Will not stay running?

Tiny
DUMISANI22
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  • 2005 VOLKSWAGEN POLO
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 285,000 MILES
Car starts for two seconds then shuts off.
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Monday, August 16th, 2021 AT 7:18 AM

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Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

First, have you checked for diagnostic trouble codes? If not, that is where I would start.

Here is a quick video showing how it's done:

https://youtu.be/b2IJGfImVvw

If you don't have a scanner, most parts stores will lend one to you.

Next, I would check to see if fuel pressure is within spec. It may provide enough pressure to start but not be able to keep up.

Here is a link that shows how that is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Let me know if either of these two things have been done and the results.

Take care,

Joe
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Monday, August 16th, 2021 AT 9:03 PM

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