WHY DID MY STALL?

2000 Volkswagen Jetta

Tiny

saxophonehero11

April, 16, 2012 AT 9:11 PM

My 2000 1.8L T Jetta recently stalled; on two prior instances the car had stalled but started back up immediately, so I passed it off as just listening to the radio with the car off too much. However now it is on the side of the road not starting. The battery is fine along with the spark plugs. There is plenty of gas, clean oil, and radiator fluid. Please help.

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Tiny

fixitmr

April, 16, 2012 AT 9:15 PM

Did you say it has spark at plugs?

Tiny

saxophonehero11

April, 17, 2012 AT 3:30 AM

Yes all 4 have been replace within the last 20,000 miles

Tiny

saxophonehero11

April, 17, 2012 AT 3:49 AM

After sitting for several hours, the car started up first try with no problem. I proceeded to turn it off and start it again, and again it started on the first try.

Tiny

fixitmr

April, 17, 2012 AT 3:49 AM

I meant did you check for spark?

Tiny

exovcds

April, 18, 2012 AT 7:34 PM

Engine speed sensor (crankshaft position sensor) or ECM Relay. Either one will cause the engine to stall/quit, or NOT start when
the part is acting up.

The Crankshaft Sensor usually fails when the engine is hot and then
works again when the engine is cold. When it fails completely, it
won't work when cold either.

When the ECM relay fails, the "Check Engine Light" in the dash will
not come ON (when the key is in the ON position).

The next time the engine does not start, check to see if the "Check
Engine Light" is ON, when the KEY is in the ON position.

Thomas

Tiny

saxophonehero11

April, 27, 2012 AT 12:00 PM

Took it to a mechanic, luckily it would not start for them; they determined that it was the crankshaft sensor. They replaced that, the spark plugs, and all of the filters. Thank you both very much.

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