Engine stalls after four minutes at idle

Tiny
STEVE SCHWUCHOW
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  • 2014 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
Drove to work, okay.
Left work stalled leaving the lot. Unable to restart and was towed home.
Started but stalled out after four minutes. Unable to restart until two hours later.
OBD2 showed misfire in all four cylinders.
Replaced all spark plugs and coil packs.
No change in symptoms.
Called mobile mechanic.
He scanned it. Same codes. He thought it was starving for fuel.
Checked fuel pump working fine.
Fuel filter fine.
He thinks it may be a sensor somewhere, but he is not sure since no code is given by the OBD2.
He has now given up.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks
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Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the compression yet?
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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 AT 7:49 PM
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STEVE SCHWUCHOW
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Not yet. Still in my garage. However it will start and stay running with the MAP sensor unplugged. When I plug it in, it stalls. Thanks
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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 AT 4:48 AM
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I need the exact code numbers not code descriptions you have?Also your complete vin number.I asked around the shop and we just had one same year make model and it needed a ecm calibration update.
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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 AT 12:56 PM
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STEVE SCHWUCHOW
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Codes PO301, 302, 303, 304 when MAP plugged in

Codes P0108, P0113 when MAP unplugged

VIN to follow.

Car will start and run rough with MAP unplugged.
Will stall when MAP is connected
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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 AT 2:32 PM
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STEVE SCHWUCHOW
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VIN 3VWD17AJXEM360053

THANK YOU!
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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 AT 3:08 PM
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KEN
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Hey Steve,

It sounds like the MAF is shorted out, here is a guide that will show you what you are in for when replacing it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-mass-air-flow-sensor-maf

Please let me know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Best, Ken
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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 4:09 PM
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STEVE SCHWUCHOW
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Thanks Ken. I thought that may be the case as well, but the 1.8 Turbo TSI doesn't even have a MAF sensor. I know, crazy right?
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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 AT 6:24 AM
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KEN
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Sorry MAP sensor. I would also check the catalytic converter as well it could be partially plugged. Here is a guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-a-catalytic-converter

Please let us know what happens.

Best, Ken

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 AT 6:22 PM
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I can't find a tsb for that car like the one we had. Have you checked for air leaks on your inner cooler tubes etc?
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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 AT 7:07 PM
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STEVE SCHWUCHOW
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Ok. It was.A fried ECM. Luckily it has an 8 yr/80k mile warranty. It's a 2014 with 70k miles. Lucky me. Thanks everybody.
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Thursday, April 27th, 2017 AT 4:06 PM
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KEN
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Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 10:11 AM

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