my 2002 vw rialta when key urrned on to start engine it wont engage the starter

140

Asked by Jan 03, 2014 at 08:05 AM about the 2002 Volkswagen EuroVan

Question type: General

My 2002 VW rialto when ignition switch is turned on to start engine it wont engage.  In the past some times would have to try 3 or 4 times before starter would turn over to start it. Could it be an ignition switch problem or something else?

1 Answer

355

Need more information. Do the dash lights come on? Does the starter make any noise? Does the engine make any noise? Possible culprits include a bad starter motor, a bad starter solenoid, a bad safety relay (which is the switch that makes sure the vehicle is in park or the clutch is depressed before starting), bad ignition switch, and loose wiring. If it has been making a metal on metal noise prior to turning over, you probably wore down your gears.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volkswagen EuroVan Questions

Volkswagen EuroVan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 270
#2 enrik
enrik
Reputation 220
#3 niceguyfl2000
niceguyfl2000
Reputation 140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
211 Great Deals out of 20,832 listings starting at $1,800
Used Volkswagen Beetle
191 Great Deals out of 8,836 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
7 Great Deals out of 1,854 listings starting at $9,980
Used Volkswagen Jetta
461 Great Deals out of 31,245 listings starting at $150
Used Chevrolet Astro
296 listings starting at $1,815
Used Toyota 4Runner
315 Great Deals out of 20,549 listings starting at $2,295
Used Toyota Sienna
293 Great Deals out of 28,851 listings starting at $900
Used Subaru Outback
300 Great Deals out of 29,744 listings starting at $1,200