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Have a 1997 vw golf 1.8 L standard. when car is cold it starts right up and runs fine. when it warms to operating temp. it starts to miss and if you shut it off it will not start and when winding over it will back fire like it is out of time. what would i look for?

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It can only be a couple of things, and that would either be the cam, or crankshaft sensor.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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