My car will start but, the second I let go of the key, it dies. If I give it gas, I can keep it going, but by brakes are locked, and the second I ease off the gas, my rpm's drop and my car dies. Checked all my fluids, they looked fine. It feels like my car is out of gas, but I've got half a tank. Is this the fuel injector? The clutch?
I had the same problem although mine seems to be be getting over it. i use lucas fuel injector cleaner about every other gas fill up. if it is your injectors this cleaner should repair the fuel injectors if not this site i use for parts (autohausaz.com) has everything really cheep. at least 50% of if not more..
It is a good possibility that the ignition switch is bad. they go out in almost all of the late 90's golfs and jettas. it takes approx one hour to replace it and is not for the faint of heart. you must pull the airbag and the steering wheel. then you can get into the switch area.
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an alternator won't stall your car, the battery provides power to keep the spark going. It sounds like you could have some bad fuel, if you're able to run the throttle manually with your foot and keep it going that would indicate idle control. but if it stalls still when you are giving it gas. I would guess a fuel supply issue, either water in your gas, or fuel pump. Good Luck.
The battery might be low but I doubt it is causing the "no idle" problem. You should have an idle air control valve that the computer uses to adjust idle speed. That valve could be faulty or dirty. Is the check engine light on when the engine is running ?
No not at all. ABS issues will not leave you on the side of the road stranded, will not cause your engine any problems. When the ABS light comes on, it basically deactivates your anti lock brake system, giving you the same brakes we had back in the day before technology came into cars. You will not notice a loss in stopping power and your brakes will not be affected. Before the light, if you were to slam on your breaks, your tires would lock up for a split second then release, then lock, then release, keeping you from going into an uncontrollable slide. Now if you slam on the brakes, they will lock up and stay locked up until you ease your foot off the brake pedal....don't slam on the brakes. :-) Not saying you shouldn't get it fixed because it is a good safety feature to have for those who do panic and stand on the brakes. But you don't have to make it a top priority fix if budget doesn't allow for it.
SINCE CAR WONT CRANK. NOW IS THE TIME TO REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH KEY LOCK CYLINDER ITS BROKEN THAT WHY THE CAR KEYS WOULDNT TURN OFF CAR.DISCONNECTING BATTERY CABLES WITH CAR RUNNIMG WILL.SHORT OUT ALTERNATOR AND PCM.IF IN CASE YOU HAD TO REMOVE BATTERY CABLE REMOVE THE GROUND NEGATIVE CABLE FIRST.MAKE SURE ALL ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS OFF LIKE RADIO. AC SYSTEM OFF.THIS WILL PREVENT LARGE ELECTRICAL ARC FROM BATTERY THIS IS ONE TIME PROCEDURE IN CASE ENGINE WONT SHUT OFF ITS A GAMBLE BECAUSE IT WILL TAKE OUT ALTERNATOR AND PCM.REPLACE THE SWITCH AND KEY LOCK CYLINDER DONT KEEP STARTING CAR BY DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY CABLE YOU WILL DAMAGE IGNITION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.
It is was a gas filter problem blocking gas flowing from the pump. What happening was that when it was trying to **** the last drop of gas into the engine it really disturbed dirts inside the fuel filter and made it clogged at fine mesh. And also make sure give sometime for gas delivered into the fuel line it since it was empty when you change the fuel filter. It means you have to keep starting for a while so gas can go up to the fuel distributor then injectors.
You need a new fuel filter or fuel pump. Listen by the gas tank while someone turns the key forward to the run position. NOT the start position. You should hear the fuel pump hum for about 20 seconds then stop. If you don't hear it you need a fuel pump. If you do hear it start with a fuel filter and go from there.