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I have a vw golf gl 3/98 auto that dies when you put it in gear to take off. I have had the airflow meter re-calibrated and flow tested fuel pressure is ok. You have to press on the accelerator alittle bit to get it started. I do not know what size engine is in it as the books did not come with it. If some one has a way of identifying the engine and a wiring diagram of the engine and computer wiring that would be good. thanks GO.

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There should be two tags either on the core support under the hood right around the radiator cap one will be the emmisions standards which will have the smog component locations and vacum lines diagramed and the other usually has the belt installation diagram one or both of these will say what size the motor is usually in really small print depending on the maker.
almost all automatic transmission shift by the use of vacum. if you have a broken ,loose ,or disconnected vacum line that is bleeding off vacum when it shouldnt be. then when you ingauge the vacum cylider on the transmission and have the brake pedal depressed the vacum is being depleted to the point that proper air fuel ratios are not being attained and the car dies. vacum is a very necassary part of the volumetric efficency of your motor and is required in order for the motor to run. check the vacum lines for splitting cracking and being disconnected. exspecially around the regular service points oil filler cap trans dip stick ect. this is where you'll usually find one to be damaged or dislodged.

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