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    Thread: need help for my 16v gli!! mk2

    1. 06-21-2012 04:43 PM #1
      i have a big problem! i got a 87 vw mk2 gli 1.8 16v, i have rebuilt the entire engine! and the car will not start! i have no current to the distributer i have tried everything i know its an electrical problem but i starting to give up! someone please help!

    2. 06-21-2012 04:51 PM #2
      Check back to the coil, then check back to the ICM.

      where you from?
      Up and Atom!

    3. 06-21-2012 04:57 PM #3
      i have already put in a new coil and checked the icm, the weird thing is that when i turn the key to off it has current! when i turn the key to on it has no spark?

    4. 06-21-2012 04:57 PM #4
      and i am from greensboro NC

    5. 06-21-2012 09:18 PM #5
      im in winston, i have a 92 gli. im not the most tallented tech but i may be able to help if you havent sorted it out

    6. 06-23-2012 10:14 AM #6
      sounds good man, the car is in jamestown, when do you have time to check it out?

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      06-23-2012 07:20 PM #7
      Ignition switch? What exactly does it do when you turn the key? Is the starter engaging? I know you said dist, just checking everything. Check all the grounds and clean/check all electrical connections.
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    8. 06-24-2012 02:37 PM #8
      yea brand new ignition switch 2 haha its a headache

    9. 06-28-2012 11:42 PM #9
      might sell the car now if any good offers out there! or maybe trade for a swap!

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      06-29-2012 04:53 PM #10
      So the car ran before you rebuilt the engine?

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      06-29-2012 04:56 PM #11
      You don't have the wires going into the coil reversed or something?

      Why did you replace your ignition switch? Was it a issue before? Is it a brand new switch?

    12. 06-30-2012 09:46 PM #12
      yes it has a brand new switch, and the coil is connected correctly, and the car did not run when we bought it so we did a complete rebuild on thi engine,

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      07-01-2012 12:53 AM #13
      I think in this situation you need a Bentley manual and need to start checking out all wires that have to do with the ignition system, this is assuming your computer is good. You could have a bad connection on a wire, break in a wire inside the housing, maybe somebody wired something backwards? I would check a wiring diagram and start checking continuity, and double check everything is wired correctly. How is your Hall sender?

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