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I have a 2004 2.0 Manual 2004 Jetta. It recently started giving me problems. I live in a desert, so I assumed it was because of the heat. It seems it stalls out on me during the day after driving the car around awhile, until recently I took someone to the airport in the evening after letting the car sit all day, it stalled out on me, again. So maybe it is not the heat. Whatever the case may be, this is frustrating and I have had a mechanic working on it, which is not free. I need to know why my vehicle keeps stalling out on me. It stalls out when I go after sitting at a stop light, it will stall out when I push the gas pedal or refuse to go, causing traffic to stop behind me. In a hot town like this, there is a lot of road rage. This problem scares me, and I can't just get a new car. I need answers. I have fixed the fuel filter, a few sensors, one of which was 225 bux! We have given it a tune-up. The fuel pump was tested, and they said it was still good.

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When the fuel pump was checked did they check the gauze input filter that is part of the fuel pump inside the fuel tank ?
It could be that you have picked up a batch of dirty fuel that has clogged the this filter and that is causing fuel starvation making the engine cut out.

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