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1.6 SE Golf cutting out - help!

He's annoying, wish he'd shut up and calm down.  

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Can anyone help...

1.6 SE Golf 1998, 79000 on the clock, good service history, recently fully serviced.

It is cutting out intermittently, at slow and fast speeds, loses power completely and have to turn the key to start again. Garage has run a diagnostic test but found nothing. They also changed the petrol filter but still have the problem.

Any ideas?

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stab in the dark! Fuel or ignition relay?

Thats a very wild guess without feeling what the car doing.

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I voted!!!!! its a tough decision... but the "s" got my vote.. ha ha

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Dear |Tobes49

Thanks for replying - no-one else did...

Excuse my ignorance (damsel in distress) but can you explain what you mean and I assume I should ask a garage to check??

Ta for your time

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Dear Wobby

I didn't have a clue what this meant so I just put in anything. What is it??!!

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Hi, welcome to Tyresmoke.

You will need to be a little patient as a lot of the guys witht he right technical knowledge dont get on much during the week, so you may need to wait until weekends to get a reply.

I think Wobby was having a sarcasm moment regarding your Poll.

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Sarcasm? Never!!

I actually just realised that I put SE instead of GL... Probably doesn't matter (don't even know what SE or GL is for that matter)

Thanks for replying and I'll await hundreds of pieces of advice... coffee.gifcoffee.gif

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A relay is just a big (remote) switch. When you turn the key a little wire tells the relay to make contact and supply power throught lot bigger wires to the ignition system. Same with the fuel pump, but the signal wire for that relay comes from the ECU, But i've got to say they are guesses.

There a lot of other things it could be but there some common thing that go wrong that would cause your problem! 169144-ok.gif

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Just to check it does cut out when driving on the gas cruising along and it just looses power or does it cutout when slowing down and using the clutch?

Sorry to hassle you but just had a thought it might be the second!

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Hi

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.

More often than not it seems to cut out when I am slowing down ie to change gear. However, it has cut out when I'm driving at speed ie in the fast lane of the motorway. All the lights on the dash come up and a couple of times I've stalled and been unable to start it although it always starts after a few minutes. In fact the last time it was pretty dangerous as I stalled on the Brent Cross roundabout halway across an intersection...

I hope this helps. My problem is that my garage have not been able to identify the problem - perhaps I need to find a VW specific garage?? What do you think?

Thanks.

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The cutting out when slowing is proberly the throttle body dirty, do a search for the procedure it been posted before. The cutting out while driving will be something else but try the things i've allready said fist.

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Hi swan1,

I am having this problem on my Mk4 golf and google dug this thread up for me. I was wondering whether you ever got to the bottom of the problem and successfully solved it?

My golf tends to fail at whilst driving normally rather than when on the clutch or slowing down. It has been to a VW dealership, an independent VW specialist and another garage, all of which have been unable to diagnose it, so i'm now unsure what to do with it next.

If you have any help or comments it would be much appreciated!!

Thank You

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