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My vw mk4 golf gti keeps cutting out, it can happen at traffic lights or when driving, the car looses all power it will start up soon after; I have replaced the fuel pump and filter and cleaned out the fuel lines but it still cutting out. I?m about to loose my mind any help would be appreciated.

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Try the mass air sensor.......

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My car is doing something similar, it is not the maf for sure in my case.
For me it doesn't feel like a fuel cut-off issue, but more like an electrical shortage issue. almost as if my alternater just dies and comes back to life again. sometimes a blinker would make the car nearly stall, for next thing you know its driving perfectly again..... its driving me nuts too...

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

  • j f Dec 06, 2010

    happened to me. took it to vw and believe it or not it's the crank shaft sensor. i wouldn't have guessed it either, but that's the fix.

  • rico260z Aug 29, 2011

    Happened to my sisters MK4 1.4 golf too and was a couple of wires in the crankshaft sensor (engine speed sensor) circuit. they had rubbed the insulation off each other even tho they had not been tampered with and were in the original cable routing.
    This would lead me to think this could be a common issue with this age/model.
    The problem was with 3 wires that come out of a T junction in the cable routing and go into a plug just behind the left hand side of the top of the engine. in the area where dip stick comes up.

    Just taped them up to stop them touching and shorting. btw the car was showing engine speed sensor fault on my diagnostic code reader


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Same trouble ! I have cleaned the oil sump and pick up pipe, replaced old spark plugs with the best I can get ! Replaced the oil and filter fully synthetic for the gti 18t ! Put on a new fule filter ! Still randomly cuts out and won't start for about 30 minuets !! It's driving me NUTS !! Next I plan to replace the fule pump in the tank ,but sounds like its fine ! After that it's going to b fule injectors and rail ... I mite have to try the crank chart sensor too ! BLOODY cars !

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My 2000 golf GTI loss power while I was driving it felt like the car went into limp mode just before it lost total power. The Green Flag tech said it was the alternator that was knackered. I changed it then the mechanic told me my battery had to be changed because it was drained due to the faulty alternator previous. I've now changed the battery and the alternator but it will not stay on. Had a jump start but it keeps cutting out and wont start up again. HELP ME PLEASE!!!

Posted on Mar 10, 2013

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