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Jetta wont start just backfires and seems like it wants to start and if it does it just dies slowly and pops and shakes and i smell fuel.98 jetta gt

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

make shure there is no unmetered air between airflow meter and throttle body. check for a crack in air tube between throttle body and airflow meter.

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Maybe your key remote batteries need to be changed. Also have it scanned for DTC's which I believe you may have quite a few stored in memory, problems you weren't aware of.

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SOURCE: My 1999 Jetta wont idle

check for vacummn leaks also check the TPS i have a feeling either its not getting pulse from the ECM or ti maybe just bad

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SOURCE: My 98 jetta 2.0 started

ck for an open injector and also ck if there is spark to the plugs

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posibly out of timing. Rick

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