Will not start

Asked by Sep 02, 2015 at 03:56 PM about the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi Turbodiesel

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1998 TDI glow plug light will not come on sometimes. It will crank over, but
will not start  when light is not lit.. When glow plug light is on (occasionally) it
starts immediately.  What gives?

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check glow plug timer/relay

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