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1997 Golf: petrol..It keeps cutting..Temperature..runs perfect…

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I have a 1997 Golf (petrol) It keeps cutting out, no coughing or spluttering it happens at anytime. Temperature does not seem to matter it happens hot or cold. You have to weight a couple of minutes then it will start not a problem runs perfect it just cuts out at random. It has cost me $500 ln repairs the mechanic said nothing shows up on the scan they also thought it was the ignition switch but it cut while driving home after they fixed it. Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Gary
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: VW
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VW Mechanic: Brian, VW Technician replied 8 years ago
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Hi and welcome . could you give me a list o repairs you have preformed already?

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Brian

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Hi Brian,
Carburetor cleaned
Tune up
Replaced ignition switch
New battery put in

The car runs perfectly but cuts out at random (like its being immobilised). Then after waiting 2-3 mins, it starts with no problems.

Thanks,
Gary
VW Mechanic: Brian, VW Technician replied 8 years ago

This sounds like the distributor very common with VW. To diagnoses when it happens again you wound need to check for spark. If you have any further questions let me know.

Thanks

Brian

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