Question about 2004 Volkswagen Polo 1.4

Open Question

Hi guy my 2004 vw polo 1.4 engines cuts off and displays the battery sign when i stop or slow down at a robot or stop sign .It jerked once before and switched off 3 times now and a major service was

Major service was done with an non vw company and at 203 500 kms current mileage is 210 000 kms

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 16 Answers


Is it a standard or automatic transmission? If standard, your clutch may be slipping. While driving down a straight road, push the brake while still in gear and push the gas pedal as well. If the engine slows with the vehicle, the clutch isn't slipping. If the engine speeds up while the vehicle is slowing down, the clutch is slipping.
If it is an automatic, check the transmission fluid. You may be low and the transmission is slipping while under load, or the torque converter is slipping for the same reason. You may have a bad torque converter clutch switch, but the computer should have picked that up and made your "Check Engine" light come on.
These are the main reasons you would be losing power going up hills unless your engine isn't powerful enough to handle the larger tires on extreme hills. (It takes more power to turn a larger wheel going up hill since the vehile has to travel further for each revolution of a larger tire. Incidentally, have your speedometer checked. You will be going faster than what the speedo says since you put larger tires on.) Good Luck.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

  • 193 Answers

SOURCE: VW Polo Dash Instrument's

buy a repair manuel from a parts store. Check to see that it has the wiring diagram in the manuel.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

  • 1 Answer


idle air control valve is going bad

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • 119 Answers


I have changed a few cylinder heads under warranty for this type of problem. The exhaust valve guides wear, this causes the exhaust valve to seat badly, giving low compression. if one cylinder compresion reading is more than about 50 psi below the others, then this warrants head removal. It is quite a job, due to the fact that the camshft id chain driven. If you are up for it then once the head is removed, poor liquid into the exhaust ports and see if it leaks out through any of the exhaust valves.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

  • 1757 Answers

SOURCE: My vw polo sometimes cuts out with battery light

Check your Belts first to see if they are loose, worn or slipping.
Check your Battery Connections. Take off the Cables and clean both the Battery Post and Cables with a Battery Cleaning Brush.
The Battery Starts the vehicle and runs nominal operations.
The Alternator provides the electricity to Run the Engine. It also provides a small trickle charge to the Battery, recharging it.
If the Alternator is failing, it will draw electricity from the Battery, until eventually the Alternator will fail and deplete the Battery, rendering the Battery (and veh) Dead.
A great way to check the Alternator is to:
1) Start the Vehicle.
2) With the Egine Running, Disconnect the Negative Cable from the Battery.
3) If the Engine Dies, then the Alternator is bad and needs to be replaced.
The Last possibility is the Battery is old, losing it's charge, or losing it's capability to be charged. If your Battery has rectangular caps on top, carefully remove one-cap-at-a-time; and using a Ball Float-Bulb Tube Battery Tester check each cell (hole). More than 2-cells (out of 6 cells) below 50% constitutes a new Battery. Also check your Battery Fluid Level. Use DISTILLED WATER only when adding Fluid. Remember that Battery Fluid is highly Acidic and causes burns.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at!

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Vw polo I.4 16 v stalling. cutting out when coming to a stop or slowing down..replaced battery coils fixed fuel pump.. could it be a faulty oxygen sensor

A car I had did this (not a VW though). It turned out to be a dirty throttle position or body slider (or somesuch name). Once cleaned the problem was resolved. No idea where yours is located, but mine was near the air filter.

Aug 02, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My VW Polo 1.4 2002 model does not seem to idol properly at a stop street or a robot. The rev gauge drops below normal, however the vehicle does not switch off. The vehicle seems fine whilst driving...

replace spark plugs or make sure it;s new .fuel filter is new . then adjust the distributor move until RPM is OK and engine stable . ( distributor with two bolts ) loose little and adjust

Jun 21, 2011 | 2012 Volkswagen Polo

4 Answers

My vw polo keeps cutting out. when it slows down

try cleaning your battery terminals and tightening them. if that doesnt solve the problem your battery or alternator may be dying, some auto parts stores will do a charging system check for free that will tell you if one or the other is bad.

Feb 08, 2010 | 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

My Vw polo 1.4 r reg1997. Engine cuts off, usually

check the idle controll sensor.its stopping u from idleing when u let youre fooy off of the pedal.

Jan 17, 2010 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

VW Polo engine cut-out

Tty a temperature sender unit.

Sep 11, 2009 | 2004 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

96 vw polo keeps cutting out at low revs

i had same prob. Sorry but im a noob when it comes to car stuff. I think its called the airflow, it just needs cleaning cost me £25 for him to clean it, piece of ****. Hope this helps.

Jun 05, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer


idle air control valve is going bad

Jan 19, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

2 Answers

VW Polo 1.4 W Reg

clean the throttle body out only four bolts hold it on,you will need to reset basic setting afterwards,quite a common fault

Jan 02, 2009 | 2004 Volkswagen Golf

2 Answers

VW Polo: 1999

not being smart but you are being fed porkies.. it sounds like you are drawing air somewhere or you have throttle body problems. you will need to get it on to a diagnostic computer to tell. 

Jul 06, 2008 | 1999 Volkswagen Golf

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 Logo

Related Topics:

61 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers


Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8202 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides