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96 Jetta starts to lurch like it is out of gas then dies.

The lurching and sputtering is like it is out of gas however the tank is full. I am in a cold climate so I added fuel deicer/ water remover but am still having the same problems. After it dies it will restart about 10 minutes later.

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  • lichte6 Jan 16, 2009

    Will try and let you know thanks.. Is this something that I can do myself...I am fairly handy around a car.

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Try a new fuel filter.

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  • w4uze Jan 16, 2009

    If I remember correctly, Jack the car up from the passenger side and the fuel filter should be on the bottom just under the rear seat. Couple of clamps, take out the old one and replace it with a new one. Ten minute job. They get moisture on the filter media then freeze in cold weather and act like its plugged, vehicle seems like its starving for fuel. Also use the fuel deicer with isopropel alcohol, it works better.

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