Hello, my mom has a 1988 VW Cabriolet that is having an issue. We don't know much about these cars and no one within miles of us will work on them.
She just bought this car and it was running good. The fuse for the fuel pump went out so we replaced it and it ran good again. Well, the other day she went out to start it and nothing. The lights will come on but it won't turn over or anything. When it is jumped though it will run fine, until it is turned off again. We replaced the battery and the negative terminal, it was an older one, and still nothing. Any suggestions on this?
She also has an issue with an '86 Cabriolet. She ran out of gas in it and it has an issue now. We have replaced the fuel pump and filter but nothing. It used to run but would just stop going down the road. You had to pull over and wait then you could start it again and go alittle more. She finally got it home and now it's not wanting to start at all. Someone said something about air in the fuel line, does this sound right? and if so can anyone tell me or suggest a site that shows how to bleed the fuel line? I'm not sure this matters, but someone took out the fuel injection and put in a carborator. Looks like they tried to make it a race car at some point.
Any suggestions would be appreciated, thank you.