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My Golf Can Start, But it is very rough and idle speed around 5. What is the problem?

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Dear friend see if the base mounting of the carburator is not broken.

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Really rough engine idle at cold start up,, reving the engine seems to smooth it out,,,,


Some causes about rought idle could be:
- Valve adjustment
- Incorrect ignition timing,
- Vacuum leaks
- Bad ignition wires (Test w/ ohmmeter)
- Incorrect idle speed
- Cold Start Injector always "ON" (Revised injector time switch avail.)

A source of rough idle in EFI engines is air leaks or vacum leaks these leaks will upset the fuel mixture without triggering any codes. A bad oxigen sensor will also cause a rough idle, but you should see a code for it ( I think is number 5, but check it).

A good place to start would be an inspection of the spark plugs, plug wires, ignition timing, and idle speed. Next would be valve adjustment. Don't overlook the simple things.

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Problem with the 2001 Volkswagen Golf" Can you confirm whether your car is 1996 or 2001, I am assuming from GSX it is a 2.0 inj? If 1996 I would say quite simply an air leak on the inlet side (likely to be the inlet manifold gasket or a small pipe that has come disconnected) If 2001 try a throttle body reset, it could be a calibration fault. Come back to me with more details / questions if you wish Regards Lloyd

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Common issue at the shop (i'm a ford technician), here is what I do to correct it.
Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls at stops and low erratic idle speed and rough idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve (IAC for short), they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

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