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Vw golf stalls at lights and roundabouts

Vw 1.8 cuts out when slowing down revs suddenly drops

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    my car keeps stalling when slowing at lights,roundabouts

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Check out the rubber/metal flange that joins the carburettor to its manifold. Wait while the engine is cold. Then check if the carburettor moves . Do this by taking hold of the carburettor and moving it a little side to side. The rubber mounts are known to perish after a time and this can cause air to be sucked in through the cracked flange rubber and in turn causing the engine to drop revs. The flanges are a replacement part and not too expensive so its a relativley easy fix if this is the problem.
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Clean the idle stabilizer with some carb cleaner and check it's electrical connections

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Possible alternator issue.. i'd check that out first

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