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1997 jetta will start but wont stay runnig.

I have to keep my foot on the gas or the car will shut off.

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  • tony
    tony May 11, 2010

    when it the last time you gotten a tune up? did you try changing the gas filters.

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    fuel pump has failed.

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You have a problem with the EMU or a small electric valve which controls the idle speed of the engine

When you take your foot off it is supposed to hold the engine at say 700- 800rpm

The fuel input be it petrol or diesel is metered to the engine under the control of the EMU

Have you had the battery off recently, if so there is more than a chance that you have lost the settings for the idle speed and pain in the **** that it is, you need a man with a laptop to check it out and set it up

Posted on May 24, 2009

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