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I was driving it yesterday & car just cut off on me, 2001

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I was driving it yesterday & car just cut off on me
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2001 jetta
JA: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, i switch the throttle body the other day, so I switched the old one back in & it still didnt start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: battery terminals are good
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the car wants to start when i turn the switch on.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 9 months ago.

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ok let me get this correct does the engine crank and will not start? if so .... when you turn the key on does the check engine light come on in the dash?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
the engine turns over but dont start. no check engine light dont turn on
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
when it cut off on me the battery light came on
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i got fuel pressure
just dont know why it just cutt off on me while driving
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Any ideas
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 9 months ago.

well the check engine light not coming on when you turn on the ignition means that the ecu is not powering up so electrcal checks must be made to see why .

i do need a vin # to get the factory diagrams and you will need a digital volt meter

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Whats the relay 109 underneath the dash for?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 9 months ago.

ok first thing to check is small fuse 10 blown 15amp and please measure the voltage at the fuse with the key on. let me know

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is the fuse on the driver side panel
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 9 months ago.

yes correct!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Im not on the car right now im still in school. Will i still be able to message you later today
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 9 months ago.

i will be on and off all day. just check out and let me know.

note if out easy checks come up with no resolution we will need to utilize the premium service to get the job done. note your deposit does not credit me yet for my time and knowledge!! so i'm do my end of the bargian so i do expect the same on your end with a 5 star rating of my service !!