My 1998 Cabrio was running great then i went thru a lot of water and it never died , but it almost did in the rain. Now dies and wont start

Asked by Sep 23, 2016 at 08:06 PM about the 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GLS Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I went thru a lot of water it didnt die but days after that it ran great. except
taking off it would bog out and almost die but would catch and be fine then
it stalled out for good wouldnt start at all . after letting it sit it would start but
right when u push the gas dies out. A friend said it was timing belt but that
dont make sense to me .
Help i dont have money to fix everything trying to figure out what it is.

3 Answers

16,105

Check the distributor cap for moisture if it has moisture use some CRC electronic contact cleaner and spray it out. Same for plug wire boots both ends and all electrical connectors. See if air filter got wet if it did, replace it.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
16,105

If that is the problem (moisture) all you have to buy in electronic parts cleaner and maybe an air filter.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

ok thanks so much ive been told its timing belt or a sensor i will try this ty

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cabrio

Looking for a Used Cabrio in your area?

CarGurus has 96 nationwide Cabrio listings starting at $2,450.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

Volkswagen Cabrio Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,200
#2 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 1,230
#3 Fkpeach
Fkpeach
Reputation 820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
165 Great Deals out of 9,491 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Golf
58 Great Deals out of 2,770 listings starting at $2,200
Used BMW 3 Series
977 Great Deals out of 31,676 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Jetta
438 Great Deals out of 40,423 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen GTI
71 Great Deals out of 6,873 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Wrangler
271 Great Deals out of 18,084 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford Mustang
461 Great Deals out of 45,641 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Civic
631 Great Deals out of 88,620 listings starting at $995
Used Volkswagen Passat
271 Great Deals out of 24,277 listings starting at $999
Used BMW 5 Series
490 Great Deals out of 15,929 listings starting at $1,700
Used Audi A4
229 Great Deals out of 10,824 listings starting at $1,899

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.