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Car turns off when put in reverse or drive in the mornings,its an automatic,a golf III Volkswagen

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  • talk2duxdre Sep 16, 2009

    ok ma"am,even if i live the car till 12noon it still would go off when its engage into reverse or drive,thanks

  • Leroy Elliott
    Leroy Elliott May 11, 2010

    Don't drive until 12 noon.



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This is a common problem with alot of other makes of cars, it has to do with the air fuel mixture when the car is cold these settings are changed under normal operating temperature by the ECM to make the engine run normally when it is not at optimal running temp. The cause of the engine to stall when in put into reverse is the reverse gear in any car is geared higher then forward first gear so the engine has to work harder to move the vehicle and with a cold engine if the engine is not 100% tuned (proper maintenance and tune up) it will stall when cold and specially when put into reverse. This is a very difficult problem to diagnose and only a highly skilled vdub mechanic working on your car can fix this. I could tell you 8 different things you could try but they may not work, its kinda trail and error. Hope this helps

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Posted on Sep 13, 2009


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