Engine shuts off when engine reaches operating temperature

Tiny
JOSH BEALL
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  • 2001 VOLKSWAGEN GTI
  • 2.8L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 1,600,000 MILES
Vr6 2.8. Start my car when the car get up to temperature the car just shuts off. Wont start until the engine has completely cold down. Really need some help on it. When the engine cools down it starts up no problem. Then shut off again when it gets to temperature.
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Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 AT 7:39 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

It sounds like a bad crankshaft position sensor. Take a look through this link and let me know if you feel it mirrors what you experience.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-crankshaft-sensor

If you feel it does, check to see if there is spark when it won't start. If there is none, replace the sensor. I believe VW may refer to it as a TDC sensor Here is a link that shows in general how one is replaced:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

I hope this helps.

Take care,
Joe
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Sunday, January 24th, 2021 AT 7:03 PM

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