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I have a 2011 jetta tdi after car is at operating temp can

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i have a 2011 jetta tdi after car is at operating temp can shut car off then try to start it after going in somewhere and car will start and die some times it will start up on second try sometimes it take a few times
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Customer: when the car is cold starts right up but if it is warmed up it will start and die a couple of times then start and run fine
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Martin replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Welcome to Just Answer,

This is a very hard thing to say just what the fault is. There are a few possibilities that can cause this behavior.

1. Ignition switch

2. fuel filter

3.Crank shaft sensor

4. Immobilizor


Vacuum pipes/ or a bad intake manifold gasket or intake pipe

The way to really tell is to get the fault code. I do have to menssion that at times the fault code will not reveal some of the problems as these kind of faults does not trigger a fault code. The vacuum pipes, fuel filter and cranks shaft sensor are the ones not always causing a fault code. The crank shaft sensor operates in a very hot area causing the wiring spool inside the sensor to get deformed and then the sensor is sending a weak signal to the ECU causing the ECU to cut the engine to protect it.

I do hope you find this information of assistance should you need more please do not hessistate to ask.



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