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VW Golf MK1 1996


I have a spare car MK1 as described above and whenever I drive it now,the car jerks and cuts out,the timing was set properly,the carburetor was cleaned,but still it does that.Could it be the coil or perhaps the fuel filter being blocked??

It mostly happens at a traffic light when the clutch is pushed in and then the car cuts out immediately.


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  • mammon666 May 11, 2010

    im confused is it a mk1 or 1996 ???? if it 96 clean the throttle body and wot do you mean spare car ?? your thread dont make much sense



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