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1989 jetta dies while driving after about 40 to 60 minutes

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  • cudaboy Aug 13, 2008

    Its not low on any fluids. And it starts up 2 minutes later and runs for another 20 to 30 minuts

  • cudaboy Aug 14, 2008

    I will check that out. But the tack drop's instantly when it dies which seems more ignition related.

  • miss rebel Aug 16, 2008

    My Jetta did the same thing on a road trip to Vegas. And on the way home from Vegas. Why would a car die like that?

  • cudaboy Aug 17, 2008

    hmmm I have not looked at the coil yet I will replace it and see what happens.

  • kwhiting Aug 18, 2008


    I have the same problem with my 89 Jetta. Damp weather causes car to stop completely when running (usually in the middle of an intersection ; ) )

    Wait a few moments, then can restart.

    I have just completely removed the aftermarket immobilser to ensure its not the culprit. So now it will start (cold) but if ignition turned off, won't start....wait 5 minutes ..will start. Once engine warmed seems to start anytime...although still havn't fully tested without immoblizer on. Next step I think will be to check ignition and fuel pump relay as mentioned on this thread

    Cheers KW Vancouver BC

  • mikexx1962 Aug 24, 2008

    my 2000 jetta runs and after 20 to30 min. dies has codes p0322 and p1475 can anyone help [email protected]

  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    Found out that a related problem was faulty fuel Injection (ecu) relay #32.  It is in the same circuit as the fuel pump relay..which should both be checked.  Both relays are about $10 each



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HMMM, as far as i know, that model of jetta has DRY COILS, meaning no oil in em.

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Under the dash is the fuel pump relay. When it gets hot after driving for a while, it will not turn on to power the fuel pump until it cools off. The relay is located above the fuse panel. There you'll find the row of relays.

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  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    Sounds like your coil is getting hot and shutting down. The coil is oil filled so when the oil gets hot and the coil quits working. The coil then cools down and can conduct electricity again.



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