no spark sometimes


Asked by Aug 22, 2013 at 11:49 PM about the 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Camper Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

new distributor due to broken. replaced dist. starts fine. 2 days later no spark. van sat for
1 week due to no time to look at. after that tried starting, van started did nothing to repair.
drove van for 1 day, stop and start and now nothing again

1 Answer

Scott Sr.

Sounds like a flaky ground issue. Make sure ground from engine to body is clean, dry, and free of corrosion. Varying weather conditions can sometime make a ground good/bad. Also, look at replacing the coil as well...if its the original, it's well past it normal lifespan.

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