Stops suddenly and starts only after waiting for 15 min or more

Tiny
ABBI
  • 1999 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

Hello, I have a 99 beetle that works fine when I first drive it in the morning but then suddenly it just decide to stop and not to start again anywhere at anytime. Last time, it just died in a drive thru. However, when I wait 15 to 30 min it starts again. I took it to the garage and he ran the tests on it, he's saying that it showes its a sensor and exhaust problem and want me to replace them both. I cant afford changing the exhaust now, plus I had the exhaust problem for years now but the car never use to do that. Do you think its possible that both problems are related? And what if I changed the sensor only?

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 2:51 PM

5 Replies

Tiny
FIXITMR
  • MEMBER

I wouldn't think exhaust could cause it. If it's supposedly a sensor we would have to know which code was indicated.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 4:22 PM
Tiny
FIXITMR
  • MEMBER

The usual culprit in stalls and wait to starts is the crankshaft position sensor.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 4:45 PM
Tiny
ABBI
  • MEMBER

That's the one he mentioned-the crankshaft sensor. Do you suggest the I only change that sensor?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
FIXITMR
  • MEMBER

Yes

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 8:06 PM
Tiny
VWSCOTT
  • MEMBER

If that sensor doesn't do it i'd get a power supply relay. I've never seen a crank sensor intermittantly fail.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 12:51 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Other Engine Stall Questions