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Car cuts off while driving

1999 VW Jetta cuts off while driving, happens more when air cond. is on, checked alternator and battery both are good, what could it be??

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  • judi703 May 29, 2009

    The car is in idle position.

  • judi703 May 29, 2009

    It restarts and it stalls out at idle speed

  • judi703 May 29, 2009

    engine speed is 800 at idle and 700 with the air on and the RPM does drop when AC is on.

  • judi703 May 29, 2009

    It has been a while since I had a tune up. Will check air flow meter and ignition module timing, could it be idle air control valve?

    Thank you.

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    check the Air flow meter and ignation module, timing.

    When did you have a turn-up for the car??

  • fougzki May 11, 2010

    Adjust your idle speed to compensate when the A/C is engage.

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    what is th eengine speed at idle?

    does the RPM drop when you have the AC on?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Does this happen when it's idling or when it's cruising?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    does it restart? does the stall out happen near or at engine idle speed?



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The most likely cause of this is the carberater throttle kick up solenoid is defective or the carb deceleration damper is defective, u may one or both of these, have them tested for proper function, u don't have an airflow meter (this engine is not fuel injected) so ignore that mis-directed advice from exper tfrcs68

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