (and connectors) may be different for the two systems. Watch the torque values for the knock sensor. Too tight will ruin it.

      BTW -- I...
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      There were two different ignition switches used...

      There were two different ignition switches used on the 1990's. The early cars used 111905865L -- the same as the '89's. While the later cars used the one you bought 6N0905865. Because the 1990...
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      Sounds like a timing issue to me. I would take a...

      Sounds like a timing issue to me. I would take a look at the cap and rotor. To start with. I have had those parts bad out of the box. Since the car ran after you replaced the plug wires I would...
    6. VW often routed other devices through the Fuel...

      VW often routed other devices through the Fuel Pump circuit. In later years the O2 sensor heater was powered through that circuit. That would ground out on the exhaust system and bvlow the FP fuse....
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      Sometimes a bad rod bearing will click too. ...

      Sometimes a bad rod bearing will click too. People do head work and neglect the bottom end. Dr. Comer, my college auto shop teacher told me "never neglect your bottom end." If you rebuild the...
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      Did you replace the injector seals? The should...

      Did you replace the injector seals? The should be replaced. Check the compression. It is possible that the head gasket is bad and leaks oil or coolant. It is also possible that the head or block...
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      It's a good idea to replace the timing belt and...

      It's a good idea to replace the timing belt and idler since you don't know when that was last done. Since alcohol was added to gasoline I have seen a lot more fuel pump issues -- especially from...
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      Sounds like the car jumped time. You say that...

      Sounds like the car jumped time. You say that you checked the timing -- but you need to assure that the timing has remained correct. It wouldn't be unusual for a car with an old timing belt to jump...
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      I agree it is likely a timing issue. Check the...

      I agree it is likely a timing issue. Check the position of the flywheel to assure TDC. (The pistons reach TDC twice in a four stroke cycle engine. See the animation posted on Vortex a few posts...
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      That's what I would do -- lower the rear seatback...

      That's what I would do -- lower the rear seatback and crawl back to the hatch. IIRC there is a panel that can be removed by prying out a couple of plastic push fastners that should give access to...
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      There are two parts to an ignition switch. The...

      There are two parts to an ignition switch. The key part and the electrical part. You want to purchase the electrical part. The last one I bought cost around $7.00 on line. One from a FLAPS ran...
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      Since you don't want to mess with the ignition...

      Since you don't want to mess with the ignition switch until you have checked it out throughly -- the issue could ba a starter solenoid that isn't working correctly. Used to be that you could replace...
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      My previous response seems to have disappeared --...

      My previous response seems to have disappeared -- so I'll try again.

      - It isn't unusual to find the grounds attached to the side of the intake manifold as in your car. Normally they are attached...
    16. Engine Code DX? The VW PN would seem to be 035...

      Engine Code DX?

      The VW PN would seem to be 035 109 613 if the engine is a DX. I'm seeing prices in the $70 to $75 each range for those non-hydraulic valves from several suppliers I trust. That...
    17. I think that by '85 VW was using a 10mm Triple...

      I think that by '85 VW was using a 10mm Triple Square socket head bolt. Pull the cylinder head cover and you will see what is needed. It's a splined bit. Usually sold in bit sets but sometimes...
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      Someone here might be able to answer but since...

      Someone here might be able to answer but since the ABA is a 2.0 liter engine you might also want to try this Vortex Forum. http://forums.vwvortex.com/forumdisplay.php?28-2-0-Liter-Engine-Forum

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      The engine code will be stamped on a machined...

      The engine code will be stamped on a machined plate on the block -- just below the block/cylinder head seam line and sort of behind the distributor. You may have to clean off some crud to see the...
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      The blue sensor is an Oil Pressure Sensor. Be...

      The blue sensor is an Oil Pressure Sensor. Be sure to reconnect the ground wire that is broken off. FR
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