Hard Starting Cabriolet

Asked by Jan 20, 2017 at 03:35 AM about the 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an '87 VW Cabriolet that has been sitting for about 6 months. The
battery was dead so I replaced it.  The car is extremely difficult to start.  
Usually I have to jump start with my truck because the battery will be
sucked dry.  Once I get the car started it runs fine.  When I turn off the car
and let it sit for a few minutes it starts.  However if the car sits for more than
a day, then it is extremely difficult to start, again.  Any ideas?

2 Answers


What engine is it? Could be mechanic (try a compression test) or just a tune-up/filters/sparkplugs/wires thing.

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Could it possibly be the fuel accumulator? Is there a way to trouble shoot it?

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