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My 97 golf cl. It shuts off mid driving. The fuel pump seems…

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My 97 golf cl ...

My 97 golf cl

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '97 VW?

It shuts off mid driving

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

The fuel pump seems to be working and i replaced the ignition coil cleaned all the batterie contacts, replaced fuel filter,

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the fuel filter an external one, or is it inside the tank?

External

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

It will start back up again mid coast

Submitted: 22 days ago.Category: VW
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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
its a 5 speed and it generaly happens when I push in the clutch on flat going from 4th to 5th or going up a hill in 3rd gear and pull of the gas it will die or take a few seconds before the engine starts to rev, when it kicks in it tends to jolt a bit. Im not sure if its electrical or fuel related. Please Help I don't want to keep buying parts and not fix the problem. Thanks!!
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I checked the spark plugs and distributor and they all look good
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VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 22 days ago
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Good afternoon can you tell me what all have you replaced ??

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
The fuel pump and the ignition coil
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Sorry the fuel filter
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I think I may have figured it out. I’m pretty sure it’s the catalytic converter
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 22 days ago
Ok am glad you found the issue let us know if you neee any other help
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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
What do you think? I didn’t pay for nothing I hope
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
If you can give me any info it would be much appreciated.
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 22 days ago
Can you give me more details on how your determined the converter is your issue ? Do you believe it’s clogged ?
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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Would that cause this issue? I was thinking that it’s not getting air aand snuffing out the engine?
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 22 days ago
It’s the converter is partially clogged it will cause issues like this , because the internals break down and cause a restriction and causes no back flow to the engine
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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I had a large leak in the flex and fixed and this started happening which led me to think it’s cloged
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Where abouts are you located if in Canada do you know a cheap and fast parts distributor
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 22 days ago
It’s possible only way to know is remove it and check the inside I will check for your response in the morning logging out for the night
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