Shut off while idling

Tiny
TRAVIS BUTLER2
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  • 2000 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
  • 2.8L
  • V6
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 213,000 MILES
While was stopped it shut off didn't want to start had juice because lights and everything electrical works. Got it started by tapping on starter, so I know starter is going out. But what would make it shut off of the blue while it's running.
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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 AT 2:51 PM

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Tiny
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You are correct about the starter and I attached the process on how to replace that below.

As for the shutting off, that could be a number of things that are not related to the starter. Here is a guide that will get us started:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/stall-at-idle

The important thing that we need to know is if this happens again. If it doesn't then I doubt we will be able to figure this out with out more to go on. So let's check for codes and go from there.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Let us know what you find. Thanks
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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 AT 5:11 PM

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