1982 Vw Rabbit, Replaced fuel pump and relined up cam timing marks and cannot get it to start

Asked by May 19, 2013 at 09:13 PM about the 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 Dr L Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put a 1.8l vw motor in my 82 rabbit, previously had a 1.7. I drove on it for 2 days then the
fuel pump went out on a hot day so i replaced it then messed with the timing and just
cannot get it to start up again. I have lined everything up to vw specs. Tranny hole
distributor and cam. Also i replaced the fuel pump relay along with the fuel pump. and
distributor. So now it will like be about to start but just not start all the way.

3 Answers

is the distributor oriented correctly? you've got a "silent" cam that works the distributor...really should line it up, firing on the one the camshafts on the "ignite" point and the crankshaft on TDC~ got to make sure it's right...perhaps the distributor vacuum advance is stuck in the full on position...did you golf tee it?~

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honestly sounds off by one tooth~

i have it all in the proper place

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