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    Thread: new to vw and having problems.

    1. 05-13-2012 09:10 PM #1
      I bought a 1992 jetta GLI w/ 9A.
      After lunch on thursday the battery was dead. got a jump and drove down the road to autozone. they didn't have the battery so i got another jump and headed down the road to the other autozone. about a mile down the road the car died at a red light. we pushed it out of the intersection and got another jump. i made half of a u-turn and the car sputtered died again. push started it. and it died again.
      so we got a tow to the autozone and bought the new battery.
      we cleaned the throttlebody and fired it up. car ran like **** and died. hasn't started on it's own since.

      basically what we've done is check fuel pressure at the distributor. (90psi)
      new fuel filter just for fun.
      put in a different fuel pressure reg. out of a junkyard gli.
      swapped out the pressure differential
      and checked a couple different sensors

      we can get the car to start by lifting the flap on the fuel distributor but wont run after you let it down.

      does anyone have any ideas?

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      05-13-2012 09:15 PM #2
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      05-13-2012 09:19 PM #3
      I believe your alternators dead.

    4. 05-13-2012 09:23 PM #4
      alternator was replaced a couple of months ago.

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      05-14-2012 01:22 AM #5
      Still think your alternator is dead....... Test it.

      Get your car running, disconnect POSITIVE terminal from battery,if car dies then its your alternator.

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      05-14-2012 09:30 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by vdub4lyf View Post
      Still think your alternator is dead....... Test it.

      Get your car running, disconnect POSITIVE terminal from battery,if car dies then its your alternator.
      Don't do this unless you like frying ecu's! Alot of people are misinformed thinking you can do this, well that's an old timer trick for carbureted non efi or ecu controlled vehicles and it will destroy your electrical system over time! vdub4lyf you probably are right I would also assume its the alternator
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    7. 05-15-2012 01:20 AM #7
      i'll pull the alternator and get it tested tomorrow.

    8. 05-15-2012 01:30 AM #8
      Sell it and buy a honda

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