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Old 08-25-2008, 06:06 PM
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Default 88 VW FOX

I just bought an 88 vw fox and love it. however i have run into two problems;
1. the car will only start when jumped with another car. I have tried to use the battery chargers and they will not work.
Figured out the alternator was not completely charging the battery to its full potential so i replaced the whole alternator the shaft was bad.
once replaced it started perfectly. shift it off and turn it back on 3 or 4 times. then i drove it home, parked it and tried to start it up the next
morning and it would not turn on, the lights will come on but not turn over. anyone have any clue what could be the problem?
2. I need to replace the shift linkage bushings and can not find a place who has a kit or the parts anywhere????
Old 08-25-2008, 08:52 PM
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Default RE: 88 VW FOX

check the engine ground
it is on one of the bellhousing bolts
i have a 88 fox only paid $75 for it
it still gets 30mpg
i cankeep my 04 jeep like new driving that old beater 50 miles a day
i had to fix my shifter a few months ago
you can get a bushing kit from a dealer
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