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Starts and then dies like it's out of fuel, That's basically

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Starts and then dies like it's out of fuel
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Customer: That's basically it
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Customer: Yes
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Customer: New maf sensor and new fuel filter
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Customer: Recently replaced radiator
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Martin replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Welcome to Just Answer.

The problem might be the crank shaft sensor is faulty. The reason for me to say so is because the sensor is operating in a very hot area on the engine and the heat cause the wiring spool inside the sensor to deform. This cause the sensor to send a very weak signal to the ECM engine control module. The ECU then switch the engine off to protect it. This fault does not set a fault code so it's hard to test it. If you scan the system and you find no faults then it can very well be the case.

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