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I have a VW Golf MK4 year 1999 1.4 16v and when starting engine a black smoke comes out. Revolution get to 2000rpm and does not comes down before 5minutes. Twice I dealt with a problem while driving a

1999 VW GOLF MK4 1.4 16V Petrol.

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The following are the general instructions on the start of diagnosing any electronically controlled engine or transmission problem.

The engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems. Also engine mechanical problems can and do cause many drive-ability related problem such as rough idle and other symptoms.

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  • ARTHE Damien Oct 29, 2012

    Thank you for your advice. I got my Golf4 diagnosed and the problem was with my Coolant Sensor which did not give a good response with regards to the temperature. It has been fixed and the next step is to get the O2 Sensor changed. Any idea of how much it can cost?

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    yadayada Oct 29, 2012

    Clear the O2 code and drive it for awhile, the sensor was just indcating it was seeing a problem with fuel control/mixture, that is likely a resault of the coolant temp sensor problem.

  • ARTHE Damien Oct 30, 2012

    Thank you for the precious advice. Actually the car is running very good. If i understood you, the O2 sensor does not be changed right now.?

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