Question about 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
does not like to idle either.
i would be driving along and it would just cut out, then i would wait abit then it would restart. go along for a while then cut out again.
now it wont start at all.
Just found your problem while looking for solutions to my own. My 2.0 8v 3door 97 golf gti can also cut out after driving for two or three minutes. Works fine one day then dies instantly 5 times the next...not a safe thing to happen pulling out of a junction!! Have researched problem and been told that it's probably fixable for £12-15. The "Hall Sender Relay" which is the fancy name for the ecu's power supply relay can go on the blink and cut power at any time causing instant shutdown...just like turning off the ignition key. Part number is 165906381 and available from a local vw dealer usually overnight. I'm fitting mine tomorrow 4/4/09...fingers crossed!
Hope this helps others...worth a try for the cost involved.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
Ok, start with basics my friend. Check all fuses. Replace any burnt fuses. If fuse burns again, there is a short circuit to ground. you will need to check the fuel pressure. You will need to get a fuel pressure guage and install it to your vehicle. Whether its the shrader valve on the fuel rail, or in line with the fuel line. If no fuel pressure when you turn the key to on, chances are, it will need a fuel pump. #2 if there is fuel pressure, you will need to check for spark. Install a spark tester between the spark plug and the spark plug wire. Crank engine, if tester lights, then there is spark. If not, check coil, module, computer. Also check for codes with a scanner. If there is a code, you will need to retrieve diagnostic tree for that particular code. Follow instructions carefully.
Posted on Jul 23, 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:
Sep 06, 2016 | Toyota Cars & Trucks
Mar 04, 2015 | Nissan Pathfinder Cars & Trucks
Jul 05, 2014 | 1994 Chrysler Concorde
Sep 29, 2013 | 1996 Honda Accord
Jul 27, 2010 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Nov 19, 2009 | 1996 Dodge Stratus
Dec 03, 2008 | 2000 Ford Focus
Nov 26, 2008 | Volkswagen Golf Cars & Trucks
939 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: