96 golf. obd2
having an issue with the car not starting. at first they thought fuel pump...replaced. same issue.
then someone told him it might be a relay...replaced. same issue.
another friend of mine told him it might be throttle body..replaced. same issue.
problem comes in the morning when he get in to go to work or what not. turns key. and nothing.
but he says if he just turns key. and dont crank it to start. just puts key forward and waits....at some point he hears a noise. once he hears noise. car will start. sometimes stays running. sometimes shut off.
also says that once the temp gauge gets over the first couple hash marks. then the car will start and run. this weeks since its been warm. he only has issues in the am. but again once it guage gets over couple hash marks. car starts and runs fine???
any ideas on what to check???
someone told him it might be thermostat??
appreciate any help.