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Not Starting 2000 turbo gas 1.8 Bettle.. In the heat of day, maybe over 90 degree's, engine will start and then dies right away. If I put car in shade for an hour or so, it will start fine.. Car runs great, no error codes, everything works. Change coolant temp sensor, checked air temp sensor and had approx. 250 k at 88 degree's. Checked vacumm lines mand all looked ok. Any Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Its probably your imobolizer (sp?). That is (what I believe!) is wrong with mine. Exact same car, and only in the damn summer! Usually mine will start after the 4th or 5th try. Just try not to gas it or it might flood the engine. The imobolizer is a chip in the steering column that recognizes your key. The car is too smart for its own good and thinks it being stole. I have had my keys reset, bought a new key, replace the door latch...you name it. It all comes down to the imobolizer. Its a pricey fix, so I am waiting to replace it until it goes out completly. Good luck!

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