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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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That's basically it

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

New maf sensor and new fuel filter

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the VW Mechanic should be aware of about your VW?

Recently replaced radiator

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: VW
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VW Mechanic: Martin, auto electrical replied 2 years ago
Martin
Martin, auto electrical
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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.

I hope you find this information helpful but should you need more do nor hesitate to ask.

Greetings,

Martin.

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