Welcome to the VW AUDI Forum - VWAF.

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Polo 1.3 1995 starting problem

    Hi,

    I have a mark 4 1.3L Polo, but recently there has been a problem when starting.

    It actually strikes up fine, but then immediately stalls after about 2 seconds as there is just a flat spot. The revs go up as usual, but rather than tick over normally it drops to 0 revs and cuts out. (It's similar to cars with manual chokes, when they just cut out straight away).

    After an hour of trying I gave up and called the breakdown company, who couldn't find the problem, they then towed it to the garage and it started up first time?? They checked the engine and can't find any faults. I know this will happen again so am left with a car that's 0% reliable.

    Anybody else encountered these problems?

    Paul.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    6,328
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 685 Times in 669 Posts

    Re: Polo 1.3 1995 starting problem

    Hi This sounds like the immobilizer have you had a fault code read

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Polo 1.3 1995 starting problem

    Yeah, I did mention the immobiliser to the garage, but he said he'd run it through the diagnostics and there was no fault. Would it start at all if the problem was the immobiliser? Because it does actually fire up, but then just goes dead.

    It is an after market immobiliser, so I do still question it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    6,328
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 685 Times in 669 Posts

    Re: Polo 1.3 1995 starting problem

    Hi an aftermarket immobilizer will not show up on the cars diagnostic system.There will be only one way to find out if it is the immo and that is to remove it.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Polo 1.3 1995 starting problem

    Ah right, the guy at the garage didn't know this - he said that the immobiliser hadn't reported any problems. I think I'll just go ahead and remove the immobiliser then as this sounds to be the issue - is it an easy job?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Polo 1.3 1995 starting problem

    Quote Originally Posted by redimp View Post
    Ah right, the guy at the garage didn't know this - he said that the immobiliser hadn't reported any problems. I think I'll just go ahead and remove the immobiliser then as this sounds to be the issue - is it an easy job?

    Hi,

    I also a VW Polo (95) and have the same starting prob you described. A diagnostics came up with a Sensor hall fault (G40) but am not sure this is the problem....

    A friend also mentioned the possibility that it may be the immobiliser, so I would like to ask if you DID remove it and if it solved the problem?

    And, did you manage to do it yourself or did you have to go to a garage?
    Please let me know.


    Thank you.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Polo 1.3 1995 starting problem

    Cunha,

    I got the fault sorted and it was the immobiliser. I spoke to a few people and this seems to be a current fault with the polo. The immobiliser was removed at a cost of 80, and it sorted the issue.

    I was told that if the same thing re-occurs it may be the ignition barrel that needs replacing at a cost of about 150. I'd recommend getting a fault reading done.

    Paul.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Polo 1.3 1995 starting problem

    Hi Paul,

    Thank you very much for your quick reply!

    I did have a fault reading done and it came back with:
    Hall Sensor - G40 - 00515
    No signal, permanent fault.

    This was described by someone else in the forum, with a very different problem on his Polo: (consuming too much petrol), which made me question the reliability of the test. More so when I also read, in the response to his question, someone saying that this reading was returned because they did the test with the engine NOT running (exactly what they did in my case!!), so I'm not sure if the sensor is 'the' problem.....

    Also, friends suggested the immobiliser could be the problem, and that's why I wanted to know if it resolved your problem. Before I go and get more money spent, replacing things that are not problematic.

    So, I think I should remove the immobiliser too.

    You never had the same starting prob again since you removed it, right?

    Thank you once again for your reply.

    Kind regards

    Cunha

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Polo Starting Problem (intermittent)
    By Edmund in forum Polo - Derby - Lupo - Fox
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 18-08-2010, 08:40 AM
  2. Problem Starting Polo
    By roymarsden in forum Polo - Derby - Lupo - Fox
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 19-03-2008, 12:32 AM
  3. Starting Problem - 99 Polo - 1.4CL
    By wendyd in forum Polo - Derby - Lupo - Fox
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-09-2007, 01:38 PM
  4. Another Polo starting problem
    By a4pacific in forum Polo - Derby - Lupo - Fox
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-09-2007, 10:36 AM
  5. 1995 passat starting problem
    By firefox337 in forum Archive posts
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-10-2006, 06:43 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top






Disclaimer: VW Audi Forum is an "independant enthusiast website", and is in no way related to any of the Worldwide Volkswagen,Audi,Seat,Skoda,Bentley,Bugatti,or Lamborghini group of Companies. For official upto date information on any of there vehicles, please visit the official websites. Any comments made throughout this website, are the views of the respective poster, and in no way represent the views of the VW Audi Forum Administration, or the worldwide Volkswagen & Audi Group of companies.


VW Audi Forum do not vet and are not responsible for any information which is posted in this forum. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information.


Copyright: Images used on this website by the Administration are "Copyright" of Volkswagen GB, Volkswagen AG (Germany), Audi GB, Audi AG (Germany), Volkswagen Motorsport GB, Volkswagen Motorsport AG (Germany), Audi Motorsport AG (Germany), Volkswagen Racing GB, Bentley, Bugatti, and Lamborghini. No image can be replicated by anyone WITHOUT the relevent Companies written permission.


VW Audi Forum is an AUTHORISED retailer for the Surf City Garage range of car care products


All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners.

No part of the VW Audi Forum website or forum may be reproduced without written permission from the site administration


PLEASE NOTE - PERSONAL ABUSE, ABUSE AGAINST THIS OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR ANY COMPANY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OFFENDERS WILL BE MODERATED OR EVEN BANNED.


This website and forum are best viewed at a minimum resolution of 1024 by 768.





Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape


- VW AUDI Forum - The No1 VW Audi Forum - Volkswagen (VW) - Audi - Seat - Skoda - Bentley - Bugatti - Lamborghini - Porsche - VW Audi Forum -


- www.vwaudiforum.co.uk - www.vwaudiforum.co.uk -