Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 11 of 11

    Thread: 90 8v digiII no start..thing ive almost got it. help!

    1. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2010
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      1,647
      Vehicles
      00' GLX VR6 GTI (rip) 90' Golf ABA <3
      05-07-2012 07:54 PM #1
      Car was driving at around 45 and just died out of nowhere. Original diagnosis showed it had fuel and spark. I was planning on doing the timing anyways so i just did that. Timing is spot on now, but now there is no fuel all of a sudden. i noticed that the pump doesnt prime in accessory like it was when we first checked it. I took a light tester to an open top fuse in slot 18 and when i crank it there is no power. ive tried a different fuel relay and a different ECU. Ecu was the same code with two end letter difference though.

      Where should i go next?
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      This forum is so littered with VR6 swap threads that, statistically, one of your 26 posts should have already been in one.
      Quote Originally Posted by stkshftgti View Post
      This shouldn't be funny, it really really shouldn't.... it is, but it should not be.

      I'm too ehstupid to make up my own mind!

    2. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2010
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      1,647
      Vehicles
      00' GLX VR6 GTI (rip) 90' Golf ABA <3
      05-07-2012 10:38 PM #2
      Bump!
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      This forum is so littered with VR6 swap threads that, statistically, one of your 26 posts should have already been in one.
      Quote Originally Posted by stkshftgti View Post
      This shouldn't be funny, it really really shouldn't.... it is, but it should not be.

      I'm too ehstupid to make up my own mind!

    3. Member PDXGTI8V 2.0's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2005
      Location
      Portland ORYGUN
      Posts
      14,633
      Vehicles
      + over 7500 posts pre-ban
      05-07-2012 11:00 PM #3
      you replaced your ignition switch when?
      My 91 GTI 8V, original owner stylz, yo!: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/pdxg...%20july%202013

    4. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2010
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      1,647
      Vehicles
      00' GLX VR6 GTI (rip) 90' Golf ABA <3
      05-07-2012 11:31 PM #4
      It cranks beautifully but doesnt start...i would think it wouldnt crank if it was the ignition switch?
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      This forum is so littered with VR6 swap threads that, statistically, one of your 26 posts should have already been in one.
      Quote Originally Posted by stkshftgti View Post
      This shouldn't be funny, it really really shouldn't.... it is, but it should not be.

      I'm too ehstupid to make up my own mind!

    5. Member naterkane's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 8th, 2001
      Location
      Baltimore, MD
      Posts
      2,585
      Vehicles
      Nothing all that street-able
      05-08-2012 12:33 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by mor3deadmau5 View Post
      It cranks beautifully but doesnt start...i would think it wouldnt crank if it was the ignition switch?
      crank position, and AAC position aren't the same thing... the switch could actually be bad. easy enough to test with a jumper wire.

      also try to apply power directly to the fuel pump... they do sometimes (too often if you ask me) die.
      Best,
      Nater Kane
      Motörshed Inc

    6. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2010
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      1,647
      Vehicles
      00' GLX VR6 GTI (rip) 90' Golf ABA <3
      05-08-2012 03:50 PM #6
      should i try jumping it right at the starter to test if the switch is bad?
      And what about the fuel pump? should i just run a really long wire from the battery to the pump and a ground wire?
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      This forum is so littered with VR6 swap threads that, statistically, one of your 26 posts should have already been in one.
      Quote Originally Posted by stkshftgti View Post
      This shouldn't be funny, it really really shouldn't.... it is, but it should not be.

      I'm too ehstupid to make up my own mind!

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2010
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      1,647
      Vehicles
      00' GLX VR6 GTI (rip) 90' Golf ABA <3
      05-08-2012 06:04 PM #7
      Timing is the notch on the pressure plate lined with the arrow on the case, the distributor tip lined up with the slit in the aluminum machined part, and the cam dot lined with the head right?!
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      This forum is so littered with VR6 swap threads that, statistically, one of your 26 posts should have already been in one.
      Quote Originally Posted by stkshftgti View Post
      This shouldn't be funny, it really really shouldn't.... it is, but it should not be.

      I'm too ehstupid to make up my own mind!

    8. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2010
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      1,647
      Vehicles
      00' GLX VR6 GTI (rip) 90' Golf ABA <3
      05-09-2012 12:53 AM #8
      Beeeump
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      This forum is so littered with VR6 swap threads that, statistically, one of your 26 posts should have already been in one.
      Quote Originally Posted by stkshftgti View Post
      This shouldn't be funny, it really really shouldn't.... it is, but it should not be.

      I'm too ehstupid to make up my own mind!

    9. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2010
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      1,647
      Vehicles
      00' GLX VR6 GTI (rip) 90' Golf ABA <3
      05-09-2012 07:05 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      This forum is so littered with VR6 swap threads that, statistically, one of your 26 posts should have already been in one.
      Quote Originally Posted by stkshftgti View Post
      This shouldn't be funny, it really really shouldn't.... it is, but it should not be.

      I'm too ehstupid to make up my own mind!

    10. 05-09-2012 07:39 PM #10
      After you replaced stuff did you ever get power to the pump?

    11. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2010
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      1,647
      Vehicles
      00' GLX VR6 GTI (rip) 90' Golf ABA <3
      05-09-2012 07:55 PM #11
      I had power in the first place but now i dont..
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      This forum is so littered with VR6 swap threads that, statistically, one of your 26 posts should have already been in one.
      Quote Originally Posted by stkshftgti View Post
      This shouldn't be funny, it really really shouldn't.... it is, but it should not be.

      I'm too ehstupid to make up my own mind!

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •