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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: 2 months ago.Category: VW
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Customer reply replied 2 months 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 2 months ago
I checked the spark plugs and distributor and they all look good
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VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 2 months ago
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Good afternoon can you tell me what all have you replaced ??

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The fuel pump and the ignition coil
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Sorry the fuel filter
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I think I may have figured it out. I’m pretty sure it’s the catalytic converter
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 2 months ago
Ok am glad you found the issue let us know if you neee any other help
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What do you think? I didn’t pay for nothing I hope
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
If you can give me any info it would be much appreciated.
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
Where abouts are you located if in Canada do you know a cheap and fast parts distributor
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 2 months 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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