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Re: Breakdown

Reply #15
I’m still sticking with the advice I gave previously.  Check all of the wires around the coil and dizzy. All you have to do is start the car, stay clear of the moving parts snd start pulling wires. Only touch HT with insulated tools. If the engine stops you have most likely found your fault.
Only once the simple stuff is eliminated move on to more complex things and spending money.
Thank you I've honestly taken on board all advice I can not find anything that stands out, all the connections look OK.
The rusty pile of junk is no longer starting at this rate it'll be getting trailered away.
Obviously starting to get annoyed with it now, it's a very expensive garage ornament that leaks oil.
Trying and mostly failing to keep a rust old tart of a golf on the road.

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Reply #16
Unlucky, I'd now be all over it with a multi-meter guided by a wiring diagram.  I'd be searching for the failed component or broken connection.  I suspect that is not within your skill set?
If not a mobile auto electrician that is familiar with old cars / old ignition technology is probably your best way forwards.  A coil is about £30 and a hall sender about the same again.  I feel it is likely to be one of these two components, most probably the hall sender.  How much would it cost to have it diagnosed?

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Reply #17
Unlucky, I'd now be all over it with a multi-meter guided by a wiring diagram.  I'd be searching for the failed component or broken connection.  I suspect that is not within your skill set?
If not a mobile auto electrician that is familiar with old cars / old ignition technology is probably your best way forwards.  A coil is about £30 and a hall sender about the same again.  I feel it is likely to be one of these two components, most probably the hall sender.  How much would it cost to have it diagnosed?
A genuine bosch coil is approx £55  I haven't given the hall sensor a thought until you mentioned it.
I shall look into it thanks @PWardy.
Unfortunately my skill set is not wiring, yes am thinking a mobile mechanic is probably best as transporting the golf will cost minimum of £100 at a guess.
Trying and mostly failing to keep a rust old tart of a golf on the road.

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Reply #18
No, I had my Golf transported recently.  I think I paid £54 (but mine is a runner), look up AnyVan. they were very good.  I think though the mobile Auto Electrician is your best option.

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Reply #19
No, I had my Golf transported recently.  I think I paid £54 (but mine is a runner), look up AnyVan. they were very good.  I think though the mobile Auto Electrician is your best option.
I totally agree you have been a star I think it's the hall sensor,  am going to purchase one and arrange a mobile mechanic.
Once it's started it's getting a complete check over by a vw specialist.
The ignition coil isn't old but obviously it still could be that, thank you I genuinely appreciate the advice.
Trying and mostly failing to keep a rust old tart of a golf on the road.


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Reply #21
Does a k-jet even have a hall sender? 16v might but I don’t think an 8v does. There’s no ECU.

I could be talking crap, if there is one. It must be the only thing I never needed to change lol
With the help of Google https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/034998065-hall-sender-for-1-8-gti.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw5s6WBhA4EiwACGncZdcdOJad5rm-e7JdXiywcOJpBqeAtALmRhcnoB8yo2eHMnrUwi8uhxoCmCwQAvD_BwE unless am completely confused., wouldn't be the first time.
Trying and mostly failing to keep a rust old tart of a golf on the road.

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Reply #22
Does a k-jet even have a hall sender? 16v might but I don’t think an 8v does. There’s no ECU.

I could be talking crap, if there is one. It must be the only thing I never needed to change lol

Fairly certain I have one, but it has never played up so I’ve never had to sort it out. My engine is a Digi PB.
I thought also a 16v is a KJet?

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Reply #23
Do you have a multimeter? if so you can test the coils primary and secondary resistance quite easily

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Reply #24
Do you have a multimeter? if so you can test the coils primary and secondary resistance quite easily
Unfortunately no I haven't am sure I can get hold of one, but unless YouTube can guide me I'd be lost.
Trying and mostly failing to keep a rust old tart of a golf on the road.

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Reply #25
If you get hold of a multimeter you would need to be able to find your way around this wiring diagram:


Source; Haynes Publishing Group

There are three components that if failed or have bad connections would cause no spark:

N41 TCI ignition control unit
N coil
G40 hall sender

Who ever comes along must understand how to test these components.  Check out before booking.

 

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Reply #26
Quick update finally got a mobile mechanic to look at the golf and now it starts, looks like it was a faulty rotor arm. Strange as it's only done afew hundred miles. It's booked into a vw specialist in afew weeks to be safe.
Thank you for all the advice I genuinely appreciate it.
Trying and mostly failing to keep a rust old tart of a golf on the road.