• Tiny
  • granters86
  • 2000 Volkswagen Golf
  • FWD
  • manual

00 golf 1.4 petrol when I go to start my car in mornins or after work it will start but if I dont keep revin it it will cut out, but when I keep driving its ok after a while some1 said could do with idle? Does any1 know what it could be? Thanks

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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 AT 9:54 AM

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First check carefully for any vacuum leaks and repair them.
You may have a bad IAC ( idle air control) but try eliminating any vacuum leaks and cleaning the throttle body first. Remove the intake snorkel, have someone hold the throttle wide open for you and scrub the back side of the throttle plate and surrounding bore with an old tooth brush and some carb cleaner. Be sure to spray some into the small holes next to the throttle plate. That should help stabilize the idle. If it still has a problem, replace the IAC.

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