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1999 T reg Golf 1.4S Intermittent Starting fault

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by HayleaMorgan, 10 Aug 2010.

  1. HayleaMorgan

    HayleaMorgan

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    Hello
    I have been having problems with my 1999 Golf. It is fine on start up from cold but once i have been driving it if i turn it off for 10 mins it wont start again. It turns over and everything but will not start.
    It has been happening for a couple of months but everytime i take it to a garage there is nothing wrong with it and nothing comes up on the diagnostic thing.
    Sometimes it starts after a while and then the revs keep going up when i push the excelerator and then take my foot off again. I have to turn the ignition off to stop it red lining and try again.
    Please help as i dont know what to do with it!!!
    Thanks in advance
    Haylea
     
  2. Mickymoody

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    get the error codes checked in the ECU..
     
  3. HayleaMorgan

    HayleaMorgan

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    Is that not the diagnostic thing you plug in? If so i have done that and nothing came up.
    Thanks
     
  4. Burnerman

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    These sort of problems are very difficult to cure indeed, and usually end up by people throwing new items at the vehicle to no avail.
    Somehow you need to find a garage that has the necessary expertise to help with this one.....
    Check out motorwise.net There is a guy there called Ken who is an absolute genius - if he is still there! I think he has an Italian sounding surname, but I can't remember it!
    Be lucky!
    John :)
     
  5. ^neo^

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    coolant temp sensor first, then if that doesnt fix it you'll be looking at a dirty throttle body
     
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