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I have a 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio I started it up it ran for a couple seconds then died now it will turn over but not start help please

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Sound like restricted fuel filter or faulty fuel pump.

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SOURCE: car starts but dies after 2 or 3 seconds

try replacing the throttle positioning sensor its on the throttle body

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Jumped time. If it runs ruff I would do that too much, you could bend a value.

Fairly common problem, you just need a new timing belt.

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computer possibly has noticed a reason to shut down engine try checing the oil low oil psi will cause the computer to shut down engine before damage occurs

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2001 vw cabrio start turn over

uh if it will turnover but not start is there gas in it? check the timing...the neutral switch and the crank sensor,

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Just dies after about 5-10 seconds

this may be due to the fault in the pump check that

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If it is your catalytic converter you would have noticed when you were driving.Your car most likely would have overheated.Catalytic converters get clogged up and don`t let your exhaust flow out right.So if your car only runs for 2-3 seconds and die`s it sounds like something else.When your car was running was it running fine with no problems.If it was it is not your catalytic converter.

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Turn the key to on, do not start the engine. Press the gas to the floor and hold it there for 5 seconds. Release the gas. Start the car.
This will relearn throttle position.

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