since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Foltsvagen Golf 4
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Exhaust system
+ 6. Ventilation and heating system
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Suspension brackets and power shafts
+ 10. Steering
+ 11. Wheels and tires
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. Body
- 14. Electric equipment and electroschemes
   14.1. Filament lamps
   14.2. Electric chains
   + 14.3. Detection of not closed chain
   14.4. Safety locks
   + 14.5. Accumulator
   + 14.6. Generator
   - 14.7. Starter
      14.7.1. System of start of the engine
      14.7.2. Removal and installation
      14.7.3. Check, removal and installation of the traction relay of a starter
      14.7.4. Main malfunctions of a starter
   14.8. Replacement of bulbs of external lighting
   14.9. Removal and installation of an additional signal of braking
   14.10. Replacement of bulbs of internal lighting
   + 14.11. Devices of external lighting
   + 14.12. Adjustment of light of headlights
   14.13. Removal and installation of a combination of devices
   14.14. Removal and installation of switches of a steering column
   14.15. Removal and installation of switches
   14.16. Removal and radio receiver installation
   14.17. Removal and installation of high-frequency loudspeakers
   14.18. Removal and installation of low-frequency loudspeakers
   14.19. Recommendations about phone installation
   14.20. Aerial
   14.21. Check of a heater of back glass
   + 14.22. Explanations to electric circuits
   + 14.23. Schemes of electric equipment of the VW Golf car since September, 1997.

14.7.1. System of start of the engine


If the starter does not work in the provision of a key "engine start", the following reasons are possible:

  – the accumulator is faulty;
  – break of an electric chain between the ignition lock, the traction relay, the accumulator and a starter;
  – the traction relay is faulty;
  – mechanical or electric defect of a starter

1. For check of the accumulator light headlights.
2. If they grow dull in some seconds, the accumulator means is discharged. Recharge or replace the accumulator.
3. If headlights do not grow dull, include a starter and watch light. If they grow dull, means, tension arrives to a starter and malfunction is in it.
4. If headlights continue to burn brightly (and there is no click of the traction relay of a starter), it specifies that there is a damage to an electric chain or the traction relay is faulty.
5. If the starter rotates slowly, and the accumulator in a good condition, it specifies that the starter is faulty or there is a considerable resistance at an electric chain of a starter.
6. If damage to an electric chain is suspected, disconnect the accumulator and clear all connections and contacts in a starter power-supply circuit.
7. Repeatedly connect the accumulator and, using the voltmeter, check tension on elements of an electric chain to a starter.
8. If the accumulator and an electric chain in a good condition, remove a food wire from the traction relay and connect to it the voltmeter.
9. Turn the ignition key in situation "engine start". In this situation there should be a full tension of the accumulator.
10. Contacts of the traction relay can be checked by voltmeter connection between contact of the traction relay connected to a starter and the earth.
11. At ignition key turn in situation "engine start" the voltmeter should show tension. In the absence of tension the solenoid of the traction relay is faulty or contacts of the traction relay scorched.
12. If the electric chain and the traction relay are serviceable, means, the starter is faulty.