Question about 1997 Volkswagen Golf
I have a 1997 VW Golf 1 manufactured in South Africa. Engine runs perfectly once moving, however the idle seems to fluctuate and intermittently stall (unless I use the manual choke to keep it above 1000rpm). I have changed the spark plugs to no avail. Where would I start to troubleshoot a problem like this?
Exactly same problem on mine m8.....a good service fixed the problem.....new air filter, oil, oil filter, spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor. when i took the air filter out and looked at the air flo pipes they were clogged up with white gunk....means the engine wasnt breathing rite. i cleaned it with break cleaning fluid. i dnt no which 1 of these solved the problem....but my guess wud be the pipes
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
Hi there i have seen this one before i think? with the car being setup for south africa then the setting under the bonnet on the main air intake should be set to open full which allows full cooling in very hot countries and shoudl be changed to only other setting under ther for the engine to run inthis country. there is also a converter which you can get for the temp senders to convert to this country. hope this helps
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
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
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 24, 2016 | Volkswagen Golf Cars & Trucks
Jul 12, 2013 | 1990 Toyota Land Cruiser
Mar 31, 2011 | 2002 Volkswagen Golf
Sep 11, 2010 | 1995 Volkswagen Golf
Jan 17, 2010 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf
Aug 14, 2009 | 1999 Volkswagen Golf
Aug 06, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf
Jul 30, 2009 | 1994 Volkswagen Golf
Mar 30, 2009 | 2002 Volkswagen Golf
Oct 18, 2008 | 1994 Volkswagen Golf
491 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!