Shuts off after driving fifteen to twenty minutes

Tiny
MECCAALEXANDER
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  • 1999 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,678 MILES
Will only come back on after it cools. No relative code.
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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 AT 4:44 PM

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Tiny
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

What you described sounds like a bad camshaft position sensor. When the start going bad, heat causes them to short internally. The camshaft position sensor on this vehicle is located in the distributor. See picture 1

Now, before we can conclude what is happening, I need to know if spark is lost to the plugs when the engine stalls and won't start. Here is a link that shows how it's done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

If you find there is spark and the vehicle won't start, see if it will start for a couple seconds using starting fluid. If it does, then the problem is fuel related.

Let me know what you find.

Take care,
Joe
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Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 AT 7:32 PM

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