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It will crank up run for 10 seconds and cut off. Checked the…

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It will crank up...

It will crank up run for 10 seconds and cut off. Checked the codes and it said timing .

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?

The guy checked it but didn't tell me the exact code. He said it showed miss fire and timing.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '10 VW?

2004

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am going to try its my daughters car she is in college

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's all I really know it sounds fine when it first starts.

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VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. without knowing the fault codes, there is nothing to go by on to what is failing. Something lke this could be caused by many many things, so if you could please get the fault codes.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok will do.
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

thanks, ***** ***** know what they are

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I have to go back to the shop and get the codes
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

ok, ill be here

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok the guy said that he didn't write the code down but it was O2 code miss fire and cam timing. But like I said the car will crank and run perfect for 15 to 20 seconds and then shut off.
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

again, there are 10 different o2 sensor codes, 6 different misfire codes, and 5 different cam timing codes.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok I will have to take the car back down
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

sorry its just that with these over computerized vehicles today, nothing is simple.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
lol I see
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

you can buy a cheap code reader at harbor freight and do it yourself

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I just talked to a guy that I work with and he has 1 and will bring it tomorrow.
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

ok. i will be here

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

you bet

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Good morning. The only code showing is P0300 Random multiple miss fire. Still cranking perfect running 10 seconds and cutting off.
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

ok, now you need to find out what cylinders are randomly misfiring. you need a scan tool that reads live data to be able to do that. what model vw is this anyway?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
It is a 2004. I pulled the tube off of the breather and cranked it up and sprayed carb cleaner and it would keep running.
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

what model?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Touareg V6
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

ok, please standby

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VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

how long does it stay running with the starting fluid?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Long as you spray and rev engine
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

ok

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VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

hows it going?

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