What causes a 1996 volkswagon Jetta to stall in rainy, wet weather?

Tiny
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  • 1996 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
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What causes a 1996 volkswagon jetta to stall in rainy, wet weather?
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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 6:40 PM

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Tiny
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Could be moisture/water shorting out an electrical circuit-does it start back up w/o a problem

Refer to this link for more information on stalling: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls
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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 6:44 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it starts back up after setting for a few moments.
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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,cap and rotor,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing
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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 7:04 PM

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