Well I just got more info from the PO. The plot thickens.
I asked about the circumstances of it not running.
Apparently, he went out one winter morning and it just wouldn't start.
At some point, the starter was replaced before it stopped running. Every time I've tried to start it, after about...
Alright gents, here's a fun one.
2002 Jetta ALH/01M ~182k
No start, sat for three years. PO told me he thought the injection pump died.
Things I've checked/done so far:
- Brand new H7 battery (old one was dead from sitting)
- Timing belt is intact and looks good (was changed in 2017)
From punching the VIN into a few VW dealer parts sites, I believe the car has an NLP transmission.
I've found a few sources for solenoids and will most likely try those first. If that solves it, I'll go ahead and order the genuine Borg Warner ones that run somewhere around $400/pair (from what...
Gearing up to pick up a 2012 4 door Golf TDI that has a few solenoid codes in the DSG. Doesn't grab reverse when warm, etc...
For the record, it's comically cheap, I'm a pretty decent wrench, and I did pretty much everything on my old mk4 TDI short of beam bushings (didn't need 'em)...
Like the title says, I'm looking to get my hands on a BEW Golf or Jetta wagon (but will consider an ALH Golf or Jetta wagon as well)
Would prefer zero rust, lower miles, and stock or near-stock condition.
Heated seats and a 5/6 speed are a bonus.
I sold my 155k rust free '04 golf like an idiot...