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Volkswagen EuroVan: 1992-2003 (T4) hard to start engine

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Last Post: Nov 30, 2013 11:11 PM Last Post By: Tall_Tim

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hard to start engine
Posted: Mar 31, 2004 1:43 PM
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I have a 1993 Eurovan, MV model. It starts fine when cold. When it sits in the sun on a hot day, I need to try many times to start the engine. It seems to be an electrical problem, like I'm loosing electrical continuity. I'm guessing that it could be a partially faulty ignition switch or starter relay or maybe the starter solenoid. Can someone tell me where the starter relay is located. Thankyou.

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Re: hard to start engine
Posted: Apr 24, 2004 9:14 AM   in response to: hacksaw in response to: hacksaw
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I'm trying to catch up on posts that have not been answered. I thought I saw an answer to this one come through. The answer to the question on the location of the starter solenoid is that it is on the side of the starter. That may or may not be your problem. If you live where they use road salt, it could be a corroded wire to the starter. Of course, there are many other possible causes. Another posting that I made today was about the hall sending unit in the distributor. I noted that there have been reports of this being bad when the Van was hot. Maybe your hot day problem is similar. Long shot. Keep trying different things until you narrow in on the problem.

Windy Gregory
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Re: hard to start engine
Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:11 PM   in response to: gregoryw in response to: gregoryw
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Hey Troll the location of the starter relay

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