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We replaced battery,thermostat housing,coil the

We have a 2000 volkswagon golf 2.0 we replaced battery,the thermostat housing,the coil and the car runs for about 30 min and shuts itself off why

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  • momcavallin Jul 11, 2010

    thank you we will try this and get back to you

  • momcavallin Jul 11, 2010

    thank you we will try this and get back to you



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Hello! Can you expand a bit on the problem...If you let it idle will it die? And is it consistently 30 minutes? send a comment with any and all symptoms...And I'll get to work on your vehicle...


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Posted on Jul 10, 2010

  • momcavallin Jul 11, 2010

    it idles good but after about 30 minutes it just shuts off no sparks from the coil yet the coil has 12v on it when the key is in the on position. ran just fine until we changed the battery out. do we need to have the computor reset by the dealership.

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    David Burbee Jul 11, 2010

    Hello! One of three reasons for fault...#1...(this shocked me)...If your gas tank is at or near 1/4 tank...the vehicle may shut down...Dangerous indeed..Fill the gas tank and see if problem is fixed...Then take the car to a dealer ship and have them run diagnostics to isolate this fault...The electronics on your vehicle require special devices to isolate problems...# 2...Volkswagen Technical Service Bulletin # 02-02...Was issued to solve the following problem...There is an immobilizer installed in your vehicle...Anti-theft device...Each engine has a 7 digit "pin" number that needs to be input via a VAS 5051 or 5052 diagnostic device by the dealership...Acquiring the code, if you do not have it, is done by the dealer ship...This process resets the immobilizer...Lastly...# 3...If the key was in the ignition when the battery was removed, it may have initiated the fault...I know this sounds odd but is true...You more than likely do not remember if such is the case...

    The bottom line is this; Fill the tank...Is trouble cleared?...If so, take the vehicle to the dealer...Address the Technical Service Bulletin # 02-02 and have immobilizer reset...

    Merely changing the battery in the vehicle, does not require a special procedure...If you change the battery in the key "fob" it does...Eliminating the gas tank level from the equation leads me to believe that the TSB is the solution............Keep me posted




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