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When i press the accelerator the my 1999 jetta

When i press the accelerator of my 1999 jetta it shuts off. it idols fine and will go into gear and everything. any ideas ?

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Adjust the accelerator cable

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My Jetta ,an automatic will not change into 4th gear at 80 klm's per hour. Is there a fix for this?


That is near the border of the shift point. You may be able to influence it with accelerator or throttle positioner adjustment. That is only 49 mph.

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I have a volks wagen jetta 1999 model. the engine will start but will not accelerate


could be a bad or weak fuel pump. when engine starts lower pressure will allow the engine to start and run until you try to accelerate then the fuel pump pressure demand goes up, but if not sufficient pressure available will not accelerate

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What is the drive cycle for a 1999 vw jetta


The drive cycle is as follows
For all OBD2 VW's

OBD-II Drive Cycle Stages
The OBD-II Drive Cycle is an eight-stage course, as illustrated in the
chart on page 3. An explanation of each step is provided below.
Stage 1: Cold Start-The ECM determines the presence of a cold start
by comparing the engine coolant temperature to the ambient air
temperature during startup. The engine is considered cold when:
• Engine coolant temperature is below 122°F (50°C).
• Engine coolant and intake air temperatures are within 11°F (6°C) of
each other at startup.
During this period, the O2S heater, misfire, AIR, fuel system, and EVAP
monitors run.

Stage 2: Idle 2½ Minutes-Turn the air conditioning (A/C) and
headlights on to help the misfire monitor-the additional electrical loads
help even out combustion pulses. During this period, the O2S heater,
AIR, EVAP, misfire, and possibly fuel system (if operating in closed loop)
monitors run.

Stage 3: Accelerate-Prior to accelerating, turn off the A/C and
headlights (if possible). Open the throttle halfway until you reach
55 MPH (89 KPH). During acceleration, the misfire, fuel system, and
EVAP monitors run.

Stage 4: Steady State Cruise-During this portion of the cycle, the
O2S, AIR, EGR, EVAP, misfire, and fuel system monitors run.

Stage 5: Decelerate-Gradually coast down without applying the
brakes. Also, on manual transmission vehicles, remain in high gear and
do not press the clutch. During this period, the EGR, EVAP, and fuel
system monitors run.

Stage 6: Accelerate-Apply ¾ throttle until reaching 60 MPH (97 KPH).
During acceleration, the misfire, fuel system, and EVAP monitors run.

Stage 7: Steady State Cruise-During this period, the CAT, O2S, AIR,
EGR, EVAP, misfire, and fuel system monitors run.

Stage 8: Decelerate-Gradually coast down without applying the
brakes. Also, on manual transmission vehicles, remain in high gear and
do not press the clutch. During this portion of the Drive Cycle, the EGR,
EVAP, and fuel system monitors run.

You can try this a couple times, but if it doesn't work you should go to a VW specialty shop like the dealer or a shop that does mostly European cars and they can use the scan tool to force the car through readiness.


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98 volkswagon jetta runs fine but shuts down when going to drive


need more info.does it stumble then die.had anyone look at it recent?does it change with ac on?

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Stumbles on acceleration


Well, I would replace the air filter, make sure the air hose from the air filter to the intake is not kinked or blocked and check for vacuum leaks. If these are all fine, I would check the fuel pressure as it is possible the pump is weak and not supplying enough fuel.

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99 mercury cougar wont idol until car is warm p0420 codes came up


Hello, here is a thread I found on this site with from what it looks like, the same problem(with an added solution) that you have. http://www.fixya.com/cars/t1576683-1999_cougar_diagnostic_code_p0430_p0420

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1999 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra and a rattling sound


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Transmission Acting Up


you have a bad motor mount that makes the motor **** around during
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