Car has a very hard time starting when it's wet outside

Asked by May 19, 2013 at 08:22 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2002 VW Jetta
My car sputters only upon starting when it's raining or has been very damp outside. I had the wires and plugs replaced about two yrs ago. That helped a lot, but did not solve the problem 100% at the time. Now it's back to sputtering 100% of the time, but ONLY upon starting the car when it's wet outside....?? Once the car runs for a while, the problem stops. Help! Thanks in advance for any advice!!!

2 Answers

Yes...give it a shower in WD-40...the conductivity will disappear (no static electricities) and always recommend this if doing a steam clean engine wash as electrical high-tension wires seek the closest path...with any luck it is the sparkplug~

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
2,765

Change the coil and the spark plug wires. It's common in this vehicle.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 2,180
#2 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,100
#3 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
211 Great Deals out of 20,832 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Civic
667 Great Deals out of 77,417 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen GTI
94 Great Deals out of 6,109 listings starting at $2,299
Used Volkswagen Golf
28 Great Deals out of 2,441 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899
Used BMW 3 Series
1,372 Great Deals out of 37,826 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
873 Great Deals out of 74,424 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,091 Great Deals out of 96,268 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Altima
1,087 Great Deals out of 82,558 listings starting at $670
Used Audi A4
260 Great Deals out of 11,458 listings starting at $800
Used Volkswagen Beetle
191 Great Deals out of 8,836 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
697 Great Deals out of 58,722 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
14,261 listings starting at $12,035
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,491 listings starting at $8,999
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 3,413 listings starting at $8,037
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 3,713 listings starting at $6,499
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 2,021 listings starting at $5,950