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Jetta 4: Car engine stops running while driving

I have trouble to keep the engine running while driving. This would only happen periodically, especially when I take a close corner, after which the engine just switches off. Normally the car would just start again when I turn the key in the ignition and I would continue driving. Occasionally, the car would not be able to idle, once I remove my foot from the gas pedal. I have had the wiring checked and replaced under the battery, and I also had to fix the mechanism to open the driver's window (electrical). Also, I can't recall having the fuel filter changed. Is this an electric problem, or is it rather that the filter and spark plugs need replacing?

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The first thing you need to do here is have the engine control module scanned for fault codes, this is key to the diagnosis of the problem.

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sounds like the timing belt it has a interference engine so if the timing belt broke you could have bent rods and cracked pistons or worse. good luck

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First thing to check would be dirty fuel injectors but it really sounds like a faulty Electronic Throttle Control. Trouble with a bad ETC is it won't always fail, leading you to think the problem is elsewhere. A bad ETC will make an engine stall and prevent it from idling.

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