1997 volkswagen cabrio won't start

Asked by Dec 30, 2007 at 05:09 PM about the 1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr STD Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1997 volkswagen cabrio won't start when I went out to drive it today.  It was running fine this morning, but only cranks now.  I just filled up the gas tank last night.

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you could have a bad fuel pump,takes 2 people one remove gas cap listen in tank while the other turns key on and off,ps do not try to crank.just on off a few times listen far a humming sound if nothing bad pump,you will have to put ear as close as you can to filler neck.

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Yes, sounds like the fuel pump may have taken a dump. Often times this happens when you are low on fuel and refuel.

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Most common problem on Cabrio's is the coil pack. It gets hot from the engine and cracks. its a pretty expensive part so see if you can find a good used one. it seems like i go through 1 ever year and a half, they just absolutely suck in cabrios.

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