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Electric issues

steady jay Feb 10, 2011

  1. steady jay

    steady jay Member

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    Hi all, I have a 1997 1.8t it's developed 2 problems not sure if they're connected but worth asking. My entire dash gradually dies over a couple of seconds then springs back to life, it intermittent could happen every day or once a week, the other issue is once the car up to normal temp if I turn it off and try to restart it'll be really reluctant. Any thoughts would be hugely appreciated
     
  2. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    First problem I would whip the plastic engine cover off and check the earth on the engine for the coil packs. Mine did exactly this and I found the bolt had worked loose and come away causing some random issues with the dials and an annoying whine at 3krpm through the stereo.
     
  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    perhaps coolant sensor for the bad hot-starting?
     
  4. steady jay

    steady jay Member

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    Cheers lads I'll crack out the tools tomorrow.
     

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