1999 Volkswagen Golf stalled between gears

Tiny
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  • 1999 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 139,000 MILES
Upon exiting driveway in first gear noticing travel of clutch pedal to b excessive sit -2nd gear car will try to stall have 2 depress pedal tach revs. Can eventually continue. But couldnt get power had to return to driveway. And az you can you can see. You are the best on web .1999 volskwagon cabrio driving home noticed distance to engage waz 80% but car drove well and exibhited no loss of power. Distance 25 fwy. Miles. This morning. Car exhibited above. Where 2 start?With advice from the best. You
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Sunday, June 29th, 2014 AT 2:00 PM

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Tiny
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What happens when you shift from 1st to 3rd at moderate speed? It should bog heavily.

My resource says your vehicle came with either a 1.9L or 2.0L engine. It also says you have a hydraulic clutch. Check the master and slave cylinders to see that they're not leaking and that the clutch master cylinder is full. There also may be a turnbuckle type adjustment on the slave cylinder. I can't be sure unless I know exactly which engine you have so I can look it up.
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Sunday, June 29th, 2014 AT 6:16 PM
Tiny
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Many thanx for a spot-on answer. You people since day one. The very best on the web period.1999 vw. Cabrio. Iz a 2.0. Here iz latest dilemma. Got the mutha started after getting the black plastic and rubber tubing routed properly.I think. Like I said we get it started. Let it warm up. Engage clutch put it in gear let the clutch out almost the full length of throw. Try 2 wind out first drop it into second. It tries to stall I keep it runnin get out of street back in garage it iz ok idiling under no load. So we start lookin around engine compartment. Hose comin from coolant overflow to the three hose junction I reach under three hose junction and pulling up I mmiediatly observe mjassi8ve coolant discharge not from three hose junction. Tseemes we can use u
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Sunday, June 29th, 2014 AT 8:13 PM
Tiny
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Can you get me a picture of where that coolant discharge is coming from?

It sounds like you've got multiple problems. See if you can find a shop that will do a full code scan for free. There are two types of scans. One only checks for codes that will set the Check Engine Light. The full scan will pull all codes, including those that won't set a code.

How many miles are on that clutch? A worn clutch can also cause pedal travel to increase.

Find out about that stuff, and in the meantime I'll do a little more research on my end.
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Sunday, June 29th, 2014 AT 9:13 PM
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Thanx more than I can express for your help.B hard to get picture cuz it iz on firewall sice of compartment.I ewill try and let you know
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Monday, June 30th, 2014 AT 8:38 AM
Tiny
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The night we drove it home no problems in any gear but yesterday it bog ist to 2nd inever could get to third
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Monday, June 30th, 2014 AT 1:26 PM
Tiny
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Is this an all the time problem, or only now and then?

You said it bogs down upshifting. That could be a fuel pressure issue.

Find a store like O'Reilly's or Autozone that loans tools, preferably for free, and find one that has a fuel pressure gauge. Take pressure readings at various times throughout the day. When it is and isn't happening. You should see only very minor fluctuations in pressure and it should be in the area of 35 PSI.

It could also be quite a few other things. Most of these the computer will pick up on, but, for a variety of reasons, they don't trigger the CEL. They will set codes. But the computer has to be deep-scanned. You may have to go to a VW shop. Hopefully not. And you should be able to get it done free somewhere. The fuel pressure problem would also set a code.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 AT 9:07 AM

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