|Quote, originally posted by thelema13 »|
|my buddy is coming over tomorrow or the day after with a fuel pressure gauge or something like that to check the fuel pump.|
Thelema13:ok, i have subscribed to several other forums and posted the same question. no answers and help!!!
first off, i have a 1998 golf gl, manual, with 150k on the engine, new timing belt and water pump about 2 months ago.
my car shuts down after about 10 minutes of driving. it will cut out if i am in gear, neutral, moving or not. after waiting 15-30 minutes, it will start back up as if nothing happened in the first place.
after searching online FOREVER, i found a lot of people have this problem. it seems everyone replaced their ECU/ECM relay, relay 109, position #3.
i have replaced the fuel pump relay, no fix. i have ordered the ECM relay, waiting for it to come in.... but i noticed my car doesnt even have an ECM relay in it. so that blows my theory of the relay heating up and cutting out the ECM.
can someone please help me?! i have been waiting for a few weeks for help on the other forums and no one will help.
could it be my crankshaft position sensor? coil pack? distributor? fuel pump? spark plugs and wires?
what should i do? i am a nursing student with limited money, i dont want to throw unnecessary parts into my car.
thanks in advance to any/all help!!!
Modified by thelema13 at 8:56 AM 3-13-2010
Same problem mine is cutting off too
you guys know that this is a 10 year old thread and that Thelema has not been active in 5 months right?Thelema13:
Have you had your generator/accessory belt checked? Your car will start with battery voltage but if belt is loose and it's not charging, it will/can loose power. I'd check that too. And like someone said, the ground on engine block. Gets rusty. Spray with Fluid Film. Also disconnect, use coarse sandpaper and reconnect ground. Hope it works out.