IS A FAULTY COOLANT TEMP SENSOR THE REASON FOR THE CAR STALLING AND NOT RESTARTING?

  • Tiny
  • bryansalazar
  • 1999 Volkswagen Golf
  • 70,000 miles

I was driving for about 5min and at a stop te car stalled it would restart then eventually it did I drove on and at a next stop it stalled again and wouldnt restart I then had to call the AA and it restarted again the AA person checked all the fuses and were ok he then checked te engine and told me he suspects the coolant temp sensor was faulty which was causing the stall and not restarting I just want a second opinion thanks

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 AT 8:05 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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It is possible but you need to find out what is missing causing the non starting. Replacing things without confirming that it is faulty is a waste of time and money.

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

The link explains what to look for when it fails to start.

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 AT 8:22 PM
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  • vwscott
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If it's a turbo the recirc valve can be faulty. I have never known of a coolant temp sensor to cause a stalling starting problem. If the ect sensor is the culprit i'd like to know.

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 4:32 AM

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