'94 VW Golf 1.8 petrol - engine cuts out and wont re-start
Hi I hope someone can help with this.
The problem seems to occur only when the car is warm and the engine seems to die when accelerating. When running normally the engine sounds and feels fine and I haven't noticed a loss of power. The battery seems lively, although I don't know the age of the plugs, coil, distributor etc. Once the engine has stopped it often wont start again for a while. Bumpstarting doesn't seem to work.
Also, I recently fitted a new exhaust manifold which involved stripping and replacing the inlet manifold and head. All were replaced with new gaskets and correct torque settings - however, the car didn't have a gasket fitted between the throttle body and the inlet manifold and as such I replaced it without one. Do you think that this problem could be due to this?
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It could be. The car seems to be flooding its self as though you are driving on the choke all the time. Replace the air filter if dirty and clean all the breather pipes. Also check the accelerator cable is not snagged and is adjusted correctly.
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Hi i need help my mk1 golf carb starts and idle fine but as the car idle and enjin is getting hot then she just jerk and cut out then start it again it starts fine but idle for aboutfew sec then cut out again..i unplug the temp sensor problem remain petrol filter new new plugs and plug wires new boch distributor...plus 1/2 tank of feul...what els can i try any help..can this be electrical problem or what all my fuses checked and is fine any help pls
okay start hear turn key three times in a row there should here the fule pump prime ie a whizing noise you may not here this so now check the dash look for engine light it might flash if it dose it might be a code this is stored in the computer in your car .now this is where it gets tricky you need a code reader.but now what is the fact the year of the car and is it flueinjected tbi or carb and what year im not saying im a expert there a lot to go over start with check your manule then all ie oil coolent the right way by the book''''''I think it:is a seneser oil or coolent if the vw golf is 82 or newer but it dose matter what country the is in .in germany from 1975 the vw rabbit was a golf so it would help to know but find vw dealer there not cheep but they know golf I will say this if you smell petrol do not srart the car look for a leak if you find one fix it now dont wait it will cause a fire
As a first course of action, have an engine tune up. Try to check and replace the spark plugs too. If the plugs have big gaps, corroded, covered with carbon or faulty the car may have problem on cold start ups.
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cheapest thing to try is the temp. sensor about E20 its under the distrubitor 4 wires in one plug then a clip to take out the sensor, if that dont work try to get a lend of a throttle body and change it to see if that works before buying one as they are dear. hope thats some help
SOUND LIKE YOUR FUEL INJECTORS CLOGGED.FILL UP FUEL TANK.PUT A BOTTLE OF FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER IN FUEL TANK.DRIVE A FEW MILES SO THE CLEANER CAN FLUSH OUT DIRTY INJECTORS.THIS SHOULD HELP.IF PROBLEM STILL EXIST.HAVE IT SCANNED.
This is a common occurance on vw's, you need to check for vacuum hose leaks, this is the cause.
Volkswagen engines rely heavily on vacuum and if there is one cut hose, or one small leak, your car will run like this.
If you can keep it running with the hood up, start listening for vacuum leaks around your hoses on both sides.
Most vacuum leaks occur near the front of the engine bay.