1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Car stall

Tiny
MARTINN449
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  • 1984 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 140,000 MILES
Every Time I drive my car it stalls when I turn left but turned right back on because I have it in gear it doesn't stall when I turn right runs perfect it's not electrical cause all my light stay on fuel filter is new gas in tank is clean no rust just got finished opening up fuel tank fuel pump looks new but I don't know need help
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Thursday, May 28th, 2015 AT 4:50 PM

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MAYBE IT IS 'LECTRICAL?

FIRE IT UP

UNDER THE HOOD

METHODICALLY AND GENTLY

START MOVING WIRES/ CONNECTORS/ LOOSE STUFF

TOWARDS THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT

NO YANKING AND SNATCHING!

WE ARE TRYING TO REPRODUCE THE GENTLE CENTRIFUGAL FORCES THAT THIS STUFF IS EXPERIENCING WHEN YOU TURN LEFT

WHILE YOU ARE DOING THIS, LOOK FOR WIRES AGAINST/ OR ON TOP OF HOT STUFF

LOOK FOR SKINNED PLACES WHERE THINGS MIGHT SCRAPE AGAINST METAL WHEN THEY VIBRATE OR SCOOT ABOUT

REMEMBER, WE DON'T WANNA DRASTICALLY DISTURB STUFF, AS WE MIGHT UNKNOWINGLY "FIX IT" FOR 6 MONTHS, THEN IT MYSTERIOUSLY RETURN, 100 MILES FROM NOWHERE ATOP THE INDIAN BURIAL GROUNDS, CLOSE TO JASON'S POND AT 3:00 AM, THIS TIME, NO CRANKY BACK UP!

WE WANNA, FOR SURE, NIP IT IN THE BUD, RIGHT NOW!

USE A COMPACT (MAKE-UP MIRROR) TO GENTLY SEE THE BACK SIDE OF STUFF

PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO DANGLING STUFF

THERE ARE MOVING ENGINE PARTS YOU MIGHT BE NEAR!

DON'T LET ONE GETCHA!

BE CAREFUL/ BE SAFE

WHEN YOUR RIG "STUTTERS" OR "CUTS OFF" YOU ARE CLOSE TO THE PROBLEM!

NARROW IT DOWN!

BEFORE I UPGRADED MY FIRST (OF 7) 1977 JEEP CJ-5 IGNITION SYSTEM TO BE LIKE A 1979. THE OLD SYSTEMS DISTRIBUTOR USED SMALL SOLID COPPER WIRE (INSULATED AND IN A SLEEVE, RESEMBLING FLAT PHONE CORD) FROM IT TO A FAT CONNECTOR (WHICH JOINED IT TO THE REGULAR WIRE HARNESS (MADE OF DURABLE STRANDED COPPER WIRE

NAIVE AT THE TIME, THE FAT CONNECTOR SWUNG ABOUT BECAUSE IT WAS NOT ZIP TIED DOWN. EVENTUALLY ONE OF THE LITTLE SOLID COPPER WIRES LEADING INTO MR. DISTRIBUTOR BROKE IN HALF. BEING IN THE INSULATION AND SLEEVE, IT STILL MADE CONTACT. IN TURNS AND BOUNCING, MY JEEP WOULD DIE FOR SECONDS AND BACKFIRED HITHER AND YON AS CONTACT WAS MOMENTARILY BROKEN!

IT WAS A-KILLIN' ME TO "HAVE TO" DRIVE IT LIKE THAT!

I USED THE METHOD I JUST DESCRIBED TO YOU TO FINALLY LOCATE THE PROBLEM

RETURN HERE WITH A BIG OLE GRIN!

KEEP US INFORMED

THE MEDIC
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