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#259 of 273 Re: stalling out [wolfsburg2001]
Feb 21, 2013 (6:08 pm)
Check main alternator wire to battery on most jetta they are to small of a wire I changed mine to a larger wire and never had another problem
#260 of 273 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [lovemyvdub]
Mar 07, 2013 (8:12 am)
In hopes this helps others who have had this sort of problem: My 2010 Jetta TDI manual has been hesitating since I purchased it new. It was rare at first and never missed when the VW mechanic drove it. As the 3 year warranty ran out the hesitation had become frequent. After leaving it with VW for a week, a "code" occasionally advised replacing #3 fuel injector for code P020C. Haven't had any hesitation in 150 miles driven since it was replaced. VW didn't charge me for this as it was covered under the 5 yr engine and drive train warranty. I am very pleased with VW and my car.
#261 of 273 2002 Jetta Stall - need help identifying issue
Mar 10, 2013 (3:34 pm)
I have a 2002 Jetta 11 years old now. No major issues other than your wear and tear.
So today I am at the gas station filling up. I start the car and it stalls on me. The EPC light, battery light, and I think engine light all turned on.
Called AAA, they didn't know what was wrong with it so they called in their tow service. Car sat there for over an hour while waiting for the tow truck to come. tower comes tries to start the car and same thing. But then while he's loading it on the truck, he reaches down in front of the car, bangs something w/ his tool, starts the car and it works now, it actually starts and I drove it home which was only 1-2 miles away. He tells me bad fuel pump.
Now car is here at home but I am afraid it may not start to get it to the shop tomorrow.
But based on what i wrote, do you experts think it is only fuel pump problem? it was weird that right after I filled up the car this occurred, never occurred before too. and the whole EPC / BATTERY LIGHT coming on I thought the engine had had it.
#262 of 273 99 VW Jetta randomly dies while driving
Apr 10, 2013 (10:17 am)
I have a 99 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition. Ever since I have had it it's always had issues starting, but nothing more than that. After 6 months of having it it shut off randomly and did not want to start so we replaced the starter, it still had troubles starting up but was fine. Now this past two months it has started shutting off on me while driving, NUMEROUS times now. It doesn't seem to have a pattern, just at random, a few times it felt like a skipping sensation before it died, but not every time. We have had the battery replaced, spark plugs, fuel pump replaced, replaced distributor, temp sensor, and now recently the crank sensor. Hoping the crank sensor would do the trick, but it once again shut off on me while driving. Every time it shuts off the lights on the dash all come up then go away once I turn the key off. It takes a few minutes to maybe an hour or so to get it to start back up. Other than now looking to see if it's throttle body, does anyone have input on what could be going on?
#263 of 273 Re: 99 VW Jetta randomly dies while driving [kmr92]
Apr 10, 2013 (1:44 pm)
It could be two things:
1. throttle body is bad
2. engine management system is bad (it is the computer in your car that runs all of the different fuel injection components)
Best bet is to get a mechanic to drive the car with a scanner connected to it to see what codes pop up.
#264 of 273 Re: 99 VW Jetta randomly dies while driving [yourmechanic]
Apr 11, 2013 (4:07 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I had the mechanic do that exactly, all the codes were reading perfectly fine. We drove it around for a little bit before he finally got it to die down on him. When it did, he looked at the scanner and it said it could not connect. He suggested throttle body and or possibly the computer. Hopefully its one of the two.
#265 of 273 Re: 99 VW Jetta randomly dies while driving [kmr92]
May 14, 2013 (5:17 pm)
I am having the same issue. I am certain it is the fuel filter, because the engine light is not on and if I use gas additives it kinda helps. Let me know what you did to your car to get it fixed!
#266 of 273 Re: 99 VW Jetta randomly dies while driving [bhughes2715]
May 15, 2013 (8:50 am)
Mine never got fixed! I gave up and traded the 2010 in and the 2012 does it too! I am totally disappointed in VW. Story now is it is a "software issue" and that the NTSB has to bless the update before I can get the car to quit stalling in intersections... been about a year not, waiting... not happy!
#267 of 273 Re: 99 VW Jetta randomly dies while driving [bhughes2715]
May 25, 2013 (7:24 am)
Well the problem had progressively gotten worse, it had gotten to where just sitting in park for about 10-15min it would die. So we went ahead and changed out the computer. So far it runs without dying on me, but now I have to change either the alternator or volt. regulator.
#268 of 273 Re: 99 VW Jetta randomly dies while driving [kmr92]
Jun 30, 2013 (2:24 pm)
COOLANT LEAK MIGRATION MAY BE CAUSING TONS OS ELECTRICAL/misc. ISSUES!!-I have been scouring the Internet looking for answers to my recently purchased used 2001 vw new beetle which intermittently stalls while driving... On the freeway or surface streets, it doesn't matter but it is very intermittent. After looking through the glovebox into all the repairs done in the paperwork, it looks like it has been an issue from the beginning of this car! Unfortunately we bought it "as is" from a private seller so there's nothing we can do about it. Anyways, we have taken it to a few different highly recommended mechanics specializing in foreign cars and even specifically VWs all to no avail. They even were able to reproduce the issue which scared them half to death when it stalled on them on the freeway. They too, reviewed all the previous repairs done changing everything from the throttle body to the mass air flow sensor and much more multiple times! They were unable to find any definitive answer and did not charge a penny due to being unable to diagnose and suggested taking to a vw dealer to hook up to their computer. Today after scouring the Internet for possible answers I came across one thing that finally sounds like a possible answer.... A coolant leak migration that can migrate as far as back to the tail lights! It supposedly is due to the reservoir design up to a certain year where the connector is tilted down in an angle that somehow can allow a leak to migrate all thought anywhere on the whole wiring harness and affect a plethora of things throughout the vehicle causing you to need to repeatedly replace parts over and over thinking it is defective parts when the actual cause is actually the coolant leak migrating throughout the whole car! We just found this possible idea today and I wanted to share to help others be aware of this possibility when you seem to feel there is no answer! I will update after my husband takes a look at all and we check where there may be any corrosion from coolant migrating to what areas and affecting electronics and other things, Heidi