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1997 jetta, changed wires,distributer cap, rotor,fuel pump@filter and air flow co2 censure;but car still stalls. what do i need to do?

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Pull your alternator and have it tested at local auto parts store. If voltage from alt is low, it won't be enough to run ignition

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  • mrofficer Jan 12, 2011

    mine is doing the same thing but it runs for a while first. im being told coil but idk. it seems to run fine then the idle is erratic then it stalls.(while sitting) while driving it bogs really low then guns it fast then bogs slow then guns it fast and stalls when i stop. please help!



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Check your plugs, wires, distributor cap/rotor, fuel filter, and air filter.

If I had to take a guess, I would try replacing the Distributor Cap & Rotor, as well as the Fuel Filter. Also, try running some Gumout Fuel Injector Cleaner and a tank of good gas through it.

I hope this helps! Best of luck to you :-)

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