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I have a 98 golf Gl 2.0liter. It idles rough, constantly hunting, missfiring, and stalling. I have replaced cap rotor wires plugs, and timing belt. would like vacuum schematics. Especially a white air line that runs in behind the windshield washer fluid reservoir. Thought it may be a sensor too. Help

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I know this is more of a band-aid than an actual fix, but when you fill up your gas tank try putting some Iso-Heat in with it. This seems to help when mine idles rough.

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Check your accelerator cable for sngging and adjust it as recommededby your workshop manual.

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SOURCE: 1987 Volkswagen Jetta GL rough idling problem.

Hi!
So far you have done all but change the leads! This will help dramatically BUT if your head gasket is blown I'm afraid you'll have real difficulty in get it to run smooth as water/steam is possibly mixing with the fuel causing very poor ignition.
I did the same as you on a Golf as soon as the new leads were fitted Bingo a New Car, However there wasn't a head gasket issue.
Good Luck and A Happy New Year to you and your Family.
Paul 'W'

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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