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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: 88 Vanagon wont start Reply with quote

I checked out the bat and it's fine. When I put the key in the ignition to start nothing happens. no fuel pump hum no turn over no nothing. Does this sound like a relay issue?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have power at the dash with the ignition on? Such as gauges and warning lights?

My first guess would be an ignition switch, but that's just a guess. You will need to follow a troubleshooting process to diagnose it. Got a service manual?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you turn the key power flows to the solenoid(attached to yer starter) Make sure the little wires are on the spade tip connections or no crank.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Relays in the box above the coil control the fuel injection.
Dont forget about how often ignition switches fail.
Grab a multimeter and start testing.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MidwestDrifter wrote:
do you have power at the dash with the ignition on? Such as gauges and warning lights?

My first guess would be an ignition switch, but that's just a guess. You will need to follow a troubleshooting process to diagnose it. Got a service manual?


no service manual but I'm sure i can find one floating around on the net some where easy enough. Yes i have power at the dash. if it was just the ignition switch would the fuel pump not fire up? Thank-you.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pioneer1 wrote:
When you turn the key power flows to the solenoid(attached to yer starter) Make sure the little wires are on the spade tip connections or no crank.


k. I will check this out but again... no action from the fuel pump... would this not crank even if there were a missed connection in the solenoid?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

insyncro wrote:
Relays in the box above the coil control the fuel injection.
Dont forget about how often ignition switches fail.
Grab a multimeter and start testing.


Thanx for the input. I will give this box a shot.
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