I have a mk3 2.0 ABA that I just swapped the engine and tranny from another vehicle.
On start I get crank and start, but it quickly dies. Seems it's unable to idle.
Timing was good when the engine was removed, i didn't touch the belt so it should be fine. firing order is correct. plugs, wires, rotator, cap, coil are all fairly new.
I've read a bad immobilizer cam cause this. How do I ensure it's the immobilizer?
As usual, when plugging in the battery negative after the positive is already set, the alarm goes off. I can turn the alarm of from the doors but not from the ignition, when i crank the key in the ignition nothing happens. Is this indicative of a bad immobilizer?
How do I bypass the immobilizer?
If you think it's caused by something else please chim in!